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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
America's conscience is responding with strengthening itself against tyranny, while our governmental protectors now practice maneuvers in Miami, and Huston, that desensitize, and hone skills as is observed here.
Interesting times we live...
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Republicans raise the debt ceiling for Team Obama spending. More borrowing for obscene levels of spending now approved though May 19, 2013.
Ayes: Benishek, Bentivolio, Camp, Huizenga, Miller, Rogers, Upton, and Walberg.
Thanks, Justin. And, to the rest of you? You're a spineless disgrace.
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The Bubble Film Website and trailer
The Bubble," a new film featuring experts that predicted the last economic crisis, argues America is facing an even worse financial bubble. Business leaders, politicians and financial commentators such as Jim Rogers, Peter Schiff, Ron Paul, Marc Faber, Jim Grant and 10 others examine Washington's economic policies and its impact on America. The film is co-written by Dr. Tom Woods and inspired by his New York Times best seller "Meltdown."
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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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By JGillman, Section News
Let me start by telling Michigan Congressmen and Super Committee members Dave Camp and Fred Upton--I am not yelling (or typing, rather) at you--I am yelling (yeah, typing) to you.
"Balancing the budget" by killing the dollar bill and forcing Americans to carry little burlap bags full of dollar coins like it is the 12th century, not the 21st? I know this is RightMichigan.com, not 30 Rockefeller Center, but... Seriously?
According to Roll Call, that's the proposal being floated by a "Republican" Congressman from Arizona by the name of Dave Schweikart. (Because the last time Republicans followed the lead of an Arizonan it worked out so well. (ZING!))
Schweikart (pictured at right swimming in cold, hard home-state-mined cash) claims that burning all the paper money and forcing Americans to use those gold colored copper one-dollar coins (you know, the ones you immediately hand back to the cashier or the bank teller asking for "real money" every time she tries to hand it to you?) will help balance the budget by saving less than $200 million a year. Coins are more durable, the argument goes, so they'd last longer and cost less to reproduce.
Yeah they last longer. Because they sit in the bottom of our sock drawers since you'd have to lug around eight pounds of metal to buy a freaking Big Mac! The American people have had the option -paper or coin--for years. We've chosen lighter pockets and fewer trips to the chiropractor.
Camp and Upton sit on the powerful Super Committee and have not yet provided any clear inclination that they back this expensive, onerous, poorly thought out bit of cow-towing to Arizonan special interests (I'll get there, bear with me), but its just a sneakily stupid enough of an idea I figured it'd be worth raising the red flag.
Please read more below the fold.
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By Grover Norquist and Rep. Fred Upton
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A round of Bronx Cheers and boo birds go to the US House today. They voted 217-212 to raise the debt ceiling nearly $2 Trillion more dollars. Obama will sign this, proving that he is no fiscal conservative.
The House on Thursday voted to allow the government to go $1.9 trillion deeper in debt -- or about $6,000 more for every U.S. resident. The measure, approved 217-212, would raise the cap on federal borrowing to $14.3 trillion. That's enough to keep Congress from having to vote again before the November elections on an issue that is feeding a sense among voters that the government is spending too much and putting future generations under a mountain of debt to do it.
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Politico has a great article today that leads to this long editorial.
I've said for almost four years that the Republican Party is at a crossroads, mainly due to fiscal issues. It can follow the lead of the Republican Study Committee, Mike Pence, Jim DeMint, and Jeb Hensarling in its opposition to deficit spending, or it can follow the lead of Ted Stevens, George W Bush, and Charlie Crist in their support for big spending policies. The choice made here, will determine whether the GOP can take the house back in 2010, and the senate back in 2012 or 2014. It will also determine if Obama will be a one-termer. The bailout in 2008 turned the election from a close race to an ass kicking. The fiscal policies in 2006 caused an ass kicking. Democrat-lite policies from the GOP do not work. Why vote for democrat-lite when the real thing is always available.
While I understand that what works in one community does not always work in another, basic principles should always apply, and that they should be less government and more freedom.
Many in the GOP are starting to get that message again with Obama's radical leftism, Mike Pence having a more visible role, Ted Stevens being defeated, and George W Bush being gone. Starting being the operative word. There's still a lot of trust that needs to be earned, and nobody trusts the government right now. That's why we have the tea parties. That's why the calls are flooding the offices. That's why people are involved in politics who have not been involved.
Speaking of fiscal conservatism and tea parties, they aren't GOP. They are conservative.
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+ Detroit's creditors could target Detroit Institute of Arts collection
+ Laura Berman: Entrepreneur's urban tree farm is taking root
+ Detroit council OKs Bing's budget with deeper cuts
+ Detroit union leaders threaten shutdown of 36th District Court amid talk of layoffs
+ Frost possible in Metro Detroit as cold front brings in low temperatures
+ Man charged in electronics' thefts from school district
+ Retired Troy doctor killed in crash
+ Service planned after Canton Township man dies day after wedding
+ Migration exhibit comes to Alpena in June
+ Detroit council OKs Bing's $1.1B budget with amendments
+ Report slams leadership of 36th District Court in Detroit
+ Dearborn pays $300,000 in deal with missionaries
+ Saginaw bus-van crash sends 4 to hospital, breaks gas line
+ Tips dwindle in Nevaeh Buchanan's kidnapping, slaying
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+ Fed furlough day after cuts hampers IRS, HUD services
+ MSU law professor plans AG bid
+ Rogers criticizes Justice Department's seizure of AP phone records
+ Obama: Sexual assault threatens trust in military
+ Michigan Congress Dems support Schauer for governor
+ Bill to shorten foreclosure redemption period advances
+ Larry Royster promoted to be clerk of the Michigan Supreme Court
+ Michigan Elections Director appointed to federal election commission
+ Bill would let Michigan install red-light cameras
+ Some unions now angry about health care overhaul
+ New IRS chief cleans house in wake of tea party controversy
+ Obama defends drone use, renews push to shut Gitmo
+ Nonprofit: Michigan understated risks of pet coke piles on Detroit River
+ Obama defends drone strikes but says no cure-all
+ Levin, Stabenow support Peters for U.S. Senate seat
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