Obama Slams Right-to-Work Legislation at Fiscal Cliff Campaign Stop (Video)

Sorry Barack… You’re a little late.
Both legislative houses in Michigan passed right to work bills last week. Republicans are set to bring up right to work bills for final consideration as soon as tomorrow making Michigan the 24th right to work state.

Today Barack Obama flew into Detroit to slam right to work states at his so-called fiscal cliff event.

Studies confirm that right to work states benefit from faster growth and better pay.
So it makes sense then that Obama is against it.

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  • squeaky
  • dittogirl

    Im in Michigan and we love this! Shove that up your pipe and smoke it UNIONS! You have pushed around long enough!

  • democraps suck

    F the unions..and BUCK FOBAMA

  • #2. I live here too. Way to go Rick Snyder and the rest of the Michigan legislature.

    taw

  • msmoommist

    He should get back to Washington and DO HIS JOB. America will NOT bow to communism and liars. Way to go Michigan… Detroit is a mess and it is time to rebuild the once great city and the Unions and Democrats are not doing such a great job

  • Sam Stone

    I thought Obama was FOR the freedom to choose!?

  • Markus

    Get in line Michigan with top impoverished states like Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas. Right to work means right only pay you min wage instead of what your worth.

  • SturJen

    @Markus; You mean to say what you are *actually* worth? Because if you are an unskilled worker, doing an unskilled job, you are worth exactly minimum. Ain’t no shame in minimum; I’ve worked many a job that paid minimum over the years.

    You want to make more than that? GET A SKILL! Go to trade school and GET A SKILL! Heck, 1 year in Tech School, you get a welding degree and make $15 an hour -to start-. But if you’re not willing to get dirt under your pretty little nails, if you’re not willing to crack a book and *learn* a skill, you get what you deserve: Minimum wage.

    Me? I’m headed back to school. It’s difficult these days because I want to work in the health field but Obama has screwed that up. I’ll work in computers. So yeah, I need to actually ~gasp~ learn math!

  • Sam Stone

    Markus, if you are worth more than minimum wage and not getting it, either you are NOT worth it or you need to find another job. No business owner I know wants to lose a good employee that can help the company profit and grow.

  • Hey unions, now you know how the rest of us feel regarding Obamacare. We were told to sit down and shut up.

  • raybojabo

    I’m confused. I know they are all communists, but who is the puppet, and who is the master? Odumbo, or the unions?

  • bg

    ++

    OT..

    Profiting from a child’s illiteracy

    [This is painful for a liberal to admit, but conservatives have a point when they suggest that America’s safety net can sometimes entangle people in a soul-crushing dependency. Our poverty programs do rescue many people, but other times they backfire.]

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  • Adirondack Patriot

    Dear Obama,

    This is what democracy looks like.

    Love,

    Michigan

  • Gracie
  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Today Barack Obama flew into Detroit to slam right to work states at his so-called fiscal cliff event.

    If anything proves that he’s nothing more than a union stooge, this would have to be it. Why should he give a rat’s you-know-what about a state issue and a state-level decision? If this is what the state of Michigan wants, then that’s their business and their business only, and the feds can get bent.

    Now, time to watch closely to see if MI can take advantage of the opening they’ve created for themselves…

  • IOW bin Osama is against the Rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. The right to work is nothing more than the right to work freely at whatever you choose for whoever you choose regardless of what unions and the foreign imposter POTHEADUS want..

  • pagar

    The Obama regime can’t stand the thought of free Americans. Free Americans not held in union slavery terrify the leftists.

  • bg

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    Right to Work States

    [A Right to Work law secures the right of employees to decide for
    themselves whether or not to join or financially support a union.
    However, employees who work in the railway or airline industries
    are not protected by a Right to Work law, and employees who
    work on a federal enclave may not be.]

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  • Swoggle me eyes it IS O! Campaigning with all those bilge rats!

  • bg

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    December 10, 2012

    Time For A Trip To The Woodshed

    [Perhaps I was too harsh, because they really aren’t the problem because we have John Boehner, a man so ill-equipped to serve and defend that the only characters that come to mind are Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, and I very well might be denigrating cartoons unfairly by using their names and his in the same sentence. And we have a bigger issue than President Obama’s personal caddy and that is the president himself, who recently pronounced his deplorable ignorance by misspeaking about PE ratios.

    Not to be crass, but that is a mistake only an idiot makes. It’s time to serious-up people. We’re talking about the President of the United States who is mindful of the character played by Chris Farley in the movie “Tommy Boy” and refers to John Hancock as Herbie Hancock and thinks he’s got it right.

    Just how low has the collective IQ fallen if such a dunce is allowed to lecture us, knit his eyebrows, point his finger and talk about a solution when he cannot even identify the problem? And though I am reluctant to bring up President Bush because Obama and staff still haven’t quit bashing him, the following question is fair and due to be asked: what would the media be doing right now if George Bush had referred to our country having 57 states or could not speak correctly about a PE ratio when he’s trying to tell the country how to improve its finances?

