RUSH: Here’s Eric in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Great to have you on the EIB Network, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Hi. Dittos, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you very much, sir. Great to have you here.
CALLER: Thank you for having me on. I just wanted to let you know, I find it a little ironic with right-to-work legislation passing most likely tomorrow in Michigan, a lot of local media is interviewing union bosses. They’re just a little upset that people that are not paying in, not paying in union dues are gonna maybe have to get represented. Don’t you find that a little ironic?
RUSH: The union workers are upset because people are gonna be able to join a union or get a job without paying union dues?
CALLER: That’s correct.
RUSH: And the union representatives are upset?
CALLER: They’re upset because —
RUSH: So what is your question to me?
CALLER: Well, it’s no question. It’s just more or less a comment that I find it ironic that they’re now joining our method of thinking here.
RUSH: Well, you know, this is fascinating. Try this: “Sixty-four percent of Americans are against the [federal] government’s taking steps to enforce federal anti-marijuana laws…” In Michigan, right-to-work is becoming de rigeur, the norm. It’s fascinating to me. It’s too bad people are not motivated to support states’ rights in other areas. I mean, the federal government has anti-marijuana laws. States are legalizing it.
The federal government is moving in to stop them, and 64% of Americans are against the federal government doing this. One thing that could be said is the states do provide an opportunity to stop some of this stuff that’s happening. The states do, and the right-to-work in Michigan is a classic illustration. You know, the closer you get to home, the more you find out how people really live and want to live.
The farther you get from federal government policy, the farther you get from Obama, you find out how people really want to live. This right-to-work in Michigan is a big deal. Michigan is Ground Zero for union activity, and Michigan is about to become a right-to-work state, where you can get a job without having to join a union. So the unions are gonna lay siege in Lansing like they laid siege to Madison.
If you saw what the unions did in Wisconsin, Eric, stand by and be patient, because they’re gonna repeat this in Michigan, and they’re gonna try to intimidate the governor and everybody involved here. They’re not gonna take this lying down. To me, it’s an interesting contrast. Because if you just look at federal policy and what’s happening, you would automatically conclude that we have lost the country; that we’re outnumbered. But then you go to a state here or a state there, and you find people behaving in totally opposite or different ways than what you would think they want just observing national policy.