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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Richardville Out of Touch With His Party, His Constituents and the Needs of His State

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 09:14:31 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Randy Richardville, RTW, FTW, MiFTW, Right-To-Work, Senate, Labor, Forced Unionism, No Confidence (all tags)

    As many of you may know, I have been involved in trying to help bring Michigan into the 21st century by advocating Right-to-Work policies, and/or getting government out of business altogether.  In our corner of the state, even drafting and passing a resolution by the Grand Traverse County board of commissioners in support of Michigan Freedom to work. This resolution has been the template for a number of counties who followed our lead, in the hopes of encouraging lawmakers to bring right to work to Michigan.

    This morning, I received this from the Michigan Freedom To Work Committee:

    The MIRS Weekly Report - "Senate Majority Leader Randy RICHARDVILLE (R-Monroe) told reporters Wednesday that he doesn't believe there are enough votes in the GOP caucus for Right to Work (RTW) legislation."  Regarding his personal position on Right to Work, "The Majority Leader said that he would be a "no" vote on RTW."

    MIRS also reports, Michigan's unemployment rate this year is projected to be 9.4 percent and won't average below 9 percent until 2014... University of Michigan (U-M) economist George FULTON noted that the jobless rate remains "stubbornly high."  Unemployment was at 12.5 percent in 2010 and fell to 10.5 percent in 2011. It's forecasted to be 9.2 percent in 2013 and 8.7 percent in 2014.   http://www.michamber.com/mirs-weekly-report-0#RTW

    "From this I can only gather that Majority Leader Richardville is content with an economy that is staggering at best," said UAW member and MI-Freedom to Work Chairman, Terry Bowman. "Is he satisfied with an unemployment rate of 10%?

    "If Richardville is opposed to Right to Work he is in direct opposition to the wishes of 70% of Michigan voters including many in his own district.  As a Monroe native, I know firsthand that there is much support for Right to Work in his district. "

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    Americans for Prosperity published an in-depth poll last year that reported 71 percent of respondents supported giving Michigan workers, including teachers, the right not to be forced to join a union. No less than 54 percent of all three political parties and ideologies rejected the idea of compulsory unionization. http://www.michiganafp.com/2011/10/americans-for-prosperity-poll-finds-intense-opposition-to-detroit -canada-bridge-strong-support-for-right-to-work/

    "If Richardville is opposed to Right to Work, he is apparently content to see Michigan, particularly the southwest part of the state, slide into further economic collapse, while Indiana moves ahead." Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana is ready to sign a Right to Work bill. As he said in a recent TV spot, "We can't afford to keep missing out on good jobs just for lack of this simple freedom. In this lousy national economy Indiana needs every edge it can get." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMfyIEwG-kM&feature=youtu.be

    "If Richardville is opposed to Right to Work, he is ignoring the clear evidence that Michigan is missing out on huge opportunities for new high-paid manufacturing jobs," Bowman went on to say.  As reported in an "mlive" article in 2010, "Those who favor right-to-work say Michigan is losing out on jobs without it. David Cole, chair of the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, has no doubt Michigan is suffering for lack of such a law. The state has missed out on an estimated $10 billion in corporate investment because it's not a right-to-work state, he said. He worked with the state when the German auto company Volkswagen was considering Michigan for a new assembly plant.

    "Our group actually provided the state with a lot of data on the industry", Cole said. "...But the lack of right-to-work was a killer." Volkswagen had its eye on a site in Battle Creek-Kalamazoo, he said. Michigan's tough union image did not help.


    "Senator Richardville is out of step with his fellow Republicans."  In 2010, the Michigan House Republican Strategic Task Force on Jobs stated, "Michigan should seriously consider passage of a Right to Work law...Studies suggest that states with Right to Work laws have the fastest growing economies along with a high standard of living for their workers. This action would make Michigan the first state in the Great Lakes region with a Right to Work law, providing a distinct competitive advantage over neighboring states."

    "It is time for Leader Richardville to join with his party, his constituents, and the majority of his caucus in the Senate and in the House and support a Labor Freedom bill.  His leadership is needed at this critical time in Michigan's history," Bowman said.

    Terry Bowman is a 15-year UAW member and Chief spokesman for the MI-Freedom to Work Coalition.

    As much as it seems like Richardville is unmovable, it behooves us to make his political existence as miserable as possible while he behaves like a full blown liberal Democrat. There are almost enough votes for a vote of no confidence, so a letter to your state Senator encouraging Richardville's removal might hurry things along.  At the very least it will apply the pressure as needed to pop this zit.

    Or you can attempt to contact his office as suggested by the MIFTW committee:

    "Send an urgent email to Leader Richardville today"

    Do something.

