Skip to comments.Dems look to Obama to punish Michigan over labor vote
Posted on 12/07/2012 2:39:00 PM PST by jazusamo
LANSING, Mich. A top Michigan Democrat is looking to President Obama to deliver retribution to Republicans after the GOP-dominated state legislature approved a package of bills that could make this stronghold of union power the nations 24th right-to-work state as early as next week.
Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer, who on Thursday called the votes to approve the right-to-work measure petty and vindictive politics, sparked more backlash Friday when she said she wants the president, who is set to visit Detroit on a previously scheduled political trip on Monday, to push back on Republican Gov. Rick Snyder by holding back federal money for a new international bridge project to Canada and a badly needed mass-transit program in ailing Detroit.
We are hoping that when President Obama comes to Michigan next week, that this is going to be on his radar screen, that hes going to say Michigan doesnt care about their middle class, [so] why should we be bending over backwards to make sure that this governor is able to deliver on his promise, said Mrs. Whitmer in an interview with local radio station WWJ.
Her remarks, amid calls from other Democrats and union leaders to use all legal means necessary to stop the bills from becoming law, drew a stern rebuke from WJR host Frank Beckmann, in Detroit, who wondered on his program Friday if Mrs. Whitmer, considered a possible gubernatorial candidate in 2014, might want to reconsider her words.
This should immediately disqualify her for any consideration to run for governor, Mr. Beckmann said. Taking the interests of the entire state of Michigan, the entire region of Detroit, holding them hostage because you object to legislation that has passed in 23 other states and has caused great economic growth?
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What is this? “I’m telling!”
He needs to stay out of the state’s business.
We all know it goes on behind the scenes but this is “in your face” flat out entitlement and retribution from Whitmer.
I remember the days when government officials were expected to obey the law, instead of just making things up to punish their enemies. Judging by this White House and its supporters, those days are gone.
A California Politician Speaks the Truth! (May 30, 2009)
Nearly all of the billions of dollars in cuts the administration has proposed would affect programs for poor Californians...
Government doesnt provide services to rich people, Mike Genest, the states finance director, said on a conference call with reporters on Friday. It doesnt even really provide services to the middle class. He added: You have to cut where the money is.
Democrat’s don’t even try to hide their thuggery any more. It is like the mob - “nice budness you got here, be a shame if something happened to it.”
The communists are feeling awfully embolden lately.
So true. I’m waiting for Democratic elected officials to start calling for Republican “accidents” and watching their bosses to say “yous didn’t hear nothin”.
The climax over the fight will be the Federal Gov't threatening to deny all kinds of Washington money to the States.
If conservatives are serious about getting power back they will say "go ahead and pull the money". They will then work to be self-sufficient since freedom has always required that.
Once again, the Demon rat party doesn’t give a damn about what the representatives of the people think.
Typical. Liberals think a Presidents job is to “Get Even” and “Punish” people. These people have no idea what our founders had in mind when they formed our Country....THEY MUST ALL BE DEFEATED!
No worries...as per usual, the left will find some.judge to throw the whole thing out and restore the status quo.