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Michigan Unions Targeted Obama Enemy: Koch Brothers
IBD EDITORIALS ^ | Dece,ber 12, 2012

Posted on 12/13/2012 4:19:33 PM PST by raptor22

Politics: The union mob that tore down that tent outside the Michigan state capitol was aiming at a free-market advocacy group on the president's enemies list promoting right-to-work and other pro-growth measures.

In an editorial headlined "Drinking the Kochs' Kool-Aid," the Detroit Free Press, a newspaper in a decaying city with 18.9% unemployment, opined it was pressure from the Koch brothers, David H. and Charles G., who head a Kansas-based conglomerate with 50,000 U.S.-based employees, that moved Michigan Republicans to make the state adopt right-to-work legislation.

Randy Richardville, majority leader of the state Senate, and Gov. Rick Snyder may have been pressured, the newspaper said, by Americans for Prosperity, whose tent full of seniors and women was torn down by union thugs Tuesday, and pressed by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), both financially backed by the Koch brothers. ALEC's model right-to-work bill, it said, "mirrors the Michigan law word-for-word."

Agreeing that Michigan becoming the 24th right-to-work state was a triumph by the vast right-wing conspiracy was the president of the AFL-CIO. "Gov. Snyder showed his true colors today," said Richard Trumka.

"He's a puppet of extreme donors, and he is willing to ignore and lie to his constituents. His action will undoubtedly please the Koch brothers and corporate CEOs, but it will diminish the voice of every working man and woman in Michigan."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: aflcio; afp; ibd; kochbrothers; laboruniond; michigan; richardtrumpka; ricksnyder; righttowork; rtw; snyder; trumka; uaw; unions
Trumpka, this Koch's for you!
1 posted on 12/13/2012 4:19:44 PM PST by raptor22
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They targeted us all.

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Weekly/biweekly Michigan legislative activism thread December 7, 2012
2 posted on 12/13/2012 4:21:56 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: raptor22

The time is ripe for destroying most of the Unions in America. This shadow violent government is getting too bold and time to take them down.


3 posted on 12/13/2012 4:28:32 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Logical me

Exactly. In fact the Michigan fight is what inspired Virginia to move forward with making card check unconstitutional.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2968502/posts

I want to see at least two more states moving on right to work while the unions grow angrier and more careless.


4 posted on 12/13/2012 4:39:43 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Logical me

As an x-Michigander I believe that all the unions should be disolved. They had their use at one time a long time ago but now have become an arm of the Democrat party & a bunch of thugs who take money from the overpaid workers. No wonder shops have closed due to the high wages & retirement benefits that are unable to be paid anymore.


5 posted on 12/13/2012 4:44:35 PM PST by jrcats (Going Galt!)
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To: raptor22
"Drinking the Kochs' Kool-Aid,"

Ok. So it's either that, or "Drinking the Soros Potassium Cyanide."

We have a choice. Water with sugar from the right, or deadly poison and instant death from the left.

Decisions, decisions (not).

6 posted on 12/13/2012 4:45:52 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: raptor22
Like the unions...Obama is on the side of things past (passed) that just didn't work.

No amount of violence can bring back those old ideas that just didn't endure into the future.

They're dead, Jim.

Unions have a sell-by date...and socialism/communism never worked.

Sorry, Bronco Bamma...but your Bronco Momma sold you a bag of sh!t.

The future is here and now...and it isn't you and your racist, anti-America Wookiee.

You can steal all the elections you want but you can't change the future.

Your ideas are dated and sour and putrid. They don't work.

Sorry dude...but you need to face reality.

7 posted on 12/13/2012 4:49:13 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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8 posted on 12/13/2012 4:49:50 PM PST by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22

The union knuckledraggers are Barry’s private army that he told us about back in 2008. We just didn’t understand what he was telling us.


9 posted on 12/13/2012 4:56:22 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I feel sad for my once great country. We deserve everything that is about to happen to us.)
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To: cripplecreek

Any idea what those two states would be-that would move toward RTW?


