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    40 Days and 40 Nights: Michigan House continues to obstruct bipartisan stimulus plan

    By Nick, Section News
    Posted on Mon Mar 09, 2009 at 12:05:13 PM EST
    Tags: Andy Dillon, MBT surcharge, bipartisanship (all tags)

    When the standard legislative work week begins tomorrow morning, some in the Michigan House of Representatives will be observing a solemn milestone.  March 10th will mark the 40th consecutive day without action in the Democratic chamber since 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 to return $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 sends 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 on the House floor.

    Now in the Bible, 40 days was enough to accomplish a lot.  Moses spent 40 days with God on a mountain after leading the people out of Egypt.  Once he ended his stay he carried down with him the Ten Commandments, the most influential legal "documents" in history.

    Goliath taunted the army of Israel for 40 days before David went out and hit him with a rock, beginning the career and public life of ancient Israel's greatest king.

    Jesus fasted for 40 days before being tempted by Satan and after those 40 days effectively told the Devil where he could go.

    After being crucified and rising from the dead He even appeared on the earth for, you guessed it, 40 more days.  At the end of the 40 days, with everyone watching, He ascended into heaven.

    Perhaps most famously, though, it rained for 40 days and 40 nights while Noah and his family waited in their giant boat.  40 days was all it took for one doozy of a celestial rain storm to destroy every other human being on the planet.  

    Now we're not talking about the whole of humanity here... we're only talking about a thousand jobs here and another thousand there.  But the House has the opportunity to join their Democratic colleagues in the Senate to make a real, significant and powerful economic change in Michigan.  Thus far they've done nothing but sit by and watch the rain hit the window.

    Forty 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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    Nice to see (none / 0) (#1)
    by live dangerously on Mon Mar 09, 2009 at 07:09:01 PM EST
    With rumors of election looming, If I was Dillon I would see what I could do to get a similar type of legislation started and try to make it look like a Democrat idea.  What the hell they steal all the rest of our good ideas.

    That way by the time the 2010 elections rolled around Cherry could say that see Granholm's record is a success.  Well maybe not that would assume that the Democrat leaders have the courage to fight big unions.

    Thanks for the article.  I really had no clue about the lack of action by the House on this bill.

    Regards, Live Dangerously Be A Conservative

    MBT tax (none / 0) (#2)
    by wctaxpayer on Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 11:16:28 AM EST
    Maybe that is where I made my mistake when I tried to recall Dillon. He thinks he is God or at least his equal. He wants to control the future of Michigan and punish us for daring to question his decisions. The question is, will he humble himself, admit he was wrong and be a savior of Michigan.
    Rose Bogaert, Chair Wayne County Taxpayers Association, Inc.
    In the real world . . . (none / 0) (#3)
    by Kevin Rex Heine on Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 06:02:28 PM EST
    . . . they're Shuttin' Detroit Down (John Rich).  And the geniuses in neither Lansing nor Washington seem to care.

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