Ray Meier hit a new low in right wing hypocrisy when he came into Geneva to meet with business leaders there. Meier was asked a question about whether large companies ought to be required to provide health care for workers. Meier said no, and attacked people who support such measures.
It's amazing to me that Republicans can claim to represent family values, home town economies, and small businesses can defend the kind of abuses that threaten all these things. Helping big, out-of-district companies like Wal-Mart avoid their responsibilities to our communities is bad for local business, and bad for everyone who lives here.
I'd like to know how Ray Meier can claim to be against illegal immigration when he defends a corporation that is infamous for hiring illegal immigrants to work in secret behind the scenes.
If Ray Meier really cared about the working people of the 24th District, he would be looking out for Wal-Mart employees who live here, not the Wal-Mart corporation, which lives in Arkansas.
But, of course, what Ray Meier cares about most right now is getting big campaign contributions from corporate political action committees. So, instead of serving us, Ray Meier is proving what a good servant he will be to to the corporate masters of the Republican Party.
It's a sad preview of what Ray Meier would do in Congress.