Money in Politics Michigan’s Biggest Donors Rule

Bill Would Hand Political Power to Biggest Donors billionaire-money-politics

Michigan Dead Last in Transparency Ethics
The study, a year-long collaboration between the Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity, concluded that state government nearly everywhere suffers from “pervasive secrecy, weak oversight and questionable ethics.”

“State governments are plagued by conflicts of interests and cozy relationships between lawmakers and lobbyists, while open-records and ethics laws are often toothless and laced with exemptions,” Read More…….

But what lead to Michigan coming in dead last? According to the study:
A significant factor in Michigan’s 2015 ranking is its lack of effective disclosure rules for officials in nearly all facets of state government. Conflicts of interest and potential public corruption remain buried in an honor system with no honor.

Thanks to loopholes created by the legislature, big spenders representing special interests can dramatically influence an election without leaving a trace.”

Michigan Ranked Last in U.S. For Ethics and Transparency Laws

In State Rankings on Ethics and Transparency Michigan Loses dead-last-in-transparency-ethics-snyder

Door Opens for More Dark Political Money in Michigan

The New Code of Michigan Campaign Finance Reporting. You Are Going to Know A Whole Lot Less The Next Time You Vote in Michigan!

Senate Fiscal Agency Analysis of Senate Bill 638

2015 Senate Bill 638: Revise campaign finance law
Passed 25 to 13 in the Senate on December 9, 2015


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Ted Cruz Endorsed By Extreme Religious Radical General Jerry Boykin

Cruz supporter Jerry Boykin was the United States Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence under President George W. Bush from 2002 to 2007 and is a radical Christian political activist. Boykin, a born-again Christian has gained attention for his Christian views over the years and some of his public remarks which cast the War on Terror in religious terms have generated considerable controversy.

A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2004 that he had “violated” regulations by failing to explain these remarks were not made in an official capacity. A ten-month investigation carried out by the Department of Defense later concluded in August 2004 that Boykin had “broken” three rules in giving the speeches.

These are the types that gravitate to the Cruz campaign. VoteVets argued that Boykin’s views were incompatible with Army values, inconsistent with Army doctrine, and disrespectful of the service members serving in the Armed Forces.

Members of the Forum on the Military Chaplaincy also opposed Boykin’s message as “It sends a poisonous message to have chaplains sponsor someone so strongly associated with speech that condemns one particular religious group.”

General Boykin has no “right” to be free from criticism and he has no “right” to have his irresponsible positions promoted by public officials.  Indeed, Americans who value free speech and religious liberty have good reasons to challenge Boykin’s assertions, and to hold accountable public officials who give his extremism credibility it does not deserve.

In 1993 Boykin consulted then-Attorney General Janet Reno on the Branch Davidian standoff in Waco, Texas and we all know how that turned out. During the siege, dozens remained inside, and on April 19, more than 80 of them, including 17 children, perished in a fire that engulfed the complex.

Certain FBI and Department of Justice officials failed to disclose evidence and information about the use of pyrotechnic tear gas rounds until August 1999. This failure resulted from a combination of the inappropriate handling of evidence and the dereliction of duty.” Cruz Represents a Religious Cult

Ted Cruz Represents a Religious Cult More Dangerous than Islam

About Wake the Church
We are a grassroots organization comprised of concerned Christian men and women who believe our elected officials and most importantly our churches are derelict in maintaining a moral and ethical government, based on the Bill of Rights and Constitution as the Founding Fathers intended.

Ted Cruz won’t condemn pastor who called for gay people to be KILLED
No matter what you think of a chosen lifestyle this is just plain wrong to call for the death of any segment of a civilized society. “Fighting for religious liberty for Christians, for Jews, for Muslims, for every one of us to practice our faith.” ~ Senator Ted Cruz.

Well this sure doesn’t sound like Freedom and Liberty for all with Cruz sharing a stage with a pastor who has called for gay people to be put to death and fails to condemn his comments.

The Standoff in Waco

Jerry Boykin Bio

Bush Crusader Jerry Boykin  Gone Wild

U.S. Running Guns to Syrian Rebels

Top 5 Wacky Things to Come Out of Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin’s Pie-Hole

Why Is the Media Ignoring Ted Cruz’s Embrace of ‘Kill the Gays’ Pastor?

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Ted Cruz Pulls Establishment “Wool” Over Supporters Eyes…Big Time!

All of the Cruz supporters say he is ant-establishment and will fight the establishment and return our government to limited government, conservative and principled values. This will be one heck of a trick if one bothers to do the research and connect the dots.

Let’s take a close look at the credentials of this “ineligible” so-called anti-establishment fraud of a candidate shall we. Let’s also put aside the eligibility issue for now and see just who Ted Cruz really is. Also let’s put aside his connections to the Big Wall Street Bankers and his off-shore tax free accounts in the Caribbean as well.

Connecting the Political Establishment Dots and some of the Players

MITeaPartyNews: Aug 2014 Senator Ted Cruz took a tour through Michigan with “establishment” power broker Ronald Weiser. Check out this endorsement. In Michigan many of the Tea Parties have been high-jacked and co-opted by the establishment MIGOP. Article continues below audio picture.

