Gov. Snyder: It's about bringing more jobs to Michigan
Governor on MI becoming right-to-work
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- Date Mar 21, 2013
Governor on MI becoming right-to-work
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-- Florida protesters are lashing out again but the governor is not backing down cattle Michigan's right to work laws of tick tick -- One week from today Republican governor Rick Snyder and his.
It is here got candidacy I was mentioning during a break -- by others.
When you see yourself.
Portrayed as Satan our.
That of allies -- -- -- -- was great to be with you I just as part of democracy.
I was hired to do a job by my customers the citizens of the state of Michigan.
And I'm doing the right thing it's about workers' rights and -- -- bringing more jobs to Michigan so I'm just gonna do my job or it's so -- talk about the possibility good.
You know an -- judges -- You know overturns this and it's in limbo again -- some of these type of machinations that went to Wisconsin -- Well again I think we're gonna end up winning the lawsuits in my view.
We may lose at some lower court level our track records really get -- that Sony just keep moving forward.
Again I have a philosophy we lost cause of action no blame no credit what's the problem solve the problem with common sense and be relentless one problem after another and because of that.
That's one of the causes -- the comeback state.
In Michigan because we're getting people focused on the issues and solving it and I take you.
So what is your critics is -- these union guys governors they don't doubt your resolve to move to to send it to fix things.
But but where -- -- trample on them as a result of think this emergency manager appointed in Detroit they don't much like the idea that of course we.
We should hasten to add here that when.
You know executives in the city are are carted off to jail -- kind of ties your hands about what you've got to do that to correct that.
But what do you make of that at that all of a sudden of a governor appointee.
Taken from the private sector.
Is now essentially.
The boss of Detroit.
Well if you follow through the process Detroit still has elected representation.
I'm governor in Michigan it's not the trade verses mash -- Detroit Michigan.
And -- this guy that hasn't been responsible and what do you what do you call it an -- he's an emergency -- in emergency manager but you know what kind of decisions -- -- mean.
Well he will be the decision maker but again the -- -- a great participant we've done this in a couple other cities where we -- have an active manner we have a City Council.
Giving advice and being involved in the process -- they should be involved it's great to have involved.
In a war why did you do this their ideas and this come -- we don't need that.
Well again if you step back and look at we did this in a very progressive thoughtful fashion following the law.
This is basically that's why -- the law does work.
The sense that first we try to work in a collaborative fashion just talking about how can -- be a good partner the next step is we didn't consent agreement where we sat down with the city.
That they agreed to do a number of actions that they weren't able to implement in a timely fashion.
And now we -- to say what's the long term path as their real plan here in place that they put together that will work to turn Detroit around.
They worked hard had a good plan -- in good faith round but it wasn't enough.
So the point as Detroit's been going downhill since the 1950s.
It had you know a million and a half plus people one point now it's 700000.
The citizens of Detroit deserve a -- answered I believe they want to -- answer when.
Talk about this seeing a hostile takeover of local government the one thing they -- governor.
I don't know if its case or not you can educate me is that that you're setting Detroit up toward bankruptcy.
-- again that's one tool on the tour look at but the probably doesn't know it would you be open to them I wouldn't take it off the table because that would be doing my duty.
Because again that's one of the tools that's available.
My preference and I know the preference of the emergency manager Kevin or this to say let's get people around the team -- negotiate this out good thing.
Everyone know certainly needs -- solution the solution to Detroit long term is to grow the city.
It against -- better services short term cash management a long term liability repayment plan that works.
And let's get going so instead of people arguing about the past let's -- -- Detroit -- -- You -- you're very Smart negotiated I don't read because you know when you even mentioned the bankruptcy word you you were sending a not so subtle -- -- unions.
They -- got a cough up or compromise because the next alternative and this is always the case in bankruptcy.
All contracts are Null and void and you might be in -- -- it.
-- wouldn't just pick the unions I say everyone needs to come to the table and talk through this how likely do you think bankruptcies.
Well again I hope it's not some -- and how likely if I'm not gonna put a probability out because in good -- we're gonna work hard to say that is something that -- are gonna end up there.
You know it's really up to all the people coming to the table to say let's solve the problem.
Because the citizens of Detroit deserve better services public safety lighting on the list goes on.
This is a situation that Detroit has many good things going and that's something I just want to emphasize -- you know we're talking about the city government.
But occupancies 95%.
Downtown midtown Detroit employers are bringing jobs back in Detroit there -- so many exciting things that as we resolve this Detroit's got a bright.
I'm going to be the case but in the meantime you have been worried about what's happening not only deterrent and in the state.
Health care coming a lot of Democrats were saying.
On this the third anniversary of the health -- law.
-- They're not running away from that there there are embracing it and in the mid term elections they're gonna keep pushing it.
And they're gonna go after Republican governors have been opposing it and resisting it.
Because this is the law this is the way Americans like it and you've got to get on the wagon.
Well what I say as.
I believe -- need to comply with the law as an elected official but what I can say is the Affordable Care Act was a -- -- -- respects.
And I said there were -- least two other things that we're more important that really aren't being addressed.
First and foremost his health and wellness.
I mean we need more personal responsibility if you can't solve our health care crisis if we all did a better job taking care of ourselves that would -- -- you don't think the lord does that -- not really in the second one -- is it didn't focus on the cost structures to get more to a primary care medical home out where we have a primary care relationship up.
And all those things so in many respects it jumped.
Too much to the -- in my face a lot of parts and -- -- Chris Christie of New Jersey and Scott in Florida you know they oppose it because.
They figured you know they look at the dollars and cents it did it saves them money they've unless they -- on their own it costs them more money.
But wasn't that sort of a faustian pact that was made on the part of the administration and Democrats to push this that that they knew you would have no other choice.
But to go along because it would cost you when your residence more -- you didn't.
Well the way I describe it does I won't take federal dollars just to take dollars.
That's not the broader government there are taking dollars that you're spending now from new.
Yeah but I -- -- still step back in terms of the Medicaid expansion -- the way I look at it during the analysis under the options to dust Avis Budget dollars at the state level.
But -- a question -- if we can truly say that we can get people in a primary care relationship where they get a physical and immunizations.
-- being on managed and controlled be -- that uncompensated care situation there is a real saints.
And in Michigan we've got a track record of managing programs well enough that's why I think it's important for the states to be involved because again.
To give -- it be a -- between the state running a program in the federal government.
I have confidence we can -- -- right.
So this is a case where -- given that there -- a circumstance that makes sense first to move forward.
In Michigan we actually had an opportunity -- to say we can take part of the savings and put him in what I call a halt savings account just like you do currently aren't there.
And it would build up to the point where we can do that 10% co pay and take us through 2034.
Or if they change the law to try to say also and you're gonna have huge cost we would -- build up money for unexpected medical expenses.
So I think again there are thought poised to do it every State's different but Michigan we have a plan that I think as thoughtful and effective.
We'll watch close -- governor thank you very much governor Rick Snyder.