Is It Time For A General Strike?

When Republicans take control of state legislatures, the first thing they always go after is the unions.

Republicans do this because unions are the lifeblood of the Democratic Party, and by destroying unions they know they can destroy the best chance Democrats have of putting up a resistance.

The latest example of Republicans putting this game plan into action was in Kentucky, where the GOP just took over the state legislature for the first time since the 1920s.

They rammed a right to work for less law through the state house in the first week of January, and Republican Governor and Koch brothers ally Matt Bevin signed it into law shortly afterwards.

Kentucky is now the 27th state in the country with a right to work for less law.

The irony here is hard to miss.

Although they're supported by conservatives - right to work for less laws are about as contrary to the essence of conservatism as you can get.

They basically legalize freeloading.

That's because Right to work for less laws require unions to provide high-cost legal services to anyone who asks for them - regardless of whether or not they pay union dues.

Ostensibly this protects non-union workers from tyrannical union bosses, but the real purpose is to starve unions - and thus the Democratic Party - out of existence.

Which is exactly why Republicans in Washington, DC are emulating their colleagues in Kentucky and pushing for a national right to work for less law.

Is it time for a general strike?

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