This is so surprising to see happening in my home of Michigan.
Everyone does need to understand we are talking about a Liberal Governor, who has an R by his name.
Snyder has more committees than Obama at times. His budget and the money we are spending in the state is larger than what Granholm spent. He put through a Tax on our pensions, he didn't get rid of the movie tax credit, he vetoed Voter ID, he will not touch the bill by Dave Agema for the Banning of Shariah Law ( which in our state it is a HUGE problem), he will not touch Illegal Immigration, and again we have issues there.
When Right to Work first came up, he SAID NOPE don't want to see it. Then Mitch Daniels signed it into law in Indiana. OOPS big problem, when Daniels did that, we have seen our unemployment go up to over 9% again.
Snyder knows that we want him gone. oh he is told. But you see Michigan is purple. they flip faster than Jumping Beans, and because of Wayne Oakland and Macomb county always voting liberal, the entire state can be red, and we always lose. that is why I would like to see Michigan's Electoral College Votes go the way of Congressional Districts. you win the District you get the vote.
This is going to boost Snyder for a moment. But then again he will play dirty like always. But I will take what I can get.
Another Surprise Randy Richardville who is the Senate Majority Leader, we are trying to Oust him to, and he actually let this be brought up in the Senate.
Object to Freedom...three words that can go a long way in the analysis of the policies and relationships the Obama Administration has with unions, business and foreign terrorists.
Excellent Jen. The clarity of your thinking and expression puts it all into the correct perspective.
Hey @JenKuznicki! Are you ours exclusively? Meaning, do you just post to TRS? I honestly look forward to a Jen report every time I check Scoop (which is several times per day). Your journalism integrity and attention to detail with captivating commentary is quite awesome. You really have a gift and it is quite apparent that you work very hard at it. I'm guessing you are NOT union. LOL!
The important right is the right to freedom of association, which is also the freedom to not associate. Michigan has violated that right by requiring workers to associate with unions as a condition of employment and by denying workers and employers the right to negotiate directly. The right to freedom of association isn't written in the Constitution, but we all know that we have that right. We exercise it by leaving for right-to-work states when the employers exercise it by offering work there instead of here. It's good that we're finally correcting this mistake that was made so many decades ago.
This kind of sh1t is the reason I've worked out of the back of my truck for the last 20 years; no supervision and I name my hourly rate.
'...he [Sen Tom Casperson] believes unions create higher wages and that Right To Work would lessen those wages...'
Yep, 6% of the workforce is private sector Unions and 6% of the workforce is public sector Unions. It is true that Unions raise the wage of the Union worker (when they're not forced to strike or the company is forced to shut down), but the price of goods for the other 88% who are not Union goes up and up and up to pay for those wages of the 12%.
BTW, the 12% also have to pay for those higher prices of goods, so nobody wins (except the Union bosses who are extravagantly overpaid). Let's lower wages (not raise them) and lower the cost of goods while doing it.
A loaf of bread should never cost $5.
Nuke, I am glad you brought this up. It is something that has festered within me, since I first joined the work force, some fifty years ago. You can give this rant, the title of, "Goods and Services." Because those two words just about cover all that you and I either provide to one another, or purchase from one another. So, let's begin there.
To make it a simple discussion, let us get away from computers and rocket science and bio-engineering, and go for simplicity. Let's try to make it so simple, that even a Liberal would understand. Let's take it back to Caveman days. Can't get any more simple than that. I am aware that there really weren't any Liberals in Caveman days, except dead ones, but we'll let that go, for the moment, for the sake of the exercise.
So, here we go. Goods and Services, in Caveman days. So, what do we have, in the way of Goods and Services, in Caveman days? Not a long list, I see. Let's not be discouraged. We're not talking a lot of people here. Two hundred was a large group.
Nonetheless, these people had needs. They also produced products. They each either produced a product, or provided a service, that they exchanged for their needs. Welcome to the very beginnings of modern commerce. I can do this, you can do that. This is how it all began. Money came later.
Let's start with what they ate for dinner. Hmm. Looks like Mammoth. A few roots and things that look like onions, and more Mammoth. Okay, we'll just go with Mammoth.
So, I guess we have Hunters, who kill this Mammoth. They need spears. Who makes the spears? Just so turns out, there's a guy in the next cave, who makes great spears. Guess who never goes hungry? The spear guy eats first.
Hunter needs sandals. You guessed it. There's a guy couple of caves over, who takes the hide of the Mammoth, and makes the most beautiful sandals. Man, the guy is just busy seven days a week, making sandals.
