The Shop Floor is reporting once again on the lies that the SEIU is using to try and cajole people into thinking that the Wall Street Journal supports the Employee Free Choice Act, today. But now that story has taken a twist. It appears that the House Education and Labor Committee is using the same lie.
Originally the SEIU surgically removed a few words from the WSJ article to make it seem as if the Journal was somehow supporting the EFCA. On what the WSJ said, the SEIU wrote the following:
“The bill doesn’t remove the secret-ballot option from the National Labor Relations Act,” wrote the WSJ.
Only that isn’t really what the WSJ said at all. Here is the full sentence the Journal wrote in its headlined “Unionize or die” (my bold for emphasis):
“The bill doesn’t remove the secret-ballot option from the National Labor Relations Act but in practice makes it a dead letter.”
So, in essence the WSJ was saying that the EFCA eliminates the secret ballot in everything but words.
Well, not content to let the SEIU have all the fun, Chairman George Miller (D, CA) of the House Education and Labor Committee used the same misleading, incomplete WSJ quote in a Committee E-Newsletter quiz. It is also posted online.
So, now government officials are using the same mangled Wall Street Journal quote to lie their way into pulling the wool over the eyes of the American people.
Wonderful. What won’t these people do to get their way?