Lincoln Hearts Wal-Mart (Again)

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Tuesday, April 07, 2009 at 11:14 am

Just days after Sen. Blanche Lincoln made headlines for amending the Democrats’ budget plan to include a $10 million estate tax exemption, the moderate Arkansas Democrat is back in the news for becoming the first Senate Democrat to officially oppose the Employee Free Choice Act — the union-friendly card check bill.

From her statement released yesterday:

I consider both the labor and the business communities to be my friends. However, now that we need all hands on deck, including business and labor, to get our economy moving again, this issue is dividing us. While I may not have been clear about my position in the past, I am stating today that I cannot support Employee Free Choice Act in its current form and I can’t support efforts to bring it to Senate consideration in its current form.

It must be a coincidence that Arkansas-based Wal-Mart — which has donated $38,500 to Lincoln over her career, according to the Center for Responsive Politics — is among the loudest opponents of both the estate tax and card check, right?

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12 Comments

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Comment posted April 7, 2009 @ 8:33 am

Yep, it “must” be. Lincoln would blanch.


Donald
Comment posted April 7, 2009 @ 9:25 am

$38,500K donation over a politicians career is peanuts. Senator Lincoln is doing the right thing. Unions are a dinosaur! They served their purpose and now only feed milions into certain pockets!


wtobias
Comment posted April 7, 2009 @ 9:29 am

if wall mart was to get a union it would more then likely lead to its end labor cost equals higher prices thats what keeps people shopping there not the nice people that work there. if you take a bottle opener made in the usa for 8 dollars and one made somewhere else for 50cents sorry i dont really want to pay for the unions worker health care and retirement i just want to open a bottle of cola


Brian
Comment posted April 7, 2009 @ 9:31 am

Thank what ever you worship. Senator Lincoln is finally listening to her constituents. We do not want unions and their higher cost of doing business…. We want lower prices. Now if she would just support spending less and taxing less we would have a Tri-fecta in our senator!


ArdvarkMaster
Comment posted April 7, 2009 @ 9:37 am

What a novel concept!!! A Senator supporting a business based in her state. And as for card check, the secret ballot is the only thing that prevents massive intimidation tactics from the unions or retaliation from the company. It's asinine to get rid of it.


schofie
Comment posted April 7, 2009 @ 10:48 am

Donald – 38,500 is not peanuts. It all depends on the situation. $38,500 would set a man & his family up for life in some places. In others, the 7.35 / hour made at Walmart helps the worker keep his head held high & off the welfare lines. To some the 7.35 is not enough & they still have to steal to make enough to get by.

A politician of any sort is a slippery critter indeed. To Lincoln 38.5k may be “peanuts” – but if it is used to influence decisions it is the slime that keeps us in the mess we are in today.


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chris
Comment posted April 20, 2009 @ 2:48 pm

thats a good girl blanche……..so nice you listen to your Male Superiors in Bentonville !


chris
Comment posted April 20, 2009 @ 9:48 pm

thats a good girl blanche……..so nice you listen to your Male Superiors in Bentonville !


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Comment posted July 6, 2010 @ 7:58 am

What a novel concept!!! A Senator supporting a business based in her state. And as for card check, the secret ballot is the only thing that prevents massive intimidation tactics from the unions or retaliation from the company. It's asinine to get rid of it.


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Comment posted July 6, 2010 @ 7:59 am

They served their purpose and now only feed milions into certain pockets!


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