"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Statement by Bob Haus, Iowa Campaign Chairman on Romney's Right to Work Comments

Maybe it is because Oklahoma is a fairly new Right to Work state as we passed Right to Work in September 2001, that I was in no mood to see a Republican candidate, Romney, come down on the side of the labor unions against Ohio's Governor Kasich.  Can still remember it like yesterday that about 90% of the money to fight Right to Work came from outside Oklahoma including the Clintons getting involved.  Yet on the Right to Work side about 90% of the donations came from within the state.  It was hard fought as the national unions flooded the state with their people some of them thugs.  Can remember being at the precinct where I live watching for problems from the paid union thugs the day of the election.  My precinct remained quiet so no need to call out a lawyer.

At the end of the day, Oklahomans passed Right to Work and now it is paying off with new jobs for the state especially after we passed Tort Reform following the lead of our neighbors to the south, Texas.

I will admit I saw red when I saw what Romney had to say about Right to Work in Ohio since I grew up there and know how hard they have been working to pass Right to Work in increments.  Romney took the side of the labor unions which undercut Governor Kasich no matter what Romney says today as he flip flops.  Guess you could say we saw his true colors.  After he realized he made a blunder, he tried to call it a gotcha question.  Going back to what we would say when I worked for the Air Force -- that was a load of Bravo Sierra out of Romney.

Believe what we saw was he true belief that he is against Right to Work like most liberals.  Always remember he became an independent because of Reagan/Bush and ran to the left of Ted Kennedy when he ran for Senate.  Then he vowed he would be the pro-choice Governor and went on to pass the liberal Romneycare after getting elected so being against Right to Work would fit in with his ideology until he realized that Republicans are for Right to Work and then he flip flopped.  That flip flop doesn't work with a lot of us!
Statement by Bob Haus, Iowa Campaign Chairman
Posted on October 27th, 2011 
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Campaign Chairman Bob Haus today released the following statement:
“For almost 65 years, Iowa has been a proud right to work state. Gov. Romney’s flip-flops on right to work laws was just plain wrong. When presented with a chance to be a leader and to stand up for workers and taxpayers, he shrugged his shoulders and looked the other way. In doing so, he undercut what has been a cornerstone of Iowa’s economic growth and individual freedoms for the past 65 years. Gov. Romney may have shrugged off right to work protections, but Iowans took key note.”
 Source:  RickPerry.org

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