Teamsters President James Phillip Hoffa proved himself to be as big a punk as his father, the late James Riddle Hoffa, at Tuesday’s demonstration-turned-riot in Lansing, Mich., over that state’s passage of a right-to-work law.
President Obama set the stage and gave the nod to labor thugs like Hoffa with his “class warfare” speech the day before. His appearance at the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant was meant to garner support for his “tax the rich,” take-it-or-leave-it “fiscal cliff” proposal.
He felt compelled to use his time to also comment on the upcoming Michigan legislative right-to-work vote, which would allow workers the choice of whether or not to join a labor union and pay dues as a condition of employment.
“What we shouldn’t be doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages and working conditions,” Obama told the union employees. “These so-called right-to-work laws, they don’t have to do with economics; they have everything to do with politics.
“What they are really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money,” he continued. “We don’t want a race to the bottom. We want a race to the top.
“America’s not gonna compete based on low-skill, low-wage, no workers’ rights — that’s not our competitive advantage. … It’s also what allows our workers to then by the products that we make, ’cause they’ve got enough money in their pockets.”
Democratic state Rep. Douglas Geiss continued this theme on the floor of the Michigan House on Tuesday, when he announced, “We’re going to pass something that will undo 100 years of labor relations, and there will be blood. There will be repercussions!”
The blood and repercussions weren’t long in coming. Fights broke out and property destroyed, particularly around the information tent erected by Americans For Prosperity, a conservative political advocacy group headquartered in Arlington, Va.
After the Michigan House voted to become the 24th right-to-work state, Hoffa was contacted by CNN’s “Newsroom.”
“This is just the first round of a battle that’s going to divide this state. We’re going to have a civil war,” Hoffa told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin. “What they’re doing is basically betraying democracy.”
Vladimir Lenin had it right when he once said, “Trade unions are a school for communism,” and Jimmy Hoffa the younger is living proof.
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- ‘Act like a grownup’: Drunk driver sobs when she loses plea deal by coming 4 hours late to court - July 23, 2017
- ‘I would’ve fired her the day I met her’: Glenn Beck reveals more about Tomi Lahren mess - July 23, 2017
- Canadian thug beats 74-year-old cyclist bloody with a club in road rage fit– and they say US is more violent? - July 23, 2017
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.