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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Day 6: House Democrats still obstructing bipartisan stimulus bill

    By Nick, Section News
    Posted on Wed Feb 04, 2009 at 12:40:17 PM EST
    Tags: Andy Dillon, Jennifer Granholm, MBT surcharge, stimulus, bipartisan, obstruction (all tags)

    Any number of reasons last night's State of the State address didn't even bother addressing the real problem afflicting Michigan's prospects for job creation and economic recovery.  Tops on the list, though, may very well have been the Governor's effort to give her allies in the Democrat controlled Michigan House a bit of political cover.  

    If Michigan's tax and regulatory structure continues to drive small, medium and big businesses, from mom-and-pops to major manufacturers, scurrying for the borders then it only stands to reason that we address Michigan's tax and regulatory structure.

    On the same token, we've heard from the Governor and a seemingly unending parade of Democrats at the federal level these last few weeks, each of them insisting that Congress pass the Pelosi stimulus package because it gives billions of dollars to job makers, allowing them to invest that money and grow the economy.  

    An overwhelmingly bi-partisan majority of the Michigan State Senate (one-third of the Democrats joined every Republican) beat Congress to the punch and did them one better last week, passing a spending-free stimulus plan that gives $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.  

    House Democrat obstruction to serious job creating stimulus currently sits at six days.  And the question isn't how soon will they give common sense, bipartisan legislation a hearing and a vote... its how long will they continue to ignore the devastating economic reality gripping their own constituents?

    < Wednesday in the Sphere: State of the State Edition | Nancy Pelosi's Fuzzy Math >

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    The bigger question is this. (none / 0) (#1)
    by LookingforReagan on Wed Feb 04, 2009 at 02:52:27 PM EST
    Do Andy Dillion and the Democrats really give a damn? From what I have seen the answer is a resounding NO. They remind me of the Detroit Lions owner Bill Ford. As long as the stands are full of idiots willing to pay to see this abomination of a sports franchise attempt to play football, he could care less about putting a winning product on the field.
    The same thing is true of Dillion-ger and the Democrats. With the diaster that has been the Granholm Administration and with their economy killing tax increase and gifts to the energy industry they won more seats in the house even after inflicting more pain on those that cast their votes for the D. Now the only way to change this is to hold them accountable. Until voters come to their senses and start to make that happen nothing will change the way the Democrats do things. They have no incentive to change. Let them lose fifteen or twenty seats in the House and maybe another half dozen in the Senate in 2010 then maybe they will start to pay attention. But as long as there are those that blindly vote Democrat even knowing that by doing so it will prolong the condition of this state as it is nothing will be done differently.
    On the other hand Republicans must do a better job recruiting and promoting our candidates and ideas. That was one of the biggest failures in the last election cycle.

    the real problem (none / 0) (#2)
    by Crippy on Wed Feb 04, 2009 at 06:22:22 PM EST
    afflicting Michigan's prospects is Jennifer Granholm.  :-) Nice post!
    Maybe it's me (none / 0) (#3)
    by LookingforReagan on Wed Feb 04, 2009 at 08:11:39 PM EST
    But there are several pictures of Granholm floating around that make her look just like Klaus Nomi. Maybe its the lipstick.

    Andy Dillon, Business-Killer (none / 0) (#5)
    by designated conservative on Wed Feb 04, 2009 at 09:34:26 PM EST
    Not only did Speaker Dillon help to set the fires of business disaster that are raging through Michigan's economy right now, what with his lock-step push for Governor Granholm's liberal policies and massive tax increases - Now, he stands idly by, watching and doing nothing while the Michigan Senate tries to put out the flames with some desperately needed tax relief.

    Wow!! That was funny (none / 0) (#7)
    by Andrew on Thu Feb 05, 2009 at 06:49:21 PM EST
    For some reason Jennifer is saying we don't need bigger government, but smaller! I'm speechless...? I think after 7 years she is a little too late.
    ~ Andrew

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