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MAJOR UPDATE BELOW!
Instead of acknowledging that there is trouble within the Michigan Senate, it might appear that the Senate GOP is going to circle the wagons.
Not so worried about that.
Around these parts we certainly acknowledge Michigan Senate majority leader Randy Richardville is a lousy excuse for a Republican. He obviously has a conflict going on inside the ol oil can with regard to which side of the labor argument to be on. He is a Republican. However, and unnaturally, he seems to side with the goons that feast on the poor and unfortunate, that have more than enough problems without the help of a skim scam being protected by self service:
"On Wednesday, March 14, Sen. Dave Hildenbrand, R-Lowell, introduced Senate Bill 1018. The measure mirrors House Bill 4003, which was designed to stop the "skim" and prevent future forced unionizations. Co-sponsoring Hildenbrand's bill are 21 Senate Republicans. Only 20 votes are needed to pass legislation in the Senate.
This has resulted in a number of criticisms (well deserved I might add) of the maj. leader about him pursuing his own agenda; one that is paid for in some way with union support.
It has also created an atmosphere where the population at large, and those within his district are fed up enough to seek ANY legitimate effort to have him ousted. Their argument? He does not represent Republicans, any more than Mark Brewer of the Michigan Democrats does.
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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:
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By JGillman, Section News
Michigan's public sector unions have had their hackles up since Snyder took over.
Even though the new governor has not really done anything to directly harm the unions, what he has done has established some choke points which put union desires at risk. Desires, which of course rely on fiscally imprudent decision making, in times that cannot afford such decisions. His line in the sand has met the oncoming rush of contracts they would like to have in place, and the new limits are getting under their skin. Add to this, the reality of future liabilities and a quest by Lansing to deal with it in the manner chosen has prompted them to action.
Recalls, Protests, general aggravation.
Its the only tools they have. The leftist driven leadership of the unions only know how to "persuade" through coercive measures. Coercive being a subjective term I admit, however. All the actions being taken to object to the decision making in Lansing are of course legal right? Well perhaps not, but who might be the first to call out shenanigans and be seen as a partisan.
But I digress
I get it. I get the reasons the union leadership is pushing their recall and protest agenda.
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