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?
http://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2015/10/21/michigan-roads-repairs-potholes-legislature/74360028/

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.
http://www.freep.com/story/opinion/contributors/raw-data/2014/10/04/michigan-taxes-snyder/16683967/

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.
http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/05/gov_rick_snyder_signs_michigan.html

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.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=570816
Click to see how your Senators voted.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=570814

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
citizen?

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
issue.

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
Hawaii).

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

The Cruz Timeline
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.

Sources:
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.
http://www.constitution.org/vattel/vattel_01.htm

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
http://tennesseewatchman.com/2015/08/25/the-constitution-vattel-and-natural-born-citizen-what-our-framers-knew-by-publius-huldah/

http://www.obamareleaseyourrecords.com/2011/09/attorney-apuzzo-common-sense-definition.html

http://giveusliberty1776.blogspot.com/2015/03/why-ted-cruz-is-not-natural-born-citizen.html

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.
http://www.birtherreport.com/2015/03/flash-point-attorney-slays-western-free.html

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.
http://puzo1.blogspot.com/2015/05/senator-cruz-senator-rubio-and-governor.html

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.
http://patriotsforamerica.ning.com/forum/topics/were-any-of-the-founding

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
http://www.birtherreport.com/2015/05/fantastic-congressional-research.html

After Detroit will Taxpayers be on the Hook again for a Flint “Bailout”

Michigan governor Rick Snyder said in January that he believed there were roughly 235 cities and towns in his state that were financially and functionally bankrupt. One of those towns is Flint, Michigan.

In the last three years, Flint’s finances have collapsed to the point that the city has had to lay off two-thirds of its police force.
http://www.businessinsider.com/what-happens-to-a-city-when-the-money-runs-out-2011-4

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — State officials pledged $2 million Tuesday for Flint’s troubled water system. http://www.elkharttruth.com/news/michigan/2015/02/04/State-plans-to-discuss-resources-to-help-Flint-improve-water.html Flint Michigan

Flint, Michigan is now plagued by Violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act only months after the city severed its water supply from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD).

This article is from the World Socialist Web Site Published by the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI)
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/12/flin-j12.html

“During the course of the week or early next week we hopefully will be coming out with more taxpayer funded steps,” some of which are already under way, and others to be implemented, Snyder said. Sounds like code words for taxpayer funded “bailout” to me.
http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2015/09/29/snyder-state-action-coming-flint-water/73033462/

With the financial problems in Michigan’s other big cities such as Flint and others where does the taxpayer funded “bailouts” stop? Is this the real reason Lansing is hell bent on raising our taxes?

The rainy day fund to bail out all these communities will eventually run out of taxpayer money and I say that will be sooner rather than later. All these dead-end solutions will lead to a bigger intrusive government and the loss of even more Freedoms and Liberties for the citizens. Tax increases anyone?

The Hypocrisy of the MIGOP Establishment Sex, Lie’s and Audio Tapes

Hypocrisy of the MIGOP

I see the MIGOP establishment Boot-Licker Queen “Darlene Dowling Thompson” and her minions are calling for Rep. Gamrat and Rep. Courser to resign. One has to wonder if her and her establishment supporters are calling for Senator Jack Brandenburg to resign as well for coming to the aid of his fellow Senator’s misconduct on taxpayer time and resources. Or how about Senator Rick Jones?

I bet not! The alleged Richardville affair was later confirmed by his 30 year old son who caught him red handed and wasn’t the least bit shy about talking about it to his fellow friends at the local tavern in Monroe.

Lets see wasn’t it ‘ole “High Level Thug” Jack Brandenburg who stood in support of Richardville in a special Senate Caucus meeting for Richardville’s infidelity that caused the divorce from his wife of some 30 plus years! Oh the webs they weave when it comes to their feeding spot at the public trough!

By the way from the blogs I’ve read from around the Internet it would seem the Jackster has had issues within the infidelity arena his own self but that’s just a question only those who have written about it can answer?

These same articles talk about his shady campaign dealings down in his family state of Ohio something about giving the mailman a bottle of Whiskey to stuff mail boxes with campaign literature but again that’s just a question only those who have written about it can answer to?

