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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:15 PM

Michigan House, Senate pass right-to-work bills after Democrats walk out to protest closed Capitol

Source: Detroit Free Press

LANSING ó The Michigan House and Senate each passed controversial right-to-work legislation today, amid loud protests and a walkout by Democratic legislators.

The state House passed the first right-to-work bill late this afternoon in a 58-52 vote, but that bill canít move on to the Senate until the next session day -- possibly Friday, if a session is scheduled -- because of a procedural move by Democrats who are asking that the vote be reconsidered. The state Senate voted 22-16 to pass a right-to-work bill. Four Republicans -- Tory Rocca of Sterling Heights, Tom Casperson of Escanaba, Mike Nofs of Battle Creek and Mike Green of Mayville -- joined with all the Democrats in opposing the bill.

As soon as the Senate vote was taken, the gallery started shouting "Shame on you.". . .



Read more: http://www.freep.com/article/20121206/NEWS06/121206088/democrats-michigan-house-walk-off-vote-right-to-work-republicans?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



They closed the people's house. I am heartbroken to be a Michigander today. Sure hope Michael Moore is on Rachel or someone's show tonight.

Heartbroken, also pissed. Royally. I'm stickin' with the Union, even though I've never been in one. I know what they mean to our nation.

This is a disgrace.

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Reply Michigan House, Senate pass right-to-work bills after Democrats walk out to protest closed Capitol (Original post)
Faygo Kid Dec 2012 OP
muntrv Dec 2012 #1
heaven05 Dec 2012 #3
muntrv Dec 2012 #5
1gobluedem Dec 2012 #10
LovingA2andMI Dec 2012 #20
navarth Dec 2012 #12
LovingA2andMI Dec 2012 #21
JeffHead Dec 2012 #2
TruthTeller Dec 2012 #6
Faygo Kid Dec 2012 #7
navarth Dec 2012 #14
Angry Dragon Dec 2012 #16
LovingA2andMI Dec 2012 #22
llmart Dec 2012 #4
Barack_America Dec 2012 #8
awoke_in_2003 Dec 2012 #9
obama2terms Dec 2012 #11
navarth Dec 2012 #13
James48 Dec 2012 #15
alp227 Dec 2012 #18
LovingA2andMI Dec 2012 #23
Third Doctor Dec 2012 #17
alp227 Dec 2012 #19
Cha Dec 2012 #24
Coyotl Dec 2012 #25
navarth Dec 2012 #26
jody Dec 2012 #27
Third Doctor Dec 2012 #28

Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:20 PM

1. I will remember in November 2014. Vote those bums out!

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Response to muntrv (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:30 PM

3. but, but

michiganians voted all these clowns in. now we whine. please. 2014, hah. michigan state politics has always been right wing even with democratic governors. too many outstate bigots.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:31 PM

5. I voted for Virg Brenero in 2010, never fell for the "tough nerd" act.

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Response to muntrv (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:12 PM

10. Neither did I

I tried to warn friends of mine who fell for the 'moderate' act that a person who will not reveal a platform and refuses to debate is hiding something.

I was right.

To see my wonderful state, a leader in the labor movement sink to this low is almost more than I can bear.

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Response to muntrv (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 04:49 AM

20. DITTO ^^^^^^

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:13 PM

12. Those outstate bigots get outvoted in every recent pres. election

I just think the larger urban centers were uninspired by that entire gubernatorial election. I remember a distinct feeling that the entire state was sleep walking throughout. I had a Bernero sticker on my car, a sign on my lawn. But I never got the feeling anybody cared. I further wondered about the state of Michigan media.

I think Michigan voters are like Michigan weather. Ya just never know.

At the same time, the Michigan Democratic Party really perplexed me. It seemed to take them FOREVER to get their shit together. All the goofing around trying to find a candidate, good grief. Nothing against Mark Brewer, I have only an inkling of what he was up against...but the fact remains, and here we are with fucking Snyderly Whiplash turning us into a Right To Work For Less state. That's awesome.