Eileen and Ron Weiser
Who is Ron Weiser? He is wealthy, politically well connected establishment power broker and has been a dedicated member and “crony” friend of the Republican Party for many years as to advance his personal and Party over people agenda.

Many Republicans in Michigan believe he has “earned the right” to this position as a reward and recognition for all he has done for the Republican Party. 2 Eileen Weiser 149 X 234

Michigan Board of Education Member Eileen Weiser
His wife, Eileen, was on the State Board of Education from 1999-2006 but failed to win a second term. She now sits on the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees the National Assessment of Educational Progress test such as the common core standards which she advocates. She was elected back on the board in 2010.

Eileen Weiser testified before the Michigan Senate on The Common Core Standards asking Senate lawmakers to restore funding for the standards quickly! 3 Saul Anuzis Cruz's Hezbollah Lovin Michigan Campaign Chief 225 X 190

Ron Weiser was the chairman of the Michigan Republican Party elected to that office in February 2009.  Prior to his election as the MIGOP chairman he was anointed the MIGOP Finance Chair under then chairman Saul Anuzis a strong supporter and advocate of the National Popular Vote initiative.

Ron Weiser, whose prolific fundraising had “earned” him the US ambassadorship to Slovakia under George W. Bush, Weiser got his start in politics in 1989 when then-Senate Majority Leader John Engler asked for his help in his first run for governor. John Engler created the “failed” MEDC where he appointed a little know political crony Rick Snyder as chairman of this new government entity. 5 John McCain

 Weiser is also well-known in national GOP circles, having been appointed as a national co-chairman for  GOP presidential candidate John McCain’s 2007-08 campaign. Other anointed accolades that earned Ron Weiser prominence within the GOP establishment “club” he was awarded a finance chairmanship of the RNC by Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus.  4 Reince Priebus Ron Weiser

“It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Ambassador Ron Weiser as RNC National Finance Chairman,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.

Former MIGOP chairman Robert “Bobby” Schostak was finance  chairman under Ron Weiser when Mr. Wiser was MIGOP chairman. 6 Bobby Schostak Sure looks like the same “establishment” players are playing musical chairs with their positions in the MIGOP doesn’t it?

GOP operative Ron Weiser in hot water over remarks about Detroit voters

Race for Michigan GOP chairman down to Ron Weiser

Ted Cruz the Bush Years 8 Cruz Bush
Long before Ted Cruz was a big-name senator wowing the religious crowd at Liberty University in the early days of his presidential bid, he was just another lawyer toiling away in virtual anonymity under George W. Bush.

George W. Bush is ‘the person most responsible’ for Ted Cruz’s political success
Oh how Party loyalty changes.” I just don’t like the guy,” said George W. Bush of Cruz in Denver suggesting that Cruz had “hijacked” the Texas GOP.

This rift is again drawing attention to one of the central themes in Cruz’s political universe and his years working for and “enthusiastically” supporting the same Bushes. Cruz was a part of George W. Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign, then a member of his administration in roles at the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission.

“Few, if any, in American politics have more of an “establishment resume” than Sen. Cruz,” said Stuart Stevens, the top strategist for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign.

“Ivy League degrees, worked for Gov. Bush and President Bush, Supreme Court clerk, U.S. senator, multimillionaire. It’s difficult to be more of an establishment figure.”

BuzzFeed published excerpts of a little-known contribution Cruz made to a 2004 book called “Thank You, President Bush.” In a 16-page chapter, Cruz effusively praised George W. Bush on a range of issues, sometimes “in direct contradiction with his more recent criticism of the Bush administration,” can you say “flip-flopper” Romney style!

If you want to know what’s really going on in the political arena read what the “left” is saying that the “right” doesn’t want you to know. Reading only what the “right” spoon feeds will keep you dumb downed within the Party where they want you. Yeah Party “unity” that ought to do it. Oh my…

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MIGOP 7th Congressional District Meeting Votes on Impeachment

At Tuesday night’s meeting a vote was taken on the Articles of Impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama. First an interesting fact is that this meeting was “not” listed with other district meetings on the MIGOP website which raises a “red flag” as to why?

The amended version of these articles differed from those introduced to the RNC by National Committeeman Dave Agema for the teeth of accountability to the district’s Rep Tim Walberg were removed! This vote while passed 14 to 10 showed two things.

First it proved that the 10 no votes provided cover for Obama’s acts of treason by breaking the Constitutional laws of the land. Second it also showed by amending this resolution it allows Rep Walberg cover for not acting on this resolution. Tim Walberg 7th Congressional District 261 X 235

If we as citizens do not hold our elected representatives to accountability as to do the right thing then we are no better than those who elected Obama not once but twice! As a voter I will not and cannot cast my vote for my representative who does not stand for and uphold the Constitution of the United States.

The two Monroe County 7th Congressional District committee members at that meeting voted “NO” on the Articles of Impeachment against impeaching Barack Hussein Obama therefore providing cover for his treasonous acts. Why would Republicans do that?

Michael Brown who is the current Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Monroe County was one of the “NO” votes who is agreeing to selectively enforce the law. He is acting no differently than Obama.

