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

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Campaign Commercial Republican Hypocrisy in new “Snyder Attack Ad”

The “new attack ad” released for TV viewers attacking his opponent for a 2002 state House vote that imposed a new per-bed fee on nursing homes will only work for the die hard “sheeple” Republican voters who would cast a vote for Satan if he had an (R) after his name! A Engler Snyder

The problem is, The “Medicaid Quality Assurance Assessment Program” was backed by Republican Gov. John Engler (R) in 2002, which was supported by a majority of Republicans in the state Legislature and was later extended by Gov. Rick Snyder (R) in 2011.

The program was designed to win federal match dollars and then return them to nursing homes that participate in Michigan’s Medicaid program.

“By continuing the assessment, the state receives more in federal matching Medicaid funds than what is paid out by nursing homes,” according to a 2011 press release from Snyder’s office.

“These funds are then directed back to the nursing homes in Michigan that provide SnyderCaid services.” Kowall Papageorge Richardville Snyder

Several so-called Michigan Republicans also voted in favor of the nursing home assessment program (bed tax) in 2002 while serving as State Representatives by casting their “yes” vote. They are included in the photo above with Snyder they are current State Senate Majority leader Randy Richardville along with two other current State Senators Mike Kowall and John Pappageorge.
http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2014/04/fees_on_nursing_home_beds_repu.html

2002 Senate Bill 1323: Michigan Medicaid Quality Assurance Assessment “bed tax”
Public Act 562 of 2002 Signed by Governor John Engler (R) on October 1, 2002
Introduced by Sen. Loren Bennett (R) impose a new “bed tax” on nursing homes, hospitals, and HMOs, which is designed to allow the state to garner a greater amount of federal Medicaid dollars. These would be returned to the health providers, resulting in a net gain for most of them.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/2002-SB-1323

Watch the Snyder supported TV commercial on nursing bed fees
Talk about calling the kettle black here folks I mean, look at that crazy uninformed liberal saying taxing the elderly and infirm just so they can have a place to lay their heads at night!

Can you imagine the kind of person who would support such a thing? The Republican majority passed this not once but twice under two different Republican governors. Hmmm…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjSoF2_pPZs#t=20

2007 House Bill 4185: Revise Michigan Medicaid Quality Assurance Assessment “bed tax” earmark
Public Act 85 of 2007 Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on September 30, 2007
Introduced by Rep. George Cushingberry (D) on January 31, 2007, to earmark $66.4 million of the “Michigan Medicaid Quality Assurance Assessment” (MMQAA) bed tax on nursing homes and hospitals to the state general fund to cover Medicaid expenditures in hospitals in 2007 and 2008.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/2007-HB-4185

2011 House Bill 4734: Eliminate sunset on MMQAA health care provider tax
Public Act 144 of 2011 Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on September 20, 2011
Introduced by Rep. Matt Lori (R) on August 24, 2011, to extend an Oct. 1, 2011 sunset on the “Michigan Medicaid Quality Assurance Assessment” (MMQAA) tax on health care facilities until Oct. 1, 2015. This is a bed tax or fee on health care providers that is used to generate more federal Medicaid matching funds, resulting in a net gain for some but not all of the providers.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/2011-HB-4734

Note: All Republicans in both the House and Senate voted in favor of this 2011 House Bill 4185 with the exception of Senator Joe Hune.

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