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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    No Medicaid Growth

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 04:37:10 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Republicans, Medicaid, Government, Courage, Bold Colors, Thank You (all tags)

    For now.  

    The Michigan State Senate Is Adjourned.

    Thank you to the courageous Republicans who resisted the allure of vote trades, pressure from lobbyists and special interests, and did NOT see fit to lay a long term burden on Michigan Taxpayers.  

    And a special thank you to Senator Richardville for upholding senate caucus tradition, and while even supporting the bill, kept to protocol by holding for a majority in the Republican Caucus before bringing the bill to the full senate.  This has done more to solidify Republicans strength than might be appropriately expressed here.

    Thanks for the BOLD COLORS!  

    Have a great summer.

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    See ya . . . (5.00 / 2) (#1)
    by Kevin Rex Heine on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 05:07:07 PM EST
    . . . on August 27th, Senators.

    Actually, we'll be seeing you back in your districts over the summer.

    Oh noes! Convicted armed robbery felon... (none / 0) (#2)
    by Corinthian Scales on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 05:11:28 PM EST
    ...Bert Johnson, "mad dogs" the Conservative NO VOTE Senators for dissing the "Tough Nerd".

    During debate on a resolution establishing the Senate's future schedule, state Sen. Bert Johnson criticized the Republican majority for failing to take a vote, saying they embarassed the governor.

    "This Republican caucus has made him look weak and ineffective in the eyes of most residents of this state," Johnson said on the floor.

    Ain't that a b!tch?  Be proud, Rick Snyder - that's your team talking.  Typical Democrat pimping their victimhood Bee-eeS.  It's prolly Booosh's fault too.

    There's your clue, Senators.  Ya done good.  Thank you!  However, keep in mind when y'all's return, we'll be watching closely... don't f#@% it up.

    • Last night . . . by Kevin Rex Heine, 06/20/2013 09:36:20 PM EST (none / 0)
      • BWAAAHAHAHAHA by Corinthian Scales, 06/20/2013 10:27:43 PM EST (5.00 / 1)
        • 12 oz salute? by jgillmanjr, 06/21/2013 08:27:13 AM EST (5.00 / 1)
          • Its summer by JGillman, 06/21/2013 08:46:50 AM EST (none / 0)
            • Ah, Gull Island by Corinthian Scales, 06/21/2013 12:41:42 PM EST (none / 0)
          • lawlz by Corinthian Scales, 06/21/2013 12:31:11 PM EST (none / 0)
    One thing to remember (none / 0) (#3)
    by Republican Michigander on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 06:06:51 PM EST
    I'm careful in my comments because the delegation in my county was split, but as maligned as Richardville is, he came through here for now. Give him credit. He probably could have pushed it through if he chose to do so.

    There's no question where Joe Hune stood on this, either.

    I saw a tweet about "primary challengers" in the sidebar by sharp edges and lots of primary talk here. While I have to be "officially" neutral in primaries in my position, I can say that if anyone primaries Joe, he better be ready for the campaign of his/her life. I won't say "don't do it.", but I'll say that the challenger is crazy.

    Joe's one of the best campaigners I've ever seen, not to mention a damn good state senator and former state rep I've voted for every time I've had the chance to do so (back in Howell and here in Green Oak). He outworks everybody, has an extremely loyal team, and is by far the most organized.

    That's not a guy I'd want as an opponent.  

    I'm not so sure why everyone here is so happy. (none / 0) (#18)
    by KG One on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 10:00:55 AM EST
    In catching up on my reading of what really happened this week, one very disturbing little fact keeps popping up:

    "The debate and discussion regarding reforming Medicaid in Michigan is not over," Richardville said. "Members of my caucus have been working hard to improve upon something that was hoisted upon us by a federal government that had very little consideration for the impact of this program on the taxpayers of Michigan. We owe it to our neighbors and communities to thoroughly review this issue and consider alternatives to the current proposal.

    "The legislation will be referred to committee and a legislative workgroup will spend the summer reviewing the current legislation and proposals offered by my colleagues that seek to improve upon the tremendous work that has already been done," he said. "I look forward to working with the governor, the House and my colleagues on the other side of the aisle to present a plan for a healthier Michigan."

    Or, putting it in clearer terms:

    "I want to make sure this is truly bipartisan," said Richardville, who added the bill isn't dead and would be reviewed by a summer work group.

    To use an extremely overused cliche, Randy Richardville did nothing more this week than to "kick the can down the road".

    If he really wanted Obamacare Medicaid Expansion in Michigan to die, all he really needed to do was to put it up, along with the future careers of many in his caucus, a vote on the Senate Floor.

    All of this pussyfooting around does nothing more than allow him to save face for about two months time, giving them ample opportunity to do some political arm-twisting and hash out behind the scenes the best way to foist this debacle on Michigan Taxpayers, while providing as much job security to the fence sitters as possible.

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