“Bain Report” from March, 26, 2012
Republican Senators “Circle The Wagons” around Richardville in Support!
Majority Whip Senator Jack Brandenburg told Kyle Melinn from MIRS who was working the story that the GOP Senate caucus had met this morning on the alleged allegations of adultery By Senator Richardville.

The caucus meeting was about the former Senate Majority leader’s impending divorce that was filed in February and that “his party” had little appetite to remove Richardville as Senate Majority leader from office. At that meeting Mr. Richardville was given a standing ovation for his alleged affair! Adultery Michigan Public Act 328 Law http://www.legislature.mi.gov/%28S%28kg13hob0rstb1xr1kry041th%29%29/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=mcl-750-29

Eric B. wrote, as for Jack Brandenburg speaking on behalf of the Republican caucus about alleged sexual improprieties, if the TEA Party were as familiar with “his own alleged sexual improprieties” as much as they claim to be over Richardville’s, they’d be calling for the entire caucus to disband and agree to move to other states.
http://www.michiganliberal.com/diary/18961/conservatives-call-on-richardville-to-step-down-over-alleged-affair

This explains the phone call I personally received from Senator Brandenburg on Monday, March, 19, 2012 on Mr. Richardville and his divorce.

As I listened to this self proclaimed conservative ramble on like a smitten school boy who got caught with his pants down pleading and close to begging me not to run this story on Mr. Richardville’s alleged improprieties of the “sanctity of marriage” perpetrated against his wife of over 30 years I was finally able to get a word in!

As I tried to explain to Mr. Brandenburg that it was not me but a conservative woman here in Monroe and that I would do my best as to keep her from sending personal letter’s to the 25 Republican Senator’s spouses detailing Mr. Richardville’s actions.

I have never spoken to Mr. Brandenburg prior to his call to me that day but I have to say that if this conversation is any kind of indication of the brightest minds we have representing “we the people” in Lansing the citizens of Michigan are in serious trouble!

He did not articulate his speech structure or words very well at all and came off as someone lacking in education. This impression gives credence along with several other valid reasons for a part-time legislature here in Michigan.

The argument from those in service claim we need the best and brightest minds in Lansing and that a part-time legislature would impede that goal if implemented. Personally I would suggest that logic lacks in merit.

In the MIRS article it is stated that this is an unverified personal attack against Richardville which isn’t the case! This has been confirmed from two different sources that received it directly from Senator Richardville’s son Adam.

Both sources are afraid to go on the record for fear of retribution against them but both are contemplating doing so with one very close! The fact that both these sources collaborated this disturbing revelation and do not know each other say’s something in and of itself!

Keeping in mind this is not the first time this “philanderer” has shown this type of behavior but is the one that finally caused this impending divorce.

Thomas Jefferson was quoted as saying, When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. This quote clearly applies to the hesitance of these two sources concerns and fears in coming forth as to do the right thing on behalf of their fellow citizens here in Michigan.

It’s become evidently clear that our elected officials have had free reign for many years on how they conduct themselves in representing those who would elect them to serve. When the citizenry finally stand up and demand ethics, honesty, integrity, and moral values from these elected officials they are vilified as personal attacks.

Character and principles matter and those Senators who not only turn a blind eye to this type of behavior but condone it as well are no better!  

Quote of the Day from Senator Jack Brandenburg: “These guys are a couple of low-level thugs” My response to Mr. Brandenburg would be, those who claim they are being unfairly attacked and respond with personal attacks is an attempt to negate the truth of a claim by pointing out a negative characteristic or belief of the person supporting it.

MIGOP Considers Legal Options After Activists Try To Force Richardville Out
Senate Republicans may ask law enforcement to investigate an apparent threat from conservative activists that they would contact the spouses of GOP senators if those senators refused to remove Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville from his leadership post.

On Tuesday, an email from tea party activist Randy Bishop, known as “Trucker Randy,” was sent to all 26 members of the Senate Republican caucus. The email contained a scathing denunciation of Mr. Richardville (R-Monroe) from a Monroe GOP activist named Al Bain, who makes various unsubstantiated allegations about Mr. Richardville, mainly that he committed adultery.

