Republicans and Mitt Romney wanted to let the auto industry fail. Here’s yet another reason why elections matter.
Thousands gather at Michigan Capitol as debate continues in House
The Obama administration, in a statement Thursday afternoon, came out against proposed “right-to-work” legislation being pushed by Republicans in Michigan including Gov. Rick Snyder (R).
Michigan Republican Governor Rick Snyder is on a post-election power grab to strip the rights of workers. Just like Wisconsin, the Koch brothers have emerged from the shadows to support Snyder’s extreme lurch to the right.
Michigan voters tried to make clear that they didn’t want this, but they were shut out of the state Capitol building. What Republicans are doing in Michigan is more than anti-worker – it’s just plain wrong. This isn’t the way states should be run.
Add your name to send a message to Snyder and the Kochs that we won’t stand for this. We support workers in Michigan who are fighting to be heard.
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Made in America
In 2009, the President decided to extend emergency loans to GM and Chrysler—preventing the collapse of a major American industry:
- More than 1.1 million jobs saved in 2009
- More than 310,000 jobs saved in 2010
- Nearly $97 billion in personal income losses prevented
- More than 200,000 jobs added since June 2009—the most growth in a decade
- Industry expects to add 167,000 jobs by 2015
The last stop for Mitt Romney’s bus tour is his home state of Michigan. But don’t expect a happy homecoming: In addition to arguing that we should “let Detroit go bankrupt,” the policies that Romney is proposing would cut student aid for 337,000 students and jobs for 9,900 teachers. And 510,000 Michigan families would see their taxes go up by an average of $900.
Send this postcard to your friends to tell them what Michigan already knows: Romney economics would be a disaster for our country.