Reaping What Obama Sows
posted at 3:09 pm on December 11, 2012 by Duane Patterson
In Michigan this morning, kids didn’t get educated. Work didn’t get done. Why? Because the Michigan State Legislature dared to pass a measure that would allow union members to opt out of paying dues. Michigan is going to be the next state to become a right to work state, because they have decided that in order for the state to thrive, there has to be business that employs people. And one of the biggest obstacles to business moving to Michigan has been the labor force is cheaper in right to work states.
The police were out with riot gear as protests got angry and violent. You saw earlier in Allah’s post about what they did to an otherwise occupied tent. But here’s the rationale of your typical, average union worker.
Yes, they’re coming for you. And do you know why they’re coming for you? Because the President of the United States fomented that mentality ever since he came onto the national political scene. Class warfare has been stock and trade with the Democrats for decades, but Barack Obama has used Alinskyite tactics to parlay it into two terms as president. Here’s what he had to say just yesterday while on a Detroit stop on his latest Soak-The-Rich-In-Taxes tour.
What I learned in a Macro Economics class in community college 26 years ago, Barack Obama still hasn’t yet been able to master. 80% of something is better than 100% of nothing. If there are more jobs, even if they don’t pay as much as some other existing union jobs, more people will be employed and contributing to the system, and have money to spend. Obama seems to think he can create a closed-world system where business will flock to the highest paid union workers, because of the skill set and demeanor of the guy above, and overpay in labor costs so that that overpaid labor will have more money to spend and buy things made by other union labor. Unfortunately, the world has other ideas.
Obama’s inconsistency on American exceptionalism, we’re the problem and need to apologize for our actions while on the world stage, but our union labor is the envy of business internationally, is just another example in an increasingly long list of examples of why campaign tactics do not always translate well to actual leadership.
Lincoln literally fought a war to keep the Union together. Obama seems perfectly content to foment discord in order to keep unions together.