Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Obama uses Tom Brady's Deflategate win as reference to boost unions (VIDEO)

President Obama used New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's victory over the NFL on Monday as a forum to boost unions.

The president, in reference to Brady's union, the National Football League Players Association, told a crowd during a Labor Day speech in Boston:

“You know if Brady needs a union, we definitely need unions,” Obama said. “Even Brady’s happy he’s got a union. They had his back.”

Obama pitched paid sick leave and maternity leave and signed an executive order mandating paid sick leave for up to 300,000 employees of federal contractors.

The administration insists the move won’t add costs to business, but the National Federation of Independent Businesses said that theory is full of air.

“Mandatory paid leave is a great benefit for workers whose employers offer it. For workers whose employers can’t absorb the cost, it’s an arbitrary expense that will ultimately result in shorter hours, lower pay or disappearing jobs,” said Jack Mozloom, the group’s media director.

Deflated balls are in your court now Republicans.

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