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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:24 AM

 

Brian Dickerson: Why labor's children rejected Proposal 2

...But the truth is that most of us who grew up in labor households haven't forgotten our roots. And most of us weren't taken in by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce's scare tactics, any more than we believed that Manuel (Matty) Moroun was fighting for all of us.

We share organized labor's anger at Republicans who want to make unions the scapegoats for decades of municipal mismanagement. But we also understood that, at the end of the day, Proposal 2 was designed to erect a firewall not just against labor's opponents, but against the democratic process itself.

And we reasoned that, in an era when the pie is shrinking for most Michiganders, the notion that anyone's share should be protected by constitutional armor was simply unfair to everyone else...

http://www.freep.com/article/20121111/COL04/311110153/Brian-Dickerson-Why-labor-s-children-rejected-Proposal-2?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Opinion

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:01 AM

1. Prop 2 was for everyone, dimwit.

It was deliberately written, not just to protect unions, but to protect any and all workers. Someone didn't actually read it.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:16 PM

2. Baloney. ANd we're not going to quit so long as this State legis/Gov.want it all.

We're just as entitled to a fair wage as any of the gutless CEO's who are now taking, not sharing, our tax dollars. This things is offensive to me. SOME of us know how hard average citizens are working to promote and protect this state.

ALL we fucking get out of Lansing is more bullshit aimed at diminishing Michigan, NOT enhancing it. Labor not only pays taxes, we pay a HUGE amount in taxes.

Bullshit, Bullshit, Bullshit

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:47 PM

3. Rationalizing evil is the worst kind of evil.

When this state goes right to work, Brian and his wordy confederates will all feign shock and I will shove this vote in their stupid faces.

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