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Unions Furious: Michigan to Become Right-to-Work State Today

Jim Oakland Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 11:29 AM
Please force me to pay union fees; Please force me to pay more taxes; please force me to buy heath insurance; please reduce my incentive to create jobs; please take away my ability to make business decisions with 80,000 pages of regulation; please spend the next generations money and print money and spend way too much money. It is really hard to believe the GOP can't sell opposition to the democrat's policies. Conservatives need a smarter party.

The vote to turn Michigan into a right-to-work state will take place today after days of protests in Lansing about the pro-worker legislation that prevents having to pay dues to a union. Not surprisingly, local police are bracing for possible violence today as more protests are planned.

Even with the outcome considered a foregone conclusion, the heated battle over right-to-work legislation in the traditional union bastion of Michigan shows no sign of cooling.

Authorities in Lansing were bracing for an onslaught of demonstrators Tuesday at the Michigan Capitol as the Legislature reconvenes for...