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Obama slams Michigan bill as ‘right to work for less money’ – Article and Videos

At a Daimler AG plant in Redford, Michigan Monday, President Obama slammed the controversial “right-to-work” legislation expected to be signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder this week, saying the proposed law has ”nothing to do with economics” and “everything to do with politics.”

“What they’re really talking about,” Obama added, “is giving you the right to work for less money.”

Obama criticized Michigan Republicans for focusing on anti-union legislation over job creation. “We should be doing everything we can to keep creating good middle class jobs, he said, before adding, “What we shouldn’t be doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages and working conditions,” a line that drew thunderous applause from the pro-labor crowd.

At issue is a bill that would make Michigan the country’s 24th so called right-to-work state, and which began to make its way through the legislature less than a week ago, when Governor Rick Snyder announced it was “time” to take it up. Snyder had had relatively good relations with his state’s unions, having supported the auto bailout and discouraged his Republican colleagues from taking on the right-to-work bill. But that all changed last week as he gave the lame duck Republicans in Lansing the go-ahead to push the bill.

Using a series of tricks and measures that may make the legislation referendum-proof, both the More →

Rep. Lewis speaks out on Voting Rights – VIDEO

A legend of the civil rights movement, Rep. John Lewis, addressed the crowd at the DNC about the crucial issue of voting rights in the 2012 Election.

MSNBC’sAlex Wagner and E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post weigh in.

Please click here to watch this video of great significance.  Why do the same divisive battles which were fought and won before have to now defend themselves against the radical right and an conservatively activist Supreme Court?

Politics Nation with Al Sharpton
September 6, 2012

25 States Use Identical Language in “Stand Your Ground” Laws

In an excellent example of how ALEC writes the laws, Politics Nation examines how identical language is used to mask that the legislation all came from a common source.

The Stand Your Ground law is used as an example of this.  ALEC and the NRA took this FL law, got it approved as Model Legislation, and their State Chairmen are diligently doing their jobs getting it passed in their states,

But the precise wording “no duty to retreat” is used in the legislation of 25 state laws, and this cannot be spun as being a coincidence.

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