Ron Paul: Want More Jobs? End Political Cronyism, Support Right-to-Work Laws

Ron Paul just issued a statement on preserving right-to-work laws and creating more jobs. See comments below:

Ron Paul: With jobs so hard to come by for many Americans, you would think a private company deciding to create more than 1,000 jobs would be cheered by Republicans and Democrats alike.

But President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board is doing everything it can to stop Boeing from opening a new plant in North Charleston.

And as sad as it may seem, at the heart of the board’s actions is political cronyism at its absolute worst.

Since South Carolina is a right-to-work state, workers at Boeing’s new plant can’t be forced under the threat of losing their jobs to hand over a portion of their hard-earned money to union officials in dues.

The labor board’s attempt to force Boeing to stay in a non-right-to-work state where the union bosses can force workers to pay up or be fired is political payback for their undying support during the last presidential campaign.

If the Obama administration succeeds, it could result in the virtual destruction of right-to-work laws all across the country: No longer could private companies decide for themselves where to move or open new facilities; the government would now take on that responsibility and make decisions based solely on what benefits the big-labor elite. Right-to-work states would be left out in the cold.

According to the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, right-to-work states had more than double the job growth of forced-unionism states over the past decade. In other words, big-labor control over American workers is a drag on our economy.

It was organized labor’s stranglehold that drove the big three automakers to the brink of bankruptcy — until American taxpayers were forced to rescue them. And it’s not just in the private sector. Big labor’s control of government workers in California, Illinois and elsewhere has driven those states to the brink of bankruptcy.

Once government union bosses gain “bargaining power” over government workers, the idea of providing taxpayers with the best service at the lowest cost goes out the window. Instead, electing big-government politicians who support skyrocketing salaries, bloated pension packages and other ultra-costly perks becomes priority No. 1.

That’s why I believe the fight against the National Labor Relations Board in South Carolina is so important.

During these tough economic times, throwing our economy under a big labor lock and key would be a tremendous mistake.

Unfortunately, not all of my opponents have a history of always standing up for right to work.

Mitt Romney has come out against a national right-to-work law to end forced union dues nationwide.

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann cosponsored and voted for a big-labor bill to override dozens of state laws and begin forcibly unionizing state and local government workers nationwide.

Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill forcing Texas police and firefighters under union boss control, paving the way for all of Texas’ state and local government employees to be put under organized labor’s thumb.

On the other hand, I have a 100 percent right-to-work voting record.

I’ve never supported forced unionism — and never will. And I’m proud to say I’ve been awarded the prestigious Everett Dirksen award by the National Right to Work Committee.

As a congressman, I’ve been a consistent cosponsor and supporter of national right-to-work legislation. Such a law won’t put more federal code on the books or make government any bigger; in fact, it will help shrink government by repealing forced-dues mandates in federal labor law passed under FDR.

Along with cutting taxes, spending and regulations, passage of right to work would go a long way toward getting our economy moving again.

With so much at stake in this fight, and considering the ever-declining state of our fragile economy, it’s never been more important that the Republican nominee for president be 100 percent committed to standing up for fighting forced unionism.

I assure you that the National Labor Relations Board won’t destroy any right-to-work laws under my watch.


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  • Jim Clark

    Good Luck in looking for a good paying AMERICAN JOB !!!

    John Smith started the day early having set his alarmclock (MADE IN JAPAN) for 6 am … While his coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA) was perking, he shaved with his electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG). He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA), designer jeans (MADE IN SINGAPORE) and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA).

    After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet (MADE IN INDIA) he sat down with his calculator (MADE IN MEXICO) to see how much he could spend today. After setting his watch (MADE IN TAIWAN) to the radio (MADE IN INDIA) he got in his car (MADE IN GERMANY) filled it with GAS (from Saudi Arabia) and continued his search for a good paying AMERICAN JOB.

    At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day checking his computer (MADE IN MALAYSIA), John decided to relax for a while. He put on his sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL), poured himself a glass of wine (MADE IN FRANCE) and turned on his TV (MADE IN INDONESIA), and then wondered why he can’t find a good paying job in AMERICA AND NOW HE’S HOPING HE CAN GET HELP FROM A PRESIDENT (MADE IN KENYA).

    Yep, This pretty much says it all… Needs no additional comments!

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  • mountainbiker

    Both parties support the same political agenda, but from irreconcilable points of view. They seem to be representing opposite views. “American corporatism” corporatism is clearly explained on the following web page.

    Ron Paul represents a different point of view from either party and needs to expose “American corporatism” for what it is.

  • Cino

    What Mr. Paul fails to mention is that those RIGHT TO WORK states have the highest ratio of poverty because of low wages jobs created…Texas it a prime example.

    I like Mr. Paul very much….but is anti labor stance will lose many Independents. Many corporations located in RTWS have shown time and time again that they carry the highest paid executives with the lowest paid employees.

    I would love to be pro Ron Paul and pro UNION. This is an issue.

  • MikeC

    Ron Paul is probally one of the only politicans that I can honestly say I love. Usually voting is picking the lessor of evils and with him its more of ensuring good over evil. I dont always agree with him on his views but I love his arguements. I would rather have someone in there that I disagreed with then someone who told me what I want to hear.

    Go Ron Paul 2012

  • PeoplePower

    To have more jobs, you need more money, cut foreign spending & end all the wars!

    Go Ron Paul 🙂

  • louis

    all i have to say to rickparry is you wanna kiss ronpaul ass go a head ronpaul is the man we need right now rickparry the cheer leader can go back to loserville if he wants to or he can have sex with the one and ownly sarah palin

  • louis

    ronpaul can create up to a millon jobs that rickparry cant we dont need him in the witehouse fucking everything up for us what a scubag rick the asshole parry is what we all need right now is some dam common sese in the witehouse like ronpaul not rickparry the cheerleader who dose nothing but lie lie lie steal steal