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    Tax Symposium Tomorrow

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 11:13:46 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Tax Policy, Forum, Northwoods University, Fair Tax (all tags)

    Those interested, can submit tax policy questions at the Northwood University Tax Symposium November 1 at 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Griswold Lecture Hall on Northwood's Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive.  A panel moderated by Dr. Keith A. Pretty, Northwood University president and CEO, will begin with a general overview of the current state of the U.S. tax policy relative to the rest of the world by Dr. Timothy G. Nash, David E. Fry endowed professor in free market economics at Northwood University. The panel will consist of:
    • David M. Olander, majority chief tax council, U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means
    • The Honorable Maurice P. McTigue, former cabinet minister of the New Zealand Parliament and vice president, the Mercatus Center, George Mason University
    • Jonathan Williams, director, Tax and Fiscal Policy, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
    • Leo E. Linbeck, Jr., co-founder and chairman, Americans for Fair Taxation
    Those interested in attending the free symposium should send a request for seating to taxevent@northwood.edu.

    For complete info see the press release.

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    FYI Tonight

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 02:24:17 PM EST
    Tags: Kerry Benitvolio, Forum, Syed Taj, Congress, CD11 (all tags)

    Tonight, at 6:30pm, Kerry Bentivolio will face his Democratic opponent, Syed Taj, at a candidates' forum in Livonia, hosted by the Clements Circle Civic Association.

    This promises to be an exciting event.  Both candidates will give short speeches and answer questions.  

    Show up to support Kerry if you can make it.  Its likely Taj will be mobilizing his supporters in force for this event. There may be media present, and it is always helpful and encouraging for Kerry to see supporters rooting for him.

    RSVP for the event on its Facebook page

    Please come out to support Kerry in Livonia, this Monday at 6:30pm.

    Clements Circle Civic Association Candidates Forum & General Meeting

    Emerson Middle School
    29100 West Chicago
    Livonia, MI 48150

    October 22nd, 2012, 6:30pm

    (2 comments) Comments >>

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Perfectly Normal For A Jacka--

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 09:52:49 AM EST
    Tags: Gary Peters, Michigan, Forum, Tea, progressive (all tags)

    Well maybe not..  One would expect a small amount of self restraint.  Even from a far left progressive liberal.

    One might expect the lefty blogs to do it.  Its possible that some sheltered individuals who do not understand what it means.  Maybe even in a private setting, or closed group to gin up the primal mana.. OK  Got it..  But..  The use of a pejorative term depicting a homosexual act between two men is hardly appropriate for anyone's use in a public forum, much less for a sitting member and candidate for US congress.

    Gary Peter's use of THAT word should raise eyebrows.  Henry Payne discusses this at the Michigan View:

    "My friend here is a teabagger," Peters is purported to have said at one juncture, pointing in Raczkowski's direction. A Peters staffer at the event reportedly froze at the term's use. Repeated calls to the Peters campaign to confirm or deny the term's use were not returned. "

    Oh my..

    Indeed, the cry for civility seems to be the noise made by the lefties when they are getting a substantial (and legitimate) beat down on policy, but when it is convenient they forget what such a thing may be.

    A full apology for this slur is unlikely.  Even though he has dishonored the seat he currently holds.  I will use the best term I can think of to describe his behavior, while maintaining the decency standards of this site.

    My Friend, Mr Peters there is a Michigan Democrat.

    (4 comments) Comments >>

    Candidates for Governor Debate AND The MI FairTax

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu May 06, 2010 at 08:18:13 AM EST
    Tags: MIFairTax, Michigan, Governor, candidates, Debate, Forum (all tags)

    I have been a supporter of the Michigan Fair Tax for some time.  Personally, I think it may need a tweak to consider the difficulty of service tax collection, but is the type of structure we need to look at.

    Roger Buchholtz of the MIFairtax provided the following report, and AFP has graciously provided the forum and video of our three best candidates:

    Mike Bouchard, Mike Cox and Pete Hoekstra debated before a crowd of over 1,500 people that attended an Americans For Prosperity (AFP) Summit in Clarkston last Saturday.  The debate was polite but at times spirited as moderator Phil Kerpen, VP of Policy at AFP asked the candidates a wide range of questions in the 90 minute debate.

    When the candidates were asked their position on the MI FairTax all candidates spoke favorably of the proposal.  The MI FairTax is a 9.75% retail sales tax that would replace the current 6% sales tax, 4.35% Michigan personal income tax and most business taxes.

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