Tim Skubick, Fox News 2 Political Analyst, reveals President Obama threatened to withhold federal funds if Governor Snyder signed Michigan’s Right to Work Law.
Some asked out loud, doesn’t POTUS have more important things to do that lobby Gov. Rick Snyder on that?
But lobby the president did.
During an exclusive one-hour sit down on WKAR-Public TV, the governor confirms that he and Obama shared a few minutes in private and the president looked the governor in the eye and said “he wasn’t pleased with Right to Work,” Mr. Snyder reveals for the first time.
And the governor’s response?
Short, sweet and to the point. “I said thank you for sharing that with me.”
And that was it?
“Pretty much, yeah,” the GOP governor glibly recalls.
Of course the central theme in the story line had Obama linking RTW to potential federal dollars for the governor’s bridge and the M-1 transit project for downtown Detroit. The speculation was the Democrats wanted Mr. Obama to hint if the governor signed Right to Work, he might not get the federal largess.
But, Governor Snyder, as we all know, put freedom for Michigan workers first.