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Taxpayer advocate Rose Bogaert sums up the feeling of those who will be deciding to hand sit (or primary as needed) if necessary.
With regard to HB4717 that passed out of committee 9-5 a little while ago:
"I would like to address those who have decided to support Governor Snyder wish to pass HB 4714. I would also like to acknowledge those who took the time to respond to my initial email both pro and con. I have been following Lansing for 31 years only to be frequently disappointed in the representation. I am aware that sometimes your job is difficult. I am also aware that you are sent to Lansing to represent your constituents. It seems that too frequently, government is at odds with that representation and the costs, as a result, are detrimental to good government and harmful to the taxpayer."The law of the land", right Mikey?
By golly, you don't take marching orders from that extremist old tea party right? No worries buster. Never were any "marching orders". Only a little faith in a conservative whom it was thought could recognize right from wrong. I hope the soul of the party finds its new home bright and lively.
Snyder will not win in 2014.
And Folks? As the vote is tomorrow in the full house, now might not be a bad time to do your thing.
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According to one bill watcher, the accelerated deterioration of HB4717 has a catalyst.
According to this source:
"On reliable information from inside the GOP caucus the plan is to vote out of committee Tuesday for passage on the floor Wednesday or Thursday Michigan HB4714, medicaid expansion. The bill seems to be changing by the hour but not necessarily for the better. The current version does set up an exchange and REQUIRES enrollment in a plan whether a person is eligible or not: "Sec. 105c. The department shall provide a process by which individuals may apply for or renew medical assistance eligibility through a website from which the department shall enroll individuals in the appropriate health care program without regard to the specific program for which the individual applies." This provision and others are dependent upon waivers from the Obama Administration, or requires the state to SEEK such waivers, but does defeat the proposal if they do not succeed. THIS BILL LOOKS LIKE IT HAS BEEN DRAFTED BY HEALTH INDUSTRY LOBBYISTS WHO WILL SELL SOVEREIGNTY FOR SHORT TERM INCOME."Oh but THAT never happens!
In the next two weeks there will be incredible pressure by lobbyists who fail to understand their industry has an end in sight if they are successful in convincing Michigan legislators to expand government for their own particular purpose. Our legislators who remain outnumbered also are being led by the corruptive influence of a governor who has his own agenda.
Strength is needed now more than ever.
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