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    Michigan Forces Business Owners

    Michelle Berry runs a private day-care service from her home on the outskirts of this city, the birthplace of General Motors. "The Berry Patch," as she calls the service, features overstuffed purple gorillas, giant cartoon murals, and a playroom covered in Astroturf. Her clients are mostly low-income parents who need child care to keep their jobs in a city that now has a 26% unemployment rate.

    Ms. Berry owns her own business—yet the Michigan Department of Human Services claims she is a government employee and union member. The agency thus withholds union dues from the child-care subsidies it sends to her on behalf of her low-income clients. Those dues are funneled to a public-employee union that claims to represent her. The situation is crazy—and it's happening elsewhere in the country.
    Michigan Forces Business Owners Into Public Sector Unions

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    In any case...

    WTH? I've got to seriously wonder why we even have unions anymore.
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    Re: Michigan Forces Business Owners

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Michigan Forces Business Owners Into Public Sector Unions

    Hope this is the right section of the forums to put this in...

    In any case...

    WTH? I've got to seriously wonder why we even have unions anymore.
    Unions which should be temporary constructs have become welfare babies.

    It's not really surprising though because they get money from people for essentially doing nothing, it's a pretty good scam.
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    Re: Michigan Forces Business Owners

    She's taking government susidies, so she opened herself up to get ripped off by the government.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    She's taking government susidies, so she opened herself up to get ripped off by the government.
    While I'm not sure how it goes in Michigan here in Idaho it is the parents that recieve the money who then pay the baby sitter. Other than that what other subsidies would she get?
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    Re: Michigan Forces Business Owners

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    While I'm not sure how it goes in Michigan here in Idaho it is the parents that recieve the money who then pay the baby sitter. Other than that what other subsidies would she get?
    I'm just going on what I read in the article:

    The agency thus withholds union dues from the child-care subsidies it sends to her on behalf of her low-income clients.
    Not saying it's right, but when you get in bed with the government, you have to expect to take a hit sooner, or later. Esepcially, dare I say? A very Left wing controlled government.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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