A SoapBlox Politics Blog
[Mobile Edition]
About
- About Us
- Email Us (news/tips)
- Editorial Policy
- Posting Guidelines
- Advertise Here
Feedburner

Subscribe to Michlib daily email summary. (Preview)
Enter address:

Donate
Become a sponsor and support our work.

 MichLib sponsor list

Michigan Political Blog Ad Network

Advertise Liberally

50 State Ad Network

The party of the free market, as long as it gets to dictate what decisions are made

by: Eric B.

Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 13:53:45 PM EST


Ford and GM are not welcome in South Carolina.

South Carolina is glad to have non-union jobs from BMW, Michelin and Boeing, but don’t expect any factories from Ford, General Motors, Chrysler or other companies with unionized work forces.

According to Gov. Nikki Haley, they’re not welcome.

Haley said Wednesday that she discourages companies from building new facilities in South Carolina if they are planning to bring a union with them.

I share this here because there is fundamentally no difference between Nikki Haley and Michigan's current Republican Party. None. It's basically the same people who say and do the exact same things. You can ignore protests that our Republicans are more moderate or thoughtful because of our industrial history and because of Michigan's long history of unionism. They're basically all the same people.

The point, also, is that these people have a very narrow support for anything resembling the free market. If it means a decision they don't like, or the superior performance of, say, a more energy efficient product, they'll come down on it like a ton of bricks.

Eric B. :: The party of the free market, as long as it gets to dictate what decisions are made
Tags: (All Tags)
Print Friendly View Send As Email

"Picking winners and losers" (4.00 / 2)
Isn't this the very thing Republicans say government shouldn't do?

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul.

So many words (4.00 / 2)
There are so many words that I can not utter, here.  This is out-and-old, bold-faced hypocrisy.

I mean, not that I care.  I'd much rather them continue to consolidate here in Michigan like they've been doing.  Talk about government micromanaging.  Everything they accuse us of doing up here in the North is exactly what they actually do, down there.  Conservatives have gotten projection down to a fine art.


"Conservatives have gotten projection down to a fine art." (4.00 / 2)
Of course they do.  It's their favorite defense mechanism.

Greetings from Detroit, Ground Zero of the post-industrial future!

[ Parent ]
They fear unions (4.00 / 1)
because organized labor supports Democrats. They're afraid that if the rubes get a union, next thing they'll do is start voting for Democrats. Bottom line.


Search
Progressive Blogroll
For MI Bloggers:
- MI Bloggers Facebook
- MI Bloggers Myspace
- MI Bloggers PartyBuilder
- MI Bloggers Wiki

Statewide:
- Blogging for Michigan
- Call of the Senate Dems
- [Con]serving Michigan (Michigan LCV)
- DailyKos (Michigan tag)
- Enviro-Mich List Serve archives
- Democratic Underground, Michigan Forum
- Jack Lessenberry
- JenniferGranholm.com
- LeftyBlogs (Michigan)
- MI Eye on Bishop
- Michigan Coalition for Progress
- Michigan Messenger
- MI Idea (Michigan Equality)
- Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan
- Rainbow Mittens
- The Upper Hand (Progress Michigan)

Upper Peninsula:
- Keweenaw Now
- Lift Bridges and Mine Shafts
- Save the Wild UP

Western Michigan:
- Great Lakes Guy
- Great Lakes, Great Times, Great Scott
- Mostly Sunny with a Chance of Gay
- Public Pulse
- West Michigan Politics
- West Michigan Rising
- Windmillin'

Mid-Michigan:
- Among the Trees
- Blue Chips (CMU College Democrats Blog)
- Christine Barry
- Conservative Media
- Far Left Field
- Graham Davis
- Honest Errors
- ICDP:Dispatch (Isabella County Democratic Party Blog)
- Liberal, Loud and Proud
- Livingston County Democratic Party Blog
- MI Blog
- Mid-Michigan DFA
- Pohlitics
- Random Ramblings of a Somewhat Common Man
- Waffles of Compromise
- YAF Watch

Flint/Bay Area/Thumb:
- Bay County Democratic Party
- Blue November
- East Michigan Blue
- Genesee County Young Democrats
- Greed, Eggs, and Ham
- Jim Stamas Watch
- Meddling Outsider
- Saginaw County Democratic Party Blog
- Stone Soup Musings
- Voice of Mordor

Southeast Michigan:
- A2Politico
- arblogger
- Arbor Update
- Congressman John Conyers (CD14)
- Mayor Craig Covey
- Councilman Ron Suarez
- Democracy for Metro Detroit
- Detroit Skeptic
- Detroit Uncovered (formerly "Fire Jerry Oliver")
- Grosse Pointe Democrats
- I Wish This Blog Was Louder
- Kicking Ass Ann Arbor (UM College Democrats Blog)
- LJ's Blogorific
- Mark Maynard
- Michigan Progress
- Motor City Liberal
- North Oakland Dems
- Oakland Democratic Politics
- Our Michigan
- Peters for Congress (CD09)
- PhiKapBlog
- Polygon, the Dancing Bear
- Rust Belt Blues
- Third City
- Thunder Down Country
- Trusty Getto
- Unhinged

MI Congressional
District Watch Blogs:
- Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood (CD08)

MI Campaigns:
MI Democratic Orgs:
MI Progressive Orgs:
MI Misc.:
National Alternative Media:
National Blogs:
Powered by: SoapBlox