Hunter keeps everybody busy. I guess this is a, "Hunter," economy. He drags this Mammoth carcass back to the caves. Who the hell does he think, is going to take care of this mountain of meat?
No worries, the women and youngsters of the tribe, have just been waiting, to show their own skills. Within two or three days, the Mammoth has become stew, dried meat, smoked Mammoth, and any number of other Mammoth delicacies.
The Hunter did his job. The spear maker did his job. The sandal maker did his job.
The rest, did their jobs. And the tribe survives. That is how the world works. That is how the world has always worked. Until Unions.
One day, the guy who makes sandals, looks over at the guy who makes spears, and says, "how come he gets his meat first? Guy who makes the spears says, "I make the spears that kill the Mammoth." Guy who makes the sandals says, "yeah, but I make the sandals. Hunter can't hunt, without sandals." Its a stalemate.
New guy shows up. Says to the sandal maker, "I can help you." "How," the sandal maker replies. "Easy," says the new guy. "Don't make any more sandals." But, that's what I do!" says the sandal maker. "Yeah, I know, but they're not paying you what you're worth. The guy who makes spears, always eats first, and gets the best parts. Don't you want the same?"
Welcome to Unions. That is what Nuke was referring to, when he said a loaf of bread, doesn't have to cost five dollars. He's right. It doesn't. In our business, I operate a commercial kitchen. I can make you a loaf of bread you will dream about for a week. I can make it for a dollar, and sell it to you for two dollars. Because I don't have a Union guy in my kitchen.
I believe we have come to the end of our little exercise with the Mammoth, the Hunter, and the Union guy. In our History, the Mammoth and the Hunter, both hold a place in History of significance. The Union guy is a pimple on a warthog's ass.
Try to keep in perspective, the relative importance of the Hunter, the Spearmaker, the Sandal Maker and the Union guy.
All these centuries later, not much has changed. The Union guy is still a pimple on a warthog's ass. Try your best to remember that.
Also, don't forget, the EPA won't let the tribe kill 90% of the Mammoth herd and the Union tells the tribe that they need to save 75% of those killed for future Union meals.
I think the tribe should eat the Union boss. It would be tough meat, but would solve the problem. In caveman days, they were smart enough to know that.
Today, not so much...
And the gimmecrat (borrowed from Is_Sense_Common) party candidates that benefit from union campaign contributions!
For the left every issue is like abortion. They will not compromise or give one inch because in their drama queens pseudo intellectual minds it will cause them to give up everything. They think one minor limitation will lead to abolish-ment. That is how every single issue is approached and the loud screaming begins along with foot stomping escalating into full blown temper tantrums that get violent.
Remember that next time you hear a libtard talk about 'compromise'. It is a word that is used as weapon...nothing more.
Trey-lover here, too. Wish he could teach all weak, wobbly republicans what it means to be Conservative, Strong, Determined, and Decisive...in fact...Rick Snyder, well, gee...I'm praying that nothing changes his mind before he signs.
A mex girl I know gets $1500 a month per kid, has 4. It makes $6,000 a month.
(I wish I was wrong)
Plus, she gets money for rent, utilities, telephone, and more.
She lives with her parents, but does not reports that.
Her boyfriend just makes babies and smokes pot. She does not report him.
She did quit her job.
A safety net has become a hammock.
AND WE ARE PAYING FOR THOUSANDS LIKE HER... and USA is dying....
Thanks Michigan !
AL+ Mercedes / Honda
These auto plants not only provided thousands of jobs, they pay very handsome wages with benefits. There is a waiting list at these plants for Hire-ins and that has been the case BEFORE the economy went in the toilet.
I just may have to buy a BMW Landscaper. I love Trey Gowdy and would like to show my support with Revenue in his state! My 2nd Grand Cherokee is facing its 3rd recall. Gotta love the safety when the vehicle shuts off while driving if the battery dies, alternator doesn't keep it running. I was lucky, happened in a parking lot, guy on I-494 in rush hour last week didn't have such luck. And no that is not the recall reason. Outsourcing production to China might improve the quality!
In China, if you're caught smoking pot and drinking on the job during lunch, not only will you not have a job, you might not have a family.
One would think so. Here in Florida, you have to present a photo ID and one other form of identification demonstrating that you live in the precinct where you are voting. The address on the 2 must match but that doesn't mean that the person recording the information has to verify that it does.
In this day of technology, should be a breeze to clean things up. Gotta wonder how many college students are voting in state of school and state where their parents live.
