Right to Work legislation came to Michigan – and passed – Tuesday leaving in its wake shock, awe, and violence. Big Union and their Democratic allies are pledging to unseat Michigan’s Republican governor in 2014 and overturn the law.
Republican governor Richard Snyder never made passing Right to Work legislation a priority of his campaign or his administration but all that changed about a week or so ago. Last week ended with the Michigan Senate passing a bill and this week began with the House passing a similar measure before Snyder signed it into law.
Conservatives love Right to Work laws – 24 states have them – and Liberals hate it.
Big Union overwhelmingly supports Democrats and they use the forced “donations” of their “members” to exert incredible pull on their candidates.
Just last week President Obama met with Big Union bosses at the White House to discuss “fiscal cliff” issues.
You don’t have such a personal visit with the president unless you give a lot of money to his party.
So while the expansion of worker rights (not being forced to join a union to get a certain job) is something to support, the measure was passed with the help of a lame duck legislature.
As a result of the November 2012 elections Republicans still remain in control of both houses of the legislature – just by a slimmer majority.
The speed with which this issue rose to prominence – and then passed and became law – has angered many and while it does seem rather sneaky the fact is Republicans had the votes to do it – and they did.
Had the measure been given a lengthy public comment period and full hearings it would have been a certainty that Democrats and their allies would have behaved even worse than they did: boycotts, occupying state buildings, verbal and physical violence, busing in of supporters, etc…
Unfortunately the incivility of the Left made the quick moves the only possible way to move forward.
Democrats and their allies have nobody but themselves to blame and – irony of ironies – the home of Big Union becomes Right to Work.
Here’s what the opposition has to say about it: