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Tag: Heroic Legislation
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Another Hoffa lives in denial of his thug legacy.
"We're trying to keep my grandfather's reputation back where it belongs," said his grandson, Geoffrey Hoffa, a physician assistant in Arizona. "Most people hear the name Jimmy Hoffa and have a negative image. They hear the Letterman jokes. It's a shame that people don't know more about what James R. Hoffa did and that he always stood up for the underdog."
I wonder why the negative image keeps coming up when Hoffa is mentioned...
Underdogs? They're called goonions for a reason, Geoffrey. It's also why Chicago/White House thuggery comes home to roost with the Johnson/Smoot MDP leadership infighting.
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Today was a day that might forever change the direction of this country.
Amidst several hundred bussed in union protesters (some of them being unruly - see below the fold) and threats of violence, the Michigan legislature passed two important measures ensuring labor freedom in our great state:
HB 4054 of 2011 Local government; other; right-to-work zone; permit. Amends sec. 14 of 1939 PA 176 (MCL 423.14) & adds sec. 14a.4054 may have to be reconsidered because of a procedural move by the Dems, but apparently SB106 will be the measure the house will finalize on Tuesday. there is also a Senate bill (still working on this) that passed 22-4 when the cowardly Dems walked out.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Snyder said he had kept the issue at arm's length while pursuing other programs to bolster the state economy. But he said circumstances had pushed the matter to the forefront.
"It is a divisive issue," he acknowledged. "But it was already being divisive over the past few weeks, so let's get this resolved. Let's reach a conclusion that's in the best interests of all."In fact, as I type this, Rick Snyder is on Greta VanSusteren on FOX.
He sounded good. His words on the Freedom To Work legislation are identical to the words we have used here and elsewhere. Choice, opportunity, freedom. His pledge to sign the bills as soon as they reach his desk could literally change the nation's future. This historic event is nothing short of amazing and couldn't come soon enough.
Thank you to those who today wrapped up a very impressive Christmas present for all Michiganders, and the rest of the country as well.
Prouder than ever to be a part of this great State.
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