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Now that I've laid Jiminy to rest...I can deal with my impressions of the AFP conference itself...
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By JGillman, Section News
AFP Michigan says: Michigan legislature "refused to drive the get-away car"
Indeed. And their sense of whats right should be noted!
From their release:
AFP-MI Applauds Michigan Senate for Refusing to "Partner" with Feds on Washington Health Care Takeover
Hagerstrom noted the group will now turn its attention to thanking legislators for standing tall on the issue, and will also work to oppose the Medicaid expansion and gas tax hikes.
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Michigan Americans For Prosperity director Scott Hagerstrom comments on last night's SOTU.
Given the current debate on what to do about the Health Care Exchanges, Medicaid, and money like manna from Washington Hagerstrom's comments are to the point. He tells RightMichigan.com:
"President Obama delivered more empty promises on health care reform last night. What he wants to call the Affordable Care Act is anything but. Despite all evidence to the contrary, he claimed the law was already helping to slow rising health care costs. In reality, the president's plans are putting high-quality, affordable health care even further out of reach for many Americans. The legislature should turn down a grant from the feds to build a health insurance exchange. It is poisoned candy that will only subject Michigan taxpayers to the byzantine regulations and unworkable costs associated with this law.The reduction of professionals who wish to partner with an ever increasing regulatory bureaucracy will indeed show itself with the reduction of health care choices over time. Count on it.
Noting the willingness of Obama to push the taking of our liberties to the limit, Hagerstrom demonstrates confidence in those who are paying attention here in Michigan.
In his State of the Union Address, President Obama promised his next round of health care reforms will "go even further." If it's more "government-knows-best" bureaucracy and bottomless spending, Michiganders are saying thanks but no thanks.Pretty much.
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Prop 1, was one of the better things the governor and our legislator has done.
Simple enough to understand.
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Americans for Prosperity - Michigan to Offer Flint-Area Drivers Gas at $1.84 Per Gallon, Monday
Gas promotion part of the group's Obama's Failing Agenda bus tour
LANSING, MI - Americans for Prosperity-Michigan will offer Flint-area drivers gasoline at $1.84 per gallon* -- the cost of gas four years ago when President Obama took office. The promotion begins this Monday, October 1st, at 2:30 p.m., at the Beacon & Bridge gas station located at the Mt. Morris exit off I-75, just north of Flint. Scott Hagerstrom, state director of Americans for Prosperity-Michigan said
"We want to remind people what the true cost of President Obama's failed green energy policies has been. President Obama has made it more expensive for Michigan families to drive to work, take our children to school and sporting events, and make trips to the grocery store."
WHO: Americans for Prosperity-Michigan
"The President claims to have an `all of the above' energy policy, yet his Administration has rescinded oil and gas leases and held up oil permits with bureaucratic red tape. Average retail gasoline prices have more than doubled under President Obama. That has caused Michiganders pain at the pump, but also increased the cost of consumer goods such as groceries."
The Obama's Failing Agenda bus tour will educate Americans on the most harmful aspects of President Obama's big-government agenda, and help put grassroots pressure on politicians to turn away from these destructive policies. The stop in Flint will include educational information and a petition addressed to the President for citizens to complete.
The Failing Agenda bus tour is an issue advocacy effort by Americans for Prosperity and does not expressly advocate for the success or defeat of any candidate for public office. More information is available at http://www.FailingAgenda.com
Americans for Prosperity-Michigan is a statewide organization of 75,000 activists committed to strengthening our constitutional government, establishing fiscal restraint, and giving taxpayers greater control over government. We are dedicated to recruiting, training, educating and motivating grassroots activists to be effective in their own communities. Americans for Prosperity does not support or oppose candidates for public office.
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Yeah, the poster has Napolitano, but AFP brings in such high power speakers, you won't be disappointed.
For more reliable info and RSVP go HERE.
Americans for Prosperity brought Andrew Breitbart, Michelle Malkin, and Ann McIlhenny to Traverse city for an all day event. Also included was Hillsdale Economist Gary Wolfram, CEI's Vincent Vernuccio, and others.
One stands out. If you ever get a chance to run across this guy, you will understand NO ONE knows liberals like he does.
Off. The. Hook.
Next up? In the AM.
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By JGillman, Section News
Arguably, no better way to light the match for the day, than taking a look at some of what Michigan's best bloggers are writing about.
Michigan AFP - HELLO... McFLY? Hey.. Is this thing on?
Apologies Demanded - Lobbyists arndt (hehe) bad guys
Motor City Times - Steve aggregates much better than this little list on a more regular basis. This time its the "Rocket Edition"
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