A “paycheck protection” initiative is brewing for next year’s ballot. If it qualifies, what impact do you think it will have on the election?
Unleash the hounds.
Ironically, “paycheck protection” will motivate the Democratic base to turn out more than the Republican base.
The same impact it always has: to rev up and turn out union voters. Don’t the Republicans get it?
It’s really too early to tell what impact it will have. But if history is a guide, these types of anti-worker attacks provide a great deal of motivation for working people to get out and vote. Nothing riles up union families like anti-worker extremists trying to silence their voice.
More labor money will play than ever in next year’s election. The measure will fail, but help Democratic candidates.
There’s a gulf of 25 million dollars between an idea and a winning ballot measure. If it qualifies, expect labor to strike back with a bucketful of measures of its own.
It will mean unions are going to have to spend big to stop it. One of these days this thing is going to pass.
A paycheck protection initiative will likely pass as unionized employees become more and more conservative and, thanks to the Internet, more aware of the many abuses by union bigs.
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It could cut a couple of ways. It would galvanize labor to get out the vote, which would help Dem candidates in general and Obama in particular (not that he will need much help in California). On the other hand, it would drain huge resources from labor that otherwise they could devote to other campaigns.
Same as it’s meant the last two times: huge labor participation and turnout, all good for Democrats and left-leaning measures. Can’t believe the right-wingers haven’t learned this yet. If Arnold hadn’t put this on his stupid 2005 ballot, worker turnout would have been lower and some of his other crap might have passed.
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