Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is going to sign Michigan’s sleazy “right to work”
law. There are going to be massive protests against the law at the Michigan capitol. Republicans managed to sneak the law through before anybody could stop them... but not before anybody noticed. It turns out that Republican legislators are the best organizers that Democrats have.
If you want to understand what right-to-work legislation is
, just know that the phrase “right to work” was applied to it by Republicans. That right there tells you that it’s the opposite of what it says. Right-to-work laws are really about denying workers the right to organize… or at least denying them the means to organize. The laws allow freeloading workers in union shops to skip out on paying union dues. So they get all the benefits of union without contributing anything—the union is weakened, management crushes it, and next thing you know, nobody has any of the benefits of a union.
Republicans believe that they can use the debt ceiling as leverage
in the next round of negotiations after the fiscal cliff is past. I have news for you guys—you guys can have your ass handed to you by Obama... and then have that same ass kicked by him later! When you raise the debt ceiling, you’re not doing anyone a favor. You’re just doing what needs to be done. Using the debt ceiling in budget negotiations is like going into talks over a divorce settlement and having one parent say “If I don’t get the deal I want, I will stop feeding the children.”
Allen West is saying he lost his race because his opponent cheated
. Allen said “I’m not going away just because of a congressional race where he seems to have to cheat to beat me.” You’re wrong on two counts, Allen—nobody cheated, and you ARE going away. Bye bye!
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