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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:36 AM

Scared Of Democracy: Michigan Republicans Kill Amendment To Allow “Right To Work” Referendum

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In launching their assault on labor unions by trying to enact a so-called “Right To Work” law, Michigan’s Republicans are trying to skirt democracy. After all, they specifically launched this push during a lame duck session to be able to pass the bill — if they had waited until January, they wouldn’t have had the votes to do it thanks to November’s election.

Here’s another sign that they’re simply scared of democracy. House Democrats introduced an amendment today to the “Right To Work” bill that would’ve allowed it to be canceled by a popular referendum. House Republicans killed the amendment.

Read more: http://boldprogressives.org/scared-of-democracy-michigan-republicans-kill-amendment-to-let-right-to-work-be-subject-to-referendum/

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Report1212 Dec 2012 OP
Angry Dragon Dec 2012 #1
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #7
BlueCaliDem Dec 2012 #2
bluestate10 Dec 2012 #3
leftyohiolib Dec 2012 #5
Dawson Leery Dec 2012 #6
Old and In the Way Dec 2012 #4

Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:41 AM

1. terrorists .......... one and all

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:51 PM

7. +1

 

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:14 PM

2. They don't believe in democracy. They believe in totalitarianism via corporatism.

Elites over working people, corporate supremacy over government.

and rec'd

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:32 PM

3. To start. All of you who didn't vote in 2010 because you were outraged that you didn't

get the political change you wanted fast enough, what happened in Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio and now Michigan you allowed to happen. Not voting has consequences.

On the issue in Michigan, this will likely end up in court. Legislation which prevents public involvement to reverse bills has to be unconstitutional, even if it is in Michigan's constitution. It is possible that feature has never been tested constitutionally because there was no need to, I don't know, which I freely admit.

2014 is going to be important. Michigan democrats must work to take back the legislature and the Governor's chair. Voting in mass and taking control of the political reigns is the only way to deal with the type of problems that exists in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Texas and Florida.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:30 PM

5. i agree and have been reminding du of the fact that we did this to ourselves.

 

the snit-fit some of us threw in 2010 seems to have some blow-back

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:53 PM

6. Certainly.

There was no reason to stay home in 2010.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:58 PM

4. Republicans do Private Service, not Public Service.

Michigan appears to be their showcase state on how Republicans rule by autocratic measure.

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