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Obama: Look at Michigan to See How Unions Built America’s Middle Class
Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2012 | Fred Lucas

Posted on 12/10/2012 5:28:25 PM PST by Olog-hai

Speaking at the Daimler Detroit Diesel Plant in Redford, Mich., on Monday, President Barack Obama lashed out at the Michigan legislature for passing a right-to-work law and declared that Americans only needed to look at Michigan if they wanted to see how unions helped build the middle class.

“These so-called right to work laws, they don’t have to do with economics,” Obama said. “They have everything to do with politics. What they’re really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money. You only have to look to Michigan, where workers were instrumental in reviving the auto industry, to see how unions have helped build not just a stronger middle class but a stronger America.” …

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Government; US: District of Columbia; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: bhounions; bluefist; commieunions; gmcorruption; governmentmotors; michigan; obama; sheethead; unionthugs
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Who writes this stuff for him?
1 posted on 12/10/2012 5:28:43 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

If you substitute a more appropriate word for “built,” he wouldn’t be that far off.


2 posted on 12/10/2012 5:29:59 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Olog-hai

When the unions say jump....Obama says “How high??”


3 posted on 12/10/2012 5:30:49 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Olog-hai
Did unions build Detroit? The way it is now?
4 posted on 12/10/2012 5:31:54 PM PST by cruise_missile
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To: Pearls Before Swine

5 posted on 12/10/2012 5:32:31 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
What they’re really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money.

If that were true, why does he feel that its OK to interfere with my right to do so? He certainly seems OK with dictating that "the rich" work for less.

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Weekly/biweekly Michigan legislative activism thread December 7, 2012

Michigan Action Alert on Right To Work
6 posted on 12/10/2012 5:33:12 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Olog-hai

He is a piece of work. That is for sure. Geez!


7 posted on 12/10/2012 5:33:45 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Olog-hai

was he doing stand up?


8 posted on 12/10/2012 5:34:49 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Olog-hai

Who writes this stuff for him?


MSNBC of course..they visit the White House practically everyday


9 posted on 12/10/2012 5:35:55 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Olog-hai

Yes, Detroit is a perfect representative of what unions and liberal entitlement philosophy can do for all of us. I encourage all of America to study Detroit closely.


10 posted on 12/10/2012 5:37:35 PM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: Olog-hai

The sad thing isn’t that he says it. We now know a great number of imbeciles believe whatever comes out of his mouth...regardless of any factual basis. For about 2.5 years I thought enough people saw through this crap. Now I am just sad to see that is not the case.


11 posted on 12/10/2012 5:37:42 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: Olog-hai
to see how unions have helped build

Higher wages, higher pension cost, higher medical cost and lower profits.

12 posted on 12/10/2012 5:38:33 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: cruise_missile

“Did unions build Detroit?”
The car companies hire workers to make cars.
The unions make what?......besides strikes, goons and politicians.


13 posted on 12/10/2012 5:39:20 PM PST by Islander2
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To: Olog-hai
Private enterprise built the original Michigan middle class. In know because I was there when Michigan (the southeastern part) was a great place to live.

What killed Detroit was federal regulation, forced busing, democratic mayors and their sponge-worthy sycophants who can't get enough of taxpayer bacon.

Detroit is pretty much a Worker's Paradise now. Yeah, they are all in charge and they are all cashing in all their Obama coupons.

14 posted on 12/10/2012 5:39:44 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: Don Corleone

I would substitute the word “feces” for the word “work” in your sentence.


15 posted on 12/10/2012 5:40:15 PM PST by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: Olog-hai
Great response from the Michigan GOP.

Michigan Republican Party chairman Bobby Schostak issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s visit to Michigan today:

“It’s interesting that President Obama has chosen to stop in Michigan to propose his economic recovery plan of higher taxes, more spending and broken budgets. Here in Michigan we’ve seen actual economic recovery by streamlining government, cutting taxes and balancing budgets.

“The President’s divisive message and attack on Michigan workers is just another indication of how out of touch Pres. Obama has become. President Obama’s continued attempt to subvert state rights is an assult on our federal system.

“I encourage the former law professor and our current President brush up on the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, ‘The powers not delegated to the United states by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.’

“The President’s stance is a blatant attack on Michigan workers and demonstrates the President’s staunch support of special interest union bosses. Thankfully, Michigan Republican leaders are here to provide a firewall for Michigan workers and their families and to keep Michigan’s turnaround on course.”


http://www.migop.org/index.php/details/news/michigan-republican-party-chairman-bobby-schostak-issued-the-following-stat/
16 posted on 12/10/2012 5:42:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Olog-hai

“Who writes this stuff for him? “

No QC whatsoever?

Well, at least he was truthful.


