Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?
The Line Was Crossed
By JGillman, Section News
Conservative activists and organizers from across the state of Michigan have had enough.
As promised, Governor Snyder will have to face the reality that the conservative base might well leave him to fend for himself as he repeatedly (and without remorse) promotes expansion of the ACA in Michigan. Joan Fabiano and Jen Kuznicki in an article and open letter to the Governor explain that Republicans should, and will not be casting their vote for him in the coming election.
"It is with careful consideration that we decide on a course of action that is, in our view, politically problematic, but nonetheless a forthright answer to a governor who will not listen to his base: Conservatives should not help this Governor get reelected."This decision does not come easy, and the letter is signed as well by some of the most effective grassroots leaders in the state.
Many are concerned that The 2014 Democrat candidate for governor is likely to take advantage of this, and they are correct. Thus another reason to fight for, and support the legislators who stand up for limited government intrusion into our lives; something clearly pointed out as part of the problem with the ACA by Fabiano and Kuznicki:
'Unsustainable consequences of the passing of the "Affordable" Care Act will leave millions without a job, and millions with cut hours and wages. Those consequences lead us to believe that expansion will overwhelm the system, rip off doctors, temporarily prop up hospitals, all leading to requests for more taxpayer funding on both the State and Federal levels.And all of this merely the tip of the iceberg.
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Reagan's eleventh commandment be damned.
We'll speak it as necessary.
If a bear walks into your home, and hands you blue beer, do you call him human and give him access to your daughter because he walks upright?
Even ignoring the cheesy pop-culture analogy, if the Republican party is to be saved from itself, it had best start looking at folks like Rick Snyder as the over-hyped pharmaceutical he is. You know, "Use of this product carries the risk of certain side effects, including: misplaced trust, loss of vision, cronyism, and eventually death of the party." Pretty much reminding us that any good effect the drug has is only balanced by the tolerance we have for an accelerated move toward not just a progressive state but one that has unchecked powers in the form of an oligarchic favoritism scheme.
There are certain people who benefit from such things as government managed health care, but its not the poor or the working class. Its not even the middle to upper class who benefit.
And beyond health care, there are people who profit from transportation schemes, condemnation, and subsidized 'sustainability' platforms. But their plans are likely invisible for a reason. And some might think that safer roads are only possible through higher taxes, and confiscatory automotive registration policy, yet are never told of the alternatives, or that the infrastructure might have been allowed to deteriorate in order to get those higher taxes.
But for what purpose would we raise fuel and other automotive taxes unnecessarily?
Certainly not to enhance the personal wealth of Michigan's taxpayers. Certainly not to help those who buy food, drive to work, travel for business, build things, or rely on tourism. Oh sure, all day long we can hear the argument that those roads cost us dearly in the condition that are in, but one only has to look at other states (lesser) fuel taxes, and the condition of roads in those states to understand we are being jacked, or at the very least have severely challenged maintenance skills employed in our state government.
No. We can give our elected officials SOME credit. 'Stupid' is not a prerequisite for public service, even though it provides sufficient plausible deniability for all the screw ups that we witness as the laws of inevitability catch up.
Politicians like Rick Snyder knows how to get the roads fixed without sticking it to the driving public. And as for Rick himself, he is not a dummy, incapable of seriously considering the dozen or so reforms well documented by the Mackinac center and elsewhere that would provide the resources needed to repair our crumbling infrastructure.
Fabiano and Kuznicki have acted on that line in the sand that was crossed.
Why bother drawing it if it means nothing. In fact, why bother opposing a Democrat (Granholm) measure in 2004, 2006, 2008 or so, if all one does is repackage that same effort because the Republican (Snyder)has decided its OK now? Doesn't that make the Republican even more dangerous to his own party? What happens when a tax increase or government expansion is proposed by a Democrat governor? Do the Republicans in the legislature go along with it eagerly, or do they automatically resist, and support their platform?
Congratulations! The Kewpie doll goes to the winners who chose the latter as their answer.
The introduction of leftist/progressive plan/idea/concept is far more damaging under a Republican sponsor than it is from those who are expected to deliver leftist/progressive plans. Higher taxes under a Democrat sold as investment, lead to growth of government, and 'automatically' challenged by Republicans, becomes Re-invention/investment that is more eagerly accepted because "my party buds brought it up."
Validation by association.
This argument was true with Romney as well in the last presidential election.
Alan Keyes, while recognizing the danger that Barack Obama is, made a compelling argument that Romney could in fact be worse. Because Romney could bring the support from Republicans who blindly follow Romney supported policy based on their party affiliation. The following video is worth a look.
And even Michigan's governor of 2002-2010 did not use the complex loopholes of government to jam an unneeded/unwanted international bridge up our rears, when the same tools were available to her. And SHE was as in-your-face as they come.
We should hope to see a Republican primary race for Governor in 2014.
Or we can continue to be 'blown away".
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