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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-12 08:17 PM
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Michigan GOP approves right to work amid protests (oh lovely... come on Michigan, dump these idiots)
Michigan GOP approves right to work amid protests

http://www.seattlepi.com/news/us/article/Michigan-GOP-a...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) Republicans rushed right-to-work legislation through the Michigan Legislature Thursday, drawing raucous protests from hundreds of union supporters, some of whom were pepper-sprayed by police when they tried to storm the Senate chamber.

With six-vote margins in both chambers, the House and Senate approved measures prohibiting private unions from requiring that nonunion employees pay fees. Democrats denounced it as an attack on worker rights, but the GOP sponsor insisted it would boost the economy and jobs. Separate legislation dealing with public-sector unions was expected to come later.

Because of rules requiring a five-day delay between votes in the two chambers on the same legislation, final enactment appears unlikely until next week. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, who previously had said repeatedly that right-to-work was "not on my agenda," told reporters Thursday he would sign the measures.

A victory in Michigan would give the right-to-work movement its strongest foothold yet in the Rust Belt region, where organized labor already has suffered several body blows. Republicans in Indiana and Wisconsin recently pushed through legislation curbing union rights, sparking massive protests.




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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-12 01:04 AM
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1. Why do workers put Republicans in legislatures and state houses?
Edited on Fri Dec-07-12 01:04 AM by No Elephants
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-12 05:08 AM
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2. Gerrymandering?
Gerrymandering at least accounts for some of the Ohio fucking Republican problems.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-12 09:51 PM
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4. Can't Ohioans do anything about that? An amendment to the state constitutiion, for example?
I have never lived in a state where gerrymandering was an issue. If it existed, it did not hit the public consciousness. But, given the money in politics today, I am sure it probably exists, even where one party controls the state.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-12 03:13 AM
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7. We cannot.
We had a initiative on the ballot to create an unbiased board that would redraw districts. There was massive advertising spending to oppose this so it lost. People didn't even know what it was.

The nation is being destroyed right before our eyes.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-12 10:11 PM
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6. looking at some of those Ohio districts makes me think of when you photoshop a picture
and you fill in a space with a solid color, and it spider veins down into areas you don't want. The districts have been so stretched and finagled that they are laughable. Damn repubs....
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-12 05:11 AM
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3. Republicans are achieving the dreams of their fathers.
These evil fucks must be stopped.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-12 10:03 PM
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5. The difference being that their fathers had opposition.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-12 02:06 PM
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8. Ain't that the truth! nt
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-12 10:32 PM
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9. I believe that you meant to say
Ain't that the fucking truth!
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-12 06:24 AM
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10. Fuck, yeah!....nt
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