Mr. Bishop, in a prelude to Mr. Bain’s email, indicates that one Monroe County Republican “is preparing a personal letter she intends to mail to the wives of all 25 Republican Senators, unless RR steps down as Senate Majority Leader immediately!!!” http://www.gongwer.com/programming/index.cfm?locId=1

Michigan GOP Threatens “Legal Options”? EXCELLENT VIEWPOINT!
This article was written by a “True Elected Conservative Republican” which is an excellent analysis of the threats made against citizens who have the courage to stand up for what they believe is in the best interest of their fellow citizens of Michigan and state.

Instead of acknowledging that there is trouble within the Michigan Senate, it might appear that the Senate GOP is going to circle the wagons. http://www.rightmichigan.com/story/2012/3/22/154122/819

State Senate candidate Jack Brandenburg accused of posing as reporter, asking about oral sex! Jennifer Gratz went on to suggest that Brandenburg has a history of duplicitous behavior and vulgar language. Brandebburg Gratz

Specifically, she said Brandenburg prank called her in January of 2006 and pretended to be a reporter for our very own Booth Newspapers, failing to block his number from her caller ID.

After asking several “semi-informed” questions about the MCRI, he allegedly ended the call by asking her, “How do you feel about oral sex?”
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2010/07/state_senate_candidate_jack_br.html

Conservatives call on Richardville to step down over alleged affair. As for Jack Brandenburg speaking on behalf of the Republican caucus about alleged sexual improprieties.

If the Tea Party were as familiar with his own alleged sexual improprieties as much as they claim to be over Richardville’s, they’d be calling for the entire caucus to disband and agree to move to other states.
http://www.michiganliberal.com/diary/18961/conservatives-call-on-richardville-to-step-down-over-alleged-affair

Jack Brandenburg from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Brandenburg

MIGOP Senator Rick Jones Compares Lansing PR Woman Executive to a Hooker Jones Rossman
Jan 5, 2012 – Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge) compared her to a prostitute! Rossman, head of a top Lansing public relations firm, said Senator Jones is a disgrace to the State of Michigan. Where’s the outrage from Michigan citizens especially the women on this?
http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/01/sen_rick_jones_compares_female.html

Hey Darlene and your establishment supporter “minions” where’s the outrage on these examples? Nothing but Crickets’

Hypocrisy
Hypocrisy is the claim or pretense of holding beliefs, feelings, standards, qualities, opinions, behaviors, virtues, motivations, or other characteristics that one does not actually hold.

Hypocrites
Hypocrite is a person who engages in the same behaviors he condemns others for and a person who professes certain ideals, but fails to live up to them.

Elected Michigan Republican Advocates for “Planned Parenthood”

The email below from the Mother of former Republican Senate Majority leader Randy Richardville illustrate our frustration with Republicans who approved our Sanctity of Life plank but defend Republican-In-Name-Only legislators who voted to fund the world’s largest abortion mill with our tax dollars. Randy Richardville & Mother Glenda Kennon

From: Glenda Kennon
To: Twenty-Six Members of the Republican Women’s’ Club
Sent: Saturday, May 24, 2008 1:09 PM
Subject: Re: The GOP’s Dirty Dozen

Barb, I would not call these 12 RHINO’s, personally I do not like this term, their total record, not just one vote, needs to be taken into account before the labeling happens. Planned Parenthood does a lot more than abortion; they also provide different methods of birth control, counseling, STD’s prevention and treatment and much more.

Abortion, adoption and other options are also supplied to the expectant mother instead of just abortion. If you read more that just what this one person has to say about this issue, you might be surprised what PP actually does. It also helps the mothers who want to keep their baby and provide clothing and supplies for them etc.

Sometimes pharmacy companies donate cases of formula. They provide Teaching and hospital options, midwife as well as ensuring that the expectant mother receives adequate prenatal care, vitamins etc. Get the expectant mother in touch with social services and welfare as well as programs to help with the medical care and food for the baby for only $5.00 a month.

They actually help them fill out the forms. I would hold judgment until more information was provided. Our social workers work very closely with Planned Parenthood and the health department. It is NOT just about abortion. Go on the web and look up Planned Parenthood and read the additional information regarding this issue.

The ideology expressed here by 1st Vice Chair Glenda Kennon of the Monroe County Republican Party may be heart warming and sincere in her opinion, it does not represent the true Republican principles, traditions, and values of the Republican Party.