Brown also endorses Jeb Bush for President. See link below

Michael Brown supported former Michigan Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Mike Cox one of Wayne county’s former county executive Ed McNamara’s (D) political step children along with Bob Finco (D), Jennifer Granholm (D), Mike Dugan (D) and former convicted mayor Kawme Kilpatrick (D)

Michael Brown also ran for Judge in Monroe County Glenda Kennon Mike Brown 254 X 218

Klenda Kennon the other “NO” vote
Monroe Resident Glenda Kennon Earns State GOP Post
The Republican Women’s Federation of Michigan has elected Glenda Kennon to the position of assistant treasurer of the State Republican Women’s Federation.

All mention of this has been “scrubbed” in the link below and The Republican Women’s Federation of Michigan website! Why?

The Republican Women’s Federation of Michigan has elected Glenda Kennon to the position of assistant treasurer of the State Republican Women’s Federation.

Glenda Kennon who is the mother of former MIGOP Senate Majority leader Randy Richardville runs the local Republican Party in Monroe behind the scenes and instructs the “puppet” establishment chairman.

Michigan Politics: MIGOP “Tactics” as to get “Their” Chosen Candidates Elected

NOTE: Inside sources within the Party say look for former MIGOP Senate Majority leader Randy Richardville to Primary challenge Tim Walberg in the next election.

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As the Flint Water Crisis Unfolds Connect the Dots

The Corruption and Cronyism in the Snyder Administration Reveled
The decision to switch to the Flint River water source was made while the city was under state emergency management.

Follow the timeline in the articles below for the Flint taxpayer funded “Bailout”
Lawmaker: Give Flint $50M to replace lead water pipes

Michigan House OKs $9.35M to aid in Flint water crisis

Senate approves, Snyder signs cash for Flint water fix

State knew risks before health crisis over lead in Flint water a year before water change, state knew of risks in Flint

After Flint water crisis, families file lawsuit
The taxpayers of Michigan will pony up yet again from the incompetence of Lansing lawmakers.

EPA to audit Michigan’s oversight of water safety
The audit comes after the Michigan Department of Environment Quality admitted last month that it used the wrong protocols after it approved Flint’s switch to the Flint River as its primary source of drinking water last year.

State admits mistakes in Flint water switch

Howard Croft, the department head responsible for oversight of Flint water operations, has resigned his position effective immediately.

Snyder defends environmental department director reassigned in his handling of the Flint water crisis. In the private sector he would have been fired!

Gov. Rick Snyder Starts New PAC
The “nerd” has started a new Political Action Committee to support state and federal candidates who share “his” vision and not the vision of the citizens. This new PAC, “The Relentless Progressive Action PAC will support candidates and elected officials who are good loyal establishment Republicans who are willing to go along to get along.

One of the PAC priorities for the “GoverNerd’” include education reform and a P-20 education approach which is a data collection scheme of our school children an important aspect of the common core standards.

One has to wonder if Snyder’s former chief of staff Dennis Muchmore will show up as a key player within this new PAC? You also have to wonder if Snyder’s former press secretary Sara Wurfel will also show up along with her husband Brad Wurfel former director of communications for the DEQ (Flint Water Crisis) who either resigned or was fired depends on who you talk to on that. Gov Snyder Muchmore Wurfel

Sara Wurfel Takes New Role in the LGBT Petition Drive as Spokeswoman
Many within the corrupt Snyder administration have new roles.

Sara Wurfel was communications director for the state Department of Agriculture under governors Engler and Granholm. She showed extraordinary leadership as we worked on issues such as the revitalization of Detroit, the Gordie Howe International Bridge and the Healthy Michigan Plan said Snyder. She is now the spokeswoman for the LGBT petition drive.,4668,7-277-57577_57657-368723–,00.html

The system is broke folks! It’s our own fault we continue to elect and re-elect the same ones over and over again expecting a different result that quit frankly just isn’t going to happen.

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FBI Probes Corruption in Snyder’s Education Achievement Authority (EAA)

A1 FBI COMEY & SNYDER 1 609 X 280The will of the voters at the ballot box has been blatantly and totally disregarded by the Republican controlled legislature and Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. The people said no to the new “government bridge” only to have Snyder do an end around.

The voters rejected the emergency manager referendum at the ballot box only to have the Republican controlled legislature pass legislation that Snyder signed into law for it anyway.

The voters rejected the gas tax increase and vehicle registration fee increase at the ballot box only to have the legislature pass legislation for it with Snyder signing it into law.

When will the citizen’s wake up, you are not being represented in the manner you expect and deserve by these Tyrants in Lansing? If this isn’t Tyranny I don’t know what you call it.

Michigan families are still struggling from the great recession and are barely making ends meet and they keep piling on more taxes, big government and regulations on us that is taking away our Freedoms and Liberty. When is enough… enough?

How anyone can continue to support this insanity is beyond belief. With all the corruption and cronyism perpetrated by those in control in Lansing is unconscionable! This is nothing more than a mini political Mafia operating out of the peoples House in Lansing.

It’s all about the “Friends and Family” Program and the “Business Buddies” Fund of the politicians you have elected to serve you and make no mistake you are NOT being served with your best interest in mind only theirs.

There are enriching themselves through their campaign coffers with the kickbacks that they receive form those two entity’s mentioned above along with the bribes from the lobbyist and special interest warrant the FBI to investigate on the people’s behalf. Bailout DPS Cotter Money Snyder

They will lie, cheat and steal from us citizens all to keep their snouts in that public trough. If you can’t see this you are truly blind to the workings within the political arena.

