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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Right To Work Statistics - Job Creation

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Sat Jun 11, 2011 at 10:54:50 PM EST
    Tags: More Jobs, Texas, Florida, Arizona, Virginia, Nevada, Less Jobs, Michigan, California, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, RTW, Right To Work, Forced Unionism, Freedom To Work, FTW (all tags)

    Regulars know I am pushing for Freedom to work (right to work) in Michigan.  Part of the argument going forward in this state will be to present the data for all to see. For this installment, we look at the top Job creating states versus the bottom.

    Right to Work states lead the nation in creating new jobs (1999-2009)

    1. Texas              +866,000
    2. Florida             +291,600
    3. Arizona            +194,800    
    4. Virginia            +138,400
    5. Nevada            +124,500

    Michigan and other forced unionism states lead the nation in losing jobs (1999-2009)

    1. California        -170,400
    2. Indiana           -225,300
    3. Illinois            -332,700    
    4. Ohio              -508,200
    50. Michigan       -687,600

    Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor

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    Preachin' to the Choir on this one... (none / 0) (#1)
    by KG One on Sun Jun 12, 2011 at 12:03:28 AM EST
    ...the problem here is that the standard bearer for the MI-GOP sort of forgot which party he signed up with when he ran last year and what they purportedly stood for.

    Since he was so successful in getting those in the legislature to guzzle massive quantities of kool aid and pass tax hikes on seniors, those of us still working and those residing outside of the P.R.o.D (again, I'm not even going to mention that damn bridge project he's so enamored with), there is where your focus should be.

    Just so we're clear, I'm not against you on this issue, but you've got to remember since he didn't listen to us on matters involving core principles (no litmus test required here), exactly how much traction do you think RTW is going to get?

    Gazing into my Magic-8 Ball, I'll tell you what you're going to get: You're going to get him to respond by speaking like Barney The Dinosaur on how bad and divisive RTW is, how it doesn't fit with his "blueprint" for Michigan and how he doesn't want to create conflict like in neighboring states.

    And if you're really lucky, he may even offer you a cookie before sending you on your way.

    Jason, please (none / 0) (#3)
    by LookingforReagan on Sun Jun 12, 2011 at 07:34:50 AM EST
    Don't try and cloud the issue with facts. You know the lefties, and that includes our newly minted Governor don't rely on facts when lies will do just as good.
    Another reason unemployment is high is we are paying people to sit on their fat kiesters for two years. That is easier then taking a job.
    Are they out there? Yes. The company I work for is looking for quailified people right now and we can't find them. Why, watching Doprah Windbag or some of the other mindless drivel we call entertainment in this country is easier then actually having to support yourself rather then sponging off the taxpayers.
    I am not saying the economy isn't bad. It is. And thanks to Dear Leader it will stay that way until we give him the boot. But people needn't give up.Keep looking. And yes, I am a firm supporter of Right to Work and the Fair tax. We need both.

    McCain and Snyder (none / 0) (#4)
    by LookingforReagan on Sun Jun 12, 2011 at 07:39:44 AM EST
    The two best reasons I can think of for closed primaries.

    Wisconsin is all the information needed (none / 0) (#6)
    by Corinthian Scales on Sun Jun 12, 2011 at 11:09:32 AM EST
    You want jobs?  The Republicans with a spine are providing the environment for them.

    Leadership?  In comparison to our Pale Pastels in Lansing?  Not so much.

    Also read: Wisconsin Debt Costs Plunge as Investors Take Note of Budget Process, Thank You Republicans

    It's a shame... (none / 0) (#7)
    by archiespeck on Sun Jun 12, 2011 at 12:29:08 PM EST
    ...that our governor doesn't have the guts to take on the union thugs because disdain for unions in Michigan is at an all time high right now. If the teachers make good on their threat to strike in the coming school year I think anger at unions will hit it's peak. Parents with kids in the public skrool system are already fed up with fat, lazy and incompetent teachers polluting their kids' brains with nonsense like global warming and forced diversity. Teachers telling parents hit hard by the economy that they're not paying their fair share for step raises and fat bennies will be the last straw.

    • I agree by pleasantongolfcourses, 06/12/2011 12:33:44 PM EST (none / 0)
    Another point (none / 0) (#10)
    by grannynanny on Sun Jun 12, 2011 at 04:09:03 PM EST
    must be made also.  We have a bazzillion laws on the books, both federal and state, to protect workers.  When unions start the mantra that only THEY can provide quality workers with safe work habits - it's bullsh!t.  

    And I agree - it is ripe right now to get RTW laws passed.  If only we had lawmakers with a pair to take up the fight.

    • We do. by JGillman, 06/12/2011 06:56:26 PM EST (none / 0)
    Michigan Needs Right-to-Work State (none / 0) (#12)
    by Booradley on Mon Jun 13, 2011 at 10:25:43 AM EST
    I directly asked Snyder, once before he got elected and after he got elected about making Michigan a Right-to-Work state and all he said on both occasins is we need to be able to sit down and talk to both sides about how we can make businesses affordable in Michigan.  Yikes!  Yes, we need closed primaries in this state.

    The tale of the aisles (none / 0) (#13)
    by Corinthian Scales on Mon Jun 13, 2011 at 11:15:27 AM EST
    Rather than simply enacting . . . (none / 0) (#14)
    by Kevin Rex Heine on Mon Jun 13, 2011 at 11:26:37 AM EST
    . . . Right-To-Work legislation, Michigan needs to take this one step further and place RTW on the 2012 general ballot as a state constitutional amendment.  Here's why:

    After the passage of the Taft-Hartley Act in 1947 (which was accomplished by Congress overriding President Truman's veto), Indiana enacted RTW in 1957 . . . it was repealed in 1965.  An attempt by Governor Mitch Daniels to enact it again this year was torpedoed when the Democrats in the State House fled to Illinois and Kentucky in order to deny Speaker Bosma the quorum that he needed to send HB-1468 on to the state senate for consideration.  Instead, it's been referred back to committee for further consideration.

    Incidentally, the jury is still out as to whether the New Hampshire State House will override Governor Lynch's veto of HB-474, which would put RTW on the Granite State's books if the veto is successfully overridden.

    Twenty-two states, plus the Territory of Guam, have RTW on their books.  Eight states (Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and South Dakota) have gone one step further and enshrined RTW in their respective state constitutions.

    The advantage of a constitutional amendment is that, unlike statutory enactment, a change to the state constitution cannot be repealed by a subsequent legislature.  The bitch of it is that a constitutional amendment will be tougher to pass, but I think that it'll be well worth the hassle.

    So, Jason, do we potentially have enough support in the State Legislature to get RTW voted onto the 2012 general ballot?

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