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

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Snyder Pardon’s his Appointee Lawyer Buddy and Donor to MIGOP

A Snyder Close Up

snyder live Each year, thousands of people in Michigan are convicted of drunken driving and can suffer long-term consequences, such as lost work, higher insurance costs along with court fines and probation fees.
http://milawyersweekly.com/news/2015/03/27/governor-pardons-connected-attorney-convicted-of-drunken-driving/#ixzz3Vmq5uDGI

Snyder appoints Alan Gocha Jr. to his new “Talent Investment Board” Mark Hackel
Also appointed was Democrat Mark Hackel, Macomb, John Rakolta III the son of John Rakolta Jr. of the Walbridge Construction Company involved in the infamous new Wayne County Jail fiasco and other crony dealings.

John Rakolta Jr. also is a partner in the “failed” Raleigh Film Studio that the Michigan taxpayers are now the hook for their missed Bond payments as well as holding a fundraiser for former Democrat Wayne County Executive Bob Ficano. John Rakolta  Bob Ficano
https://www.michigan.gov/snyder/0,4668,7-277-57738_57679_57726-267276–,00.html

Snyder uses pardon to erase lawyer’s DUI conviction
He knows the Oakland County man and even corrected a reporter’s pronunciation of Gocha’s name (Go-SHAY’). Gocha said the conviction was a “black cloud” that slowed deals with Wall Street bankers and limited international travel.   Alan Gocha Jr & Rick Snyder

I bet many convicted of drunk driving would like to “clear” up this conviction especially when it cost those with that conviction dearly in yearly insurance cost along with the court cost associated with a conviction such as this…

“I would really like to clean up a terrible mistake that I made,” he told the board in 2014. Gocha gave $26,500 to political action committees from 2011 through 2013. Gocha has connections to ETC Capital gave $275,000 to the RGA in October 2013, the group gave $276,000 to the Michigan Republican Party.
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/capitol/2015/03/27/snyder-uses-pardon-connected-lawyer/70532636/

Macomb County Executive Democrat Mark Hackel gets Movie Role in Michigan made film
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/macomb-county/2014/12/28/former-sheriff-hackel-makes-movie-plays-deputy/20987265/

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) gets Michigan subsidized Movie Role in Batman Superman
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/28/debbie-stabenow-batman-vs-superman_n_6064004.html

Where are the Republicans who have sponsored and voted to keep this taxpayer funded subsidy scam of a scheme going here in Michigan at taxpayers expense, no roles for them just their Democrat faction buddies in the Party of One.

If anyone still has the misconception that we have two major political Parties think again!

Movie Office Chief Plots Film Incentives Role Amid Politics Film Office Camera
In a political twist Jenell Leonard has started her new job as director of the Michigan Film Office by spreading the word that Michigan has $50 Million in taxpayer funds to giveaway to Obama’s Hollywood supporter film producers.

Jenell Leonard is the wife of Republican State Representative Tom Leonard!
http://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/movies/2015/03/23/michigan-film-office-incentives-movies-jenell-leonard/70355266/

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Common Core Scam: Conflict of Interest Politicians Using Our Children for “Wall Street Profits”

The Michigan lawmakers who voted to implement the common core educational standards in Michigan are using our school children for a money making scheme. Common Core Stop

Government is not a protector of your rights, or a servant of the people. It’s an Enterprise. It’s a system that has operated over the last 150 years, as a “for profit” activity, stealing the wealth generated by human labor.

This system of government has two goals…self-preservation and enrichment of its elected representatives, by assuming itself to be a legitimate thief for corporations and organizations who return the favor.

Common Core standards for K-12 students approved by Republican controlled Senate. The cowards in Lansing used a voice vote whereas the voting citizens cannot see who voted for or against when the Senate approved a resolution that allows the department of education to implement Obama’s national common core standards.