The emergency manager has been a complete and total failure for many of the communities and school districts they were implemented in and the cronyism and corruption continues unabated with their little scheme.

Follow the timeline of facts as to see the truth in the articles below.

The FBI has launched a corruption investigation involving Gov. Rick Snyder’s K-12 reform district and Detroit Public Schools. The U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI have sent subpoenas to get personnel files and bank records or email accounts of over a dozen current and former officials at Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s K-12 reform district.

The Education Achievement Authority (EAA) and Detroit Public Schools (DPS) both created by Snyder and they will investigate these corruption allegations. Some have received bribes from contractors as well as “misuse” of taxpayer monies.
October 21 2015

Michigan Proposal 1: Voters reject measure, repeal controversial emergency manager law
November 07, 2012

Michigan Voters Repeal a Financial Law
NOV. 7, 2012

Michigan House passes new version of emergency manager law repealed by voters
Dec 13, 2012 Lame Duck legislative session

Michigan Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Gas Tax Increase
June, 6, 2015

House passes sweeping roads plan raising gas tax, fees
October 21, 2015

Snyder signs road bills that hike gas tax, fees
November 10, 2015

FBI Probes Corruption in Snyder’s Education Achievement Authority
Gina Balaya, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, declined comment on the case, except to say: “While we cannot comment on this story, in general, we do not prohibit defendants from speaking to the press, and we do not withdraw plea offers to those who do.”

Feds look at EAA emails, Bank Records in Corruption Probe
The FBI and Justice Department subpoenaed personnel files and bank records or email account information for more than a dozen current and former officials at Gov. Rick Snyder’s K-12 Detroit reform district as part of a wide-ranging corruption investigation.

FBI probe of EAA eyes officials and vendors
The EAA is a controversial district created by Gov. Rick Snyder in 2012 to reform Michigan’s lowest-performing schools. It operates 15 schools in Detroit.  With all the cronyism and corruption by Lansing lawmakers this should come as no surprise!

The EAA Exposed: An investigative report
The Education Achievement Authority (EAA) itself would be unique, with all strings leading back to the governor. The legal loophole through which the EAA slipped into being is a little-used state law that allows two units of government, acting in cooperation, to create a third public entity.

It this case, it was Detroit Public Schools (DPS) — under the control of a Snyder-appointed emergency manager — and the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents, the majority of whom are gubernatorial appointees, that entered into what’s called an inter-local agreement that created the EAA.

It is overseen by an 11-person board, with the governor appointing seven members and EMU and the DPS’s emergency manager each selecting two more. And so this became the test of a completely new system of schooling. It turned out to be another kind of test as well.

A test of software, developed by one for-profit corporation and marketed by another. A product named Buzz.

Snyder creates “education achievement authority” for failed schools by means of an administrative interlocal agreement.

What is Michigan’s Education Achievement Authority?
Snyder welcomes Obama’s corporate education model with open arms. I bet you thought common core was the only corrupt scheme that Snyder and the Republican controlled legislature was pushing well think again. 2 EAA failed Bad 321 X 301

Snyder created the “education achievement authority” by means of an administrative “interlocal agreement” isn’t that the same way he created that new Government Bridge? I believe so.

Snyder: $715M to fix Detroit’s schools
Michigan taxpayers provided a “bailout” for Detroit now they get to “bailout it’s schools too. Where does it end and what Michigan city is next? Stay tuned the “comeback” continues!

Detroit Schools in Financial Chaos
When the city of Detroit received taxpayer funds Snyder said it wasn’t a “bailout” and I wonder what he calls the latest for Detroit schools? Just like the “New Government Bridge” that won’t cost the taxpayers’ one red cent but we have been paying interest on that free Canadian Free Money for years now.

The Republican governor is seeking legislative action by year’s end on his plan to create a new debt-free school district at a cost of $715 million taxpayer money over 10 years. Will the Republican controlled legislature continue to create bigger government and go along with more of Snyder’s liberal socialist plans?

Stay tuned voters the Hillary Clinton mentality of “It Takes a Village” is in full swing here in Michigan under that Dome in Lansing.

Governor Snyder Pitches $715M “Bailout” Plan
Tricky Rick’s crony John Rakolta of the famed new Wayne County Jail fiasco and co-chair of the Coalition for the Future of Detroit Schoolchildren as well as Mitt Romney’s Finance chair in Romney’s “failed” 2008 and 2012 Presidential bid claims the debt load of the Detroit public school district increases by $1 million every school day. John Rakkolta’s wife Terry is the aunt of current MIGOP Ronna Romney.

Not only did Snyder appoint ‘ole John Rakolta to the board of the “failed” MEDC he also appointed his son in keeping with the “Friends and Family” program and the “Business Buddies” fund these crooks are running out of Lansing.

Education Achievement Authority (EAA or Authority) Michigan Governor Rick Snyder created the authority in June 2011 to take over and turn around failing schools. 1 EAA Student Drops Bad 640 X 427

2011 Senate Bill 865: Replace repealed “Emergency Manager” law
To replace the Emergency Manager law passed in 2011 and repealed by a statewide referendum with a new law.

