Good for him. I seem to recall just a few short weeks ago that many thought the conservative ideal was dead. The only thing that’s dead is the old GOP machine model. The conservative ideal is live and well. For a worker-friendly state like Michigan to do this sends a huge message that liberals and the union goons better get of their high horse and realize none of us are going to allow leftist wolves to devour this nation.
Another sweet little aside==> Snyder signed the bill at the George W. Romney building at the state capitol. Heh.
At a news conference at the George W. Romney Building steps away from the state Capitol, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) announced that he’d signed the contentious right-to-work measures that have sparked protests in the state.
Before dozens of reporters assembled inside a conference room on the building’s second floor, Snyder defended his move as one that would lead to ”more jobs coming to Michigan.”
The two bills bar unions from making contracts that require employees to pay labor dues. One bill dealt with public sector unions, exempting firefighters and police officers. The other covered the private sector.
“I view this as simply trying to get this issue behind us,” Snyder said of his decision to sign the measures the day they were passed. “And I recognize that people are going to be upset. There’ll be a continuation. But hopefully what’s really going to transpire over time is you’re going to see workers making a choice and you’ll see unions being held more accountable and responsive.”
Here’s Krauthammer’s view of the situation: Krauthammer: Right-To-Work “An Adjustment To Reality”