(McKay Daniels/APNJ) – In an interview yesterday, Senator Harry Reid appeared to continue his disconnect between rhetoric and reality when it comes to job-killing legislation and Nevada’s economy. Reid said that he should not be blamed for Nevada’s unemployment problems, yet he is a chief advocate for job-killing policies like the Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act (EFCA).
In the interview Senator Reid stated, “It would take a real stretch to think I caused the problems with the economy … You know that I have nothing to do with those unemployment figures, in fact, I have worked hard to change them … I think it is my job to create jobs.”
Nevadans believe it is Congress’ job to create an environment that allows entrepreneurs and small businesses to grow and produce jobs. And that’s precisely why the small business community in Nevada, including the Alliance to Protect Nevada Jobs, has been so concerned with Reid’s support for EFCA, which is opposed by virtually every job creator in the state and would result in 600,000 lost jobs in one year alone.
“If Senator Reid is serious about creating jobs, he will stand up and oppose the job-killing Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act,” said McKay Daniels, state director of the Alliance to Protect Nevada Jobs (APNJ). “Nevadans don’t need more speeches and double-talk; we need positive and proactive action from Congress. Tabling EFCA would be a good first step.”
EFCA is job-killing legislation that would force unionization on small businesses resulting in many closing their doors or moving overseas. It would remove a workers’ right to a secret ballot in union-organizing efforts and impose mandatory, binding arbitration on both employees and employers allowing a government bureaucrat to dictate contract terms.
(The Alliance to Protect Nevada Jobs (APNJ) is an organization committed to protecting jobs in Nevada and standing up for the small businesses and workers in the state who grow the economy and create opportunities. To learn more, please visit: www.AllianceforNVjobs.com.)