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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

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    Allegan County No RTW?

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 09:45:35 AM EST
    Tags: Right-To-Work, Michigan, FTW, Allegan County, Polls, Democrat Underground, Skewed Polls (all tags)

    Nah.  Skewed responses by external sources damages credibility.

    At first glance, one might think Allegan county newspaper readers have no interest in Freedom to Work (Right To Work) as the Allegan county news poll shows a decided 76% against tally.  An editorial appears the same day with editor Ryan Lewis speaking of one of the commissioners, District 9's Bill Sage:

    "Now, I know Mr. Sage to be a proud patriot and I'm glad he's a man of his convictions, but I think he demeans the meaning of freedom and patriotism when he uses it in this context.

    This isn't a new tactic; political rhetoric has always had this character. But let's not use capital-F Freedom to in the trenches of the ongoing power struggle between businesses and their employees."

    The editorial writer unlike those in my neck of the woods, at least uses his real name.  But he is mistaken when he assumes it is not a freedom issue, and "demean" in this context, is as meaningless as its descriptive.

    The real news however, is the poll which appears subsequent to that editorial, might be used to persuade Allegan county commissioners that the county citizens do not want them to support a resolution of support.  

    Go below for more ~

    This poll is pretty cut and dry.

    The question is: "Do you support Right To Work? Yes or No?

    If you do, you will not care if county commissioners talk about it, and pass a resolution in support of it.

    If you do not, you will likely say anything to get them from considering it.

    That was the tactic by those who have an interest in remaining unaccountable in Traverse City, as the Grand Traverse County commissioners considered (then passed with a 7-2 vote) a similar resolution.  Attempt to remove it first from the venue, by claiming it has nothing to do with county business. If that fails, then proceed in the normal fashion by claiming it will lower wages, bust unions etc.

    But a real interesting thing happens in this online world.

    The poll shown here is another way in which the unions can fight such common sense measures (restoring choice and accountability to where one works) and seemingly demonstrate a powerful anti RTW stance. Just look at the results as of 9:15 this morning!

    One might think the citizens of Allegan county are on the warpath!

    A thousand voters angry over the thought of RTW support being passed certainly got them off their duffs to participate in this civic venture!

    At least that is what one might think.  If they hadn't noticed the last several polls.

    Like this one.

    oh ..um wait.

    It seems all the other votes had maybe 100 or so reader responses in TOTAL. The response for this particular question is too high to make sense. And while the Allegan News is probably a well read paper in live print, the ranking for the site itself is ranked #2,469,239 on the net.  It means "not so many visitors normally."

    To put it in perspective, as of today, RightMichigan.com is ranked #103,445.

    So what is it that is really driving the response to this issue?


    And perhaps a few thousand emails sent out to all union members with specific instructions.

    I would encourage the Allegan County Commission to look at the long term benefits of Michigan becoming a "Right-To-Work" state.  As I wrote in response to the editorial mentioned earlier:

    " What the resolution does (assuming it similar to the one we passed in Grand Traverse County) is encourage a law that keeps unions accountable to their membership.

    Federal employees have this right currently and their ranks are full. In the 22 states that are RTW, is there a vacuum of unions? No.

    Accountability. Seems it would be hard to vote against that unless one did not agree with accountability. "

    And yes, it is about freedom to choose one's profession.

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    Verizon customers? (none / 0) (#1)
    by Corinthian Scales on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 11:55:57 AM EST
    Is this the kind of thug unionism that Verizon customers in Allegan County are willing to support?

    They have no decency or respect for private property.  And, the public sector LEO's did nothing in solidarity to protect surrounding residents from their obnoxious display of noisy militancy.  Disgusting.  All of them.

    Read the rest here:

    Verizon Offers $50,000 Reward After Sabotage On Day Two Of Militant Union Strike

    • Irony by jgillmanjr, 08/09/2011 04:09:27 PM EST (none / 0)
    All that needs be said is (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by LookingforReagan on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 12:22:03 AM EST
    Liberals, labor and lawyers have ruined this country. And they all lean decidedly left. Michigan's current ills stem from a peculiar penchant by the citizenry of this state to support all three.

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