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    Tag: Peters

    Follow Up - Gary Peters

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 11:05:17 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, US Senate, Republicans, Democrats, Peters, Rogers, CISPA, NRSC (all tags)

    National Republican Senatorial Committee Communications Director, Brad Dayspring's statement on Rep. Peters reportedly entering the Senate race:
    "Gary Peters already lost a statewide campaign and that was before supporting a cap and trade energy tax policy that would effectively put Michigan out of business and ObamaCare which will raise health care costs. It takes a special kind of guy like Peters to ask for a promotion from the very same people that his policies would put out of work.

    "If Gary Peters is indeed the Democratic candidate in Michigan, Republicans have a great opportunity to pick up this seat and move closer to the taking majority in 2014."

    What he said.

    It should be noted however, that Peters enters with about $800k to start.  Sans a fight in the Democrat primaries, it is likely a sufficient start.  Presumed entrant Mike Rogers' reported $1.4 M would be spent down considerably in an expected multi-candidate contest by Republicans.

    Rogers seems to have some other baggage to climb over as well.

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    Rounding The Clubhouse Turn .. It's The Burger In Your Hand

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 11:11:47 AM EST
    Tags: Benishek, Camp, Clarke, Dingell, Kildee, Sander and Carl Levin, Peters, Rogers, Stabenow, Upton, Let the peons Eat Horse (all tags)

    Ain't this just grand?  Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry has approved use of our tax dollars for the purpose of horse consumption.

    An appropriations bill that does not specifically deny USDA funding to conduct inspections of horsemeat for human consumption could allow horse processing to resume in the U.S. The Fiscal Year 2012 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act (H.R. 2112), or the so-called "Mini-bus Bill," establishes 2012 budgets for the Department of Agriculture and several other federal departments through September 2012.

    Prior to 2005 USDA personnel carried out horsemeat food safety inspections at U.S. horse processing plants. In 2006 Congress voted to strip the USDA of funding for horsemeat inspections. USDA personnel continued to conduct those inspections on a fee-for-service basis until 2007 when a federal court judge ruled against the arrangement. The combination of the funding prohibition and the court decision resulted in the decline of the horse processing industry in the U.S.

    Language stripping the USDA of horsemeat inspection funding did not appear in the original fiscal 2012 House Agricultural Appropriations bill when it was introduced earlier this year. However, the House Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment prohibiting the use of federal dollars to fund USDA horsemeat inspections. No such provision was contained in the Senate's version of the Appropriations bill.

    After passage in their respective legislative houses, both the House and Senate bills were referred to a conference committee. The resulting consolidated bill did not contain the defunding language. The committee recommended the bill for passage, then forwarded to the full House and Senate for vote. On Nov. 17 the full House passed H.R. 2112 by 298-121 vote. The Senate also passed the bill by a 70 to 30 vote. President Barak Obama signed the bill into law on Nov. 18. As a result, the USDA could conduct horsemeat inspections at least until September 2012.

    Michigan US Reps. Benishek, Camp, Clarke, Dingell, Kildee, Levin, Peters, Rogers, and Upton voted YES.  Both Michigan US Sens. Stabenow and Levin voted YES too.

    Thank you to Reps. Amash, Conyers, Huizenga, McCotter, Miller, and Walberg, who don't believe that eating Mr. Ed is a brilliant concept.

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    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Visit Exotic Places Earn Big Cash Be a Congressman!

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 09:29:12 PM EST
    Tags: Democrats, Clarke, Conyers, Dingell, Kildee, Levin, Peters, Republicans, Amash, Benishek, Camp, Huizenga, McCotter, Miller, Rogers, Upton, Walberg, Debt (all tags)

    Are you looking for a career change?  A way to broaden your horizons?  Perhaps a house in the burbs (Maryland)would be a really cool addition?

    If you are from Michigan, have a desire to meet a lot of new people and serve your country, NOW is the time.  A few hard workers with soul are needed in the following districts ... uh  well ALL of the following districts except Congressional District #3 which is occupied by Justin Amash:

    "The Budget Control Act trades $21 billion in cuts next year for a debt ceiling increase of $2.1 trillion. That's one penny in cuts for each dollar of new debt. The bill does not seriously address the drivers of the federal government's fiscal crisis. It does not improve entitlement programs.

    "It does not include a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. I cannot in good conscience vote for so little reform when so much is at stake.

    I would personally like to thank Representative Amash for his ability to stand for something bigger than the ability to get in line with what the leader of the house desired.

    Again, the Michigan Republican delegation sans one, failed to perform its duty on the most important vote of their lifetimes.  They missed an opportunity to stand for a permanence of fiscal prudence.

    MICHIGAN DELEGATION VOTE The complete list here

    Clarke, N; Conyers, N; Dingell, Y; Kildee, Y; Levin, Y; Peters, N.

    Amash, N; Benishek, Y; Camp, Y; Huizenga, Y; McCotter, Y; Miller, Y; Rogers, Y; Upton, Y; Walberg, Y.

    As for those Democrats who voted no, they wanted even more from Boehner.  However, this president will take whatever rope he has been given and run with it.

    The ONE chance you had to stop him, and you blew it.

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    The Benefit Of The Shrinking Syndrome..

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Nov 04, 2010 at 11:18:32 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Congress, Peters, Kildee, Dingell, Rocky, CD5, CD9, CD15 (all tags)

    Michigan has been diminished.  Its population decimated by a combination of poor leadership in Washington, and an eight year plague in the executive office in Lansing.  The economy here has been so bad, that even the illegal immigrants have been loathe to join us in our demise.  Michigan's traditional resilience has not held up to past benchmarks, and has chased more of those migrant job seekers away with its oppressive business climate preventing new job creation.

