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    Michigan 5th Congressional District Election Preview

    By Conservative First, Section News
    Posted on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 05:47:12 PM EST
    Tags: 5th district, Dale Kildee, Dan Kildee, Jim Barcia, Woodrow Stanley, John Gleason, John Cherry, Deb Cherry, John Kupiec (all tags)

    Michigan's 5th district Congressman Dale Kildee has announced his retirement after 36 years in Congress.  Kildee is a liberal union democrat based in Flint. His lifetime American Conservative Union (ACU) rating is 12%.  He has identified himself as pro-life and until 2010 was endorsed by Michigan Right to Life, but nonetheless voted for Obamacare.  He is anti-gun, with a rating of F from Gun Owners of America.

    (1 comment, 1014 words in story) Full Story

    Day 21: MI House continues to obstruct critical local stimulus plan

    By Nick, Section News
    Posted on Thu Feb 19, 2009 at 10:44:13 AM EST
    Tags: Andy Dillon, John Gleason, SB 1, MBT, stimulus, unemployment (all tags)

    I've been sitting here trying to imagine what State Senator John Gleason might say if asked what he thought about the continued House Democrat obstruction of the long-since transferred, overwhelmingly bi-partisan Senate Bill 1, a Michigan economic stimulus bill that pumps $1.235 billion into the local economy over the next three fiscal years.

    The man proved earlier this week that he has a flair for hyperbolic buffoonery so I'm convinced it'd be pretty fantastic.

    "Andy Dillon and the Democratic majority in the House are doing one heck of a FEMA impersonation while Michigan undergoes its own economic Katrina."  Or something like that.

    Alas, local job makers aren't waiting on their economic rooftops for tragically late government intervention... they're just packing their bags and leaving the state.

    Today we reach Day 21, three full weeks after an overwhelmingly bi-partisan majority of the Michigan State Senate (one-third of the Democrats joined every Republican) came together to approve a spending-free stimulus plan that returns $1.235 billion to local businesses... Michigan companies creating Michigan jobs.

    Senate Bill 1 repeals the hated, job-killing MBT surcharge, not only stimulating the economy with a massive infusion of desperately needed capital, but sending an even more desperately needed signal to the business community that Michigan is finally ready to make some tough decisions and to step out of the economic dark ages.

    The Democrat controlled House and Speaker Andy Dillon specifically, haven't bothered to even give the bill a hearing.

    Twenty-one days.  And the question isn't how soon will they give common sense, bipartisan legislation a hearing and a vote... it remains, how long will they continue to ignore the devastating economic reality gripping their own constituents?

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