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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Remember folks, this is only about transparency.
Lansing- The University of Michigan and Michigan State University could lose millions in state aid next year if they don't comply with legislative dictates that some view as ideological micromanaging of the state's largest universities.
It is very important to note the following.
Voters authorized a constitutional amendment in 2008 to allow Michigan scientists to create embryonic stem cell lines. But lawmakers included a requirement in the 2012 budget to have researchers file an annual report with a handful of figures, including how many stem cell lines it has created.
Now, let's flashback to July 19, 2010.
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By JGillman, Section News
Looking at one of the decisions made recently by our state senators, I wonder how short a person's memory can possibly be?
Allow me to get just a wee bit cantankerous here.
In November 2010, the repudiation of the unconstitutional Obamacare could not have been made more clear. The line drawn in the sand has been made. Especially in Michigan, (still a "blue" state) which made majorities in both houses for Republicans. Good Tea Party folk in this state have been particularly effective in moving the spectrum of office holders decidedly to the right, yet political Alzheimers has already beset the marginal recipients of our expressed outrage at the literal Abomination (Obama-nation) through the ballot box. Many seem to have forgotten the source of their mandate.
Or they lied.
Liars should not be forgotten, nor forgiven all too easily.
Misdirection disguised as good intention is still an obfuscation of truth. And as one post recently pointed out, there is no bashfulness by certain senators about hiding behind just-in-case legislation for the purpose of accepting federal dollars and selling out Michigan citizens in the big picture of the health care debate. There is no question that the health care exchange comes with not only strings attached, but rather with full blown ankle bracelets, and 3/8" links. Yet, if nothing else was clearly stated, there was an absolute rejection of Obamacare demanded in this last election.
One more piece in the impossible to dismantle government interference in our lives bureaucracy is now that much closer to reality.
A little more below.
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By JGillman, Section News
Many folks have been wondering why Rick Snyder won't openly debate the other Republican candidates for Governor. Some say he does not yet want to be outed as the progressive shill he is. Some say he is simply "trying to talk directly to the people" instead of participating in an establishment exercise.
Perhaps, as the there are enough potential true Republican Voters who are convinced enough to believe Rick Snyder is worthy of their support for the primary, much less an acknowledgment he is a Republican in the first place. Something to take seriously when looking at a candidate who hopes to be the standard bearer of the Republican party of Michigan. To be sure... the GOP can do far better than this RINO. (yeah.. I said it)
Am I being a little strong?
Rick Snyder was the first executive of the MEDC. He was the pilot of the state of Michigan's voyage into taxpayer pockets with its corporate giveaway program. These things don't happen by accident. He does not get selected because he was standing around on a street corner whistling a pretty tune. He lobbied for, and received the position of Chair of the MEDC at its inception. Never mind whether it works, or whether the taxpayers even get a benefit out of it. There is no question he knows the system quite well, because he BUILT IT.
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