Which makes its passage all the sweeter.
Hours after the Michigan state House approved a plan limiting the power of the state’s unions, White House press secretary Jay Carney reiterated President Obama’s opposition to the measure.
“You heard the president talk about his views, he has always opposed so-called right-to-work laws, as he said those laws are generally political and not economic,” Carney said. “They’re about the right to work for less pay than they are helpful to our economy and he presented those views yesterday in Michigan.”
Carney’s statement during his daily press briefing echoed Obama’s words during his Monday remarks at a Daimler auto manufacturing plant in Redford Township, Mich., where he tied the proposal to the impending fiscal cliff. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign the measure into law this week.