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Dems look to Obama to punish Michigan over labor vote
The Washington Times ^ | December 7, 2012 | Andrea Billups

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 nation’s 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 he’s going to say Michigan doesn’t 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?… That’s outrageous.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: biglabor; corruption; democrats; michigan; obama; righttowork; unions; unionthugs; whitmer
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Typical behavior from Democrats and unions but I repeat myself.
1 posted on 12/07/2012 2:39:05 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: cripplecreek

Ping!


2 posted on 12/07/2012 2:42:05 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

What is this? “I’m telling!”


3 posted on 12/07/2012 2:45:40 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: jazusamo

He needs to stay out of the state’s business.


4 posted on 12/07/2012 2:49:18 PM PST by jersey117
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To: combat_boots
This is so far out even for a Rat to say this publicly.

We all know it goes on behind the scenes but this is “in your face” flat out entitlement and retribution from Whitmer.

5 posted on 12/07/2012 2:51:50 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

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.


6 posted on 12/07/2012 2:55:26 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: jazusamo
The hilarious part about thsi moron's tirade is that she is advocating for Ubanga to deny money to Ubanga voters - - who are mainly moochers!

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 doesn’t provide services to rich people,” Mike Genest, the state’s finance director, said on a conference call with reporters on Friday. “It doesn’t even really provide services to the middle class.” He added: “You have to cut where the money is.”

7 posted on 12/07/2012 2:55:38 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: jazusamo

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.”


8 posted on 12/07/2012 2:57:15 PM PST by Truth29
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To: jazusamo

The communists are feeling awfully embolden lately.


9 posted on 12/07/2012 3:01:05 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: Truth29

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”.


10 posted on 12/07/2012 3:02:06 PM PST by No_More_Harkin
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To: Lancey Howard
Exactly...Perhaps after a few days that solid red thing that's blocking her vision because of this vote will subside and she'll regain some reason, but probably not.
11 posted on 12/07/2012 3:02:11 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
This is actually what returning power to the grass-roots has always been about.

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.

12 posted on 12/07/2012 3:05:08 PM PST by what's up
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To: jazusamo

Once again, the Demon rat party doesn’t give a damn about what the representatives of the people think.


13 posted on 12/07/2012 3:07:24 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: jazusamo

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!


14 posted on 12/07/2012 3:07:50 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: jazusamo
Democrat Gretchen Whiner


15 posted on 12/07/2012 3:08:49 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Yeah, go ahead and punish us and watch what happens. LOL
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Weekly/biweekly Michigan legislative activism thread

Michigan Action Alert on Right To Work

16 posted on 12/07/2012 3:09:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: VeniVidiVici
Democrat Gretchen Whiner

VAGINA!!!!
17 posted on 12/07/2012 3:11:27 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

No worries...as per usual, the left will find some.judge to throw the whole thing out and restore the status quo.


18 posted on 12/07/2012 3:14:37 PM PST by daler
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To: jazusamo
The thirty or so Conservative state governors need to organize. They need to get together and when one is attacked, they need to go to Obama and tell him where to go. There is power in numbers and if they do it as a block they can wield considerable power.
19 posted on 12/07/2012 3:15:24 PM PST by iontheball
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To: jazusamo
The thirty or so Conservative state governors need to organize. They need to get together and when one is attacked, they need to go to Obama and tell him where to go. There is power in numbers and if they do it as a block they can wield considerable power.
20 posted on 12/07/2012 3:15:32 PM PST by iontheball
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To: jazusamo

MAKE ‘EM ALL DRIVE CHEVY VOLTS!


21 posted on 12/07/2012 3:15:54 PM PST by Mashood
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To: what's up
Well said...Like Wisconsin the Dems didn't think this could happen in Michigan, this is coming to the surface and probably just beginning.
22 posted on 12/07/2012 3:15:54 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: daler

They’ll have to go to a federal judge because we own the state supreme court as well and one of the liberals there is under an FBI fraud investigation.


23 posted on 12/07/2012 3:16:41 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Mashood

That’ll show em but make them buy their own. :-)


24 posted on 12/07/2012 3:18:21 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: iontheball
The thirty or so Conservative state governors need to organize. They need to get together and when one is attacked, they need to go to Obama and tell him where to go. There is power in numbers and if they do it as a block they can wield considerable power.

Agreed. That's a good idea.
25 posted on 12/07/2012 3:21:33 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: jazusamo
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.

Telling him to withhold Detroit bacon? As far as the bridge is concerned, we only have to pay for the land on our end and Canada is paying for the bridge itself. Besides, construction on the bridge is still several years away.
26 posted on 12/07/2012 3:27:32 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: jazusamo

As punishment, Bronco could bail out Detroit.


27 posted on 12/07/2012 3:29:05 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: jazusamo

He promised “revenge”


28 posted on 12/07/2012 3:29:54 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: combat_boots

You couldn’t pry the grin off my face with a crowbar.