17 posted on 12/10/2012 5:42:47 PM PST by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: Olog-hai
President Barack Obama lashed out at the Michigan legislature for passing a right-to-work law and declared that Americans only needed to look at Michigan if they wanted to see how unions helped build the middle class

Ah, Mr. President - "One only needs to look to MI - and Detroit specifically - to see what Liberalism does to create rot from the inside out. RAT policies - including unionism - produced a city that is considering filing bankruptcy and is currently bulldozing down neighborhoods that have stood vacant for year.
18 posted on 12/10/2012 5:43:02 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: I Drive Too Fast

“to see how unions have helped build
Higher wages, higher pension cost, higher medical cost and lower profits.”

Without the unions, the workers still have jobs.
Without the car companies the workers have..........?


19 posted on 12/10/2012 5:43:54 PM PST by Islander2
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To: Olog-hai

If unions were all that the Food Stamp President and his commie friends say, a right-to-work law would have absolutely no effect on union membership because they would all be lined up to join anyway. Wisconsin unions, how’s that working out for you? Oops, no one will belong voluntarily except for the union bosses and other commies.


20 posted on 12/10/2012 5:46:16 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: Olog-hai
Also interesting.

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.
21 posted on 12/10/2012 5:49:30 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Olog-hai

The Onion gets funnier every day.


22 posted on 12/10/2012 5:50:35 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Olog-hai


23 posted on 12/10/2012 5:50:54 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Cheerio

Why wasn’t Bronco touring the Packard Plant?


24 posted on 12/10/2012 5:51:55 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Barack Obama, Muslim uniion turd


25 posted on 12/10/2012 5:55:34 PM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Olog-hai

To Big Labor, regarding the Middle Class:

“YOU DIDN’T BUILD THAT”


26 posted on 12/10/2012 5:58:24 PM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: Hoodat

That 4th picture is a fake. As much of a mess as the city is, there still are no shanty towns.


27 posted on 12/10/2012 5:59:02 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

It is so mind-whacking to get these fantastic, victorious actions by states while trying to not go postal over what zero’s still doing as BLOATUS.


28 posted on 12/10/2012 6:02:22 PM PST by txhurl (Zero on America: Drive it like you stole it)
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To: Olog-hai

I agree with Obama the Unions are definitely responsible for the plight of present day Detroit!


29 posted on 12/10/2012 6:03:09 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Olog-hai
How about the Right to not join the corrupt DNC taxpayer money laundering machine, and funding fat cat Union Bosses' exhorbitant salaries and lifestyles?

Does the "Middle Class" have the Right to determine their own preference (Right-to-Work States)?

30 posted on 12/10/2012 6:05:23 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Olog-hai
Speaking at the Daimler Detroit Diesel Plant in Redford, Mich.,...

Given the DumBO curse, the plant will file for bankruptcy soon. Certainly, after they add wind turbines to those diesels.

31 posted on 12/10/2012 6:06:08 PM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: depressed in 06

The sale of A123 systems to China was announced today. I’m Guessin Bronco didn’t bother to mention it while he was trying to interfere with our legitimate state government.


32 posted on 12/10/2012 6:09:29 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Olog-hai

I really hate liberals.


33 posted on 12/10/2012 6:14:13 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Olog-hai
How Unions Built DESTROYED America’s Middle Class
34 posted on 12/10/2012 6:14:54 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Islander2

“The unions make what?......besides strikes, goons and politicians.”

Way, way too much money in relation to what they do!


35 posted on 12/10/2012 6:16:26 PM PST by vette6387
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To: I Drive Too Fast
Higher wages, higher pension cost, higher medical cost and lower profits.

If somebody has to take the hit for corporations shutting down US operations and moving to third world countries it ought to be "Big Labor". Private corporations have only one primary function, to make as much money as possible for their stockholders while obeying the laws of their homeland. It is nowhere near their primary function to make union members wealthy beyond their dreams of avarice.

Of course nothing stops a union from from "passing the hat" among it's members and forming an "employee owned start-up" to compete with their former "Robber Baron" bosses either. True, it's never happened that I know of, but it is an option none the less.

Regards,
GtG

36 posted on 12/10/2012 6:18:53 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Olog-hai

The reason for the speech is to show the USA what will happen with America. Thanks to Odumbo there will be no middle class. As Detroit has gone so will the rest of America. The Unions destroyed America. But it was also the desire to build more and more and have not enough to cover the liabilities that would come done the road. Pensions, Healthcare costs. Remember the Ford Motor Company dealt with many of the issues with pensions health insurance for retirees. Ford weathered the storm of 2008. GM Chrysler did not.

Oddly enough how many other plants and automobile manufacturing facilities were shuttered in Michigan in the last 6 years. I know about the Wixom( Ford)Plant. I have driven through Saginaw and Flint area and the automobile manufacturing facilities are not the same names anymore. They even look like there a lot less employees working. They are just east of I-75.


