Tim “tickets” Jones is cringing tonight as one of his fellow Republican state legislators spilled the beans on Right-to-Work(for less).  The Post-Dispatch reported it this way:

 Thank you, Ed Emery, for telling the truth, if only inadvertently. Mr. Emery, a Republican state senator from Lamar in southwest Missouri, was one of many Republicans on Tuesday to participate in a news conference meant to bring attention to a legislative push to make Missouri a right-to-work state. It’s important to note that the exercise is mostly an attempt by folks like Mr. Emery and Speaker of the House Tim Jones, R-Eureka, to ingratiate themselves with the out-of-state folks who run the American Legislative Exchange Council, the deep-pocketed donors who probably wrote the legislation Mr. Jones and Mr. Emery will support. Right-to-work legislation won’t pass in Missouri because state senators, including some Republicans, will block it. And, worst-case scenario, Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, would veto the legislation. Finally, Missouri voters have already weighed in on the issue, on the side of higher wages for the middle class.

 But never mind all of that. Today, we rise to praise Mr. Emery, because unlike most lawmakers pushing the right-to-work fantasy, he at least told the truth, or a kernel of it.

Here’s what he said: “One of the things that will be advocated by the unions is look at all these right-to-work states, average wages all go down. Sure they go down.”

Bingo. At least one Missouri legislator admits that right-to-work will depress middle-class wages.

Not only do wages go down, but overall employment might, according to some studies. And no Missouri businesses who really matter (hello, Boeing) are actually clamoring for this bad legislation.

Right-to-work is merely a right-to-cash-in for people like Mssrs. Emery and Jones. Leave the rest of us out of it.