Are They Serious?

Big labor threw the kitchen sink in the fight to prevent Republicans from gaining a majority in Congress but there are still two dozen Republican members who seem prepared to carry the water for the union bosses.  

When freshman Rep. Frank Guinta (R-NH) offered an amendment to end anti-competitive Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) on federal funded projects, 26 Republicans voted against his amendment.  The list of opponents include the usual suspects like Rep. Peter King (R-NY), Rep. Don Young (R-AK) and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) — long-time supporters of the big labor.  But shockingly, others like Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-LA) and Rep. Thad McCotter (R-MI) voted with the union bosses.  

If Republicans are serious about ending deficits, shutting the spigot of taxpayer dollars to big labor would be a good place to start.  Unfortunately, two dozen Republicans don’t seem to have the fortitude to get the job done