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The Fall of the House of Labor

MadisonWannabe Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 1:06 PM
The so-called greatest generation looted the country. The boomers decided to take their share. These two generations didn't leave anything for the rest of us except blood, sweat, toil and tears. Truer words have never been written. Too many people have swallowed this lie. The greatest generation included Washington, Madison, Jefferson and so on.

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....