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Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009, 12:47 pm

Maddow on EFCA Hysteria

By Jeremy Gantz

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Barely breaking the five-minute mark, Rachael Maddow manages to succinctly summarize the Employee Free Choice Act battle currently raging on Capitol Hill, with special wryness dedicated to Republicans who have disconnected themselves from reality.

To my mind, the battle over EFCA exposes better than any other other piece of legislation I can think of (aside from last fall's $700 billion bailout package) the obvious: Corporations control most strings on Capitol Hill, especially the GOP's strings. The hysterical rhetoric Republicans have released on this issue would be funny, if it wasn't actually affecting the fate of EFCA.

Jeremy Gantz is a contributing editor at the magazine. He is the editor of The Age of Inequality: Corporate America's War on Working People (2017, Verso), and was the Web/Associate Editor of In These Times from 2008 to 2012.

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