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Representative John Kline's legislation defends those employees and employers against a taxpayer-funded onslaught of rules and regulations that produce uncertainty and impede economic growth.  It can't be argued with a straight face that disallowing workers from hearing both the union and business' story would in any way inhibit a fair and free election, yet that's what Logan and labor's supporters think.  They believe that they are entitled to preferential treatment and the individual who worked to start the business should have little to no say on the consequences of unionization.

Next, labor's supporters would have us believe that units with as few as three members infiltrating workplaces and infusing confusion and added costs in the worst economy since the Great Depression would be a boon to anyone outside labor bosses.  

It doesn't require a PhD to comprehend that added burdens and complications discourage businesses from investing resources and creating jobs.  In fact, the formation of "micro-units" would result in severely increased labor relations costs on businesses, which could render some insolvent and cause the unemployment rate to increase.

The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act is a response to the activist and zealous actions of President Obama's National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). It is not legislation that simply appeared out of thin air.  In fact, there is agreement among both parties the NLRB has grossly misused its authority with former board members who were nominated by and served under Democratic presidents speaking out.

The only reason Congress must act is because the NLRB is completely out-of-control and poses a threat to the country's economic well-being. The executive branch under this administration has proactively sought to reward labor bosses for political contributions using worker freedoms as their bargaining chip.  Failing to act would mean the legislature is abdicating its responsibility to constituents, something neither unelected NLRB members nor Professor Logan know very much about.

The legislation introduced by Representative Kline will enjoy the support of Republicans and Democrats when voted on in the U.S. House.  It safeguards worker freedoms such as free speech and choice concerning the formation of a union.  It is a needed and thoughtful bill that seeks to uphold decades of labor precedent that have been completely undone by union cronies operating within a so-called "independent" agency.

Instead of challenging Members of Congress for following through on their responsibilities, we should be closely examining the justification for a regulatory assault that reflects very poorly on those in the White House and Capitol Hill who profess to be concerned with getting America back to work and turning our recession into a recovery.

Brett McMahon is the President of Miller and Long DC Inc and spokesperson for HaltTheAssualt.com