Sunday, December 09, 2012

Detroit Free Press: Gov. Snyder Betrays Voters With Anti-Union About-Face

Michigan Governor Synder (R) is getting considerable backlash for his anti-union, so-called "right to work" betrayal. Once his best friend, the Detroit Free Press now leads the opposition.

Editorial: A failure of leadership: Snyder's about-face on right-to-work betrays voters:
That trust has now been betrayed -- for us, and for the hundreds of thousand of independents who voted for Snyder with the conviction that they were electing someone more independent, and more visionary, than partisan apparatchiks like Wisconsin's Scott Walker or Florida's Rick Scott...

 Snyder's ostensible rationale for embracing right-to-work legislation -- it was, he insisted, a matter of preserving workers' freedom of association -- was equally dishonest.
The real motive of Michigan's right-to-work champions, as former GOP legislator Bill Ballenger ruefully observed, is "pure greed" -- the determination to emasculate, once and for all, the Democratic Party's most reliable source of financial and organizational support...

 Michigan voters who provided Snyder's margin of victory in 2010 feel betrayed, and they have every justification.