For 40 years the autoworkers' unions and politicians kept a lock on the Detroit auto industry...in return for favorable government regulations and concessions, the Unions delivered the vote each and every election. In the meantime, overseas automakers had time to advance their craft and eventually develop a superior product.
Here in 2012, the US auto industry is struggling and a lot of Detroit is literally a ghost town. Whole city blocks have been cleared, cities are in or close to bankruptcy, and there is no significant rebuilding taking place.
The combination of politicians, Unions, and union money built an unsustainable infrastructure that collapsed like the house of cards it was as soon as the economy got tough. The infrastructure never learned how to compete in a global economy because they were never forced to do so.
Stop the cycle where it starts - stop the Union money. At least give the Union members the ability to choose what to do with their hard-earned dollars.
Vote Yes on 32!
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