29 posted on 12/07/2012 3:30:15 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
Holding back the mass transit money didn't seem all that bad to me but was surprised Whitmer would suggest it, Rats live for that kind of money:)

Had no idea about the bridge but if that's the case it seems Canada wants it worse than us.

30 posted on 12/07/2012 3:36:21 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: cripplecreek

Was that the talking taco?


31 posted on 12/07/2012 3:39:12 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: jazusamo

Oh, that’s just what Detroit needs, a mass transit project. Problem solved.


32 posted on 12/07/2012 3:40:10 PM PST by DPMD
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To: jazusamo

Canada has been trying to build the bridge for 30 years and even have their end prepared with a major highway spur and everything. Right across from Zug island.


33 posted on 12/07/2012 3:41:46 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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Was that the talking taco?

I don't think she started it but she joined in.
34 posted on 12/07/2012 3:43:56 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: jazusamo

Hey Michigan, welcome to the club, you will now be treated like TEXAS (among other RED states), and apparently Staten Island, NY.


35 posted on 12/07/2012 3:53:46 PM PST by corbe (mystified)
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To: jazusamo

What are the odds that the governor will sign the right-to-work bill?


36 posted on 12/07/2012 4:02:42 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: cripplecreek

Let Obama pinish Michigan....Detroit in particular.

Is there no sense of irony in any of this nitwit’s mind.

What a spendid idea, cut off your nose to spite your face.


37 posted on 12/07/2012 4:05:16 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Theodore R.
I don't know the odds but I've read several articles where he's been quoted as saying he'll sign it.
38 posted on 12/07/2012 4:07:22 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: cripplecreek

Yo, Michigander.

Maybe now that people have a right-to-work, Deetroit will raze itself and start over.


39 posted on 12/07/2012 4:35:53 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: jazusamo

Pound ‘em Barry! They made your union knuckledraggers cry. Oops! It was the tear gas that made them cry.


40 posted on 12/07/2012 4:43:41 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: jazusamo

Pound ‘em Barry! They made your union knuckledraggers cry. Oops! It was the tear gas that made them cry.


41 posted on 12/07/2012 4:44:15 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: combat_boots

I haven’t figured out what’s going on here but there’s more than meets the eye. I noticed immediately after the election there was some prodding for the democrats to fight among themselves.

The day after the election Obama’s de facto DREAM act kids protested the fact that they can’t get diver’s licenses. Our secretary of state told them to take it up with Obama because he put them in their limbo and it wasn’t her job to fix it.


42 posted on 12/07/2012 4:50:04 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: jazusamo

Yea Barry, hurt ‘em real bad. Withhold federal funds for a couple weeks.


43 posted on 12/07/2012 5:36:33 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: cripplecreek

I can finally say, CC, “Welcome to Arizona.”


44 posted on 12/07/2012 5:46:40 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: jazusamo; SunkenCiv; cripplecreek; jenk; PGalt; Darren McCarty; Miss_Meyet; sergeantdave; ...
"If you write, direct, edit, shoot, or do sound for me on my next movie, you will not work for me unless you belong to the union," [Michael] Moore insisted on Friday.

Since only lefties would want to work on Moore's notorious movies anyway, that shouldn't be too much of a problem!

45 posted on 12/07/2012 5:49:49 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: jazusamo

Those are literally fighting words.


46 posted on 12/07/2012 6:12:53 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: justiceseeker93

I don’t know whether it was Moore’s last movie or not, but he paid people minimum wage and didn’t pay health benefits. People worked part-time.


47 posted on 12/07/2012 6:30:21 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: jazusamo

“One day during production on the first season of the show, Moore called two of his writers into his office. It was, for both of them, their first job in television, and they had been hired with the title of associate producer. They were not members of the Writers’ Guild, the powerful union for writers in movies and TV, and thus were not receiving health benefits, and would not qualify later for a percentage of video and rerun sales. “Michael said, ‘I’m getting a lot of heat from the union to call you guys writers and pay you under the union rules,’ ” Eric Zicklin, one of the associate producers, says. “ ‘I don’t have the budget for that. But if they keep coming down on me that’ll mean I’ll only be able to afford one of you and the other one’s gotta go.’ ”

Soon more employees who supported Mr. Moore in his political crusade became disillusioned with their former boss...”

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2011/mar/7/michael-moore-hypocritical-union-buster/#ixzz2EQK0B3kJ
Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter


48 posted on 12/07/2012 6:33:29 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: jazusamo

Maybe the state should hold up tax payments to the federal government?


49 posted on 12/07/2012 6:43:29 PM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: jazusamo
So...what we got here is a senior Senator of a state who publicly asks the President of the United States to punish that same state by withholding funds. A Senator who, by any common-sensical gauge, is supposed to be looking out for the state. And, who's publicly asking the President of the United States to punish that same state by withholding funds.

Is marijuana legal there too?

50 posted on 12/07/2012 6:54:33 PM PST by danielmryan
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