Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me and I welcome their hatred.-FDR

Monday, January 30, 2012

Idiot of the Week


Gov. Mitch Daniels says he is ready to make Indiana the 23rd right-to-work state as soon as a bill reaches his desk.

It shouldn't be called "right-to-work", that is Orwellian. It should be called, "anti-right-to-unionize" because it will make it harder to form a union. The war on unions will continue until something is done. But night is darkest before dawn, it will get worse for unions before it gets better and it will get better. The labor movement was born out of hostile times and I have hope that it can survive this latest anti-union onslaught. If not, the US is headed for bad times for workers. Without unions there to constantly push for freedoms, slowly businesses and governments will erode those freedoms the labor movement fought for. Does anybody really want that to happen?

And another thing, I put "Indiana" as the idiot and not Daniels or the Republicans who drafted the bill for a reason. When the people in the state keep voting for anti-union Republicans, don't be surprised when they vote to bust unions, the voters should share some blame. Ditto for other states with strong union membership who elect Republicans. When you sleep with the anti-union dogs, don't be surprised when you wake up with anti-union fleas.

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