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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
I don't have a lot of time to squander on this today so, click on the headline below.
In the mean time, Rick Snyder's MEDC and Gary Peters are tirelessly working for Corporate Welfare schemes.
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Laugh of the day.
From Its Just Politics:
"Finally, just to make all of this a little more high school: both sides say Governor Rick Snyder told them he's on their side. But the Governor's spokeswoman responded that that's not quite true; says he likes transparency, but he also supports free speech."Because speech is not free when its transparent?
Oh, and as for Ruth in 2014? They ask the question:
"Will Ruth Johnson pay a political price for her stance on disclosure? To seek reelection, she has to be nominated next year at a Republican convention. How will GOP delegates respond to this sort of renegade behavior?"If ANY Republican elites even suggested such a move, She would be well served to take her momentum that much more forward and shoot for Guv, where Mr 36% is extremely vulnerable.
It would be a far better state for it.
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By JGillman, Section News
Team Snyder doesn't give two whits about the constitution, perspective of GOP objectives, or the platform of the party.
What an incredible opportunity this 'shutdown' offers us, yet all that they can come up with is self congratulatory political 'twerking'. Rather than applaud a stand for what most republicans profess as their principles, the nerd sycophant unit offers underhanded criticism to the one thing that is going as it should. Greg McNeilly self proclaimed 'decider' of whom might be an "invasive species", or "Malcontent, magpie", et.. Falls short of identifying the Obama/Reid cabal which has in fact been solely responsible for the shutdown in DC:
"There could not be a stronger contrast between the actions of Gov. Snyder and the House and Senate Republicans and the irresponsibility of Washington, D.C. politicians. Michigan's responsible leaders balanced the budget months ahead of schedule, put money aside for a rainy day and still ended up with a surplus.This from a press release about an hour ago.
Gosh Greggie, we are so impressed! And
Real leadership like this deserves an award.
Will a burning paper bag with mystery contents (hint .. you might want to use an old shoe to stomp it out.) outside the front door be sufficient?
So Does the Rate.
While private enterprise for the most part has been able to hold costs and effects of inflation in check, in many cases through efficiencies and watchful management, government does no such thing. An infrastructure operation that is run by government hasn't the same incentives, or mechanisms that allow increased costs to be aggregated along side found savings. The Price will always go up. And the announcement of rate increases over one international bridge?
"The Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Authority (SSMBA) today reminded International Bridge customers of public hearings next week in Michigan and Ontario to review a proposed toll rate increase.Is foreshadowing for what will happen for another several hundred miles south.
The math in easy to understand terms has been done before
This type of hearing could be expected several times in only the first few years for a new crossing that won't even open with operating capital.
That is a message to Governor Snyder from another blog.
We seldom use such direct attacks in a title even though the content has tended to be more direct as of late. And though we openly wonder on why certain pursuits exist, the Detroit bankruptcy really drives home a point that cannot be ignored. The bankruptcy had to happen, and even though happening later than it should have been, Snyder gets some credit for doing what is needed.
For the remainder of the message however, Stephanie quotes Forbes and opines:
"In light of Detroit's bankruptcy case getting national attention, many people have missed this little development:Read the rest here
Unless someone can find a gray area in there somewhere, she has a point.
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Unless its convenient for today's radical judiciary.
Fred Durhal may have a valid argument on this issue. Durhal's complaint via the Ivory Tower:
"I think that was not right," Durhal said today.I concur.
I would have to ask the Judge WHOM might satisfy the 'standing' question. In fact, perhaps it is time to have the legislature require the judiciary to define whom it is that might have 'standing' when dismissing based on such a platform?
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Which will it be governor?
It took me a while, but I found something that had my interest piqued a couple of years ago when arguing the merits of leaving the DIBC as it is. The facts were not entirely scrubbed from the Detroit Chamber's site, and I wonder how well the travel numbers used to argue for a new bridge will stand up when health care choices are destroyed here as they are in Canada.
"Hubbard pointed out to the committee that the Detroit/Windsor/Port Huron/Sarnia area is home to the busiest border crossing in North America in terms of volume of trade (more than $1 billion in goods crosses daily). Additionally, metro Detroit is home to major passenger vehicle traffic - between 3000 and 4000 Canadian health care workers entering the region every day."Incentive is a reality.
Say NO to Obamacare.
Michigan can be a part of the growing number of states nullifying it.
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By JGillman, Section News
What do these pictures have to do with Proposal 6?
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