President Obama went to Michigan yesterday to visit a truck plant. And somehow the state’s imminent vote on right-to-work came up.
President Obama railed against right-to-work laws Republicans are currently trying to pass in Michigan, arguing that they constitute a “race to the bottom,” during a speech in Redford, Michigan Monday.
Right-to-work laws are “giving you the right to work for less money,” Obama said in his speech at the Daimler Detroit Diesel Plant.
“What we shouldn’t be doing is try to take away your rights to bargain for better wages or working conditions,” he said, arguing for the need for high-skilled, well-payed workers. “We don’t want a race to the bottom. We want a race to the top.”
Michigan Democrats are promising “chaos” if the bill passes. And it will. As for the chaos, there are a lot of lawyers in Michigan and Washington who are about to make a lot of money, and this will play a very big part in the election in 2014 when Gov. Snyder is up for re-election.