He’d rather you be unemployed and on the dole. Isn’t that obvious by now?
President Barack Obama traveled to the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant in Redford, Mich., Monday to issue a speech on the economy, pressure Republicans in Congress to raise taxes on the nation’s top earners, and highlight Daimler’s new $120 million investment in the plant.
But it was the president’s criticism of Michigan’s right-to work legislation that stole the show for the audience of Daimler union employees.
“What we shouldn’t be doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages,” the president told the audience, which immediately roared with cheers, applause and whistles. “These so-called right-to-work laws, they don’t have to do with economics, they have everything to do with politics.” They’re about “giving you the right to work for less money,” he added, noting that Michigan’s history shows how unions have helped “build a better America.”
As opposed to the millions of high-paying jobs flooding the land under his stewardship. Oh, wait…
New state right-to-work legislation, which forbids requiring all employees who benefit from a labor contract to pay union dues, is scheduled to move through the Michigan Legislature for final action this week. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has pledged to sign the final version.
Yeah, and we can’t have any of that, can we? Meanwhile, the latest unemployment rate in this now “so-called right-to-work” state is 9.3%. He might have a leg to stand on if was even close to the current abysmal national rate. But hey, these schlubs voted for him, so they get what they voted for: chronic unemployment. Maybe those jobs supposedly paying less are better than no jobs at all.
Meanwhile, Obama’s union thugs have decided to cancel school so teachers can go protest. Parents must love that.