This is what an attorney General for the state of Michigan does for its citizens.
No matter if targeting for liberal or conservative groups, protecting the people of the state of Michigan from the abuses of government is one of the AG's duties. Bill Schuette today announced he is calling for a real investigation:
" I do not believe that President Barack Obama's administration is capable of investigating itself. That is why I have called for the appointment of a Special Prosecutor to investigate the I.R.S.'s actions targeting certain non-profit groups simply because of their political beliefs.Right on Brother Bill!
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I could not possibly agree more with Senator Cruz. And, that's the problem. The Sea of Red sent in 2010, has lost my trust. Remember 4/10/2011: "By the way Neil, they're [House Republicans] 100% of the spending bills and taxing authority under the Constitution. They can stop whatever they want to stop."
Bonus: it's good to read that Priebus is backpedaling on his spineless reach across the aisle herd (ya, it's about as politico speak squishy as it gets without full omission of being complicit). Nonetheless, Ted Cruz forced Reince to put those cards on the table - Cruz, like Reagan ultimately did, Eleventh Commandment be damned!
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By JGillman, Section News
Have I ever mentioned I really dislike corporate cronyism?
Its irritating to the core. So, after hearing that sixty two former employees of Pinnacle Foods (in Imlay Township) have been convicted and sentenced for unemployment fraud, I immediately wondered what might foster such an environment of this kind of cheating. It was discovered that the former employees had been wrongfully collecting unemployment benefits while continuing to work. And in the end, all of the individuals convicted, were ordered to pay restitution totaling $960,012 to the State of Michigan.
Shaun Thomas, acting director of the UIA said
"Through great work of the Lapeer County Prosecutor's office, working together with our UIA investigators, we were able to bring these cases to justice and take another step toward rooting out UI fraud in Michigan. The UIA is serious about detecting and preventing fraud and will continue to work with partners such as the Lapeer County Prosecutor's Office to stop fraudulent schemes such as this one."It was a big deal. Shaun? Put your skills to work for Michigan taxpayers on some other stuff too OK? Consider A123 which was paying bonuses right up until it was sold to the Chinese for a convenient technology transfer.
Those big dollars never came back did they?
This Pinnacle UI fraud effort represents the largest single prosecution of unemployment fraud from one employer in Michigan history. But not the largest fraud that involves a company that has received money from bread winners and other business owners struggling to survive in an era of unprecedented regulatory nightmares and work place rules.
But wait .. there is more!
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By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
Though not 'Michigan centric', this is far too important to not have on the front page of every blog. - JG
"This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Watergate hearings. For those of you too young to remember, back then the administration had an enemies list. They were spying on reporters, and they used the IRS to harass groups they didn't like. Thank God those days are gone forever." (Jay Leno, circa last week)
Jay Leno may yet accomplish with President Obama what Johnny Carson did with President Nixon, in that JWC turned RMN into a national laughingstock, and thus greased the skids for Tricky Dick's premature exit from the White House. We can only hope that JDL can accomplish the same with BHO before February 2014 rolls around.
Four scandals, count them, four. Benghazi, the IRS's thuggish behavior, the DOJ wiretapping the AP, and the EPA's selective fee waivers. Those are just the ones that are currently "front-page news." There're plenty of others from the earlier years of this Administration (Operation Fast & Furious comes to mind), and there are likely others not yet brought to light. Solomon had it absolutely right when he said that there is nothing new under the sun.
The more I hear or read about what's going on, the more I find myself in agreement with Speaker Boehner: I'm not interested in who's losing their job over this; I want to know who's going to jail over this.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
The Detroit News
Detroit - Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway shouldn't spend a day in federal prison, her lawyer said Monday, despite admitting she orchestrated an elaborate two-year scheme to defraud her bank of $600,000 owed on a Grosse Pointe Park home.
Hathaway used her position in society to fraud it. What a despicable shyster.
Sometimes you have to give credit where it is due.
This is not the call for an end to bloated government that abuses us, but it is a good start in examining the worth of programs that are designed to provide advantage to those [WHO DECIDE TO LIVE IN] in high risk areas. Looking forward, there are a lot of federal government programs that involve the states, that should be dealt with in like fashion. For example, Michigan is a donor state with our road taxes coming back to us less than 100% of what we send DC.
U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-CD10) recently sent a letter to the Michigan Governor Rick Snyder requesting that his administration and the Michigan Legislature explore possible options for allowing Michigan to opt out of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Miller said:
Or any number of other enterprises I would ask, but we can start here.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section Multimedia
I miss the tea party events put together with a shoestring, non professionals, and true grass roots (and righteous) concern for our constitution under attack by this administration.
Though most is spot on, about half way through he really hits a great point. Watch for his note on "punishment" Also, the sign that reminded me of all the great signs during the Tea Party growth period; The one that reads "If you thinks health care is expensive now, wait till its free" warmed my heart with its truthfulness and insight.
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