A “Voice Vote” means each Senator’s position on the bill is not recorded.
http://archive.freep.com/article/20131024/NEWS06/310240218/common-core-education-standards-assessment

2013 House Concurrent Resolution 11: Authorize adoption of “Common Core” school standards
Introduced by Rep. Tim Kelly (R) on September 25, 2013, to authorize the State Board of Education and the Michigan Department of Education to spend money to implement “Common Core” curriculum promoted by an entity associated with the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers.
http://michiganvotes.org/2013-HCR-11

Pearson Plc North American Education Pearson plc (PSO) – NYSE
The Michigan Dept of Treasury (Investment Management) is Michigan (State Of) State Treasurer which is the 7th largest shareholder in Pearson plc listed on the NYSE. Pearson is also listed on the London Stock Exchange.
https://finance.yahoo.com/q/mh?s=PSO+Major+Holders

Business Summary Pearson Plc North American Education
https://finance.yahoo.com/q/pr?s=PSO+Profile

Who benefits from the “Common Core” curriculum in US schools?
This information is off the “World Socialist Web Site” Pearson PLC, a British multinational company headquartered in London, England, is the largest education company and book publisher in the world. Pearson Ed the American subsidiary of Pearson PLC wrote the curriculum and testing materials for the CCSS. The company stands to make billions of dollars selling these products to school districts across the United States.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/08/05/core-a05.html

Top 10 Reasons to Oppose Common Core
http://www.freedomworks.org/content/top-10-reasons-oppose-common-core

Fight Is On for Common Core Contracts
With financial (Federal Funds) and policy incentives from the Obama administration, 45 states and D.C. initially adopted Common Core. This is akin to ObamaCare’s you can keep your health insurance plan and doctor only this is and you can keep your “Education” for your children too.

Bottom line is our children’s education should and must be left to the patents, teachers and the school board that the people elect not politicians for a money making scheme. As states race to implement the Common Core academic standards, companies are fighting for a slice of the accompanying testing market, expected to be worth billions of dollars in coming years.

That jockeying has brought allegations of bid-rigging in one large pricing agreement involving 11 states such as Mississippi where a contract to Pearson PLC sidestepped the state’s contract-review board, which had found the transaction illegal because it failed to meet state rules regarding a single-source bid.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/fight-is-on-for-common-core-contracts-1415752728

Common Core Based On UN Education Program
The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have a program called “Education for All” that includes the same people and same ideas as Common Core.

The Global Fund for Education was formulated by the UN; “agreed to” by Barack Obama, funded by Bill Gates, and Common Core was imposed on the American people through Department of Education (DOE) funding schemes. ~ Jeffrey Kibler
http://www.knowthelies.com/node/9142

Common Core in the Communist Manifesto
Free education for all children in government schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production.

People are being taxed to support what we call ‘public’ schools, which train the young to work for the communal debt system.

We also call it the Department of Education, the NEA and Outcome Based “Education.” Examination of these planks reveals a very disturbing trend in America today!
http://laissez-fairerepublic.com/tenplanks.html

Educational Data Mining Violate the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution
http://www.flstopcccoalition.org/collection-of-data-and-loss-of-privacy/ Common Core Violates Fourth Amendment

Governor Snyder Executive Order 2010-15 P-20 Longitudinal Data System
http://www.michigan.gov/snyder/0,1607,7-277-57738_57679_57726-252714–,00.html A Snyder Granholm

Governor Granholm Executive Order 2010-16 P-20 Longitudinal Data System
http://www.michigan.gov/formergovernors/0,4584,7-212-57648_21975-242309–,00.html

Governor Snyder Common Core Connected to Snyder’s P-20 Longitudinal Data System
How is the Common Core Connected? The adoption and implementation of the Common Core State Standards has furthered the government’s expansion efforts, because the authors of the Common Core are clear: the success of the standards hinges on the increased collection of student data.
http://www.hslda.org/docs/news/2013/201309100.asp?src=CR Common Core Violates Constitution

Governor Granholm P-20 LONGITUDINAL DATA SYSTEM ADVISORY COUNCIL
SIGNED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 2010 – 15 – This Order is effective October 18, 2010 at 12:01 a.m. Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Michigan this 18th day of August, in the year of our Lord, two thousand and ten. JENNIFER M. GRANHOLM GOVERNOR – BY THE GOVERNOR:
https://www.legislature.mi.gov/%28S%28cwkacfjvoncubruhsvqbwg45%29%29/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2010-EO-15 Common Core Tenth Amendment

United States Constitution Tenth Amendment
The Tenth Amendment helps to define the concept of federalism, the relationship between Federal and state governments.

