Michigan’s Republican governor and Legsilature are cutting unemployment benefits with an “up is down” strategy:
The measure, passed by a Republican-led Legislature, took advocates for the unemployed by surprise: the language cutting benefits next year was slipped quietly into a bill that was originally sold as way to preserve unemployment benefits this year.
You may have heard about the Maine governor’s attempt to erase labor unions from murals at the Maine Department of Labor, which is bad enough, but my friend sent me this report indicating that he’s even renaming meeting rooms, including the César Chávez Room and the Frances Perkins room. I assume they’ll be the John Galt and Dagny Taggart rooms, but that hasn’t been decided yet.
The notion that Republicans were the friend of the working man and woman was always hollow pretense, but it still managed to bamboozle a fair number of voters. The actions of the current crop of extremist governors and legislators make their real agenda crystal fucking clear to even the most casual observer.