I guess I spoke too soon when I said that the protesters in Michigan were lawful. My bad. Can anyone guess home many Tea Partiers have been arrested over the years? 30,40,100? Try none.
There is something I'd like to know. How do these union members expect us to get our State out of debt and balance the budget? Raise taxes on the businesses that are left? I think those businesses have taken a hard enough hit. Tax those making money in Michigan so that they don't make any money? Haven't we given the unions enough with the Stimulus bill bail out of State unions? Isn't it enough that we tax payers have to pay for obamacare and they don't? Why do unions think they are a protected class? We have all been paying for this massive recession. All except for the unions. Why is that?
The Associated Press
LANSING — Police have arrested five protesters who'd been sitting in at the Michigan Capitol in a protest against what they say are Gov. Rick Snyder's anti-union policies.
Others came out of the Capitol voluntarily Wednesday evening, but a small number remained inside.
The five were led to an Ingham County sheriff's van, their hands secured behind their behind their backs about 8:10 p.m.
The sit-in came after more than 3,000 people protested inside and outside the Statehouse earlier in the day.
The union members and their supporters oppose a measure Snyder signed Wednesday afternoon that gives emergency financial managers sweeping new powers to void union contracts.
They also oppose his plan to tax pensions, which now are exempt from state taxes.