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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Pants on Fire, Pinocchio?

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Tue Jun 12, 2012 at 10:26:54 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan's 11th Congressional District, Kerry Bentivolio, Nancy Cassis, Rattle With Us, disingenuous hypocrisy, memory holes, Michigan Banana Republican Party, Michigan Business Tax (2007-SB-94), Michigan Business Tax Surcharge (2007-HB-5408), public record, 11th District Republican Star Chamber, L. Brooks Patterson, Tom Stroup, Oakland County, Wayne County, write-in campaign, Michigan Tea Party Patriot Network (all tags)

    Facts are quite stubborn things, really.  As I've mentioned elsewhere on this site, the pesky thing about having a publicly available record is that, sooner or later, you're going to get called on it.  Getting called on her record is exactly what happened last night to Nancy Cassis at the monthly Rattle With Us meeting in Plymouth.

    According to a Detroit News article today, a flier was passed out at the RWU meeting stating that former State Senator Nancy Cassis had introduced the Michigan Business Tax and had voted for the MBT Surcharge.  Her response?

    "This is patently false," Cassis told the crowd of more than 100.

    To which I say:

    Not the flyer, but rather Cassis herself.

    Set aside the reality that the only reason that she's even being mentioned in the CD-11 primary is because the powers that be in the 11th District (Tom Stroup and Brooks Patterson, among others) decided that supporting the republican actually on the ballot was unacceptable, because actually using the Enumerated Powers as a litmus test for voting on a bill is too extreme for their taste.  The sheer chutzpah of Cassis to claim that any reference linking her to support for the MBT must be false is . . . ballsy . . . to say the very least.

    2007 Senate Bill 94 was the SBT replacement package ultimately referred to as the "Michigan Business Tax."  According to Michigan Votes, not only did Cassis introduce the original bill (on January 25, 2007), she also offered (on May 3, 2007) the substitute that represented the "refined" final form of the proposal, which according to Senate Roll Call 85 she also voted to approve.  According to Senate Roll Call 86, Cassis also voted to approve the final Senate version of the bill, and according to Senate Roll Call 218, she also voted to approve the conference committee version of the bill.

    So yeah, with regard to claiming falsehood on her introduction of the MBT . . .

    2007 House Bill 5408 was the bill intended to replace the service tax with a Michigan Business Tax Surcharge.  According to Senate Roll Call 493, Cassis voted to approve the Senate version of the surcharge, though according to Senate Roll Call 515, she did vote against the conference committee version of the bill.  However, since she did support the Senate version of the bill the entire way, with regard to claiming falsehood on her support of the MBT Surcharge . . .

    Because the MIGOP establishment is going to do everything they can to confuse the record with regard to Nancy Cassis, it's going to be really important to make sure that we don't let them get away with it.  Reagan's Eleventh Commandment makes Cassis' record fair game, and I think that we need to ping on that record on a regular basis between now and August 6th . . . just sayin'.

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    by archiespeck on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 11:33:03 AM EST
    Brooksy's trolls are already out in force starting a whisper campaign that Kerry is pro-choice. If they want to get down in the mud, we have PLENTY of ammunition, as evidenced by this post. Well done.

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