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Which Presidential Candidate is Best for YOUR Construction Industry?

The political follies are in full swing.  We have another nine months before the “Great American Public” will select the 45th president of the US.  No way yet to tell what will emerge from both sides as the campaigns turn up the volume.  Right now the Republicans are pummeling each other on the way to the convention and the Democrats are taking copious notes on every negative article and revelation that emerges from the fist-fight underway on the “R” side of the aisle.

Some of our industry organizations are already taking sides.  At their National Board of Directors Meeting in Phoenix last week, the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced their position.  According to their press release,

“Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today endorsed Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to be the 45th president of the United States.”

I wonder why they made that choice?  The press release goes on to explain.

“He has articulated a clear position on issues important to ABC members, including opposing federally mandated project labor agreements, returning the National Labor Relations Board to a neutral arbiter of labor disputes and supporting the free-market, merit shop philosophy.”

The press release quotes Romney from the speech he gave before the ABC board:

“If I become president of the United States I will curb the practice we have in this country of giving union bosses an unfair advantage in contracting.  One of the first things I will do – actually on day one – is I will end the government's favoritism towards unions in contracting on federal projects and end project labor agreements.

“I also will make sure that workers in America have the right to a secret ballot and I will fight for right to work laws.”

The ABC Board has made the decision for their 22,000 members.  Who do you think will make the best “Construction” president for your business?


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