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The Fall of the House of Labor

Daniel111 Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 7:22 AM
Au contrere, Pierre. Under W. I had a steady job, plenty of extra money and a good life. Then, the derivatives disaster hit, which nobody, including it's shepherds, Frank and Dodd, and Clinton earlier saw coming even though it was a result of their policies. No we find ourselves in the worst recovery since the Great Depression and 0 has no part in it?? He is a disaster, and I only hope that with his second term, you will be hit as many have by his failures. In fact, I relish it.

In 1958, Senate Minority Leader William Knowland, his eye on the 1960 GOP nomination coveted by fellow Californian Richard Nixon, went home and declared for governor.

Knowland's plan: Ride to victory on the back of Proposition 18, the initiative to make right-to-work the law in the Golden Land. Prop. 18 was rejected 2 to 1. Knowland's career was over, and the Republicans were decimated nationally for backing right-to-work.

Badly burned, the party for years ran away from the issue.

This history makes what happened in Michigan, cradle of the United Auto Workers, astonishing. A GOP legislature passed and Gov....