37 posted on 12/10/2012 6:21:14 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: Olog-hai

Looks like Obama is never ever going to stop campaigning and just do the job he was elected (LOL) to do .He is never going to work with the GOP ,he’s always going to RUN OFF and give another stupid speech


38 posted on 12/10/2012 6:21:43 PM PST by molson209
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To: Hoodat

My thoughts exactly. Unions can do for other cities and towns what they did for Detroit - destroy a century of progress in return for one or maybe two more years of inflated paychecks before the Goose that used to lay the Golden Eggs dies.


39 posted on 12/10/2012 6:23:41 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: depressed in 06

“Speaking at the Daimler Detroit Diesel Plant in Redford, Mich.,...”

You mean Detroit Diesel which was started by General Motors years ago, but is now owned by the Krauts? Thanks to the UAW, GM ( and the other two as well) have been “shedding” their original parts trying to continue to be viable businesess. Everybody is tooting their horns about Ford, but as I see it, Ford is in about the same fix as the two that were bailed out. Ford is closing plants all over the world to stay solvent, and has already announced that they will never build another production facility in the United States again.


40 posted on 12/10/2012 6:25:22 PM PST by vette6387
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To: vette6387
Ford is closing plants all over the world to stay solvent, and has already announced that they will never build another production facility in the United States again.

Ah.... That doesn't mean they won't take an existing plant revamp or expand on existing field, and not go to a green-field and start new or rehab an intercity brown-field.

41 posted on 12/10/2012 6:31:45 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Olog-hai

Free men built America.

Unions and government destroyed it.


42 posted on 12/10/2012 6:38:26 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Olog-hai
"where workers were instrumental in reviving the auto industry, to see how unions have helped build not just a stronger middle class but a stronger America.” …

One GM is still dysfunctional, I have a gnome their trying to jump ship, can't say more how fubar'd it is.
2nd Chrysler, is no cake walk either, it is such a weird run and owned Company, I'll keep my powder dry.
3rd yes the line guys and gals helped, but the only real turn-around Ford made the hard re-invent yourself cost cutting decisions Obama won't do w/ entitlements.
4th, many went along for the ride, a lot of good product came from the minds Bill Mitchell and so many other leaders and engineers that moved the process forward that gave the line guys something good to build and sell.

Obama's focus is such thin soup and vacuous of what really made Detroit Iron, maybe he should stick to riding that weenie bicycle of his...

43 posted on 12/10/2012 6:40:00 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Olog-hai

I thought it was satire. The union is what is driving auto worker jobs to China.


44 posted on 12/10/2012 6:49:37 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: Slyfox

Let’s cut to the chase about Detroit.

What killed Detroit was the white flight that started in the late 50’s as the population of blacks rose rather quickly, and with the increase in the black population came the usual conditions that come along with an increase in a black population: Crime, violence and social unrest.

By the time of the 1967 riots, the white population was already “one foot out the door.” After ‘67, the white folks said “See ya, gotta go” and with them the source of tax revenue and civic pride left as well.

Today, there’s almost no white population left in Detroit. Their political power structure is quite third-world in both their economic outlook and their level of corruption. No sane, law-abiding business owner would want to locate in Detroit. If your business is selling crack pipes and stolen merchandise, then Detroit is a garden of profit.

But if you’re trying to be a legit, law-abiding business owner... Detroit is the last place in the US where you’d set up shop.


45 posted on 12/10/2012 6:51:00 PM PST by NVDave
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To: taildragger

“Ah.... That doesn’t mean they won’t take an existing plant revamp or expand on existing field, and not go to a green-field and start new or rehab an intercity brown-field.”

Maybe, but I wouldn’t bet on it. The “Big Three” know that their survival depends on getting out of the US. GM and Chrysler had an opportunity to get rid of the UAW in bankruptcy, but Obama got in the middle of it and crashed the opportunity. I am just hoping that the pissed off judge reopens the whole GM bankruptcy. I was with Romney on this one; GM should have gone through a normal bankruptcy and may still get the opportunity ( that is unless it goes under in the meantime). Ford was somewhat fortunate that it had a good product line when it counted, because the year before the GM/Chrysler debacle, the industry was saying that of the three, Ford had by far the worst labor cost structure of any of them. There is no question that Ford had better top management when it counted. GM had a bunch of limp dicks.


46 posted on 12/10/2012 6:53:10 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Sacajaweau
[When the unions say jump....Obama says “How high??”]

And when Rick Trumpka says, “Sh*t!” Obama squats like a coyote and asks,”What color?”

47 posted on 12/10/2012 6:56:58 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Olog-hai
Note to Pretender:Unions do NOT reflet a middle class (you dolt): Union members represent over-paid LABOR, and labor is not, on it's own, part of any middle class.
48 posted on 12/10/2012 7:02:36 PM PST by norton
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Unions don’t build crap. It’s the labor of citizens; the men and women the unions corral.


49 posted on 12/10/2012 7:06:11 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Hoodat

I had no idea Detroit was in South Africa.

What? That is an actual picture? Good GOD!

50 posted on 12/10/2012 7:16:22 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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