This Bill is a legislative end around of the will of the citizens’ vote. This replacement legislation explicitly gives a school EM authority over academic matters; and contains a modest appropriation that makes it “referendum-proof” which means the citizens cannot petition for a vote at the ballot box! 3 EAA Emergency Manager Law 50 X 371
Public Act 436 of 2012 Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 26, 2012.

Passed 63 to 46 in the House on December 12, 2012 Click link below see how they voted.

Motion by Rep. Jim Stamas (R) on December 12, 2012, to give immediate effect. The motion passed 64 to 45 in the House on December 12, 2012. This motion shows how fast these legislators will reject the people’s voice and their votes at the ballot box.

Passed 23 to 15 in the Senate on December 13, 2012 Click link below see how they voted.

Motion in the Senate on December 13, 2012, to give the bill immediate effect. The motion passed 26 to 12 in the Senate on December 13, 2012. This motion shows how fast these legislators will reject the people’s voice and their votes at the ballot box.

2013 House Bill 4369: Codify “education achievement authority” for failed schools

Michigan Emergency Manager Referendum, Proposal 1 (2012)
But just like the road tax proposal is was soundly defeated only to have the Republican controlled legislature do an end around the will of the voters and pas a legislative Bill to bypass the voters.,_Proposal_1_%282012%29

Michigan Sales Tax Increase for Transportation Amendment, Proposal 1 (May 2015)
The voters also soundly rejected this proposal but the Republican controlled legislature is hard at work trying to pass a road tax increase through legislation in which they did.

What is it about those we elect to serve we the people don’t they understand when we speak loud and clear on an issue? The only thing they understand is how they get what “they” want in spite of the will of the people.,_Proposal_1_%28May_2015%29

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Bailout for DPS up Next for Michigan Taxpayers

It would appear that $195 Million “Bailout” just wasn’t quit enough it was just the starting point. Within 10 hours of these articles the backroom deals must have been cut? Bailout DPS Cotter Money Snyder

Anybody think this has something to do with the lawsuit that was awarded that the DPS is on the hook for? Throw in all the other liabilities’ and debt into the mix and sure looks like us taxpayer’s will pony up yet again!

In a letter to Schuette’s office dated Sept. 23 asks the attorney general to opine on whether Michigan’s Constitution was violated when the state Republican controlled Legislature passed a bill in December 2012 specifically to divert state school aid funds for the $450 million arena.

AG Schuette OKs school taxes for new Red Wings arena says it’s Constitutional
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette quietly issued an opinion that said state taxes for schools can legally be used to fund the arena’s construction.

So this is Constitutional for the taxpayers of Michigan to fund one of the riches people in the state as listed by Forbes? Oh my….

Gov. Snyder wants the Legislature to offer DPS up to an additional $72 million a year from Michigan Taxpayers!  Snyder faces a tough challenge in getting the money for Detroit from the School Aid Fund as he planned.

It’s no wonder when money from that fund went to building the new “Red Wings Arena” with AG Schuette writing an opinion saying it was Constitutional to do so. Wake up people you are being taken by the Republicans who have complete and total control in Lansing!

Follow the timeline in the articles below.

Foundation leader: No bailout for DPS
7:15 a.m. EST November 19, 2015

Private aid floated in DPS deal
5:04 p.m. EST November 19, 2015

DPS deal needs realistic funding
9:33 a.m. EST November 15, 2015

Price of DPS plan could spike
12:07 a.m. EDT May 15, 2015

DPS to pay $350,000 to teen suing Pugh
11:50 a.m. EST November 4, 2015

Schuette OKs school taxes for new Red Wings arena
Links inside article for more information.

Forbes richest Americans list includes 11 from Michigan

Michael & Marian Ilitch & family on Forbes Lists of wealthiest in Michigan

Michigan Outrage: School Funds to be Spent on Arena
By Diane Ravitch who is a historian of education, an educational policy analyst, and a research professor is outraged by this and Michigan citizens should be as well.

Schuette Opinion: Use of tax revenue and public money for development

It is my opinion, therefore, that the Michigan Strategic Fund’s proposal to provide funds from the Michigan Community Revitalization Program for the purpose of assisting in the demolition of the Joe Louis Area after completion of the new arena at the Detroit Events Center does not violate section 88c(3)(a) of the MSF Act, which prohibits the use of such funds for the development of a stadium or arena for use by a professional sports team.  ~ Attorney General BILL SCHUETTE

Here is what the Michigan State Constitution says.
Article 9, § 11 of the Michigan Constitution established a State School Aid Fund funded by various tax revenues, and provides in part: There shall be established a state school aid fund which shall be used “exclusively” for aid to school districts, higher education, and school employees’ retirement systems as provided by law.

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Michigan House Republicans Vote to Increase Your Taxes

House passes sweeping roads plan raising gas tax and vehicle registration fees. Representative Lee Chatfield defended this increase on a Facebook post saying it was tax neutral. Most of the House Democrats voted against the bill.

The tax increases are offset by tax deductions, therefore making it tax neutral ~ Lee Chatfield. How can that be when the legislators took away what they are giving us back and calling it tax neutral?

