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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:42 PM

THANK YOU Mr. President For Being On OUR Side: “Right to Work is the right to work for less”

Obama Slams Michigan ‘Right to Work’ Laws as ‘the Right to Work for Less Money’

Pres. Obama amplifies our message in Michigan: “Right to Work is the right to work for less” (PHOTOS)

by Eclectablog on DECEMBER 10, 2012 i
Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you.


In his visit to the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant in Redford, Michigan today, Presdient Obama amplified and gave full-throated endorsement of the battle being fought to stop Michigan from becoming the nation’s 24th “Right to Work for Less” state:

By the way, what we shouldn’t do — I just got to say this — what we shouldn’t be doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages and working conditions. We shouldn’t be doing that. These so-called “right to work” laws, they don’t have anything to do with economics; they have everything to do with politics. What they’re really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money.

You only have to look to Michigan — where workers were instrumental in reviving the auto industry — to see how unions have helped build not just a stronger middle class but a stronger America. So folks from our state’s capital, all the way to the nation’s capital, they should be focused on the same thing. They should be working to make sure companies like this manufacturer is able to make more great products. That’s what they should be focused on. We don’t want a race to the bottom. We want a race to the top.




I believe America only succeeds and thrives when we’ve got a strong and growing middle class. That’s what I believe. I believe we’re at our best when everybody who works hard has a chance to get ahead; that they can get a job that pays the bills; that they’ve got health care that they can count on; that they can retire with dignity and respect, maybe take a vacation once in a while — nothing fancy, just being able to pack up the kids and go someplace and enjoy time with people that you love; make sure that your kids can go to a good school; make sure they can aspire to whatever they want to be. That idea is what built America. That’s the idea that built Michigan. That’s the idea that’s at the heart of the economic plan I’ve been talking about all year long on the campaign trail.




I want us to bring down our deficits, but I want to do it in a balanced, responsible way. And I want to reward — I want a tax code that rewards businesses and manufacturers like Detroit Diesel right here, creating jobs right here in Redford, right here in Michigan, right here in the United States of America.




MORE!
transcript & more pics:
http://www.eclectablog.com/2012/12/pres-obama-amplifies-our-message-in-michigan-right-to-work-is-the-right-to-work-for-less-photos.html

UPDATED TO ADD VIDEO (listen & tell me he is NOT on our side - I dare you...)

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Reply THANK YOU Mr. President For Being On OUR Side: “Right to Work is the right to work for less” (Original post)
kpete Dec 2012 OP
DonCoquixote Dec 2012 #1
Tarheel_Dem Dec 2012 #2
democrattotheend Dec 2012 #16
leftyohiolib Dec 2012 #25
Purveyor Dec 2012 #3
greenman3610 Dec 2012 #8
Purveyor Dec 2012 #13
Cha Dec 2012 #32
quinnox Dec 2012 #4
Zen Democrat Dec 2012 #5
gollygee Dec 2012 #6
Brickbat Dec 2012 #11
AnotherWyoDemocrat Dec 2012 #15
CTyankee Dec 2012 #21
rDigital Dec 2012 #7
freshwest Dec 2012 #22
patrice Dec 2012 #9
rivegauche Dec 2012 #10
AgingAmerican Dec 2012 #12
Baitball Blogger Dec 2012 #14
ReRe Dec 2012 #17
Lady Freedom Returns Dec 2012 #18
KoKo Dec 2012 #19
socialindependocrat Dec 2012 #20
DonCoquixote Dec 2012 #23
pacalo Dec 2012 #24
mother earth Dec 2012 #26
Iggy Dec 2012 #27
Cha Dec 2012 #33
Iggy Dec 2012 #34
rDigital Dec 2012 #28
midnight Dec 2012 #36
dtom67 Dec 2012 #29
valerief Dec 2012 #30
Cha Dec 2012 #31
Cha Dec 2012 #35

Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:44 PM

1. cue the "but he is still a traitor to unions"

in 3...2...1.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:46 PM

2. +1

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:30 PM

16. LOL, so true

But it was nice to come on here after an all-day exam and see a positive thread about the president for once. It's been a few days.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:17 PM

25. glad to see he found his comfortable shoes

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:49 PM

3. I saw a clip of Synder on our local Detroit station this evening and you can tell by his demeanor

that he knows he 'fucked up...big time' on this one.

I don't think he had a clue what would happen but he is about to find out.

I'm almost, almost saying that he might walk this one back.

Long shot but here is to hoping!

Give 'em hell tomorrow in Lansing...

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:05 PM

8. that is great to hear

they are pulling out all the tea party stops, with the education bills, the abortion bills, the whole
slimy agenda...

