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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
I don't have a lot of time to squander on this today so, click on the headline below.
In the mean time, Rick Snyder's MEDC and Gary Peters are tirelessly working for Corporate Welfare schemes.
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The politics of parks in Michigan seems to be heating up.
Where else can the feel good elitist Lefties spend taxpayer money anymore with nary a peep from the paying-forever class.
Parks programs are a great excuse to build dynasties, develop social connections, ensure a support base for political aspirees. But who can argue against the 'healthy impact' a strong parks and rec program has on your local community? The claims are ever-so-common, and made by those who operate such programs, yet would be hard pressed to prove such assertions if actually challenged.
Mission creep within a department assigned to make accessible park and land resources owned by a local municipality, is near guaranteed when operators or directors discover the ultimate weakness of their Parks & Rec degrees. That a degree earned while squandering 4 to 6 years away in our taxpayer subsidized university systems has little to no value in the real world, except where people are too busy to note the difference between government programming and individual initiative.
For SE Michigan, it will be ALL of Michigan's taxpayers who will be soon footing the bill for programming and access they will never use. In Grand traverse County, the political will to support such 'programming' in our parks is about to be tested.
To which I say, "About damned time".
Go below the fold for the rest of the story.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
The union-backed proposal known as "Protect Our Jobs" has mostly been sold as enshrining collective bargaining privileges into the Michigan Constitution and fending off a right-to-work law that could be passed at some point in the future.
If this goes through, it'd be wise to bail from Michigan before the rubes figure out what this is going to do to folks taxes.
'Protect Our Jobs' has advertised that 700,000 signatures were collected for their constitution re-writing initiative.
Many might have missed this. Some things need to be reported a little differently:
"Despite repeated claims from POJ spokesman Dan Lijana in statements to the media, from union attorney Andrew Nickelhoff in court and in legal filings, and from the Michigan Democratic Party on a recent television commercial that "nearly 700,000" signatures were submitted to support the union-boss ballot proposal, according to the official staff report from the Michigan Secretary of State only 554,375 signatures were submitted. Elections staff further estimated that fewer than 490,000 of those signatures were valid."DOH!
OK never mind that.
At least POJ has the backing of the larger business community as a whole. I mean even when you take out the hobby businesses of labor boss wives, the liquor depots, other businesses on special 'insurance' plans, and tattoo parlors, you still would be close to the majority of business owners wanting a union takeover of our government, right? Heck, as POJ reports:
"Today, the Protect Our Jobs campaign announced that more than 500 small business owners across Michigan support the right of working families to collectively bargain.I keep forgetting.. Collective bargaining is .. magic.
So is their adding machine.
Given the 377 "endorsements" listed on their FULL Listing.(I have saved a list for reference in excel format) The 500 figure is somewhat like a presidential mileage mandate. "YOU ARE 500, DARN YOU!" and poof.
Or not. Majorly. Epic. Recurring. Fail.
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