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    GOP stands for very little any more (none / 0) (#1)
    by Rougman on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 12:17:09 PM EST
    Kind of makes me wonder how someone so ignorant of free market principles could be elevated to lead the GOP in Michigan.

    Didn't the Republican Party, at one time at least, actually stand for conservativism?  The tea party has a lot of work to do.

    Someone is handing out the kool aid again. (none / 0) (#2)
    by KG One on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 12:56:50 PM EST
    Care to take a guess as to whom that is?

    Hint: (go to 8:40)

    Nobody's laughing.

    • OTN by Corinthian Scales, 01/20/2012 01:43:30 PM EST (none / 0)
    Manny, Moe & Jack (none / 0) (#3)
    by Corinthian Scales on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 01:38:28 PM EST
    That was the three Pelosi jack-in-the-box cheerleaders that I saw behind Nerdholm at the SOTS.  Randy, Brian & Jase.  All three are the problem.  Sure, Randy is the biggest loser, and don't take me wrong about booting his rent seeking ass out as Senate Leader if it can be done, by all means necessary DO IT ALREADY.

    But, those other two smug 'leaders' sure as hell are a close second when comes to as useless as Randy.  Where the hell is Speaker Bolger when it comes to running RTW legislation through the Republican House?  Yup, crickets chirping from Mr. Anti-bullying ramrod when it comes to goonion bullying.  It's amazing how effortlessly Gretchen can wrap the Republican Senate Majority around her little pro-abort finger for media humiliation.  I still stand firmly in the opinion that Jase is missing a golden opportunity to dump the RTW hot potato into Senate Loser, err, Leader Richardville's lap.  Yes, even in the face of bucking Nerdholm Party line and political aspirations, Jase is blowing what would be a breath of fresh air for this state.

    As for Calley... I really don't even need to guess what his Senate vote position on RTW would be considering the obvious fact that his head is so far up Nerdholm's ass for his Autism payola that he couldn't get passed on the last day of Bishop's lame duck.  Gee, I wonder why a weenie Nerdholm selected a malleable, thankfully incompetent, 30-something MBT author (LOL douchebag is right!) as his errand boy.

    Nevertheless, the biggest roadblock to RTW Law for Michigan is the face of the MI-GOP, Rick Nerdholm himself.  When in just a year in Office your record stands as 14 expansions of government to a piddly 4 limitations, you just know that you are RINO screwed with Executive leaderlessship.  Was the budget surplus mentioned in the SOTS by Nerdholm?  Hell no.  The SOTS was nothing but platitudes of Nerdholm's vision of turning the entire state into Ann Arbor Collectivism.  That surplus... well, folks in my parts haven't forgotten his $250k/year beancounter from Utah that Nerdholm had to have shooting his mouth off... "We could have balanced the budget without taxing pensions," nor have they forgotten about HB 4818 and S 519.  Liberal Nerdholm from Ann Arbor that bought his election just drips of Big Government, Crony Capitalists, Pro-goonion labor Corporatism.  This ongoing charade with Nerdholm sucking up to Washington for Obama Debt Money to subsidize his envisioned Transit Authority and goonion labor/corporate P3 payola bridge scheme, and his advancement of Romneybama Health Care Exchanges is just beyond disgusting.

    The Party wannabes, Manny, Moe & Jack in Lansing, all had better have designed some airbags into their gimmicky dashboards this November 'cause with them being indistinguishable moderates, I have a strong felling they're gonna need them.

    Frankly, the Not Taxed Enough Already folks need a good boot off their dead asses too.  They've become little more than a mirage compared to Nerdholm's Big Government agenda.

    "kicking its own ass" (4.00 / 1) (#5)
    by Pogo on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 05:00:08 PM EST
         Yes, absolutely, that's what that "disheveled mess (1)" of TEA party groups need, - an arrogant, profanity gushing blowhard to tell them what to do. (The fact that he's glued to his keyboard ranting 24 hours a day, and would never leave the house to actually lift a finger himself, doesn't matter, does it?) All it takes is orders from the self-appointed expert to tell those "redhead stepchild TEA twits (2)" that they "need a good boot off their dead asses", and the world will be fixed by tomorrow.  

         After all, what would Michigan ever do without an armchair expert sending out insults and orders to the peasants? Those who can, do. Those who can't, spew.

    (1) http://www.rightmichigan.com/story/2011/9/27/2025/19455
    (2) http://www.rightmichigan.com/comments/2011/10/4/8258/09390?pid=13#14

    Follow up. (none / 0) (#6)
    by KG One on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 06:37:06 PM EST
    Nolan Finley asked the guv the same question again this afternoon.

    Guess what he got for an answer?

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