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Wisconsin Deja Vu: Collective Bargaining on the Ballot in Michigan

sqrt(cos(180)) Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 8:11 PM
Even the Freep--aka Detroit Pravda--has recommended NO on all five proposals to change the Michigan Constitution. The only proposal they endorsed was Prop. 1, which permits the State to authorize and appoint an Emergency Manager to any local entity in danger of bankruptcy; the EM will have the power to negate any union contract. If the Freep, which endorsed Obama, recommends NO votes on these Propositions, that indicates that even those ignoramuses have pulled their head from their nether orifice.
sqrt(cos(180)) Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 8:16 PM
One can only pray that voters outside Detroit will have the good sense to vote their wallets and get rid of Zero. Perhaps there is a chance; I have not seen the UAW leadership pleading for their racist membership to vote for the affirmative action President like they did four years ago. (Yes, that's right, the UAW leadership went on the air to plead with their members to vote for Zero and "feared" many wouldn't vote for a black man. Dems calling Dems "racist"; amazing truth from a notorious group of liars.)

We’ve seen Wisconsin and New Jersey – two deep blue states – eschew their traditional heavy support for unions and now, it seems Michigan could follow suit. The Mitten, one of America’s union strongholds, has several proposals on the ballot that will serve as interesting indicators of where unions now stand in the eyes of Michiganders.

There are six proposals on the ballot, five of which propose to amend the state constitution – in other words, they carry a little more weight than an ordinary, repeal-able statute. The Freep [the Detroit Free Press, for those who aren’t local!] has...