Rep. Tim Ryan wants to bergeron Honda, Hyundai & Toyota

Every day lately is like a page out of Atlas Shrugged. Here‘s a Democrat arguing that removing the right to a secret ballot in union organizing campaigns will help the Big 3 and the UAW by forcing unionization on Honda, Hyundai and Toyota plants.

One advantage the Honda and Hyundai plants in Alabama have over the General Motors, Chrysler, and Ford plants in Michigan is lower labor costs. That’s because, in part, auto workers in Michigan are represented by the UAW and workers in Alabama aren’t.

…Rep. Tim Ryan, D- Ohio, said enactment of the Employee Free Choice Act “would level the playing field. Each facility would be competing on the same playing field.”

Translation: “Level playing field” means having Al Franken count the organizing votes so everyone is saddled with unsustainable costs. Good idea, Rep. Ryan, but here’s a better one: How about we just add an additional tax to non-union auto-manufacturers and eliminate the middleman?

If you don’t like that, we could pass a law requiring Toyota, Honda and Hyundai to build fuel-efficient cars. Oh, wait, they’re already doing that. I guess we could force them to build overpriced unreliable gas guzzlers, instead. That would level the playing field, then they can ask for a bailout, too.

Harrison Bergeron