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President Obama, Libertarian?

During his speech today, the president said something rather strange. “If a worker shut down a manufacturing plant until they got what they wanted, they’d be fired,” Obama shouted.

In a free market, this would be true because the worker would be able to be fired for breach of contract or what you will. But, in most circumstances in America, it is not true because laws that the president supports term this a “strike” and prevent the business owner from getting rid of the offending worker. Are we to presume that the president doesn’t know this, or that he is about to announce a conversion to the dark side and come out as as libertarian?

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