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By JGillman, Section News
If Republicans ever wish to regain any moral authority lost through Chamberlainesque capitulation with the leftists, then a health care exchange ought not be even considered.
Snyder wants the exchanges, apparently based on some funding that comes along with it. But the funding is only temporary,and the rules for an exchange set up as "local" will not be allowed to carry the rules that local (state) citizens might want. The default nature of a federal set of rules is in fact the reality NO MATTER who sets up the exchange. The expense of ongoing operations of course will fall on the backs of Michigan citizens.
Tomorrow at 830AM there will be hearings. You may not be able to make it, but you can have your testimony entered into the record.
You can e-mail the Committee Clerk: Malika Abdul-Basir
House Standing Committee Meeting
Any Republicans Reps who vote for this have a problem on their hands. Since the re-election of Barack Obama, conservatives, and other Republican activists have had to redouble efforts in stopping the implementation of Obamacare. And as observed during a conference call tonight they will likely prevail. A brief discussion of hitting newly re-elected speaker Jase Bolger with a recall faded quickly, though it will not likely be forgotten by some. Bolger, who won by a narrow margin (roughly 800 votes) is being closely watched on the exchange issue and one other key issue close to the heart of traditionalists and conservatives; ALAC. (HB 4769) The controversy surrounding the Roy Schmidt party switch also haunting him adds fuel.
If Bolger is seen on the wrong side of these issues by conservatives, and particularly the exchange, could be as damaging to the political careers of any reps who vote FOR the exchanges as a recall of Bolger might be. One only needs to look at a simple mailing sent out during the primary season to understand how any perceived supporter of Obamacare will be permanently labeled. (below)
More as it is available.
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By JGillman, Section News
~ Reposted from MTTM ~
I will let the reader look up the origin of the term, but the meaning is clear. Michigan has been betrayed by these "representatives."
Allow me to begin by presenting Michigan's "esteemed" US Senators.
First we have the "you can't replace me, cause Michigan will lose all that seniority" Carl (the Marx) Levin. Serving in the US Senate Has been Tough on Carl. His net worth? Carl Levin's net worth was between $1,396,019 and $3,091,000 in 2007, according to Levin's mandated financial disclosure statements. Carl has done well for himself and has graciously accepted any PAC money that comes along to pad his overly abundant war chest. Carl is a "rank and File Democrat, who voted for Bailouts, Health Care, and Carbon initiatives that have cost this state its manufacturing base.
Next, we have Debbie (I can feel global warming when I fly) Stabenow, who has the hand of leftist interest so far up her backside, you can see a ring finger when she opens her mouth to speak. Even the cookie monster's puppetry is more subtle. The cookie monster is also smarter. Stabenow's net worth was between $-50,000 and $-15,001 in 2007, according to Stabenow's mandated financial disclosure statements. Nuff said.
But hey, I get only two Senators to pick on. Thank you, God. The remainder of Michigan woes owes a great deal to the following Representatives.
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