"When regulations make hiring employees more expensive, companies won't hire as many of them. It's a simple truth. But it is an inconvenient one for many who work in politics."
Over the weekend, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis used the pejorative term "tea baggers" to refer to the Tea Party movement.
"The Tea Party vs. unions and Democrats divide will become even more striking as the 2012 election heats up. However, insults such as the ones used by Secretary Solis have no place in civil political discourse."