In what sometimes seems like an era of constantly expanding government and demonization of free markets…
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Image of the Day: Americans Remain Highly Positive Toward Free Enterprise and Business Over Government

In what sometimes seems like an era of constantly expanding government and demonization of free markets, a recent Gallup poll offers refreshing news - Americans overwhelmingly view free markets positively, especially relative to the federal government:

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="961"] Free Markets > Federal Government[/caption]

Political candidates would be wise to emphasize this in an election year 2022, and elected leaders would be wise to translate Americans' preference into concrete action.

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January 24, 2022 • 12:44 PM

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Keeping an Eye on "Card Check" Legislation Print
By CFIF Staff
Thursday, March 05 2009
The last thing our country needs is legislation that would further hurt the economy. Perhaps that explains why Congress has not moved forward as quickly as it did last year with the controversial Employee Free Choice Act...

“It is still on the stove but I would characterize it as being on the back-burner.

The last thing our country needs is legislation that would further hurt the economy. Perhaps that explains why Congress has not moved forward as quickly as it did last year with the controversial Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), commonly referred to as “card-check” legislation.

“It is still on the stove but I would characterize it as being on the back-burner,” Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) said. “It is the White House’s decision.”

The bill is organized labor’s top priority in Congress this year. According to business groups, its passage would enable labor leaders to harass workers into joining unions by eliminating the secret ballot in union elections and could also lead to more strikes and work stoppages, which could hurt industry.

Last month, over 180 state and local chambers of commerce sent letters to Congress opposing the legislation. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce leads the Workforce Freedom Initiative, a nationwide grassroots effort to defeat the bill and organized labor’s anti-growth agenda, and has organized a virtual march on Washington to “save the secret ballot.” (For more information, visit http://secretballot.voteforbusiness.net).

Recently, Glenn Spencer, executive director of the Workforce Freedom Initiative, joined CFIF’s Renee Giachino to discuss how the deceptively-named EFCA would hurt workers and business, and the grassroots effort to defeat the legislation.

What follows is the interview originally heard on "Your Turn - Meeting Nonsense With Commonsense" on WEBY 1330 AM, Northwest Florida's talk radio…[Listen to the interview here.]


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