10 posted on 12/13/2012 4:58:33 PM PST by donozark (I was planning to spend Christmas in Damascus, until I read Isiah 17:1...)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Just wait until Barry makes sure the Union thugs are as “well trained and armed as the Military”. And they pledge allegiance to King Obama!


11 posted on 12/13/2012 5:03:39 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: donozark
I don't know. Maybe Kentucky and Montana could pull it off. A lot of states are fully in GOP hands and any of those would be good candidates.

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If we can do it in Michigan, it can be done just about anywhere short of the furthest left leaning states.
12 posted on 12/13/2012 5:05:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Lets go for KY and OH to make it 26, then WV and MO, that would land lock IL as the land of unproductivity...


13 posted on 12/13/2012 5:15:58 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: cripplecreek

Do you know why WI is a lighter blue on that map? Earlier I heard Gov Walker say he wasn’t going to pursue Right to Work legislation, so I assume WI for all intents and purposes has the benefit of RTW without having to actually adopt it?


14 posted on 12/13/2012 5:22:09 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: taildragger

I think they may be gun shy in Ohio. I would say Kentucky and Missouri are probably most ripe for it which will inspire some confidence in Ohio.

I just think that with the union fall inside their Michigan cradle, another couple of states going RTW would create an avalanche.


15 posted on 12/13/2012 5:22:47 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EDINVA

I made the map and I made Wisconsin a lighter blue because they’re in kind of a limbo.


16 posted on 12/13/2012 5:24:35 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: taildragger

Every State should be a right to work State.

If a person wish’s to join a Union that is fine, they should not be forced to join one in order to work.


17 posted on 12/13/2012 5:25:04 PM PST by Venturer
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18 posted on 12/13/2012 5:32:37 PM PST by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: cripplecreek
I just think that with the union fall inside their Michigan cradle, another couple of states going RTW would create an avalanche.

CC...

I got a Cousin, Uber Cop in one of the NE States. I tell him about Tea-Party Conservative things here in MI and he can't believe it, he sees nothing, no signs of Conservative Life at all, his State is as we used to say Morto-bom. Honestly in States like CT, MA, NY, VT, RI, ME and NJ I can never see this happening. Liberty is dead in the minds of many, only alive in the hearts of a few.

Really we ought to give them to friggen France for a buck, and keep NH as a Rebel Free Zone...

19 posted on 12/13/2012 5:37:22 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Logical me; All
How dangerous is it going to be for Union members who will now opt out? What will happen to them on the job with the thugs?

That may be when the real trouble starts. Hope not.

20 posted on 12/13/2012 5:40:28 PM PST by annieokie
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To: annieokie

I think the numbers of those who opt out will be high enough that the union won’t have enough enforcers to cover it.

I’m betting at least 40% in the first couple of years. After that the union will try raising dues and dive out even more.


21 posted on 12/13/2012 5:47:46 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Didn’t OH have a referendum vote last year on RTW that failed? Didn’t pay a lot of attention but Rush made quite a big deal out of it, saying it would be a good indicator for the presidential election. Its failure also was said to be a factor in eliminating Kasich as a possible VP candidate. I’d tend to pick off KY then MO before going back to OH with a labor vote (but what do I know?).


22 posted on 12/13/2012 5:54:27 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: cripplecreek
Hope your right. That 40% sounds about right, that will be some major money out of those unions.

When I was at the P.O., (like and idiot), I joined the union, only to regret it later. Thing is we did not have to join the union, stupid me.

We were told you could only opt out on the anniversary of your starting date, which we could never find out when that was. Even if we could, they would change the rules. lol.

I quit that damned place after only 3 years of their non work, slow down methods of operating.

23 posted on 12/13/2012 5:56:21 PM PST by annieokie
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24 posted on 12/13/2012 5:59:45 PM PST by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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25 posted on 12/13/2012 6:05:44 PM PST by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: annieokie
Mitchell poll: Michigan voters favor right-to-work, 51-41

- By union household: A strong majority (56 percent) of non-union households support right-to-work. Support among union households is only at 40 percent.

