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RNC and MRP Guidance Has Been Ignored
State Senator Mike Kowall (R) was front and center at a town hall for his constituents a couple days ago. That's the most people they've ever had attend one of his in-district office meetings.
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By JGillman, Section News
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.
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By JGillman, Section News
Fair is fair. Yet fairness and a level playing field is NOT going to be the end result of this latest assault on the pocketbook and the ability of small business to operate with an online presence.
The burdens and additional paperwork small business will face if the internet sales tax is enacted might mean nothing to the Walmarts or other big box houses which have a nexus in each and every state. However, a small operation that does business on the internet and ALREADY faces a shipping obstacle the box houses can overcome with trucking logistics, will be forced into near impossible operating conditions. There might be other solutions, but no-one has come close to the right ones yet.
There are some legislators that serve their (well funded) masters well.
Click on their images and call them to ask "why would they want to hurt Small Business in Michigan and elsewhere?"
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By JGillman, Section News
Marty Knollenberg makes a good point.
The Republican state representative from Troy discusses the possibility of abolishing the Michigan civil service commission. The commission, he argues, has "ignored the constitution, the Legislature, the will of the people and common sense." From the Detroit News commentary:
"Let me explain. The Civil Service Commission recently included "other eligible individuals and their dependents" as recipients of state health care benefits. This is ridiculous. These could include any roommate, distant cousin, or live-in boyfriend or girlfriend. The only requirement for this $4,000 to $17,000 yearly health care benefit package is that they must live with a state employee for a year. What a deal and at the expense of the taxpayer."
And it seems to follow the point on legitimacy of 'marriage' being used as a term for the unions of same sex couples. Its about the money. And in this case they step even further out onto the fringe. That fringe, as in 'fringe benefits' for all who seemingly associate with state government workers. Whether or not we can afford it, or if it even makes sense.
What makes sense is the next step of action by Knollenberg and the rest. Eliminating the problem by pulling out the roots. ~ below ~
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We talk so often here about the things that are going wrong in Lansing and what the tax-and-spenders are up to that I think it's important to check in with the good guys from time to time to get their take on the issues facing taxpayers and the legislature today.
The GOP House minority continues to sponsor and introduce legislation, to work behind the scenes and to try to figure out some sort of positive solution to this tax-hike / budget mess.
We rarely hear about that in the MSM.
Being a member of a legislative minority makes it tough to garner headlines. But they're working hard and they're trying to make a difference.
This week I spoke with Oakland County's freshman Republican Representative Eileen Kowall.
Interview after the break...
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