Does this mark the end of the Big Green-Big Labor marriage? Who gets stuck with their kids (i.e., the anti-jobs regulations)?
The head of Texas AFL-CIO, Becky Moeller, says in an Austin-American Statesman commentary that the EPA should delay its Cross-State Air Pollution Rule because of the lousy economy. Hurray!
But, of course, the irony is that Big Labor has spent the last few years inexplicably lobbying with Big Green for job-killing laws and regulations — most notably cap-and-trade.
While the awakening of Big Labor is welcome, it clearly has been brain-damaged by rubbing elbows with Big Green.
Check out for example, the first sentence of Moeller’s op-ed which sounds like a slogan straight off the wall at some Maoist clean energy facility:
Working families in Texas want to fight industrial pollution.
She even says that before she says:
Working families need jobs.
Maybe some sort of worker re-education camp can help un-brainwash Moeller.