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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:17 AM

Typical Republican hypocricy (Michigan "right-to-work" stuff)

She's all for "right to work" except for her husband's union.

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2012/12/state_rep_lisa_posthumus_lyons.html

ALTO, MI – Michigan House Democrats are calling an assistant majority floor leader a hypocrite for proposing an amendment that would have exempted her husband from right-to-work bills that lawmakers passed, and Gov. Snyder then signed into law.

State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons, R-Alto, was among right-to-work supporters quoted in The New York Times on Tuesday, Dec. 11, saying “this is the day that Michigan freed its workers.” But she also proposed to add corrections officers to the list of public employees - including police and fire - not covered by the right-to-work law.

The amendment was gaveled down and did not come up for a vote.

“When we talk about the brave women in police and fire we need to remember people in corrections,” said Lyons, whose husband, Brad Lyons, is a corrections officer. “These guys work in conditions that we can’t even begin to imagine.

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Response to gollygee (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:18 AM

1. Lesson: They don't want OTHER PEOPLE to have unions

They're fine for themselves. "Some animals are more equal than others."

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Response to gollygee (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:23 AM

2. Typical slimy politician move.

I have to admit, there's some in my party as well as the R's.

Like most things that are slimy, we need to remove with disinfectant!

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Response to gollygee (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:23 AM

3. "These guys work in conditions that we can’t even begin to imagine."

Which has what to do with being unionized? Working on an assembly line is no picnic either.

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:10 AM

4. She's saying that some people deserve the protections unions give

and that unions are something to be desired. And something to be fought for - she must have known there wasn't a great chance, but she thought it was worth a try.

If it was really such a great thing to give workers a CHOICE and FREEDOM to pay union dues or not, you'd' think she'd want that freedom for her husband.

It's proof the whole thing is a total complete lie.

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