Obama lied. Let me go look for my surprised face.

We give 'em a choice

Last Monday, President Obama said that right-to-work laws mean “the right to work for less money.”

This is the exact opposite of the truth:

  • RTWS Right-To-Work States vs. FUS Forced-Unionization States
  • PAY: RTWS increased by 12% vs. FUS increased by 3% (2001 thru 2011)
  • EMPLOYMENT: RTWS expanded 2.4% vs. FUS declined 3.4% (2001 thru 2011)
  • JOB GROWTH: RTWS responsible for 72% of all growth across the U.S. (June 2009 through September 2012)
  • POPULATION: RTWS increased by 15.3% vs. FUS increased by 5.9% (2000 to 2010)
  • (Non-government) UNION MEMBERSHIP: RTWS declined by 9.2% vs. FUS declined by 9.5% (2000 to 2010)

Freeloading is a lie:

RTW allows workers the right to work in a unionized shop without paying union dues. However, this hardly constitutes “freeloading” since bargaining for contracts occupies a tiny percentage of what unions spend their dues money for. For example, Michigan Education Association spent only 11% of its budget on contract negotiating. The rest went for things a lot of union workers resent, like the bloated salaries union managers pay themselves and the Democrat-biased political activities that violate the political preferences of a huge number of those who are forced to contribute. (Todd Palin’s union dues were spent on slandering his wife’s Vice Presidential campaign!)


Obama’s Big Michigan Right-To-Work Lie: Lower Wages – Dec 11, 2012


H/t Bob for subject line.


Chrissy, are any of these surprised faces yours? I found them in the back room.

Oh, and here’s another one that Grunt loaned me a while back when I’d misplaced my own:


Filed under Barack Obama, Economy, Unemployment, Unions

3 responses to “Obama lied. Let me go look for my surprised face.

  1. I’m not surprised. Good exposing that, there, though, Chrissy.

    I love your surprised faces, Bob! And I’m glad you’re making good use of Speechless Koala. That cracks me up.