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Response to greenman3610 (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:18 PM

13. I'm afraid I'm doing a bit of wishful thinking but a Christmas miracle would be nice. eom

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:52 PM

32. Thanks Purveyor! He must be clueless If After this

recent Prez Election.. he didn't have a clue their Would Be BACKLASH!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:50 PM

4. now that is what I like to hear

 

Thank you for speaking the truth, Mr. President.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:57 PM

5. Right to Work is actually Right to be Fired for No Cause

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Response to Zen Democrat (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:59 PM

6. Of all the Orwellian double-speak names we have

it is the worst IMO.

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Response to Zen Democrat (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:09 PM

11. Actually, that's at-will employment, which is different.

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Response to Zen Democrat (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:29 PM

15. Right to Work in Wyoming

 

I have talked to two State of Wyoming employees who are terminated for one day each year so the state does not have to provide them with any benefits. Wyoming is probably the state most financially capable of providing these benefits! Wyoming has been a "Right to Work for Less" state forever.

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Response to Zen Democrat (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:42 PM

21. I had a coworker who was opposed to a union to which she COULD belong. She said it was

because she always was able to negotiate her work arrangements with her boss. It turned out later that she was sleeping with him. She kinda proudly admitted it and as much as said that it was her "private arrangement" with him. And SHE was married and had kids!

That whole thing made me mad as hell. I couldn't even talk to her, I was so mad...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:03 PM

7. Damn right, Mr. President! nt

 

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Response to rDigital (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:52 PM

22. +1

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:05 PM

9. He also acknowledged that the race to the bottom will always attract those who are willing to

treat workers worse and worse and worse.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:06 PM

10. God how I love that man. :) nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:11 PM

12. China, Bangladesh, India...

third world countries etc. are 'right to work' countries.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:19 PM

14. Seems like a great first choice to launch his second term.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:31 PM

17. Thanks for posting all these pics and the TPM clip!

I think PO knows what a mistake he made back when WI Scotty boy did what he did. I, too, was disgusted with PO for not going to WI to take a stand for Labor. (However, it did not keep me and my family away from the polls in 2010.) Proceed, Mr President!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:32 PM

18. That is why Obama is my Hero!

He even fesses up to being in the upper 2%. And he still wants it to change!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:33 PM

19. Good to see Our President very strong on this issue. Hope he follows through

with this excellent effort.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:34 PM

20. when your state senators vote for right to work - who's side are they on?

I guess they will vote on the side that will give them more until the public speaks up.

I say- Vote them the F^%k out anyway

The workers are not asked if they want right to work
and it makes it impossible to win any law suit against a controlling company.

My company used to say - We're talking about you, not anybody else here. - just to shut you up.
In actuality the laws reads that all employees should be treated the same - which means to me
that the treatment of other employees is relevant to one's complaint.

We are not - Of the people, for the people
We are actually - Of the wealthy, for big business and special interest

why aren't lobbyists considered illegal? It's just bribery - doing things for the ones with the most money...

Let's tell it like it is!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:10 PM

23. Sorry to offend fellow Southerners here

But a lot of the reason why the Gulf States grew is because companies were seeking anti-union governments, which is to say, those that still were built for economies of sharecroppers if not outright slaves. Dixie is right to work, and it is reflected in the wages.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:11 PM

24. It's very encouraging to see Obama getting directly involved on behalf of the workers.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:22 PM

26. Kick, kick, kick & kick some more.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:11 PM

27. Uhhhh, I'm Not Sure Why Obama Needs to be Thanked

 

for doing the obvious correct thing.

He was not just re-elected by the One Percent.



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Response to Iggy (Reply #27)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:55 PM

33. Because some People are Respectful and Appreciative and that's

what you do. just like Pres Obama who is respectful of everyone and thanks people for doing their job.

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Response to Cha (Reply #33)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:10 AM

34. Can You Please Explain WHY

 

Obama didn't bother going to Madison, WI when the same union worker battle was fought there-- just a few months ago?? During one particular giant pro-worker rally, Obama's plane flew over WI, not once, but twice.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:36 PM

28. Please oh please introduce a workers Bill Of Rights! nt

 

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Response to rDigital (Reply #28)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:40 PM

36. That would be the way to settle this evil distortion of workers rights...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:39 PM

30. No rights, only work. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:49 PM

31. I love Eclectablog.. he's right there in Michigan.. blogging for

Democracy.. he's Intelligent and Fearless AND he actually Appreciates President Obama!

That's his wife, Anne Savage, who does the Photos!


Thank you, kpete.. this is an Excellent thread Presentation!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:37 PM

35. Kick for The Protestors in Lansing Today!

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