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Chamber flip-flops on Right to Work

by: Eric B.

Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 23:23:22 PM EST

The good people at Progress Michigan were good enough to put together this little clip from October:

Then, today:

Lansing — The Michigan Chamber of Commerce on Monday threw its political weight behind passage of a right-to-work law, adding pressure on Republican lawmakers to deliver a blow to organized labor before year's end.

"We would suggest that now is the right time to take this up and see where the votes are," said Jim Holcomb, senior vice president and general counsel of the Michigan Chamber.

It's not really Right to Work, of course, but really Right to Sponge.

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Rick Michigan
So this is how much pull Rick has with his crazies, huh?  He can't even keep them in check.  Time for Rick to state that'd he'd veto or sign this.  He's got to realize that the longer this drags on without him taking a stance, the weaker and more ineffectual he looks.

I hope that if he is dumb enough to back this, that he also smart enough to realize that if the grand jury investigation doesn't get Bolger, we will, this time, along with quite a few other folks in swing districts, and that is own electoral chances for '14 are greatly reduced, and that the law he signs will probably be overturned by an intitiative down the road.

I thought he
already said he would leave it up to the legislature, implying he would sign it if it gets to his desk.

But really, does anyone actually think they aren't going to do this? Why would they not? Republicans hate unions, right to mooch is a long standing goal of theirs, and they won't pass up this chance. Fear of damage to their electoral chances has not stopped these teabaggers from anything yet.

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