Down here, Gov Scott and Atty. General Bondi were trying to clean up the voter rolls long before the election. One WW2 Vet was incorrectly listed, it took him no time at all to straighten things out but the (liberal) 'media' made such a big stink out of it, that they backed away from continuing, even though there were many documented 'dead voters' and voters listed as being able to vote in 2 states, still on the rolls.
We have an ongoing unrelated case, where it has been disclosed 24,000 fictitious driver's licenses were made, by an employee in the Dem Sec of State's office, all registered to vote in 2008, all registered Dem, all voted. More than enough to push Franken to the win. Pawlenty's team also proved > # needed of prisoned felons also voted Dem. MN Supreme Court did nothing of value for voter integrity. This to me is a separate set of crimes and Franken should be removed.
Does anybody up there actually believe that Saturday Night Live Clown Al Franken legally won the election?
I know, I know, we have our own 'clowns' like Debbie Wasserman Schutz.
As an employer (like I have been too), you can't accept the responsibility for somebody in that condition. Not these days, with a lawyer under every rock.
I had a guy show for work so hung over, he was basically still drunk so I sent him home. The next day the same thing, so I fired him.
Yikes! The drunks' return to work is another reason not to buy another Chrysler plus I'm boycotting the dealership for repairs :)
I don't know how the legislation reads, but ending union control over shops should not be seen as "granting" a new right. It should be worded into the bill that this law removes from the state the power to limit inalienable rights.
Don't get me wrong: an individual shop OWNER should be allowed to require union membership if he or she wants to. But no shop should have union membership forced upon them by the state.
And that is exactly what this is all about. 'Freedom' to be union AND 'Freedom' to be non-union, as well.
AMEN CHOICE all about choice except when the lefties decide we have no choice
but murder a child 'it's my body' God help us we are slowly taking ourselves into a very ugly place
I should hope so. Evidently the Free Press is not amused. They claim Gov. Snyder broke some sort of promise.
Looks like they merely awaited an excuse to bring out the long knives. Right to Work was the right dog-whistle signal, now that Obama is safely in office for four more years, so they can play Ted Kennedy to Snyder's George Bush (in their fever dreams, that is).
Yeah, we've been eating the seed corn so long it's gonna be a shock when we reach the end of the bag.
Bob, maybe it's just because I'm old but what isn't being spoken about, is that it's about not Obama or even just the unions. Obama is a 'suit', a fancy talker, at the right time, who 'appears' to be the 'correct' color, that was 'selected' to be President, by a machine that's been around for decades. A very powerful and clever machine pulling the strings in the background. I use this quote a lot and the libs quote Snopes where it says "Probably False". But as with most everything on Snopes, you need to read the fine print. Snopes never takes issue with the accuracy of the quote, only when, where and if, Norman Thomas was the one who said it.
"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened."
"I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democrat Party has adopted our platform."
Norman Mattoon Thomas, 6 time Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America, circa 1948.
This is the best thing to happen to Michigan in many years. They will likely be simply amazed to see jobs returning when people can open a small shop, knowing that they will not have to hire union workers. This will be marvelous for the whole state. Every state should have Right to Work laws. It is only common sense; robbery should not be legal anywhere.
In poor financial times small business needs to hire workers at the lowest cost. A job even a lower paying job is still a job
Your colleagues at the sewage treatment plant surely agree, and yes yes ...one day expect that promotion to chief corn sifter with that spirit Doe old girl
You know how babies and libs get when you take away one of their toys, right? Looks like I've got a 'troll' following me on Disqus now. OK, 2 can play that game. ;-)
First person I've ever 'flagged' but enough is enough. If I want to read that kind of krap, I can go over to 'The Daily Kos'. There are libs here I enjoy talking to and (believe it or not) I learn things. This kind of garbage is childish and unproductive.
Alright. Enough. As much as I enjoyed seeing tinlizzieowner's replies, you obviously have no room for intelligence. You're done.
Oh, ok Sorry Gomer, check the inbox , I sent you some kleenex... I thought you Vietnam vets appreciated the famous quotes. If you're in diapers that changes everything
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You're right, you best get it all sanitary and squared away so that mother Mary herself would be proud to climb up on you and take a dump.....well hell I like you private Pile, you can come over and F0ck my sister
Let's see, so far you've alleged I'm Homosexual, that isn't getting you anywhere, so now it's my appearance? Do you remember what the topic was, or do you just come on that way to all the boys?
Afraid you'll have to send me a map. I've never been to the Welfare Office. I prefer my vegetables without the liberalism sauce, if it's OK with you.