The recent scandals of the past few years have proved that Planned Parenthood is not only in direct conflict and disregard of the Republican principles, traditions, and values of the Republican Party platform, but a blatant disregard of the law by this organization.

This just shows that by advocating Planned Parenthood by this Republican elected official based on emotion and personal feelings is not in keeping with Republican principles, traditions, and values. That’s unconscionable!

Additional Information: Planned Parenthood

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.
http://www.monroenews.com/news/2011/nov/19/monroe-resident-earns-state-gop-post/?news Sandra Kahn with Ronna Romney McDaniel

Glenda Kennon’s sister and former wife of Michigan Senator Roger Kahn is State President of Michigan’s Federation of Republican Women’s Clubs.
http://www.republicanwomen.net/cgi-shl/TWServer.exe?Run:stateinfo_1:PASSPOSTS:State=mi

Sandra Kahn is also the aunt of former state Senate Majority leader Randy Richardville (Glenda Kennon’s son by Richardville’s father) and the ex-wife of Sen. Roger Kahn of Saginaw Township. Oh the webs they weave within the political arena.

Roger Kahn SEIU

Gang of Five Targets’ Michigan’s RNC Committeeman

While many so-called Republican legislators here in Michigan have called for Dave Agema’s resignation this whole attempt was orchestrated by a “hypocritical” former MIGOP chair with the “threat” of withholding funds to the RNC and MIGOP candidates. Betsey DeVos on Fox NewsMr. Agema, a staunch principled conservative who believes in the GOP platform and its planks was elected at the Detroit convention by an “overwhelming” majority of the MIGOP membership.

However, the Party elitist didn’t like that; they didn’t like that one bit. And ever since his election they have been hell bent on getting him ousted (Purged) and replaced with a more loyal establishment go a long to get along UN-principled “liberal” representative.

Enter the “Gang of Five” the major players in this attempted coup. While this “gang” has reached out to others with similar “threats” of who knows what whether financial support or committee assignments’ if they didn’t play ball in calling for his resignation and the fact remains they don’t care for the memberships choice!

Let’s take a closer look at the “Gang of Five’s” Purge Timeline shall we. Rience Priebus

Rience Priebus was told to eliminate Michigan’s Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema or Betsey DeVos would withhold a $750,000 donation from the RNC.

Could it be according to “unconfirmed” reports she has a gay son or close relative who is gay and didn’t appreciate the opposition to the gay agenda in spite of the GOP Platform?

Bobby Schosatk and Snyder asks Scott Walker to call for Mr. Agema’s resignation one day before an RNC meeting to put pressure on him to quit. Schostak Snyder WalkerSome of the RNC members ask Walker why he got involved in a State issue – Walker says, because Schostak and Snyder asked me to. He didn’t even know what the issue was!

Betsy DeVos decries Dave Agema’s so-called hate speech for his sharing of an article by former member of the United States House of Representatives, and retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel Allen West on social media. This despite Betsy’s and her families’ history of funding bigoted initiatives. BetsyDevos Hypocrite

No matter what side of the issue you’re on you need to evaluate both sides. The Republicans will never tell its membership what they don’t want them to know so how do you find out what that is?

When politicians speak it’s not what the right hand is saying it’s what the “left” hand is doing! “If you want to find out the dirt look to the left.”
http://www.eclectablog.com/2014/01/betsy-devos-decries-dave-agemas-hate-speech-despite-a-family-history-of-funding-bigoted-initiatives.html

Political “party” for the “Party of One” at the MAC Policy Conference

Michigan’s Crony elitist to gather on Mackinac Island to talk business, politics and racial diversity.

The Mackinac policy conference kicked off this week and the real lobbying will be in full swing this weekend. The who’s who of public trough “feeders” will be there.

But remember, prices increase onsite for registration at the Conference. Prices are now: $2,150 for Chamber members and $2,925 for Future members. Wonder if the lobbyist are admitted free for their campaign coffer donations?

What a joke all those feeding at the public trough have an opinion on cutting their taxpayer funded perks.

Here’s a perfect example of those receiving our tax money through the “failed” MEDC. Doug Rothwell, president and CEO of business group Business Leaders for Michigan, said the cuts would hurt the state’s post-recession recovery.

