About halfway through this episode of WKAR’s Off the Record with Tim Skubick candidate for the 37th District Michigan State Senate Race, Greg MacMaster answers questions on Prisons, Detroit, and Roads.
Truthfully I have never eaten at the Swiss Inn in Lake George, Michigan, so I have no idea of how accurate some of the statements I have found are.
But I had to find out more about the restaurant owned by a man who commented on one of my own statements. In response to it, and to a recent Capitol Confidential article, he says with his own words:
“As a restaurant owner in northern Michigan, I would disagree with you! The last time the minimum wage went up (30%) I raised my prices only 15 cents to make up for the difference. What we (Small Businesses) need more than ANYTHING, is more spendable income in the hands of the people who spend it, the Middle Class. Giving me and other businesses a tax break did very little to help me. Adding a NEW tax actually took money OUT of our fragile economy, hurting it more. The ONLY thing that would cause me, (or ANY small business), to hire someone, is if there is an increase in the demand for my product or service. I believe the increase of minimum wage will help everyone, putting more money into the economy will not only help the struggling workers, but it will also help the struggling small businesses, and an increase in taxes for the State. Everyone wins!!! As far as a tipped employee goes, the smaller tips you claim will happen, will be taken care of by the $7.60 per hour they will be gaining!”
A resolution to declare May 5-11, 2014, as Screen-Free Week in the state of Michigan.
Whereas, Screen-Free Week is an enjoyable and innovative way to improve children’s well-being by reducing dependence on entertainment screen media, including television, video games, computers, and hand-held devices, thus offering time for children to go outside, read, daydream, create, explore, and spend more time with family and friends; and
Whereas, Preschool children spend an average of 32 hours a week with screen media; and
Abusive IRS director found in contempt of congress.
Lerner arguably directed the IRS policy to discriminate against conservative groups and their ability to finance against the ongoing federal tyranny. She was then called to testify on the matter in front of a congressional oversight committee. Instead of simply refusing to testify, she made a statement before a congressional panel investigating her crimes, THEN shut up expecting to enjoy 5th amendment protections.
It doesn’t work that way.
A Bi-partisan congressional vote 231-187 with 6 democrats joining the Republicans found Lerner in contempt. Nothing will happen of course, until the gatekeeper of lawlessness, Eric Holder is impeached and removed from his office. Holder himself was found in contempt, and still exists as US Attorney General.
Michigan Republicans present voted to find her in contempt. (Bentivolio was unable to make this vote) Conversely, All of Michigan Democrats including US senate candidate Gary Peters would apparently excuse this type of lawless behavior, and voted to protect her.
Remember this lesson and internalize it.
Face it, your local school board doesn’t give two whits what you have to say.
Whether it is a complaint of how they are spending taxpayer resources, common core, or the introduction of inappropriate materials to our youth, they just don’t want to hear it. In Traverse City, parents have been ignored when sexually explicit curriculum was given to their adolescent children, and that curriculum was allowed to stand.
Anyone Who Disagrees With These Folks Is A Hate Group.
Its tough to stand for decency, rule of law, the constitution, and traditional values any more.
Its bad enough that the SPLC has been presented as a legitimate decider of who is a hate group, and who is not. Its hard to argue with their designations when listing supremacy groups (Neo-Nazis and Islamist organizations), but when calling traditionalists hate based?
Political correctness, driven by an emotional need to have a certain group’s behavior unconditionally accepted, has placed those who desire a safe, moral and aesthetically appropriate social environment in a bad light. Media driven values degradation has produced a new class of minority, and if you disagree, or are a practicing Christian, you must be a hate filled bigot.
Traverse City Family members have stood out in the cold, put up with physical assaults by those who disagree with their message, and have yet to hurt, maim, or intimidate any single person because of color, creed, their behavioral orientation, or gender. This group provides literature to help folks escape the trap of homosexuality, and produces educational videos designed to encourage more wholesome choices.
A Better Way to Fix Our Roads
Yeah, the roads are bad. A combination of a harsh winter, diverting funds for an unneeded bridge construct, along with poor planning and oversight from the transportation committee has left the roads in Michigan in the worst shape since forever.
The road building interests are already chomping at the bit, eager to get those lucrative contracts. The public is ready for any relief from the banging, swerving, and white knuckling trips to the store or work. The stock prices on the strut and tire manufacturers have likely been going through the roof.
Something needs to be done.
The road lobby has loved Governor Snyder’s first suggestion of raising revenue (raise taxes) by a $billion-point-two. The tax and spend sycophants in the legislature have eagerly lined up for their favor from the guv, and were ready to give him what he wanted. Until the push back by taxpayers.
Republican speaker Jase Bolger, seeing the the gathering of pitchforks by the ‘townsfolk,’ has seemingly cut the ‘revenue increase’ part of the solution in half, but tax increases are still going to be part of the equation. And even the guy who at first touted his efforts in creating the alternative is still afraid to stand on its merits, letting Bolger take all the credit for himself. (listen to this montage – hilarious)
Peter denied Christ only three times; I guess this must be a pretty serious threat to someone’s campaign. (and no, I am not really comparing anyone in Lansing..)
Blogging Around The Geat State Of Michigan On State Local And National Issues
MIRS Weekly Report – Primary challenges emerge for 19 GOP incumbents Yours truly quoted with one of our favorite lines.
Grassroots In Michigan – Taxes, Taxes, and More Taxes! Clearly Joan has had enough of that. The transportation bills seem to promise more taxes. And under a ‘Republican’ administration, no less.
Motor City Times TWOFER! – Robin Hood Tax: Another bad European idea that will find its way here Minimum wages are too low, right? AND Regional blackouts coming to an electrical outlet near you starting in 2015 Driving home the point that the EPA is a thing that must be removed .. like yesterday.
Michigan Taxes Too Much – ICY Michigan Just because there was a lot of ice this year.
The Shekel – Several articles on a recently attended NRA convention Quite complete with pictures and seminar reports.
Wayne County Taxpayers – Contacts in All 83 Counties are Now a Reality for Part Time Legislature Petitions If you need some petitions, we’ll get em to you.
Watchdog Wire – OPINION: Sports Media Scrutinize Richard DeVos’ Views on Traditional Marriage Thanks Izzy! This is just really good on a number of levels. I’ll leave it to the reader to figure out why.
At least one day a week, its good to relax and delve into a new creative endeavor without getting overly political.
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Have a great weekend!
Obama supporter thinks he can prevail in Michigan's 42nd district Republican Primary.
And man parts the size of watermelons.
That is the only way I can describe one of the ‘Republican’ candidates in Michigan’s 42nd district State Representative race. The former general manager of the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus entered into the four way Republican primary April 11, and apparently offers himself up as the RINO candidate. (sorry Kevin, this one sticks)
And other Republican In Name Only candidates could only be jealous of the nerve Rich Perlberg has demonstrated in calling such a socialist standard as Barack Obama, a good choice for conservatives. Jennifer Hensley documents the history of editorials from the Press & Argus including doozies like this endorsement: