Re: Mitch Daniels's Response to the State of the Union
"In word and deed", it is the same tired morally bankrupt propaganda spewed for the benefit of the Fox News / talk radio audience.
“In word and deed, the President and his allies tell us that we just cannot handle ourselves in this complex, perilous world without their benevolent protection. Left to ourselves, we might pick the wrong health insurance, the wrong mortgage, the wrong school for our kids; why, unless they stop us, we might pick the wrong light bulb!
Daniels Wrong On 'Right to Work'
Labor ad tonight hits Daniels’ flip-flop during GOP response
In responding to President Obama's State of the Union address, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels advocated the failed Republican policies of the past: tax breaks for the rich, deregulation, and cuts to the social safety net. But even more extreme than the plan he laid out last night is what he is trying to do in Indiana. Daniels and his fellow Indiana Republicans are close to passing so-called "right-to-work" legislation.
Simply put, this legislation would make Indiana and its workers poorer. It is the ultimate transfer of wealth from the 99 percent to the 1 percent. It's Robin Hood economics in reverse. A recent report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) found that this type of legislation would reduce wages by $1,500 a year and lower the likelihood that employees get health care coverage or pensions through their jobs. Childhood poverty would increase by 15.7 percent.
Revenue for the important programs Hoosier families rely on would go down.
Proponents of this bill say it's about jobs but the people of Indiana know better. The EPI report called this claim "completely without scientific foundation." Oklahoma, the last state to adopt right-to-work in 2001, has seen manufacturing jobs decrease by a third since its passage.
Hoosier families know this isn't about jobs, it's about politics. It's about hurting workers. It's about undermining unions. It's about using the law to line the pockets of big corporations at the expense of ordinary families. It is no different than the attempted power grabs that took place in Ohio and Wisconsin.
Meet the new flip-flopping hypocrite. Same as the old flip-flopping hypocrite.
In the video, Daniels says: “I have said over and over, I’ll say it again tonight. I’m a supporter of the labor laws we have in the state of Indiana. I’m not interested in changing any of them. Not the prevailing wage and certainly not a right-to-work law.”
Daniels has said he changed his view on right-to-work after the recession weakened Indiana’s economy and because he believes Indiana has lost job opportunities.
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