Dick and Betsy DeVos’ lifetime dreams are being met.
Betsy the political activist of the two way back in 2004 stated “High Wages” were the cause of Michigan’s economic woes. This statement created quite a stir in Michigan and she complained to the Grand Rapids press for publishing the statement. She of course could not deny it as it was in an official GOP press release.
So we know for sure they have been working on lowering the wages of Michigan workers since at least 2004. They have been actively pursuing these goals for years, the DeVos family having donated at least $200 million in right-wing causes since the 1970s. They are in fact Michigan’s Koch brothers.
The chicanery and pressure they used to force through Michigan’s right to work (for less) law is described in detail in an article by Andy Kroll in the January issue of Mother Jones magazine.
Such things as threatening Republican lawmakers with being a loser in the next primary if they failed to support the law, calling in Spin doctor Frank Luntz to provide both the legislators and the governor with effective talking points and spending millions on advertising.
The article goes into much more detail and is recommended reading for all. At last check this article was not available online but there are many good thought-provoking stories there. http://www.motherjones.com/
So my friends in Michigan if you think you are being paid too much continue to support DeVos’s bought and paid for Republicans. If on the other hand, you feel you deserve more in pay or even benefits or treatment, then join me in supporting and voting for good progressive Democratic candidates’ next election.
Keeping in mind that Dick DeVos did not earn his wealth, rather he inherited if from the ponzi scheme his father created.
Daily Kos story regarding right to work.
For more information regarding “dark money” in politics check this link…. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/04/dark-money-2014-election_n_4533132.html
Just thought this YouTube video is a nice close for today’s blog.
Money makes the world go round.