Part of Michigan’s business tax reform was that it wiped out the homestead property tax which hurt seniors and middle class citizens who could least afford it. All for the crony business buddies of the politicians who donate to their campaign coffers.

Michigan taxes: Businesses pay less, you pay more
How you’re paying more. For Michigan families, changes to tax credits and deductions have been deeply felt. Michigan’s individual income tax revenue jumped 25% between 2011 and 2012, a $1.4-billion increase. 2011 Biggest Michigan Tax Overhaul 380 X 234

The remainder of the increase can be explained by deductions and tax credits that were either eliminated or modified significantly. For millions of Michigan residents, these were experienced as tax increases.

They include: $270 million from a decrease in the homestead property tax credit. $240 million from cuts to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). $200 million from the pension tax changes. $50 million from the elimination of deductions for children. $50 million from the elimination of the special exemption for age and unemployment compensation. $90 million from elimination of other nonrefundable credits, such as city income tax, homeless/food bank contributions and contributions to public universities and public broadcasting.

The average taxpayer received half as much in credits in 2012 as in 2011. In addition, the new tax code freezes the individual income tax rate at 4.25%; before the changes, that rate was scheduled to drop 0.1 percentage point each year until it reached 3.9% in 2015. Republicans reneged on this.

Michigan Businesses get a $1.65 billion cut the citizens get to pay for it with tax increases! The difference is being made up with $1.42 billion in additional income taxes, which includes applying the tax to pensions and other retirement income. MIGOP 245 X 244

But making up for the revenue loss is more devastating to Michigan taxpayers and their families. One of the biggest income tax changes wipes out the Homestead Property Tax Credit, which has a $1,200 maximum, for households making more than $50,000 or those with homes with a taxable value of more than $135,000. The current income threshold is $82,650. The change affects some 268,500 tax filers.

Other changes were to the Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income wager earners would be reduced from 20 percent of the federal credit to 6 percent. That takes the average $430 state credit received by nearly 800,000 claimants down to $143.

2011 Largest Michigan Tax Overhaul in state history House Bill 4361 Replace MBT, raise income tax, axe taxpayer credits.
Public Act 38 of 2011 Passed by the Republican controlled legislature Signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 25, 2011.
Click to see how your Representatives voted.
Click to see how your Senators voted.

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Crony Political Donor Money makes “your” Elected Officials Beholding

Are Michigan Roads a Priority or New Senate Digs? Just raise the “Taxes” instead! Snyder Appointee Ron Boji & Senator Pat Colbeck Contributions and Corruption. Ron Boji funnels money through the REALTORS PAC, Michigan Republican Party and has also donated to Democrats.

Note: Senator Colbeck voted in favor of this new overpriced Senate building!

2013 Senate Bill 509: Authorize new state Senate office building. Introduced by Sen. Randy Richardville (R) on September 17, 2013, to authorize the sale of the Farnum Senate office building in Lansing and construction of a new building for Senators’ offices. Richardville’s Leadership Fund donated to Colbeck’s campaign coffers. Payment made for “yes vote” aka beholding. Senate New Officwe Building

The tie’s between the Democrat and Republican factions of the “Party of One” is there for all to see if only you open your eyes and do a little research! Rest assured it’s not just Colbeck either!

If you look at all the money players within the MIGOP you will clearly see they are donating and colluding with both factions through campaign contributions.


Ron Boji other Democrat donations

Senator Pat Colbeck Contributors a small sample
ELLEN WEISER – Michigan State Board of Education Common Core Advocate
GREAT LAKES ED PROJECT – Devos run Common Core LGBT advocates
MI JOBS FUND the slush fund reported by WXYZ’s Ross Jones that none of the Republican legislators knows anything about.

RICHARDVILLE LEADERSHIP FUND $10,000.00 contribution


Sources Below:,1607,7-127-1633_8723_8751—,00.html

Snyder’s Medicaid Expansion Healthy Michigan aka SnyderCaid

Connecting the Political Dots of “Corruption with Cronyism” Taxpayers Lose
The new Senate building is a taxpayer rip-off.

Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Ron Boji to the “Michigan Strategic Fund” (MEDC),4668,7-277-57577_57657-292353–,00.html

Ron Boji appointed to state Transportation Commission Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Ron Boji, of Orchard Lake, to the state Transportation Commission.,4668,7-277–314872–,00.html

Who is Ron Boji and the Boji Group? “Most of the dirt on this company and its principals was dug up by impressive investigative reports made by Detroit-area news outlet WXYZ’s Ross Jones and Fox 2 News’ Charlie Le Duff.” See link for “dirt” on Boji below.

All of Snyder’s business buddies from his Ann Arbor SPARK and or his Avalon Investments companies have been appointed positions in the crony MEDC.

Despite projected $454 million budget crunch, Michigan senators push for new offices
Who benefits financially? A Snyder appointee that’s who! Senate Secretary Carol Viventi testified that all the Senators do not have a view of the Capitol….I’m not making this up!

On the Boji Group, LLC web site (About Us) it states that the group is a “progressive” real estate development, property management and construction management firm. Mr. Boji was involved with Bob Ficano in an FBI probe.

Another Crony Gov. Rick Snyder Appointee Target of FBI Probe
“The Boji Files”t along with the Ron Boji appointments Snyder made in Michigan government.