The unions and the democrats have big problems. Michigan unions dump some $250 million into democrat campaigns annually.
26 posted on 12/13/2012 6:06:14 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: jrcats
As an x-Michigander I believe that all the unions should be disolved. They had their use at one time a long time ago but now have become an arm of the Democrat party & a bunch of thugs who take money from the overpaid workers. No wonder shops have closed due to the high wages & retirement benefits that are unable to be paid anymore.

What's at Stake in Michigan Union Fight: The Democrat Money-Laundering Operation

27 posted on 12/13/2012 6:06:30 PM PST by COBOL2Java (GOPe: Already prepping for their 2016 loss - Jeb Bush!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The union knuckledraggers are Barry’s private army that he told us about back in 2008. We just didn’t understand what he was telling us.

Speak for yourself butt wipe. Us Birchers completely understood back then and were yelling this crap from the mountaintop more than 30 years ago!

"Good Conservatives" castigated us; 'tin foil hat crowd, dontcha know?'

Oh well, Now You Know! Too Little Too Effin Late! As a Bircher, my BIGGEST enemy was those so called PATRIOTS who laughed at us and carried the commie pig water.

Hey Stupid Useful Idiot! We're all pretty effed now, thanks to you!

Don't want to hear it no more from the likes of GB, Hannatee and El Rushbo. Those morons REFUSED to take the bull by the horns and kick Nutz.

They kicked us instead. Pay for it a$$wipes.

End of Rant

Sorry, I have no more tolerance for stupid, so called conservative who WON'T fight.

28 posted on 12/13/2012 6:09:30 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: COBOL2Java; jrcats
As an x-Michigander I believe that all the unions should be disolved. They had their use at one time a long time ago but now have become an arm of the Democrat party & a bunch of thugs who take money from the overpaid workers. No wonder shops have closed due to the high wages & retirement benefits that are unable to be paid anymore.

Y'know, you could say the exact same thing about the MSM.

29 posted on 12/13/2012 6:11:06 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: COBOL2Java; jrcats
As an x-Michigander I believe that all the unions should be disolved. They had their use at one time a long time ago but now have become an arm of the Democrat party & a bunch of thugs who take money from the overpaid workers. No wonder shops have closed due to the high wages & retirement benefits that are unable to be paid anymore.

Y'know, you could say the exact same thing about the MSM.

30 posted on 12/13/2012 6:12:12 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

Sorry to be so impertinent. I didn’t mean to call you, personally, a butt wipe.

I was ranting at the collective buffoonery of the Pubbies. Your post was just an expedient.

I did not mean to insult you personally, I hope you accept my apology.

This is an issue that I am passionate about.

Have a good evening.


31 posted on 12/13/2012 6:14:31 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

Whew! You may want to lighten up a little. The jackasses currently living in this country are too busy trying to be a “nice person” to worry about freedom and liberty. Those days are over. We’re all lowlife, freeloading commie scumbags now. But hey! Somebody had to replace the old defunct USSR.


32 posted on 12/13/2012 6:16:06 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I feel sad for my once great country. We deserve everything that is about to happen to us.)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

Post 31 is for FlyWingFlyer, not a post to me.

I have to quit now, its way past my bedtime.

Getting old sux.


33 posted on 12/13/2012 6:17:29 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I don’t know how I ended up posting this stuff to myself!

Blame FR!!

FlyWing, in my book, you are all right.

I’m just ranting against the world at this point.

Have a good evening, and don’t let the damned bed bugs bite! LOL


34 posted on 12/13/2012 6:22:28 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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36 posted on 12/13/2012 6:26:56 PM PST by narses
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The left loves lobbyist groups funded by rich old white guys, unless they lobby for policies they don’t like.


37 posted on 12/14/2012 5:45:45 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: cripplecreek; All
They targeted us all.

Yes, they did. $ociali$t$ are like that. FORCE you from your time of life, or kill you. It's amazing that so many TOTALITARIAN collectives still roam the planet.

38 posted on 12/14/2012 6:27:57 AM PST by PGalt
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Thanks cripplecreek. Kickin’ ass, takin’ names.


39 posted on 12/15/2012 3:46:39 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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