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Wallace uses right-wing buzzwords to fearmonger on EFCA, says it ‘eliminates the right to a secret ballot.’

By Ali Frick on January 4, 2009 at 11:57 am

"Wallace uses right-wing buzzwords to fearmonger on EFCA, says it ‘eliminates the right to a secret ballot.’"

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Today on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) about the Employee Free Choice Act. Instead of calling the bill by its name, Wallace used a string of right-wing buzzwords to describe it, calling it a favorite of “Big Labor” and falsely insisting its aim was to “eliminate the right to a secret ballot”:

WALLACE: Big Labor’s top priority is what’s called union card check, and that would be eliminating the right to a secret ballot in determining whether or not you’re gonna organize, unionize, as a working place. … Is there a compromise out there, or are you prepared to take away the secret ballot?

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When Hoyer called Wallace out for employing the conservative tropes, Wallace shot back, “Both sides have their euphemisms.” Hoyer replied, “And you use one side!”

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