    Indeed, even the illegals understood that Michigan offered little hope, and was not the place to settle and raise a little anchor family. [cue little house on the prairie theme]

    So they packed up their tukes, loaded up the covered wagons, and either returned over the international bridge or moved further south to other more welcoming states, ignoring their queen, our governor's pleas of "just hang on," and "the blown away part is coming."  They left us for greener pastures, in a quest for survival.  Other states host these 'immigrants' quite splendidly, offering both employment opportunities and even sanctuary for those weary travelers who know no international boundaries and respect no rule of law.

    And by golly we are sorry to see them ..not here.

    And then we lose a seat in Congress.

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    If You Give A Democrat A Cookie

    By Corinthian Scales, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Mon Oct 18, 2010 at 09:04:36 AM EST
    Tags: MDP, DNC, Bernero-Lawrence, Benson, Leyton, McDowell, Miles, Schauer, Peters, Levin, Conyers, Dingell, Tlaib, Scripps (all tags)

    Give them an inch,...

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    By Corinthian Scales, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Sat Oct 16, 2010 at 03:17:26 PM EST
    Tags: Democrat Party, Dingell, Stupak, Stabenow, Levin brothers, Peters, Conyers, Pelosi, Granholm, Dillon, One Big Ass Mistake America (all tags)

    ~ Promoted as great weekend inspiration. ~ JG

    Very well done and very powerful.


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    RightMichigan & OaklandPolitics Exclusive: Paul Welday announces candidacy in 9th Congressional

    By Nick, Section News
    Posted on Wed Apr 15, 2009 at 07:40:59 AM EST
    Tags: Welday, Peters, Exclusive, MI-9 (all tags)

    Oakland County businessman and former GOP Chairman Paul Welday of Farmington Hills is announcing today that he intends to be a candidate for the US House of Representatives from Michigan's Ninth Congressional district in 2010.  The announcement of his candidacy is being made exclusively here first at RightMichigan.com and OaklandPolitics.com.  He will follow it up with an announcement at the Tax Tea Party in Troy, Michigan, via Facebook and on Twitter.  The Ninth Congressional district is currently represented by freshman Democrat Congressman Gary Peters (D-MI).

    You can check out the candidate's first official interview, recorded live, HERE.  

    And there's MORE...

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    MI Dems ignore President, approve giant budget increase

    By Nick, Section News
    Posted on Thu Feb 26, 2009 at 07:40:39 AM EST
    Tags: Obama, Schauer, Peters, Stupak, Miller, Upton, Congress, budget, deficit, Cherry (all tags)

    Since John Cherry and Jennifer Granholm arrived in the Executive Office at the state Capitol, Michigan's state government budget has skyrocketed by over $5,653,000,000.00, or nearly 15 percent.  They can't afford it.  They can't legitimately justify it.  They can't look back and point to anything but devastatingly negative results.  And, sadly, they can't hold a candle to Michigan Democrats in Washington, DC.

    So much for even the pretense of fiscal sanity.  Yeah, we all chuckled when we heard President Obama speak Tuesday night about the need to cut the federal budget in order to dig into that trillion dollar deficit he just created, but it is still early enough in his term that I'm willing to take the man at his word.

    He says he wants to cut the budget... well OK then.  Let's cut the budget.

    Apparently the national TV audience were the only ones to catch that portion of his speech, though, because yesterday's action in the overwhelmingly Democratic Congress, only a few hours after the speech, seems to indicate it went right over the heads of folks like Mark Schauer and Gary Peters.

    The Ivory Tower reports that the United States House of Representatives voted yesterday, largely along Party lines, to approve a massive NEW spending bill with a full 8% increase over last year's budget.

    $410 BILLION total.  And the kicker?  

    The bill ... provides sizable increases for a long list of health, education, transportation, housing and other domestic programs. In some cases, the boosts go to items that already got more money in the $787-billion economic-stimulus plan that became law last week.

    Lawmakers did make one important nod toward austerity: They froze their salaries for 2010. Most members of Congress earn $174,000 a year; leaders get more. The freeze doesn't affect 2009 pay. Members got a $4,700 cost-of-living raise last month.

    Emphasis mine.

    Michigan's Congressional delegation voted overwhelmingly to support the massive new spending.  Again.  Every single Democrat, including those in swing districts like Schauer, Peters and Bart Stupak up in the relatively conservative 1st voted to ignore President Obama.  Frustratingly, so did Republicans Fred Upton and Candice Miller.

    Not cool, guys.  Not cool at all.

    Upton is considered a bit of a moderate and Miller is an uber-hawk for her District and funding that might head its way.  Hardly excuses, but maybe a bit of an explanation.

    Props, though, to Congressmen Pete Hoekstra, Vern Ehlers, Dave Camp, Mike Rogers and Thad McCotter for standing up for a healthy dose of fiscal sanity.

    Who'd have thought that two months in to Democratic President Obama's first term, only Michigan's five most conservative Republican Congressmen would be willing to listen to what the man has to say and to support him with their votes when he happens to make a lick of sense.

    The rest of the delegation, Republicans AND Democrats, might be well served to tune in to Dave Ramsey after session today... never wise to spend money you don't have.  Especially when the check they're going to bounce has that many zeroes.

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