Saturday, January 26, 2013

That Was Then, This Is Now!

By Jeff Simpson

Right before the Holidays in Michigan, a bunch of lame duck republicans forced through a "right-to-work" law.    Despite campaigning against it and the thousands of protestors who showed up to voice their objections, Governor Rick Snyder signed the bill into law.   

 “This is about more and better jobs coming to Michigan because a lot of companies do look at this as a major factor in their analysis. We’ll then be more competitive as a state and that’s good for all of us. It’s good for workers and good for unions, because it gives them more of an opportunity to grow themselves,” Snyder said.

Snyder was so proud of it that bought a $144,000 full page ad in the New York Times to apparently, tell New York how great he was in signing this bill.  (In a state that has an emergency fiscal manager law for fiscally irresponsible entities,  there is no word yet on when Snyder will be appointing his own replacement!)

However less than 6 weeks after signing the RTW law, Snyder is now changing his tune.    Asking the people who he just forced a bevy of crazy right wing big government screw the middle class bills, to stop thinking about the past 6 weeks and give him a clean slate and pretend December 2012 never happened!

“Over 90 percent of the jobs that you’re looking at aren’t going to be in a situation where right to work is even relevant,” Snyder said in the hotel’s Ambassador Ballroom. “Let’s keep in mind what the economy is really about. Why not embrace the great things going on and be more positive?

“Let’s not live in the Michigan of the past where we fought. Let’s learn from it and recognize that we’re in the Michigan of 2013, but let’s be planning for the Michigan of 2025 and a great place for all of these young people.”
Snyder just wants all of MI to live in a peaceful bipartisan way(now that the crazy is out) but let us hope the voters/taxpayers of MI never forget what Snyder's brand of crazy has brought them!

A picture is worth a thousand words!  

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