Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Union thuggery lives on

Steve Crowder, self-proclaimed conservative comedian and occasional FoxNews and HuffPo contributor, got a mouth full of union fist yesterday in Lansing, Michigan. There was a rather large group gathered there--thanks to various unions--to protest the Michigan legislature's consideration of making Michigan a "right to work" State (the legislation ultimately passed). Crowder, operating out of the tent of a group in favor of the legislation, was asking various opponents of the measure about their views, probably with a bit of aggression as his wont. But that's not a reason for a beat down. Watch:

It's like going back in time, isn't it? And to borrow a phrase, "now we see the violence inherent in the system!" There's no justification for it, no excuse, but don't expect anything to come from this. It will be forgotten in short order. The guy who attacked Crowder? Why, he's probably a good family man, pushed to the brink by the evil 1%, or some such thing.

Meanwhile, a Democratic lawmaker in Michigan promises "there will be blood."

The Administration, of course, is on the side of the thugs and those calling for violence. And the President himself said one of the most ironic things I've ever heard from the mouth of any President, ever:
“You know, these so-called right-to-work laws, they don’t have to do with economics, they have everything to do with politics,” Obama added to applause and cheers from the crowd. “What they’re really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money.”
I say "ironic," because the last part--in bold--is very much the situation created by Obama's policies. All of the job growth he's been touting is in low-wage jobs, part-time jobs, mostly sucked up by the old and the young, not those in the middle, those with families to feed. And now ObamaCare is making the situation even worse, as many companies are being forced to either decrease their full-time work force or decrease their total work-force, in order to make the numbers work with the increased health insurance costs they will soon face. As Dan Danner said in his USA Today op-ed, "Replacing one full-time position with two part-time positions is not job creation."

Cheers, all.

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