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Gary McDowell's latest commercial says "The Democrats don't want to cut the spending."
But I ask you this Gary, when have you ever wanted to cut spending? I remember a certain former state rep. who voted for the Granholm Stimulus, the Michigan Business Tax and supports Obamacare!
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Just so we don't forget whom we are fighting, or what we are fighting for please take a few minutes to deaden the nerves for the longer fight ahead.
Note that her reign of terror ended with MANY closures and empty union halls.
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Even more JenniRick Snydholm transparency issues via MCC
In an April 25, 2011 email, the head of the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association advised state employees to delete emails pertaining to a potential recommendation that Michigan's noise level limit for wind turbines be lowered.
"The Great Lakes Compact shows the value of cooperation across the Great Lakes basin," the governor said.
Entanglements with other deceitful grant money parasite John Sarver types and bureaucrats from Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, and the Feds?
Attorney General Orders Home Health Dues Skim to End
Illegal scheme continued despite law explicitly stating providers are not government employees
MIDLAND -- Michigan's 60,000 home health care aides should no longer have so-called union dues skimmed from their subsidy checks as a result of an informal but binding opinion letter issued today by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. The opinion was issued in response to a request by Rep. Paul Opsommer, R-DeWitt, six weeks after Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation ending the stealth unionization. The Service Employees International Union has taken some $30 million from the state's most vulnerable residents over the last six years, including more than $680,000 since the scheme was outlawed.
"This episode demonstrates how government-sector unions often act in ways that benefit themselves at the cost of taxpayers and their shanghaied members," said Mackinac Center Legal Foundation Director Patrick J. Wright. "The independent contractors and family members who provide aid to the developmentally disabled were never government employees and should not have been paying dues in the first place."
The SEIU was able to skim the so-called "dues" under a scheme that was concocted during the administration of Gov. Jennifer Granholm. An interlocal agreement between the Department of Community Health and the Tri-County Aging Consortium allowed for the creation of the Michigan Quality Community Care Council, which served as the shell employer for people who are actually self-employed independent contractors or, overwhelmingly, family members caring for loved ones.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
I just can't get over this one.
Wind farms in the Pacific Northwest -- built with government subsidies and maintained with tax credits for every megawatt produced -- are now getting paid to shut down as the federal agency charged with managing the region's electricity grid says there's an oversupply of renewable power at certain times of the year.
At least I have my memories of this nation when it didn't blow.
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By JenKuznicki, Section News
Mitt Romney's literature and signs have been at every Republican event for years. He had quite an organization in 2008 with signs that said, "Michigan for Mitt," with the cute reference of the appearance of the lower peninsula being a mitten, and Mitt's name, well, it's just precious.
But here we are, 9 days from Michigan's Presidential Primary, which the GOP in Michigan moved up and lost half of it's delegates as a result, and now Mitt has to actually compete.
Mitt lost Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, South Carolina, and Minnesota, and may lose Maine. He has so far won New Hampshire and Florida.
So as I read what is happening downstate and about how wonderful Mitt is, I noticed how the press says Romney has not defended the auto bailout, and that it will hurt him. Michigan Republicans defend the auto-bailout because Michigan is the auto industry and it's too big to fail, etc.
But the auto rescue is an awkward issue in a state in which both Republicans and Democrats wholeheartedly supported it.
Then I typed, "Mitt Romney supported auto bailouts," into my little google search thingy and I found out that he flip-flopped on that issue too.
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SE Michigan Democrat state representatives apparently have a new plan for retirement. Criminal enterprise.
A story about a drug bust in Detroit offhandedly mentions the aspirations of a former Michigan State Representative (Democrat) who like so many of his criminal minded brethren have little regard for rule of law or the health and well being of our youth. From MLIVE:
"Powell and 11 other suspects, including former State Rep. Ken Daniels of Detroit, face a host of federal charges, including conspiracy to distribute more than 30 grams of heroin, 12 kilograms of cocaine, 1,000 pounds of marijuana and money laundering in excess of $21 million."
Isn't that special?
Daniels, who has a saying on his website "It takes teamwork to make the dream work" talks about public safety on that same site:
"The safety of our citizens is a number one priority. Many people in our communities have been impacted by crime. We need to take steps to create policies, not only in Lansing, but in our local communities, to help reduce crime. As your State Senator, I want to work on various programs that will rehabilitate inmates in our correctional facilities, so that they don't commit more crimes once they are released. I will work hard to secure funding for more police officers and place them in high crime areas in our communities. We are dealing with a cycle of crime, especially in Detroit and it is time for us to take our neighborhoods back. But it all starts with new policies at the local and state level."
Well, I guess the 3rd place drubbing he received in the 2010 senate primary bid (he lost to Bert Johnson) really motivated him to seek alternate campaign financing resources. If I am figuring this right, $21,000,000.00 is $1,750,000.00 for each of those folks busted. Why for THAT kind of cash he could have been planning to primary against Debbie Stabenow for HER stake in the federal criminal enterprise!
While the former state rep offers himself as a sacrifice to increase feelings of self worth in our drug teams, we give him credit for toting the Democrat line to the "T." Criminal enterprise fits them so well.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
The astute economist team at U of M has brilliantly deduced that two terms of Granholm spending and goonion labor costs that bankrupted two auto makers placing Michigan at the bottom now just hovers above the bottom, for years to come.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- A continued rebound in manufacturing will help Michigan add jobs and end its economic downturn over the next two years, but recovering the hundreds of thousands of jobs lost since 2000 will take far longer, a University of Michigan economist said Friday.
The farce in U of M's figures?
Michigan is struggling to replace the 857,000 jobs it lost between 2000 and 2009,..
Wrong. Jenny said she lost 1,000,000 jobs. So, based up their "the state to have regained about 178,000 of the lost jobs through 2013" since the GoverNerd has been in Office, at that pace, in another 18½ years from now the state should be at about the break even point in jobs. Oh! ...and with that higher GoverNerd State Income Tax too.
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External FeedsMetro/State News RSS from The Detroit News
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+ $650M hockey arena plan moves forward
+ Michigan high court removes Wayne County Judge Ross Adams from bench
+ Mobster's lawyer rips FBI's failed Jimmy Hoffa dig
+ Crew removes Lake Michigan beam that may be from Griffin shipwreck
+ Kwame Kenyatta quitting Detroit council
+ Trial for man in Farmington Hills fatal baseball attack begins
+ Wayne Co. begins process of downsizing over-budget jail
+ Hoffa search ends in Oakland Township; no evidence found
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+ Senator: IRS to pay $70M in employee bonuses
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