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Obama slams Michigan 'right-to-work' laws
 
President Obama speaks in Manchester, N.H., on Oct. 18: The president has to be prepared to talk about Libya this time around because Romney will be ready after his second-debate flub.
President Obama speaks in Manchester, N.H., on Oct. 18: The president has to be prepared to talk about Libya this time around because Romney will be ready after his second-debate flub.
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At a campaign-style rally in Redford, Mich., President Obama on Monday blasted a so-called "right-to-work" bill making its way through the GOP-controlled state legislature that would allow workers at unionized companies to opt out of union membership or paying dues. Critics say the move would weaken the unions, and Obama argued that the bill was essentially about "giving you the right to work for less money." Obama was in Michigan to shore up public support for his proposal to raise taxes on the wealthy, but Michigan's right-to-work bill, which has the support of Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, has become a source of outrage for many on the left.

 

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