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By Corinthian Scales, Section Multimedia
Give them an inch,...
Michigan has its share of "collaborators" with the Obama Pelosi plan of destroying our economy.
One of them targeted by Americans For Prosperity advertising is Mark Schauer..
But next to Schauer's capitulation with the leftist agenda is the liklihood of that by 1st district seat contender Gary McDowell. (below the fold)
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Saturday, August 22, 2009
Activist Training, Held in Jackson Thurs.
Went to the following Tuesday.
I had also signed up earlier in the day for the phone town hall being put on by the National AFP which included speakers Jim Demint and Michelle Bachman. The problem was that they were going on at the same time. So there I was listening to my cell phone in one ear and trying to catch as much of the Jackson affair from the other.
Needless to say I missed a lot. But I also need to say I learned a lot. Early on it became apparent that I could get more out of the Jackson affair than the national town hall. I still listened to my cell phone but only keyed into certain parts. My attention was drawn to the live show. I'll post later if I can find a recording of the telephone townhall.
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Cross-posted at theblogprof
Chicken littles are everywhere, just not in their districts meeting with their constituents. The entire New Hampshire congressional delegation has been put on the back of milk cartons. Dennis Cardoza (D-CA) is avoiding his home district entirely during the August recess. Dick Durbin is in the running for the most hypocritical of the chicken littles, as not only is he not doing any townhalls, but is meeting with lobbyists instead. Alan Garyson (D-FL) actually did do a townhall - in a union hall.
Here in Michigan, Democrats such as Bart Stupak and Mark Shauer are just hiding under their desks in their district offices. No townhalls. Unless you count telephone conference lectures from the reps to the constituents a "townhall." It's not.
Last week, a rally was held at the office of Mark Schauer, who is taking some flak for avoiding his constituents like they had the swine flu and he had no immune system. Last week, the Jackson Citizen Patroit had this:U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer's decision not to have town hall meeting fuels plans for rallies.
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I received a mailing recently from 7th District Congressman Mark Schauer, "prepared, published and mailed at taxpayer expense." It illustrates a semi-tractor with the US Capital Building being towed behind it. The Semi with Capital Building attached is just a rollin' down the highway bearing down on Michigan taxpayers and businesses, "get out of the way, we are out of control!" is the subliminal message of the picture.
President Obama is driving the truck, Congressman Schauer is seated next to him in the middle and Governor Grandholm is seated at the right hand window. All three are bringing higher taxes, more regulation and added costs to Michigan taxpayers and businesses that will in turn drive more businesses out of business here in Michigan.
The sad fact is that "Business Out Of Business" seems to be their goal. These three have been told over and over again that higher taxes and more regulation drives business out of business and yet these three keep piling on higher taxes and more regulation and businesses keep leaving the state. What are they thinking?
These three just don't get it. When business goes out of business people lose their jobs. When people lose their jobs they can easily fall into a life of poverty and dependence. Wait a minute, maybe that is what these Democrats want, more people out of work and dependent on government.
Yes, that's it! The more people out of work the more people are dependent on government.
These Democrats actually want more and more people dependent on government, the Democrat kind of government, BIG Government, Democrat Government. You see Democrat Government is government of Democrats, by Democrats and for Democrats!
This is the Obama, Grandholm, Schauer kind of government!
Democrat government works for Democrats but not for the people of Michigan or America!
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"I trust the American people, while Mark Schauer trusts big government."
Tim Walberg today announced he is running for the U.S. House of Representatives.
"The people of south central Michigan are hard working, entrepreneurial and care deeply for their community, but are struggling mightily due to excessive government spending, recent tax increases, and a big government that is squashing hope and economic opportunities," said Walberg
"I cannot sit idly while Congressman Schauer votes to raise taxes, spend trillions we don't have and bring the failed Granholm strategies he advanced in Michigan to Washington D.C. In contrast, I will fight for Michigan families by working to balance the budget, move America toward energy independence, and provide across-the-board tax relief to reward hard work and spur job creation. I trust the American people, while Mark Schauer trusts big government," Walberg concluded.
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According to the Jackson Citizen-Patriot: "Rep. Mark Schauer, D-Battle Creek, will host a small-business resource workshop at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Jackson District Library Carnegie Building, 244 W. Michigan Ave. in Jackson."
Am I the only one who sees the irony in this?
After yesterday's vote on cap-and-tax, how can any businessperson take this man seriously? He consistently voted against businesses during his tenure in the State Legislature, repeated those same actions in Congress, and now he's going to dole out business advice?
I think this would be a great opportunity for those who are disgruntled with his representation in Congress to show up and hold his feet to the fire. Ask him about cap-and-tax. Ask him how nationalizing health care is going to save anyone money or get better care. Ask him why he suddenly has such an interest in "helping" businesses when his voting record is quite the opposite.
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Today is the day. As of 10 o'clock this morning, former sheriff, state trooper and state representative Mike Nofs is an official candidate in this fall's 19th state Senate district special election.
The 19th, you'll remember, was technically vacated at the beginning of the year when Mark Schauer broke his word to his constituents and took a seat in Congress, becoming a part of what polling data consistently tells us is one of the least popular legislative bodies in American history.
Our readers in Calhoun and Jackson Counties, their friends and neighbors, have been without representation in Michigan's upper legislative chamber for the last one-hundred-plus days and will be until the end of 2009. The Granholm-Cherry administration, fearing a potential partisan swing in the District and an expanded GOP majority in the Senate, delayed announcing a special election for months.
Remember, they've got a lot more than one Senate seat to lose. Whoever winds up being the incumbent in the 19th come the 2010 general elections will have a leg-up on the challenger. Should the Democrats lose the 19th their path to taking control of the Senate becomes significantly more difficult with nothing less than the holy grail of legislative tasks at stake... redistricting.
Whoever controls the Supreme Court and the state Senate come January 2011 will control legislative redistricting and partisan electoral potential for the next decade.
The man who has the liberals spooked? Mike Nofs.
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