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    Fridays Divertere: Laws? What Laws?

    By Corinthian Scales, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 06:49:09 AM EST
    Tags: ObamaCare, Rick... Michigan?, Amnesty, Exemption Employees, Medicaid, Expansion, executive-grade arm-twisting, Progressives, heavy-handed bifarceisanship, Obama, Snyder, Reid, Richardville, Boehner, Bolger, GOP Leadership, Where?, One Term Nerd, poisoning the party brand, Michigan, Rule of Law?, Elections, conservatism, Republicans, Real Leadership, Home Team First, Principle, One Chance (all tags)

    Imagine all that failure owned by the Democratic Party.  Amazing.  Equally amazing is, out there crisscrossing our state, on our tax dollars, the self-invented Nerd persona is "rebranding Obamacare" fighting to entangle Michigan further into the very Law Obama Barry Soetoro breaks.

    Why Hell, Rick Snyder is even for breaking Obamacare Law with Amnesty exemption hiring preference for those whose first actions is breaking the Law entering the U.S. illegally.

    One Term Nerd

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    'Healthy Michigan' Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Explained in 59 Seconds

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 08:03:02 AM EST
    Tags: Rick... Michigan?, ObamaCare, Medicaid, Expansion, executive-grade arm-twisting, Progressives, heavy-handed bifarceisanship, Amnesty, Exemption Employees, Obama, Snyder, Reid, Richardville, Boehner, Bolger, GOP Leadership, Where?, One Term Nerd, poisoning the party brand, Michigan, Elections, conservatism, Republicans, Real Leadership, Home Team First, Principle, One Chance (all tags)

    Rummaging through the 'ol inbox this morning, I came across an excellent piece from Michigan Capitol Confidential on JenniRick Nerdholm's, and his twit sidekick, Lt. SmugNerd's bus tour buffoonery painting a happy face on Obamacare.

    Snyder Administration Pushing To Distance Medicaid Expansion From Obamacare

    Gov. Snyder, Lt. Gov. Calley and others now using the phrase, 'Healthy Michigan'

    Originally, Obamacare included the expansion of Medicaid to help cover some of the nation's uninsured, but the U.S. Supreme Court said that was unconstitutional.

    So, now the federal government is using money from the Obamacare bill to entice states to expand it on their own, says one health policy expert.

    With that in mind, a recent tweet from the staff of Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley raised the eyebrows of Cato Institute's Mike Tanner, who wrote a book on Obamacare. Lt. Gov. Calley said the debate on Medicaid expansion is about reforming the system and is not linked to Obamacare.

    "This is reform of our Medicaid system. Classifying it as 'Obamacare' is inaccurate," a Snyder administration staffer retweeted Lt. Gov. Calley as saying on July 2.

    But Tanner says Obamacare is picking up the tab for any Medicaid expansion.

    "The question to ask him (Lt. Gov. Calley) is: 'Would Michigan be taking these actions in the absence of Obamacare promises for future funding?' " Tanner said.


    "Healthy Michigan" explained...

    Jeez, I just cannot imagine how could've the former mASSachusetts's governor who enacted Romneycare before it was known as Obamacare lost to Obama last November...

    One Term Nerd

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    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Everything That Needs to be Known About Nerdpublicrats

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 01:28:41 PM EST
    Tags: Rick... Michigan?, Amnesty, Exemption Employees, ObamaCare, Medicaid, Creepy Provisions, Expansion Medicaid, Mandated Healthy Lifestyles, Brothers Keeper, Welfare, Expansion, executive-grade arm-twisting, Progressives, heavy-handed bifarceisanship, Obama, Snyder, Reid, Richardville, Boehner, Bolger, GOP Leadership, Where?, One Term Nerd, poisoning the party brand, Michigan, Elections, conservatism, Republicans, Real Leadership, Home Team First, Principle, One Chance (all tags)

    Teh Stoopid Party in Michigan remains dead to me.

    If anything, Majority Leader Randy Richardville said, he saved Gov. Rick Snyder from a big defeat more than two weeks ago by not calling a vote on House legislation to expand eligibility for government-provided health insurance to 320,000 low-income adults in 2014. The Republican governor had cut short a trade trip in Israel to return home and lobby the GOP-dominated Senate.

    "I think he was convinced that the votes were there. I'm in the room where those votes get counted," Richardville, of Monroe, told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday, the day he outlined his expectations for a Senate workgroup that will study Medicaid expansion this summer.

    "This debate, this issue, is alive because I provided leadership on this issue based on the feedback from the Senate Republican caucus. This thing was dead if we had taken a vote when it was being demanded that we take a vote. It wasn't a gentle request. There was a demand and then after the demand there was a - they called it a press conference. I've got other words to describe it, but I'm not going to use them."

    Give him credit - he came through, we read.  A special thank you, we read.

    GMAFB. There isn't enough paint on the planet for trying the "happy face" schtick with loser Snyder and Schostak at the helm.

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    Governor offers wishes...

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 12:50:32 PM EST
    Tags: Rick... Michigan?, Amnesty, Exemption Employees, ObamaCare, Medicaid, Expansion, executive-grade arm-twisting, Progressives, heavy-handed bifarceisanship, Obama, Snyder, Reid, Richardville, Boehner, Bolger, GOP Leadership, Where?, One Term Nerd, poisoning the party brand, Michigan, Elections, conservatism, Republicans, Real Leadership, Home Team First, Principle, One Chance (all tags)

    From Wednesday:

    LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today offered the following statement as the July 4 holiday weekend gets under way:

    "... That's why I applaud the U.S. Senate for its passage of bipartisan immigration reform legislation, and urge the U.S. House to do the same. [snip]"

    Rick Snyder just placed ObamaCare exemptions (amnesty) to the front of the line over hiring already unemployed American citizens!

