Kind of a strange statement from one Republican about another. Especially when they both have strong ties to the state of Michigan. Romney was born there and his father ran an auto company and was Governor.
Now McCotter's ties, that's another matter. McCotter seems to have a problem with Romney because the Autoworkers unions do.
On Romney's recent visit to Michigan, McCotter held a press conference with constituents where he blasted Romney for not supporting the General Motors and Chrysler bailouts.
Romney back in 2008 felt that the bailout was the wrong way to go and that a managed bankruptcy would have saved tax payers money and left the companies stronger because the unions would have had to make tougher sacrifices. In the end, Romney was right. Bankruptcy was the way to go. Unfortunately, it came AFTER the bailouts.
1. Was For Card Check before he was against it:
He voted to pass the Employee Free Choice Act of 2007. Not to many Republicans were on board because it basically eliminates employees from voting secret ballot. This meant that unions could intimidate workers in voting for what the union bosses wanted. Of course this was 2007 and under GW Bush, this bill was going no where.
2. Backed by major Union Donations: Top 20 Industries contributing to his Campaign Committee
3. CO-SPONSORED $165 Billion Union Bailout
So When you see or listen to Thad McCotter in the future, Remember the song from the video below:
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