That Time Again

Small Business Owners get to beg off of paying the license fee for their business tools to the state.

Because the legislature has never been able to properly address crappy PPT rules, and the underlying cause (overbig government).

Michigan is one of VERY FEW remaining states that will otherwise continue to assess your ink pens, mouse pad, sticky notes, and desk top knockerballs.  Here is a link to your hall pass, your permission slip; your way to avoid paying taxes again and again on equipment and office furnishings up to a value of $80k.  It is due on the 20th.

Two weeks.

You’re welcome.

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Religious Liberty

The Trump administration appears to be advancing certain freedoms quite reliably.

Thanks to the Trump admin, the baby killers are getting nervous.

Apparently Planned parenthood folks are so far gone in their willingness to snuff out human life, they would deny practicing physicians the ability to conscientiously object.  Objecting to new HHS rules PP is going into conniptions:

“Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, is encouraging their supporters to tell the Department of Health Human Services (HHS) that a proposed rule to strengthen conscience protections for healthcare providers is “dangerous” and “encourages discrimination.” The rule requires health care providers to notify their employees of protections against religious discrimination on job applications and employee manuals. The rule also allows the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) to enforce protections for religious medical providers.”


‘Choice’ apparently has a different meaning to the child hunters.  Until government is used to directly control our lives (sans the personal choice of fetal sepaku), the leftist monsters won’t be happy.

Its a good sign of personal conscience protections from a government realigning itself with the constitution.  Other health care fields might also benefit from such positive efforts. I wonder if this could be re-litigated?





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Mo Money

Eight years of tax increases.

Michigan taxpayers shelled out an extra $32.6 billion in state taxes over the last eight years.

Money collected in state tax revenue per Cap Con and their associated graphic:

The eight year total increase in taxes amounts to an aggregate of roughly $3,400 for every legal man, woman and child in the state of Michigan.

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Coming soon - Some great lemonade?

Call me the eternal optimist.

Folks need to look at recent events with a little different perspective.  At least the folks who hold ALL the power right now.  There are good outcomes that are possible if the GOP collectively gets its head straight.

Our federal spending is bloated, and perpetually deficit ridden.  Federal government shutdowns provide an insight into what is truly important to the general population, and leadership.  It can also be used as a character test of those who claim certain positions (ie: being against Obamacare, cutting welfare, illegal immigration cost) during voting events.

There is nothing that holds the GOP held Senate to the 60 vote limitation used to provide cover for the shut down.  Democrats, if ever they hold power again, would sidestep the rule so fast it would make the obamacare passage mechanics look amateurish to accomplish their stated goals of totalitarian socialism.

Military, ports, courts, borders, and federal highway systems are primary needs.  State welfare subsidies,housing, education, federal property ownership, environmental interference, business manipulation (cronyism), and personal medical insurance practices are not.

Start with the federal defunding of California, and make Michigan a close next.

If GOP ideas are good, put them in place and let the results speak for themselves.  If some legislators express an inordinate amount of fear about blowback, then we know where our weak sisters are, and they can be replaced ..now.

The #SchumerShutdown is the time to move forward and demonstrate the inadequacy of the Democrat philosophy to provide a constitutionally based operating plan that offers maximum state and individual benefit in the longer term.

It is an opportunity that ought not be missed.

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SOTU 2018 Watch Party!

Making America Great Again and coming to a really big screen in TC.

January 30 will be the State of the Union given by the guy who has pulled the pants down on the praetorian guard for the Democrats party.

The state of the nation is certainly the best it has been in the past eight years, and probably going much further back when looking at the rollback of the federal regulatory clime. Add to this tax reform that begins the simplification of the code, and a bureaucracy that will be more friendly to the individual and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Judges, walls, and a return to international respect through proper foreign policy etc., all of which has been accomplished in only a single year with the Donald as the CEO of USA inc.

In Traverse City, we will be having a party.

10 Bux.  Snacks provided, and drinks are on the guy next to you. (he/she will be looking your way)   Proceeds will be distributed to the local county GOP parties as we wind up for a busy election year.

See you there!

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Battle Cry 2018 – Feb 2-3

Keynote Speaker Dinesh D'Souza & Corey Lewandowski

From the organizational page.

Battle Cry 2018 is shaping up to be one NOT to be missed!

American conservative political commentator, author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza will be the key note speaker for Battle Cry. Dinesh’s new book “The Big Lie” exposes the left’s biggest lie yet: their campaign to paint conservatives as Nazis to cover up their own fascism.   …

The rest.

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Was MLK Republican?

Some say he was, and some say he was not.

In any event, here is a message from Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Co-Chair Bob Paduchik on celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:

“Today, we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who helped forge the path toward equality for all,” said RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. “Led by the principles of peace and nonviolence, he inspired generations with his enduring vision of realizing the American Dream. As we pay tribute to Dr. King today, we must continue to work towards making his dream a reality.”

“Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” said Co-Chair Bob Paduchick. “We commemorate a man who saw the need for change and an opportunity to lead by example. Through nonviolent activism Martin Luther King, Jr. altered the course of American history. May we remember and cherish the things he held dear and treat one another with dignity and respect, today and every day.”

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An open letter to President Trump.

Mr President, don’t let the failures of AG Sessions define your presidency.

As it turns out was a pretty significant mistake to allow him to stay off hands from the ongoing nonsense (Russia, etc) that is being performed by your enemies.  Make no mistake, these people are looking for some chink in the armor, and those around you who may have forgotten even the most minute details, are threatened with process crimes, that have nothing to do with what the investigation is purportedly about.

This could have been averted by a little show of strength by the attorney general, yet remains ongoing, with the wasting of taxpayer resources. Jeff sessions might be loyal, intelligent, and conservative at his core, but he is proving to be foolish.

The above is water under the bridge now.  It was and remains a waste of time, but will amount to nothing in the end.  The AG is about to undertake another mission however, that promises to lose you broad support, and ultimately cost the nation billions in wasted enforcement effort.

The effort of Jeff Sessions to ‘crack down’ on the recent marijuana surge is a misguided move, guaranteed to lose seats in legislatures, congress, and threaten expensive state lawsuits.

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Best Year Ever

It sure has been a good one!

The title might be just a tiny exaggeration, but any thinking person might understand what we’re talking about.

2017, the year where the unimaginable played out in the U.S.A.  When Republican Donald Trump took the reins back from the ultra left wing Democrat party, the Hillary apologists in the media were humiliated daily, and the desperation of the left to regain it’s power led to the #MeToo ‘movement’ and subsequent self destruction of key left wing politicos and personalities.

The new Donald Trump reality is one that has proven to be fruitful for retirement accounts with unheard of new highs in market confidence and new commitments to American industry and innovation.  As regulatory burdens have been lifted, the promise of full employment, and income increases are now appearing to be the next sure thing.

Its the Economy stupid.

Or at least it was 25 years ago, when Bill Clinton’s campaign said so. Now with all the most positive news about the American work and manufacturing sector happening, pollsters would tell us that the president is only enjoying the lowest polling numbers, but of course same said pollsters predicted a Hillary win in November of 2016 as well, so..

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Merry Christmas Michigan!

There is so much in the political landscape to be thankful for, and the gift of the last year, is more than enough treasure to find under the tree, but in the end what matters?

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

May the blessings of our savior find your heart, and may you find peace in the salvation brought to us in the birth of Christ.

Merry Christmas.

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