“While we understand that roads are an important issue to the state, this reduction in FY16 funding severely limits the state’s ability to have an economic development strategy moving forward.”

MEDC CEO Steve Arwood said in a statement. “Furthermore, it threatens to eliminate the entire Pure Michigan tourism effort — an industry which supports 214,333 jobs in our state.”

The tourism industry did their own study on funding the Ad campaign and found that the return on investment just wasn’t there for them to fund it!

Oh but it’s OK for we taxpayers to fund it though! The public trough feeders will all be at Mackinaw this weekend lobbying hard as to keep their snouts in that trough!

The new road funding plan proposed by the House would “divert” money from the Pure Michigan Ad Campaign, the “failed” Economic Development (MEDC) and Obama’s favorite contributors those Hollywood Film Producers.

The Lawmakers’ plan to “shift” more than $100 million earmarked for these taxpayer funded subsidies to roads. Divert Money Feeders Road Plan

Connecting the Political Dots of “Corruption with Cronyism” Taxpayers Lose

The voting citizens of Michigan need to wake up to the fact they are being taken by both factions of the “Party of One” and wake up fast! A Party of One

An example, one of many, is the new Senate building when the main beneficiary of the financial gain is going to a Snyder appointee Ron Boji and his Boji Group.

I am offering up a lesson on connecting the political dots for those that might not understand the political process of cronyism and corruption at the expense of us taxpayers.

OK, now follow along with me on this. Ron Boji is a huge Republican and Democrat donor. He was mentioned in the FBI probe into former Democrat Wayne County Executive Bob Ficano. Boji Ficano

Mr. Boji threw political fundraisers for ‘ole Democrat Bob at his Orchard Lake Mansion in his West Bloomfield Township home.

We have Governor Snyder appointing his buddy Ron to not one, but two unelected state authorities, the state Transportation Commission and the Michigan Strategic Fund.

The new Senate building is being floated by selling “Bonds” to finance this purchase through the Michigan Strategic Fund which is just one of many tentacles of the “failed” MEDC.

For those that may not understand the definition of “Bonds” when the state of Michigan (we taxpayers) sells or floats these Bonds the buyer of these Bonds are in fact the lenders and we taxpayers are the borrowers.

Here is where it gets interesting a last minute contribution to Snyder’s “Safe Roads Yes” campaign promoting that huge tax increase on us taxpayers know as proposal one was made by…you guessed it Ron Boji. A Boji Snyder

So ‘ole Ron gets a huge financial gain from us taxpayers by selling a property to the state (new senate building) for much more than the appraised value then gives a little back to Snyder’s tax hike campaign. So in essence’s us taxpayers you know the 80% that voted against that proposal donated to Snyder’s tax hike campaign.

Are we connecting the political dots yet? We taxpayers are being “fleeced” by the very ones we elect to serve and represent us!   

As long as the voters remain content on having the political wool pulled over their eyes this will continue unabated. So the next time you go to that voting booth remember….the Party you have been casting your vote for has two factions, the Democrat faction and the Republican faction that both reside in that “Party of One.” Vote wisely my fellow citizens of Michigan.

Note: There was no assessment done on the building prior to the purchase. Lansing’s assessor William Fowler says the Senate drastically overpaid for this building owned by Republican donor and Snyder appointee Ron Boji and his Boji Group.

William Fowler told Channel 7’s Ross Jones that the $41 million purchase price isn’t supported by the current real estate market in downtown Lansing. “Based on everything you know, is this building anywhere near worth $41 million?” asked Channel 7’s Ross Jones.

Fowler says that his office currently has Capitol View assessed at about $12 million; a figure he says is closer to what it’s actually worth.  Were it to be built brand new today, his office estimates it would cost just under $22 million.

Wes Nakagiri (RetakeOurGov) Press Release “Analysis”

I just read the press release from January 2015 Wes Nakagiri – RetakeOurGov, “The Michigan Republican Party’s declining loyalty” and found it to be very interesting. I would like to add my take on the last “update” at the bottom of his page (link below) in regard to Bobby Schostak not running for the MIGOP Party chairman position. Colbeck Schostak Shirkey

I have witnessed first hand how the game is played in the political arena and I can assure you Schostak is most likely running the show from behind the scenes! For those that have been involved for years can attest this is common practice within the MIGOP.

