Leave us alone

Posted Wednesday, Sep. 18, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka reportedly has his eyes on Texas for the 2014 midterm elections and has been quoted as saying, “We also think there needs to be more union people in the state of Texas, and so we are going to go and give that a try.”

My message to Trumka: “Leave us alone. Don’t kill the goose that laid the golden egg as you have done elsewhere.”

Texas enjoys a thriving economy, low unemployment rate, low taxes (no state income tax) and a solvent financial status in comparison to dire conditions in states that are highly unionized and governed by liberal Democratic administrations.

The proof is in the pudding. The friendly business environment and superior economic conditions in Texas are attributed to policies implemented during 19 straight years of Republican governance.

Don’t mess with Texas! We don’t need anyone importing liberal political policies and unionization of our workforce, leading to bankruptcy and dire fiscal conditions that exist in such places as Chicago and Detroit.

Keep your cotton-picking hands off Texas. We can handle this job all by ourselves. Texas policies are a model for this nation!

— Bob Stewart, Bedford

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