December 12, 2008

Repubs. Declare War on U.S. Workers

Per MSNBC, "[t]he names of the sender(s) and recipient(s) have been redacted in the copy Countdown obtained. The Los Angeles Times reported that it was circulated among Senate Republicans. The brief memo outlines internal political strategy on the bailout, including the view that defeating the bailout represents a 'first shot against organized labor.' Senate Republicans blocked passage of the bailout late Thursday night, over its insistence on an immediate union pay cut."

[From the text of the memo:] "'This is the democrats first opportunity to pay off organized labor after the election. This is a precursor to card check and other items. Republicans should stand firm and take their first shot against organized labor, instead of taking their first blow from it.'"

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