Senate Planning Move to New Lansing Offices

Lansing’s assessor says Senate drastically overpaid for building owned by Republican donor

Michigan Senate looking to move offices one block

Michigan Senate moving forward with plans to spend up to $70M on new office space

Wayne County has been ordered to repay an $850,000 federal grant
With the help of Wayne County, developer Ron Boji received federal funds to build it. Boji was a longtime supporter of Ficano, showering him with campaign donations and throwing a fundraiser at his mansion in Orchard Lake.

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Common Sense Definition of “Citizen” versus “Natural Born Citizen”

Attention Cruz-Bots: “Natural Born Citizen” for Dummies is for those that think Cruz is eligible for President or Vice President of these United States you are part of the problem and not the solution! Natural Born Citizen for Dummies

A 2001 Supreme Court case Tuan Anh Nguyen v. INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) and noted Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s comments about nationality.

Ginsberg stated: “Mr. Kneedler, I have a problem with it [Kneedler’s argument]. You would surely have a huge statelessness problem if you didn’t recognize that the child born abroad to U.S. citizens is a U.S. citizen because, as you point out, in most countries in the world, they go by blood, not by land of birth.

You call the child born abroad an alien, but in most places in the world that child would not be a citizen of the place in which that person is born; isn’t that so?

If Congress went back to the way it was when everything was determined by the father’s citizenship, go back to before 1934, suppose Congress accepts your argument or we accept your argument and say plenary power, they can do whatever they damn please, so they say children born abroad of fathers who are U.S. citizens can become U.S. citizens, but not children who are born abroad of U.S. mothers where the father in an alien. “That’s the way it used to be in the bad old days.”

The case involved a child born in Vietnam to a Vietnamese mother and an American
father who were not married. At age 6 the boy moved to the United States with his
businessman father. At age 22 he was convicted of sexual assault and the INS began
proceedings to have him deported.

Ngyuen considered himself Vietnamese, but his father considered him to be a U.S citizen. The lawsuit involved the fact that the INS has different rules for such a situation, depending on whether the mother or the father is the U.S.citizen.

In a 5–4 decision the Supreme Court ruled that the INS did not violate the Due Process
Clause of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Ginsberg voted with the
minority. The significance of the case is that Ginsberg understands legal precedent with
regard to citizenship and parentage, and is aware of the concept of “natural law” that
Historically considered the bloodline of the father to be critical in ascribing citizenship.

Ginsberg understands that a child born in Vietnam to a Vietnamese mother and an
American father is considered a U.S. citizen. That prompts the question: Might she
similarly someday rule that a child born in the United States to an American mother and a
father who is a citizen of the British Protectorate of Kenya is considered a British/Kenyan

If Obama cannot even depend on a liberal member of the Court to rule in his favor, there
is little wonder why he is fighting eligibility lawsuits so fiercely. He is not stupid. He
knows he is not a natural born citizen, but became president because he correctly
estimated that few people understand the term and knew the media would not pursue the

Most Americans do not understand the meanings of the different terms. “Native born” relates to place of birth, while “natural born” relates to parentage and the “laws of nature” the family lineage of the father’s bloodline. That is the history of the terms, both in general and legal usage. Obama supporters can scream and shout all day long, “He was born in Hawaii!” but, true or not, that is irrelevant.

Emerich de Vattel’s The Law of Nations (1758) was widely read by and influenced the
Founding Fathers of the United States. He wrote, “natural-born citizens, are those born
in the country, of “parents” who are citizens. As the society cannot exist and perpetuate
itself otherwise than by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights.

The society is supposed to desire this, in consequence of what it owes to its own preservation; and it is presumed, as matter of course, that each citizen, on entering into society, reserves to his children the right of becoming members of it. The country of the fathers is therefore that of the children; and these become true citizens merely by their tacit consent.

I say, that, in order to be of the country, it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country.”

In other words, because Obama’s father was not a citizen of the United States, Obama is
not a natural born citizen; he is only a native born citizen (assuming he was born in

Obama cannot therefore legally serve as president, because the U.S. Constitution requires that presidents reside in the United States for 14 years, attain age 35, and be natural born citizens of the United States: “No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President…”

Because no one could have been a 35-year-old natural born citizen of the United States
when the Constitution was adopted in 1787, the language had to include “or a citizen of
the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution.” Had that exception not
been included, no one would have been eligible to serve as president!

As the decades passed, of course, natural born citizens attained the age of 35 and the
additional language became superfluous. Abraham Lincoln, for example, was at least age
35 when he ran for president and was a natural born citizen by virtue of having been born
on U.S. soil to two citizen parents.

George Washington was not a natural born citizen because his parents were not U.S. citizens at the time of his birth. (That would have been impossible, because the United States did not exist at the time of his birth and his parents were British subjects.)

But if George Washington was not a natural born citizen and got to be president, why
can’t Obama? The answer is that Washington (and Adams and Jefferson and others) was
covered by the exception in the rule: “or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution.” Washington was not a natural born citizen, but he was a citizen at the time of the adoption of the Constitution.

The exception served a purpose in 1787, but everyone who was covered by that exception is now dead. Those who argue that it is sufficient to have been born on U.S. soil to be considered a natural born citizen do not understand the history of the term.

