It’s no surprise Rush Limbaugh opposes the Employee Free Choice Act with the same old "sky is falling" rhetoric that amasses him millions of dollars and helps pay for all those, um, medications he
inhales takes. After all, why would scrum like him be on the side of hard-working employees getting better treatment at work, not to mention pensions and affordable health care?
But the hyperbole spewing forth against the Employee Free Choice Act from more straight-laced representatives of the Big Business elite is a sure sign the Corporate Gods are afraid, reaaaaalllly afraid, that with the Employee Free Choice Act, America’s workers would have a fair playing field to get a voice on the job by joining unions.
We’ve compiled a few of the most outlandish statements against the Employee Free Choice Act and are taking votes on which is the worst of the worst. So far, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is in the lead for his xenophobic remark that the Employee Free Choice Act is
one of the two fundamental threats to society. (The other is "radical Islam.")
Adelson, among the world’s richest billionaires, puts his money where his venom is: Last count, he’s poured $30 million into the extremist anti-union front group Freedom’s Watch and fighting the Employee Free Choice Act.
But Adelson’s anti-Islamic comments are right up there with the rest of the pack: Voters in this contest have a hard choice among statements comparing the Employee Free Choice Act to Nazism, Armageddon, slavery and the demise of civilization—for starters.
Take a minute now to vote in the Chicken Little Sky Is Falling Bizarre Corporate Panic Disorder Over Workers’ Rights Award. We’ll announce who is anointed biggest Chicken Sh— on April 1.