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Ron Paul releases Statement on Jobs ahead of GOP debate

Texas congressman Ron Paul released the following statement:

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.

Read more: http://www.thestatecolumn.com/texas/ron-paul-the-war-on-jobs...

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Forget about capital flight

Forget about capital flight across the border to Mexico, now they're building legal fences to prevent capital flight across the border to South Carolina!

Union hierarchy were a bunch

Union hierarchy were a bunch of thugs in the past, are a bunch of thugs today and will be a bunch of thugs tomorrow, if allowed to continue.

All you have to do is listen to Hoffa and other union leaders speak to know the thuggery of the unions.

Is it fair for any organization to deny a man or woman their livelihood because they refuse to join a club of thugs? And be forced to pay for that pleasure.

Good read!

Dr. Paul goes on to say:
"...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..."
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Current poll results:

Mitt Romney 10.77% (3,526 votes)
Rick Perry 13.42% (4,392 votes)
Michele Bachmann 3.19% (1,043 votes)
Ron Paul 72.63% (23,777 votes)
Total Votes: 32,738

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What poll are you referring to?

I'm sure a dumb question, but I don't see any explanation of what the poll is.

Just read the article and there was a poll there. I voted, and here is the link to the results.

http://www.thestatecolumn.com/texas/ron-paul-the-war-on-jobs...

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

Question

Is this type of national right-to-work law that Paul supports an "enumerated power" of Congress? Shouldn't this be a state's issue?

(After looking at my RP2012 Constitution) I guess it falls under the "regulate Commerce...among the several states" clause of Art I Sec XIII?

He should probably prepare for that question and be able to explain it eloquently, if not at tonight's debate, at some other one.

Blessed are the peacemakers, but elected are the war hawks.

The purpose of the interstate

The purpose of the interstate commerce clause was for Congress to ensure that interstate commerce could commence.

If labor laws are obstructing interstate commerce, as they clearly are in this case, then Congress has authority to act and make regulations to remove the obstruction.

It's all backwards -

As I understand it, right-to-work laws simply override the usurpation of an individual's right to contract at will. It is an inalienable right to make whatever contract one please with an employer (or anyone else) without a labor union or law impeding that freedom.

In other words: "right-to-work" is a given. It should be incumbent on unions to point to an enumerated power if the want mandatory union membership.

Just one more example of how a free people have come to live in "bizarro world".

There is a poll at the website.

RP is winning with 23,000 of the 32,000 votes so far. But Perry is close behind with 4,300 votes. It's nearly a dead-heat! ;)

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Take 'em to the mat, Ron!!!

Give Obama and his union thugs their pink slips!... Tell em it's over, Ron!.... The American people NEED those jobs and unions can no longer stand in the way!..

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