    This corporate limousine liberal has to go.  The sooner it is admitted that voting Snyder in 2010 because "he's a Republican" was a mistake, the faster Party principle will be restored and upheld.  

    The choice is yours, but in this state with Snyder and Schostak at the helm - the Republican Party remains dead to me.  Lon's MDP team is on equal footing.

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    MiFTW Says NO To Medicaid Expansion In Michigan

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 12:31:08 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, FTW, Brian Pannebecker, Tim Bos, Freedom To Work, Labor, Medicaid, Expansion, Snyder, Poison Apple, Republicans, Government, Bureaucrats, ObamaCare, Bad Policy, Federal, Tyranny (all tags)

    Recall that Snyder was backed into signing the Freedom To Work Act, but now needs to defend it.

    Part of that task is to provide an atmosphere that PROMOTES a healthy dialogue between employer and employee. A couple of points made below should be noted.

    Michigan Freedom To Work, a coalition of union and merit shop workers, employers, retirees and thousands of grass roots activists favoring more Michigan jobs, labor freedom and workers' choice, today announced its analysis of proposed Medicaid expansion in Michigan.

    "Medicaid expansion as proposed in HB 4714 is anti-worker and anti-jobs,"
    Said Brian Pannebecker, spokesman for Michigan Freedom To Work and a UAW/Ford employee.
    "It is designed to triple Medicaid payments and add nearly 500,000 more to Michigan Medicaid rolls. It will encourage employers to hold down hours and wages, and place a glass ceiling over those workers seeking advancement. Earn a quarter raise and lose your insurance? Many of those already having private sector insurance will lose that preferred care and they will be dumped on Federal public insurance. It may save some companies money to push some of their operating costs on our grand children but it will disrupt the employer/employee relationship and shock Michigan's fledgling recovery into a tail spin. That is not wise public policy.

    Continued below the fold.

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    Michigan Conservative Union On Medicaid Expansion

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 03:58:04 PM EST
    Tags: Medicaid, Expansion, Growth Of Government, Poor Choices, Taxes, Property Taxes, Hospitals, Free, ACA, Snyder (all tags)

    Norm Hughes, chair of the Michigan Conservative Union (MCU) writes the following

    An open letter to our state senators:

    Medicaid Expansion Issue 101: The audacious statement is that we will each save $400 a year on insurance premiums because the Federal government will pick up the cost of indigent patients.
    This is false Information spread by lobbyists and politicians to try to justify Medicaid expansion.

    The Truth: It was almost unbelievable that a businessman now legislator in the House used this as rationale for voting to add 470,000 more Michigan residents to Medicaid, a key element of implementing ObamaCare and driving more debt for our children and grandchildren to pay, doubled by interest. The USA federal government is broke and has an insatiable appetite to spend more than it takes in. When you are in a deep hole the first rule of survival is to stop digging. Here are some points to reflect on regarding this statement:

    Below the fold is a point by point.

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    Question For The Day - Divertere

    By JGillman, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 09:38:29 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Rick Snyder, HB4714, Expansion, Low Places, Obamacare, Blind Trust, Friends (all tags)

    To our legislators:
     " How blind is a 'blind trust'?"

    Or perhaps should we ask instead, how is that "blind trust" in the calculations provided working for ya'll.

    Good luck after HB4714.

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    The Pig Needs Botox

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 10:45:48 AM EST
    Tags: HB4707, Rick Snyder, Lipstick On A Pig, Accountant, Sara Wurfel, Michigan, ACA, Obamacare, Sebelius, Medicaid, Expansion, $100 Project (all tags)

    John Yob may have a problem on his hands.

    As strategic National (Yob's political consulting firm) looks forward to 2014 and an expected continued representation of Rick Snyder's campaign efforts, he will have to overcome one particular obstacle; The governor himself.  Perhaps even the governor's staff and surrogates.  As brilliant as some of those operatives within Strategic National might be, the 'pig' that is the governor's reelection chance might be far too gone for lipstick and a little rouge.  

    Especially given yesterdays grass roots announcement and letter.  The announcement was picked up by all of the state papers, and has gathered attention even nationwide. However, Snyder's mouthpiece Sara Wurfel says:

    "As an (accountant), Gov. Snyder knows there's a strong case that this Medicaid component is the financially responsible and smart thing to do while also being the right thing to do, both short- and long-term for Michiganders and our state's economy and health status,"
    As an accountant?

    Think along the lines of the Congressional Budget Office(CBO).  IF, given all the input it was supposed to have had before offering an opinion to congress on the ACA in the first place, it might not have offered such a rosy picture of the plan's finances to that congress.  Adding the 'unforeseen' costs (we saw them and said so - but ..) that have made it already unworkable, we can do little but laugh at his 'accounting' skills. There are always costs which are held off the books till it is too late to do anything about the overall plan.  One of the conservative activists Jeri Leroi who is on the list in opposition, makes a valid point today in one of her email broadcasts:

    "Keep in mind, in the past the federal government has robbed the Medicare budget to pay for the increase in medicaid.   Medicare recipients have paid into the medicare program for over 40 year before receiving any benefits at all.  We pay a co pay and extra premiums for hospital care which are also scheduled to go up under Obamacare.  The Medicaid recipients have not paid into this program, whole families have stayed on it for life.
    She has a point.

    She also influences many within our community.

    And HERE is where some accounting background might help the governor's team understand the predicament at hand. ~ Below the fold.

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