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Tag: 21st Century Jobs Fund
The MEDC, the 21st Century 'Jobs' fund, and all the other shuffling of resources into the pockets of crony capitalists in Michigan.
It can happen. If there is some courage to do so. I have pledged to introduce legislation and follow through with doing such a thing. A few hoteliers up here are passing around the hat to keep the incumbent in place, so their meal ticket isn't sent packing. They are concerned that I will "destroy what they have built", and fortunately there are courageous ones who pass along the internal messaging of that fact.
But in reality what have they built? Or frankly, what has the MEDC built?
In a radio interview the other morning, I spoke of the MEDC, Lobbying, and Pure Michigan. I compared the taxpayer paid 'Pure' advertising to what we would have if the state paid for all advertising of business (ala the ACA) I also mentioned the abuse of our tax dollars being thrown at 'venture' firms, as a program being expanded by sponsorship of my opponent.
There is quite a bit of failure touted as success, and some things not mentioned by the MEDC.(below the fold)
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By JGillman, Section News
Wayne Schmidt didn't get the memo.
We don't need anymore of that, thank you. In fact, Republicans are supposed to be for SMALLER government. Further, one might think Northern Michigan Republicans ought to be even a little more conservative on matters of property rights, exclusionary areas, and doling out cash or favors to specific and targeted groups.
Its called "central planning," and its the kind of thing that can be repeatedly demonstrated as inefficient, and costly to land owners, taxpayers, and entire economies.
Representative Schmidt needs to get a little sleep and ask himself what he will do when he is no longer able to call himself a Republican. Many of us have stopped already. Best intentions don't very well make up for the mistake of seeking liberal ends. Championing progressive causes, and now taking a page from Mao's playbook (managing farms for the good of all) with top down government managed "smart zones"? Terrible, Comrade!
OK, maybe not THAT bad. .. Yet.
It certainly comes from Jenny G's book however. (below the fold)
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