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Response to navarth (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 04:52 AM

21. Well if Mark Brewer....

And the Michigan Democratic Party would have stood strong behind Virg Bernero, Rick THE LIAR Snyder would NOT be Governor today.

If, If was a Fifth....

And now Michigan, the home of the United AUTO Workers will suffer with Right to Work for Less legislation because of it!

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:25 PM

2. I wish I owned a torch and pitchfork business in Michigan.

Because business would be booming.

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Response to JeffHead (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:36 PM

6. Thanks for the laugh...I needed it!

I am sad to say I am from Michigan.

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Response to TruthTeller (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:39 PM

7. I'll never be sad to say I'm from Michigan, but. . .

. . . I have always dreamed of retiring back there, because it's Home. I'm only about 16 months away, but I have some serious consideration to do before I commit to go back there as a result of this.

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Response to TruthTeller (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:18 PM

14. I also shall never say I'm sad to be from Michigan

but I don't think you really meant it that way

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Response to JeffHead (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:19 PM

16. See my sig line ...............

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Response to JeffHead (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 04:54 AM

22. High Time for Torches and Pitchfolks in Michigan

If you ask me....but I'm just one voice. I need 7 Million Plus or so behind me with Torches and Pitchfolks, marching towards our State Capitol Building in Lansing!!!

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:31 PM

4. People voted these jerks in......

and many of those people who vote Repug will be hurt by this but are too uninformed to get it.

And Snyder can kiss my royal behind.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:04 PM

8. "Shame" is right.

Pathetic and spineless are other words that come to mind.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:08 PM

9. When I see this happen...

in a state like Michigan, it tells me that Nina days are numbered. It is sad to think that my grandkids may have to fight for the same things my grandparent did.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:12 PM

11. VOTE

Don't forget to vote in 2014 it's the ONLY way to get these creepers to go away!

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:16 PM

13. The fight is at the state level now

Need to get more active on the local level. Gonna spend some more time in the state forum I think.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:39 PM

15. I was there today

when the republicans locked the doors and refused to let anyone inside the building. State police ended up teargassing and then arresting eight people around noontime who were trying to get in to see what the legislature was doing. About four p.m. someone announced that a Judge had issued an injunction declaring that the state had to reopen the building, and about 400 or so demonstrators outside began chanting "Let us in! Let us in!"

Here is my video in the crowd:


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Response to James48 (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:27 AM

18. Hey James I think I've watched your youtube channel before!

I noticed that I'm subscribed to your channel. Hmm, maybe you commented on one of my Mike Malloy videos or something. But thanks for the video and for getting on the scene in Lansing!

Oh, I lived in Ann Arbor for a few years as a young boy. I've got to say, wow, I never imagined that Michigan politics would tilt this far rightward.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 04:56 AM

23. Me Either~~~

Today, my Late Father, a UAW Unionized Tool & Die Maker for over 41 years for GM, turned over in his URN today. I bet on it.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:32 AM

17. Apparently our work is far from done.

As usual they did this like a thief in the night. This isn't over by a longshot. They won this battle but we will win the war.

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Response to Third Doctor (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:40 AM

19. Which is why I think the Workers' Spring is brewing.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 05:17 AM

24. Bravo for the Michigan Senate Dems! And for those 4 Repubs

who voted with them.

Thanks Faygo Kid

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:44 AM

25. These laws may be thrown out by the courts under equal protection provisions

because they wrote in exceptions for some people, police and firefighters. Why are these people a special class of citizens meritorious of unequal legal protections and rights?

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #25)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:17 AM

26. it's simple

they need the cops to enforce their deplorable policies. somebody's got to bar the door while they sell us down the river.

this whole thing stinks and a huge portion of the populace won't even notice because dancing with the stars is on.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:40 AM

27. If MI Senate had filibuster rules like US Senate, Dems could have blocked the bill. nt

 

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:02 PM

28. A little inspiration

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