As an example, the former chairman of the Monroe County Republican Party (MCRP) will validate exactly what I’m referring to in this regard. While “electing” new chairman is really nothing more than appointing or anointing said chairman.

The (MCRP) for which I was an executive committee member uses this same practice whereas the Party is run by former Senator Randy Richardville’s mother Glenda Kennon behind the scenes “not who sits in the chair seat” and Richardville is a close and personal friend of Bobby Schostak. Randy Richardville & Mother Glenda Kennon

If you connect all the dots going back years you will see several examples of this in those that have been appointed to various political positions within the MIGOP.

John Truscott served as Director of Communications and Press Secretary to Governor John Engler and Engler appointed a political unknown to chair his new government entity the MEDC none other than current Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.

John Truscott was appointed to the Michigan State Capitol Commission in 2014 which on and above other things is in charge of recommending legislative appropriations.

Currently there is a $6.4 million taxpayer funded makeover of the State Capitol underway on and above new office furniture (Snyder’s Cousin George Snyder gets state contract) and a new Senate building which financially benefits another Snyder appointee Ron Boji. Capitol Taxpayer Funded Makeover

Oh the stuff I could share with you would make the hair on your back stand up! The problem I see is many newbie’s to the political arena have no clue nor do they have the ability to connect all the dots!

This report is just a drop in the bucket or a needle in a haystack of cronyism and corruption in state government compared to what “We the People” the citizens of Michigan haven’t found out about and that’s scary, very scary!

We citizens of Michigan are coming out on the very short end of the stick in the representation that we “expect and deserve” from those we elect to “serve” us! History Michigan Capitol Building

Sources:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/r-al-bain/schostak-socialist-party-connection/418320111578958

http://www.truscottrossman.com/john-truscott/

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2015/04/16/makeover-capitol-dome-begins-lansing/25917621/

http://council.legislature.mi.gov/CouncilAdministrator/LCFA

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/20/1337951/-MI-Gov-More-corruption-in-the-Snyder-admin-26-4MM-in-no-bid-contracts-awarded-to-campaign-donor#

http://retakeourgov.com/index.php/my-item/gop-establishment/14-michigan-republican-party-mid-term-grade.html

http://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2014/10/12/michigan-governor-town-hall-fact-check/17162393/

Snyder appoints unsavory businessmen to Michigan Government
There are many conflicts of interest with Snyder’s appointees! Many have been or are currently under investigation by the Feds.

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.
http://www.michigan.gov/snyder/0,4668,7-277–314872–,00.html

Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Ron Boji to the “Michigan Strategic Fund” (MEDC)
http://www.michigan.gov/snyder/0,4668,7-277-57577_57657-292353–,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.
http://ludingtoncitizen.ning.com/forum/topics/ron-boji-and-the-boji-group-data-and-deceit?xg_source=activity

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!
http://www.wxyz.com/news/local-news/investigations/despite-454-million-budget-crunch-michigan-senators-push-for-new-offices

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.
http://www.bojigroup.com/senate-planning-move-to-new-lansing-offices/

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.
http://thebainreport.com/another-crony-gov-rick-snyder-appointee-target-of-fbi-probe/

It was Snyder who recruited Michael Finney from Rochester, N.Y., to head Ann Arbor Spark when it was founded in 2005 while Snyder was chairman of the MEDC.
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20141218/NEWS/141219845/medc-ceo-finney-new-job-as-snyder-adviser-not-a-transitory

Governor John Engler announces Rick Snyder will be the chairman of the new Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
http://www.michiganbusiness.org/press-releases/engler-appoints-board-for-new-michigan-economic-development-corporation/ A Snyder Cronyism

History of the US Taxpayers Party

The Harvard Club, overlooking the Boston Harbor where on December 16, 1773 a band of patriots had set the stage for the American Revolution by conducting the Boston Tea Party, hosted the beginnings of yet another revolution. Article continued below the picture.Facebook USTPM Logo

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There have been many great men and women involved in the development of the party.  The US Taxpayers Party is unquestionably the party of choice for patriots today. The US Taxpayer Party of Michigan is positioned to become a major contender for influence in the political arena.  

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