Up until December 2012, Gov. Rick Snyder had contended that so-called “right to work” legislation was “not on my agenda.” He said it many different ways:
He even testified before Congress that “we have many problems in Michigan that are much more pressing.” Watch the video:
Even the day after the election, this is what Snyder had to say on the issue:
So what changed in a month? Could it be that conservative groups were threatening him with a primary challenge?
Or could it be that Snyder was being disingenuous when he insisted RTW wasn’t on his agenda? As one labor leader noted:
Michigan has seen many changes over the past two years that weren’t on the Snyder agenda — and many items on the agenda that have been abandoned. When Rick Snyder says something isn’t on his agenda, that statement means less than nothing.