One of the enduring myths of legislation designed to bring ‘right-to-work’ laws to the states is the notion that these laws actually have something to do with the right to work.
They decidedly do not.
-Rick Ungar of Forbes Magazine, Right-to-Work Laws Explained, Debunked, and Demystified
The article above is a great primer in so-called right-to-work laws.
The law—which has now been upheld by the Supreme Court—says that you are legally obliged to purchase health insurance—just as we are all legally obligated to follow the traffic rules and regulations. And while you may vehemently disagree with the wisdom of Obamacare and those responsible for passing it, it is the law because, in the judgment of the majority of Congress and the President, it was in the public interest to make this the law. Welcome to America where law is made by a majority of Congress and the Presidential signature.
--Rick Ungar, The New and Improved Death Panel Nonsense
Scott Walker Magically Transforms Dismal Wisconsin Job Numbers Into a Pre-Election Miracle
With Wisconsin suffering the worst job loss numbers in the nation for the calendar year 2011, Governor Scott Walker promised yesterday that he will reveal newly revised numbers this week that will, effectively, change water into wine on the Wisconsin job front.
And he’s done it just in time for the June 5th recall election.
So, just how is Walker about to turn Wisconsin’s dismal job numbers from lemons to lemonade?
The Governor has simply decided to ignore the system used by the Department of Labor —and every other state in the nation —to measure job growth (or loss) and elected instead to go with a different set of numbers that makes things in Wisconsin look better.
Who knew it could be so easy to solve a jobs crisis?
Gov. Walker Uses Money From Foreclosure Settlement To Repair His Budget
Of the $31.6 million from the national mortgage settlement that is allocated directly to the state of Wisconsin, Walker will use $25.6 of it for “budget repair.” Sorry, homeowners.
Ron Johnson from Wisconsin
In celebration of the one-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, Wisconsin GOP Senator Ron Johnson has taken to the op-ed page of the Wall Street Journal to reinvigorate the misinformation campaign against health care reform as he continues to press the death panel narrative.
The Wisconsin Governor’s desire to be at the forefront of his perceived GOP revolution may not only have doomed the anti-union effort, but it may forever label him has the man who gave the Democrats the gift that keeps on giving: the return of the union rank and file into the arms of the Democratic Party.
--Rick Ungar, Forbes, “Scott Walker Has Lost the War”