On February 1, Indiana became a “Right to Work” state. (I would call it more accuratly to the point of “Right to Economically Enslave” state) This event is but the latest chapter in a political power shift that began with the 2010 state legislative elections. The consequences of this shift have been particularly evident in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and now Indiana has taken a similarly significant change of direction.
This is the consequences of the Republican Party’s landslide in the 2010 elections where a dramatic shift happened of power in State Governments. The Republican controlled Indiana State Government delivered a blow to organized labor, by passing and signed by the Republican Governor making Indiana a Union Busting “Right to Work” state.
I don’t think that it is just a conscience and should be well noted that within the same time frame Indiana’s top elections official, Republican Charlie White, was convicted and found guilty of six felony charges of false registration, voting in another precinct, submitting false ballots, theft of ballots, and two counts of perjury. (What an outstanding citizen of Indiana that the Republican Party should be so proud of.)
It would appear to me that we are once again seeing an organized stealing and theft of yet another political election orchestrated by Republicans to ram forth their agenda of destroying the gains of the Middle Class over the last 100 years.
In a response, Teamsters President Jim Hoffa, in a statement released shortly after the vote, promised a voter backlash like those seen in other Midwest states, “I have little doubt in my mind that Gov. Daniels and Indiana’s Republican members of the State House and Senate will see a tremendous backlash from their constituents. If there’s one thing that we have seen this past year, it’s that working men and women will rise up to challenge any legislation that threatens the welfare of their families.”
I am pleased to say that Unions will be protesting in Indianapolis during Sunday’s Super Bowl which will be a major test for Indiana’s labor movement.
I would also warn voting citizens of this country to be vigilant and cognizant of the chances of the Republican Party’s nation wide voter fraud being prevalent once again this November’s Presidential Election.