Michael Moore: 'The Middle Class Was Born In Michigan'

"Anybody watching this right now who went to college, or got to put their child through college, anybody who's living in a house, has three square meals a day, that was all because of what happened with that strike in Flint."

"Anybody watching this right now who went to college, or got to put their child through college, anybody who's living in a house, has three square meals a day, that was all because of what happened with that strike in Flint." – Michael Moore on The War Room with Jennifer Granholm, December 12th, 2012, discussing Michigan's new right-to-work law. (Granholm was Michigan's Governor from January 2003-January 2011, and was succeeded by lying, Koch Brothers-owned Republican, Rick Snyder.)

"That strike in Flint" was the basis for Moore's first documentary, "Roger & Me," about the laid off auto workers of General Motors in Flint, Michigan. Many of those original UAW sit-down strikers from Flint were on hand for the "right to work" protest in Lansing on Tuesday. They included ninety-one-year-old Geraldine Blankinship, and this gentleman, whose name I didn't catch sadly, who also happened to be celebrating his 96th birthday.

Michael Moore is a native of Michigan, attended the University of Michigan, and is the son and grandson of auto workers. His uncle LaVerne was one of the founders of the United Automobile Workers labor union and participated in the Flint Sit-Down Strike.

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Senior Editor, Lives in a gerrymandered district in Michigan.

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