They should be required to explain why the Constitution needed to include that presidential eligibility exception, “or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution.

” If natural born citizen means nothing more than having been born on U.S. soil, that language was not necessary. That it was included is further proof that the drafters meant for the term natural born citizen to mean what it had meant historically, in both British law, The Law of Nations, and other writings.

They did not write that a president need be only a “citizen,” or even a “native born citizen;” they wrote that the president must be a “natural born citizen.” (As Obama is wont to say, “Words have meanings.” So do those in the U.S. Constitution.)

Should the U.S. Supreme Court ever be asked to rule on the meaning of natural born
citizen and how it applies to presidential eligibility under Article II, Section 1 of the U.S.
Constitution, the Justices tempted or pressured as they might be cannot ignore history,
precedent, and centuries of law.

Again, Vattel wrote in The Law of Nations, “I say, that, in order to be of the country, it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country.”

What many Americans believe to be the meaning of natural born citizen “Born in the USA” is actually only the meaning of native born. If the Supreme Court rules according to the law, it would have no choice but to rule that Obama does not meet the eligibility requirements of the presidency.

He is not a natural born citizen of the United States—regardless of where he was born—because he did not have two U.S. citizen parents and, historically, the father’s citizenship is conveyed to the child.

For that same reason, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and United States Senator from Florida Marco Rubio cannot be president. At the time of their births their parents were not both U.S. citizens. The fact that most Americans, most politicians, and virtually everyone in the mainstream media does not understand the law is irrelevant.

The Supreme Court can only rule on the basis of law and legal precedent,
not the uninformed preferences of the citizenry. ~ Don Fredrick May 6, 2010

“Conservatives seek freedom to, while leftists seek freedom from. Conservatives seek to fix government, while leftists seek to fix people.” ~ Don Fredrick

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For those who think Article II, Section I, paragraph V Natural Born citizen (NBC), is outdated and a toy for the Harvard lawyers and US Supreme Court to interpret depending on their politics and who appointed them you are wrong.

Art.II, NBC may in fact be the glue that holds the Constitution together. If you don’t believe that, just look what our illegal, ineligible and un-Constitutional President Barack Obama has done already to destroy whole sections of the Constitution in 6 short years.

Those who think that electing another illegal, ineligible and un-Constitutional person to President just because he says what you want to hear when he speaks, you are fools.

Ted Cruz may well be the man he says he is, even so his election will destroy the Constitutional eligibility of Article II and sooner or later lead to another Barack Obama or someone even worse.

How does George Soros sound to you? If you allow something to be possible, it will happen. Just allowing Ted Cruz to be a candidate is destroying Art. II NBC. He must be exposed for the traitor that he is. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. ~ Luke P. Patrino U.S. Conservative Action Coalition.

Citizens and natives. The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of “parent’s” who are citizens. As the society cannot exist and perpetuate itself otherwise than by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, not their mothers bloodline and succeed to all their rights.

What Our Framers Knew By Publius Huldah. No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.. U.S. Constitution Article II Section 1

The U.S. Supreme Court in Wong Kim Ark and Rogers v. Bellei (1971) explained that any person who is born out of the United States to U.S. citizen “parents” does not automatically become a citizen of the United States by descent from the “parents.”

Rather, the Court explained that it is only through the grace of a naturalization Act of Congress that such a person is accepted as a “citizen” of the United States and that Congress has the power to impose conditions for the acquisition and retention of that citizenship, and even the power to deny such citizenship all together.

A person subject to Congress’s power to grant or withhold citizenship is not a natural born citizen under the Constitution which denies Congress such power and gives it only the power to naturalize.

Senator Ted Cruz is a naturalized “citizen” of the United States “at birth” by virtue of a naturalization Act of Congress. See Wong Kim Ark; Bellei (both explain that a person born out of the United States to U.S. citizen “parents” can become a U.S. citizen only through a naturalization Act of Congress).

He is not a natural born citizen by virtue of the common law upon which the Framers relied to define a natural born citizen. Under that common law, a natural born citizen was a child born in a country to “parents” who were its citizens at the time of the child’s birth.

Being born in Canada to a U.S. citizen mother and a non-U.S. citizen father, Cruz cannot satisfy that presidential eligibility definition which still existing under the Constitution today.

He is therefore not a natural born citizen and not eligible to be President. These facts also apply to Jindal and Rubio.

U.S. Constitution Article II, Section 1, “natural born Citizen” presidential eligibility clause
Senator Cruz, Senator Rubio, and Governor Jindal Should Not Be Allowed to Participate in the Presidential Debates Because They, Like De Facto President Obama, Are All Not Natural Born Citizens and Therefore Not Eligible to Be President.

Cut and Dry the Founders who wrote the Constitution made the “Grandfather Clause” for them “ONLY.” The Founders made this possible with this portion of Article II—Section I—Clause V; – “or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution;”

They included a grandfather section in the clause pertaining to constitutional qualifications for the office of President, – A ONE-TIME exemption from the “natural born citizen” requirement for president.

Offers case law from the period proving that it was the father, and only the father (or in his absence other male relatives) who mattered when it came to determining citizenship. ~ Law Scholar Jean-Marc Lofficier

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