So, who is up for another game of chicken?

For the next three years?

Biggest liars in political history.

“I did not have sex with that woman” – Pres B.J. Clinton

“If you like your plan you can keep it.” Pres. B.O.

“That’s ridiculous. It’s nonsense and you know it.” – Then Gubernatorial Candidate Gretchen Whitmer responding to a comment that she will raises taxes if elected governor during the Grand Rapids WOOD debate last year.

Oh, this is getting better…

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So, after months of delays in performing one of her core job functions, Gov. Whitmer finally accomplished something and signed next year’s state budget.

Sort of…

Bemoaning the “fact” that the Michigan legislature isn’t doing enough to protect everyday residents, which is kind of hard to do when you don’t want to act like an adult and eventually storm out of the room like a petulant child, Gov. Whitmer went on a line-item binge over the weekend and “fixed” next year’s budget to her liking.

Apparently using the same “new math” that they teach to kids in Michigan Public Schools, Gov. Whitmer was able to line-item veto about $503-million in “savings” out of a reported $947-million in total cuts.

But wait, you may be asking yourself? Where does the other $444-million come from?

Good question.

We might find that out sometime later today when they have a go at it.

“They” just so happen to be a maneuver little used since the days of Gov. Engler called the State Administrative Board, whose membership consists of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Director of the Department of Transportation.

I cannot imagine whose party’s priorities they’ll be promoting???

Why this entity wasn’t reigned in (or better yet abolished) during last year’s lame duck is anyone’s guess, but I digress.

Now, just to be clear, all they can do right now is shift monies around within departments. They cannot go out and unilaterally impose taxes on everyone.

But, because they can get funny with the money (the governor can only propose a budget, appropriations are clearly under the purview of the Michigan Legislature), they can shift things around and use those very same items as bargaining chips until their demands are met.

Delayed budgeting via stalling tactics?

Stay tuned…

 

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