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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    The Whos Who Of Schizophrenia

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 11:52:04 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Chains, ACA, Medicaid, Expansion Of Government, Federal Chains, Shackles, Contract, Dumb, Bolger, Callton, Crawford, Denby, Forlini, Foster, Gardon, Haveman, Hobbs, Jacobson, Kesto, Kowall, LaFontaine, Lori, Lyons, MacMaster, McCready, O'Brien, Pagel, Poleski, Price, Pscholka, Rogers, Schmidt, Shirkey, Stamas, Walsh, Yonker, Zorn (all tags)

    I am not going to get out of the fight, but damn, I sure have felt like it recently.

    The Democrat party has been lost for some time to the progressive freak show that carries a disconnect about its intent and actions.  While griping about money in elections by big corporations, it calls out for bigger government that attracts such mechanisms.  While it decries the high cost of insurance and medical care, it uses the tools of government to discourage entry into the field of medicine, thus raising the cost.  While promising no mouth goes unfed, it has provided a trough that keeps the hands associated with those mouths idle and unproductive so they cannot feed themselves. Constantly the 'civil rights' violations, through our social compacts, are heralded as wrong, yet murdering of those who can least defend themselves is their rallying action. And at the same time that its activists want us out of their bedrooms, they put their genitalia in our faces and into our school programming.

    Its a bizarro world.

    Its a strange place and time, and I don't recognize my country or state any longer.  When the lies become the truth, and the truth is decried as meaningless, and a (very unhealthy)gun is put to our heads, so that someone who has made poor choices with regard to their own health care might be made better.

    But it didn't hurt so much until the last 2 decades, and the damage was somewhat limited until the Republicans allowed it to become mainstream.

    More below the fold ~

    Sure, one might consider me idealistic.

    Its probably too much to expect that life is worth defending enough that NO REPUBLICAN, at least based on the platform would allow an expansion of a program that has high costs and promotes the killing of the unborn.

    Maybe my expectations are too high for the intellectual integrity of our legislators who can disassociate their stated beliefs long enough to capitulate with the insanity from across the aisle.

    Perhaps free markets DO WORK, not in the real world; but rather in the legislatures where a vote carries a value and can be traded for another of same value?  One legislator sends me this:

    "I see a lot of horse trading across the board. Not what I learned on high school !"
    And after the sausage making fest was done, he voted FOR the bill.

    Thanks a bunch Greg.

    He then argues:"

    MacMaster bids to preserve state's autonomy

    Amendment attempted separating Medicaid expansion bill from `Obamacare'

    State Rep. Greg MacMaster made the following statement after his amendment to House Bill 4714 to separate Michigan's Medicaid expansion from "Obamacare" was not included in the final version approved by the House today:

    "Recognizing that this bill could become law in Michigan, I wanted to exhaust every effort to eliminate the implementation of Obamacare in our state by ensuring in very strong and clear terms that NOTHING can be construed in this reform as creating a Michigan benefit exchange connected to the federal Affordable Care Act.

    "It also would have made very clear that IN NO WAY does the passage of this act convey ANY additional power or authority in terms of establishing or authorizing a state benefit exchange that does not currently exist today.

    "The bottom line here for me is that I do not and never will support a state exchange and my goal is to make certain that this bill does not do anything to so much as suggest that this legislature intends to move in that direction.""

    I know him. He is our ideological ally. This is a good guy, but he still doesn't get it.

    All the while "fighting to stop Obamacare", they are fully embracing the shackles it carries.  A point that must be repeatedly mentioned is that if the state does NOTHING to accept the money, its citizens are not compelled to be a part of the program.  Its businesses are not subject to the rules, or the penalties.  As it was noted in the previous article by Kevin, by Jack, and by the Wall Street Journal, Acceptance of any federal money with regard to expansion of medicaid and the ACA is the signature and selling of our soul!  Read it again:

    "The High Court's precedents say Congress can attach conditions to federal funds, akin to a contract, but Congress cannot use the spending power to force states to sign it.  So while Congress can't commandeer the states to do its bidding, it can offer them more or less any bargain it likes and states have the choice to voluntarily accept the terms or not.  In the case of new Medicaid, the states can now freely take the contract as originally offered: accede to the new program, the free money, and the lack of an opt-out clause."
    Its a damned contract you fools.

    The devil knows your weaknesses.

    The selfish need to have a personal say in how a bill is crafted, to 'make one's mark' and 'be a statesman', and get one's own personal legislation 'allowed' by giving in to the deal making, is simply pride.

    I like to be loved just as well as anyone.  I want my preferred legislation to pass, as it rests on the merits of natural law and common sense.  But I am also not afraid to lose.  If my arguments are insufficient to convince others to agree to what should be so agreeable, then I have not done well enough .. yet. But to trade core principles for fluff?

    For those who traded their skin (Including Bolger, Callton, Crawford, Denby, Forlini, Foster, Gardon, Haveman, Hobbs, Jacobson, Kesto, Kowall, LaFontaine, Lori, Lyons, MacMaster, McCready, O'Brien, Pagel, Poleski, Price, Pscholka, Rogers, Schmidt, Shirkey, Stamas, Walsh, Yonker, Zorn) on HB4714 for the acceptance and promotion of their personal legislative endeavors, I have three words how well you represent Republican values and principles.

    You screwed up.

    And welcome to the wall of shame.

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    Thinking of Primarying My State Rep. (none / 0) (#1)
    by LibertyLover on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 08:34:08 PM EST
    It's something I'm considering.  I wouldn't win (no experience and resources), but at least one can register their displeasure and continue to fight, rather than packing things up and going home.

    Accumulating 200-400 signatures isn't really that difficult of a task (shenanigans of McCotter's staff are not indicative of actual difficulty).  A weekend or two outside a library or at a grocery store entrance would do it.

    • For $100 by JGillman, 06/14/2013 11:08:29 PM EST (none / 0)
    • My personal recommendation . . . by Kevin Rex Heine, 06/15/2013 12:29:52 PM EST (none / 0)
      • Good point Kevin. by JGillman, 06/15/2013 02:46:16 PM EST (none / 0)
      • *sigh* by Corinthian Scales, 06/16/2013 12:18:14 AM EST (none / 0)
        • Say what? by LibertyLover, 06/16/2013 01:52:37 AM EST (none / 0)
          • Mmmnnya by Corinthian Scales, 06/16/2013 09:03:45 AM EST (none / 0)
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