    Well, the answer is pretty clear, but the motivation is not, at least in regard to respectability for a profession. It truly stretches the mind as to how this imbecile goes unscathed because none of the highly paid journalists has the nerve or interest to ask a tough question.]

    Amen, again and again..

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  • iowegian

    The only people right-to-work legislation punishes are the fat-cat union bosses and the incompetent workers. My wife’s a teacher that is one of three in her school who has a masters degree, has routinely received significant recognition both internal to the district for the achievement of her program and outside the district through judging of her bands. She’s also one of two non-union employees in the building.

    Two years ago, facing major budget constraints, the district asked the teachers to hold on raises and pay a bit more in their retirement and health care, instead of simply cutting teacher positions. The union rejected the offer and more than a half-dozen teachers were let go (the youngest, least expensive, of course, which made the cuts more dramatic than losing one or two teachers who’ve been around and won’t retire, yet have very little passion left in them for teaching).

    Why would anyone want to be a part of the union monstrosity? What kind of loser does President Obama have to be to oppose excellence and instead, reward incompetence (paid for at a huge premium, with the bloated expense of union management added on top of it all)?

  • shibumi

    I’m in Michigan too. Way to go Gov. Synder. Maybe this will finally take the state of out the death spiral it’s been in since 2001.

  • bg

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    re: #21 December 10, 2012 at 3:47 pm bg

    Fine line between genius and madness, scientists find

    [The gene, which is called neuregulin 1, plays a role in brain
    development but a variant of it is also associated with mental
    illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.]

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  • Mad Hatter

    What the Ivy League Aristocrat can’t figure out, or doesn’t want to admit is that a Right to Work Status allows someone to opt out of, or not be forced to join a Union. That’s called Freedom Mr. President.

    Any employee that wants to remain part of the Union can do so, they’re not being forced out, and their pay scale is not being decreased.

  • bg

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    Gracie #14 December 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    that’s not the first time i’ve read something like that…

    so what’s with all these calls for “punishment”??

    these people must already look upon Obama as their
    Dictator.. not as the President of a Nation of Liberty..

    besides, Barry wouldn’t even punish
    his kids with a baby.. /serious sarc/

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  • GotFreedom

    Thank you to the brave legislators in MI for standing firm and not being intimidated by BHO/Unions. . .doing what’s in the best interest of your state is commendable and we hope that you (along with WI) serve as inspirations and motivators for other “rust belt” states! Keep up the good work MI!

    Stand up, speak out and fight back!

  • garrettc

    The elephant in the room is the demonstrated fact that when a state goes Right to work, union particpation drops like a rock . In some cases, 50% drop out the first year, especially when the state refuses to collect dues directly from paychecks. So, yes, union influence drops, but so what. That is called freedom of choice. If work conditions get really bad, expect people to voluntarily join unions again.

  • bigkahuna

    All that garabage from Pres Obigears on the same day Chrysler …the company he sold for next to nothing to foreigners becuase unions bankrupted them…were FORCED to rehire drunken , stoned workers who abused the priviledge of working and getting a paycheck.

    Also ABC battery that obama gave to his bundler buddies millions and millions and went bankrupt is now sold to CHINA. Its a clusterf*ck in this administration.

  • Exile1981

    I pay my employees way more than the union shops pay there’s and mine don’t pay dues. Both shop get health coverage we don’t offer a retirement plan but that’s ok since what the union shop pays in pension contributions is less than half of the difference between the wages. In the end our staff can pay into there own pension through who ever they want and still have more money in the bank.

  • ALL_IS_LOST

    The left hates personal freedom.

    I like the Union concept if I can choose to be part of one or not…in essence I can fire them when they become stupid.

  • surfin’ bird

    Meanwhile on the West Coast: The California Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from Costa Mesa, Calif. officials in a union lawsuit challenging the city’s plan to outsource city jobs.

  • Francesca

    Will he ever stop talking? When? When? Enough already.
    Does he ever stay in the Oval Office and work?

  • forced union dues is the worst thing that has ever happened to UNION WORKERS. it took away the only weapon they had to fight againist crooked union leaders. it helped to create the union bosses that are in power permanently just like the politicans.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Will he ever stop talking? When? When? Enough already.

    If by “talking” you mean campaigning, well, my guess is that the earliest possibility of this happening is Inauguration Day, 2016.

  • valerie

    A right-to-work law will not get rid of unions: it just gives control of the union to its members.

  • bg

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    bigkahuna #29 December 10, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    posted about the following for
    several, guess it’s passé… /s/

    BP

    Chrysler

    bit more of much more here and here and here..

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  • Whistleblower

    U.S. Attorney’s Office claims author’s of Blagojevich book “Golden” lying

    http://illinoispaytoplay.com/2012/12/10/u-s-attorneys-office-claims-authors-of-blagojevich-book-golden-lying/

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  • paul52

    Markus, you been to Detroit lately, a city run by the Libs and the UAW??? It’s the crotchstain of America. And just how is this state’s issue any of Barry’s fuggin’ business? Mind the store, Barry, if you can find it.