When billionaire CEOs ask a politician to jump, apparently the proper response is—if Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is any indication—“how high?”
Earlier this year, Snyder told the U.S. House education and Workforce Committee (see the video in this blog post):
Right-to-work is an issue that is a very divisive issue… we have many problems in Michigan that are much more pressing… I don't believe it is appropriate in Michigan during 2012.
That was before the Koch Brothers-funded group Americans for Prosperity declared it was time for Michigan to “pave the way for right to work in states across our nation.”
Now Snyder, who just months ago said right-to-work was too divisive for Michigan, is leading the charge to ram it through the legislature with no public input, no committee hearings, no floor debate and no real time for the public to review the proposed law.
I guess all of Michigan’s other pressing problems have been solved.