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Michigan Poised to Become Right to Work State; Protesters Shout 'Heil Hitler' in Response

rk58 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 4:01 PM
The incredible irony of all this is that the fascist movement in Europe that lasted from the 1920s to 1945 was actually pro-worker/pro-union. Their platform bore a striking resemblance to the Progressive movement platform at that time, since they were both outgrowths of the same type of thought.. namely: Pro-worker/pro-union Minimum-wage Less unemployment Soak the rich Redistribution of wealth. Class warfare based rhetoric Hitler's Germany ceased to be that after the late 30s, but Mussolini's never did. And note here I'm NOT calling Liberals/Progressives Hitlers.. even though there WAS a racial component ( Eugenics was part of Progressivism, aimed at reducing the numbers/influence of what they called the 'dirty races')
rk58 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 4:05 PM
As a libertarian, I find both Progressivism and Fascism disgusting and counter to the goal of liberty. But unions? They are a creature of those movements, and as we have seen recently, are co-conspirators in a form of crony-capitalism that allows statists to stay in power by passing laws that increase the power of unions, thereby giving the unions more money to support the statists, etc. etc.

Its the evil reality of it all.

Michigan is one step closer to becoming a Right to Work state. Last night, both the state House and Senate passed bills that would forbid the public sector unions from taking 2% out of workers’ paychecks for dues payments, regardless of whether or not they’re members. The bills can’t be passed into law until Tuesday, owing to procedural requirements, but they’re almost sure to prevail, at which point Gov. Rick Snyder has vowed to sign them.

The House and Senate each passed bills on the same day they were introduced that give private and public sector workers...