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    Tag: Senate Leadership

    An Opportunity Mr Richardville..

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Mar 03, 2011 at 09:37:31 PM EST
    Tags: Randy Richardville, Senate Leadership, Michigan, Labor, Right-To-Work, Entrepreneurism (all tags)

    Its time you cut loose from your organized labor influences.

    Its not the teachers that are our enemies.  Its not the firemen, the police, or the trade workers. Its none of those people who are concerned about their jobs, and how the current anti union sentiment will affect their lot in life.  They see Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, and wonder openly if they are next.  They are.  And you know it.

    And you know the problem is not them.

    The trouble our educators, our public service folks, our protectors have, is the ability to benefit from their service.  Teachers that truly teach should be rewarded.  Police and firemen that are trustworthy and truly protectors are stressed because the tax bases of their communities are falling apart.  And we pretend we don't know why?  Is it that easy to believe the union parasites that feed off our public servant's efforts are in it for the good of those public servants?

    When teacher's benefit packages cost half again the amount the same package would be from BCBS, you should be asking why.  When a teacher who is conservative looks to a newly elected (presumably conservative) Republican majority, he should have no doubts that help is on the way.  That he or she can count on perhaps a little assistance in being able to chart his or her own course.  When the industries that make up the tax base in so many communities move away or fail because they cannot compete in our environment, safety becomes the casualty.  It doesn't have to be that way, and there is a cure.

    And it begins with Right-To-Work Mr Richardville.

    (12 comments, 687 words in story) Full Story

    A Michigan Senator's Union Play?

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Sat Oct 30, 2010 at 04:54:01 PM EST
    Tags: John Proos, Randy Richardville, Senate Leadership, Michigan, card check (all tags)

    I have mentioned before, there is more to the Michigan senate races than just getting your guy in place.  Conservative voters need to impress upon their prospective state Senators, that the gatekeeper needs to reflect the conservative direction being shown in the state and country today.  Not because its the 'in thing', but rather because it is right.  I realize this is another one of those things that we hate to see BEFORE the election, but because the election of the leadership position will happen immediately, it is important your candidate knows where YOU stand.

    First the facts.

    • The two prospects being considered for the republican Senate leader's spot are John Proos, and Randy Richardville.
    • Both men have voting records that can be examined, and both have good and bad history to look at.
    • Proos voted FOR the smoking ban. (bad) Richardville voted against it. (good)
    • Richardville voted to essentially make illegal, the casual carpenter, as a profession, while Proos openly supports Right-to-Work.
    • Proos would be a first term senate member, and Richardville would/will be serving a second term.
    • The vote for Senate leader is a secret ballot.

    There are indeed things good and bad, and my own opinion on property rights miff me a little about Both of them.  For different reasons however.  Be that as it may, my own balance leans me towards support of John Proos because I hate the theft of my hands, worse than theft of the ability to blow smoke in some jerks face.  But Proos faces a handicap for this race, because it will be his first term as a Michigan Senator.  First, some might argue his experience with another term could be beneficial, and then there are the aspirations of other Senators who will be in their first term.  Nothing so big that couldn't be overcome with normal electioneering.

    But another interesting point seems to have popped up.

    (12 comments, 594 words in story) Full Story

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    An Update on the Senate Leadership thing..

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Oct 15, 2010 at 11:41:57 PM EST
    Tags: John Proos, Randy Richardville, Senate Leadership, Michigan, SEIU (all tags)

    I Have previously posted on the "Most Powerful man" and totally plagiarized Jack Hoogendyk's writing to set the tone for my opinion on who might best represent the Republicans and be the gatekeeper of legislation going forward in the Senate.

    I suggested John Proos would be best.  And even in the face of one of my "litmus" issues being challenged I hold to this. I may at some point elaborate.  Just know that the race is between Proos and Randy Richardville.

    Richardville though on the right side of my pet peeve (smoking bans in private business) is on the WRONG side of property interest in other areas.  

    Add to this, a 4th from the BOTTOM Score card from Common Sense in Government. Ow.

    But this gem from one of the most far left liberals (who BTW works in the legislative offices in Lansing) out there:

    I also got a response from SEIU political director Vaughn Thompson, who assured we that Nofs, as well as Sen. Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, are both "pro-worker." I about fell out of my chair when I heard that one. I don't yet know a whole lot about Nofs' record, but I'm familiar with the record of the man from my hometown of Monroe. He is anything but pro-worker, and I don't understand how he got that undeserved reputation.

    "We all know that Right to Work is wrong for Michigan and so does Mike Nofs and some others pro-worker Republicans like Randy Richardville," Thompson wrote.

    I don't often believe ol Kevin..  but since it seemed to offend him so much it might be worth considering as fact. SEIU has Richardville's back. Double Ow.

    you might want to call your senate hopefuls..  and at least TALK to them.  The decision who will be our gatekeeper is an important one.

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