As Federal activity has increased, so too has the problem of reconciling state and national interests as they apply to the Federal powers to tax, to police, and to regulations such as wage and hour laws, disclosure of “personal information” in record keeping systems, and laws related to strip-mining.
https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/tenth_amendment

Melanie Kurdys: I attended the March 2-3 Governor’s Economic & Education Summit. Surprise, surprise, MEDC is a huge player in “fixing education”, paying employers to train their existing employees, paying employers to develop training programs for new employees, paying employers to participate in creating a “workforce pipeline” with programs in community colleges, high schools and middle schools.

MEDC is paying for equipment like welding systems, to facilitate this training. MEDC is a player in creating “a seamless system of human capital from Pre-natal to the workforce”.

While we have been watching the Education policy and appropriations legislation, this has been happening for about a year and a half. Tell me again why we elected this Governor? Common Core Rotten Rockerfeller

“SPOT ON ASSESMENT OF OUR ELECTED POLITICIANS”

Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice . . . you don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own, and control the corporations.

They’ve long since bought, and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear.

They got you by the short and curlies‘. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying . . . lobbying, to get what they want . . . Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I’ll tell you what they don’t want . . . they don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking.

They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that . . . that doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. That’s right. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table and think about how badly they’re getting screwed by a system that threw them overboard 30 frigging’ years ago.

They don’t want that. You know what they want? They want obedient workers . . . Obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it, and now they’re coming for your Social Security money.

They want your frigging ‘ retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street, and you know something? They’ll get it . . . they’ll get it all from you sooner or later cause they own this frigging ‘ place.

It’s a big club and you ain’t in it. You and I are not in The big club. By the way, it’s the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe.

All day long beating you over the head with their media telling you what to believe, what to think and what to buy. The table has tilted folks. The game is rigged and nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. Good honest hard-working people . . . white collar, blue collar it doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on.

Good honest hard-working people continue, these are people of modest means . . . continue to elect these rich bastards who don’t give a shit about you. They don’t give a shit about you . . . they don’t give a shit about you.

They don’t care about you at all . . . at all . . . at all, and nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. That’s what the owners count on.

The fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue stick that’s being jammed up their backsides everyday, because the owners of this country know the truth. It’s called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it. ~ George Carlin

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Michigan Lawmakers Giveaway over $7 Billion in Subsides

Taxpayer Funded Business Subsidies: Profits & Tax Breaks for them “Higher Taxes” for us Citizens

Business Subsidies or Road Tax Increase? In May you will decide at the Ballot Box. What do Lansing lawmakers do when they commit “grand theft” of our road fund monies on subsidies for economic development instead of on Michigan roads?

They let the taxpayers hang themselves by voting on a ballot proposal “tax increase” holding our roads hostage if we don’t vote yes.

The MEDC is like a bad movie titled, Michigan Taxpayers Subsidize the Wealthiest Businesses or how Michigan Taxpayer Funded Subsidies supply funds for Corporation profits.

“These subsidy awards are getting out of control,” said Philip Mattera, research director of Good Jobs First and principal author of the report.

http://www.wcpo.com/money/local-business-news/new-study-ranks-ohio-third-in-the-award-of-large-public-subsidies-for-company-expansion

Jennifer Granholm pursuing Toyota engineering center Economic Money

In 2005, Toyota landed a $38.9 million tax credit from the Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) board to fuel the expansion of its technical center in York Township.

http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/bob-lutz-criticizes-jennifer-granholm-for-pursuing-toyota-engineering-center/

Michigan Taxpayers Pony Up Subsidies for Toyota…Yet Again!

What’s the old saying, third times a charm? In this round of taxpayer funded subsidies The Michigan Strategic Fund has awarded the automaker another $4 million. In addition to this subsidy, Toyota received a State Education Tax Abatement with an estimated value of about $1.3 million.

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/foreign/2014/12/18/toyota-invests-ann-arbor/20580241/

MEDC Approves Incentives for Toyota

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced that Toyota has been awarded $4 million. York Township is additionally considering approval of local incentives in the form of a 12-year property tax abatement that could save the company up to $4.6 million.

The project was secured through a collaborative effort involving MEDC, York Township and Snyder’s Ann Arbor SPARK.

http://www.economicdevelopmenthq.com/blog/michigan-economic-development-incentives-toyota-jobs/

One of Ann Arbor SPARK board of directors are: Charles Gulash, vice president, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing. Can you say conflict of interest?

http://www.annarborusa.org/about-us/news/SPARK-announces-new-board

This isn’t the first incentive dance Toyota has been to. In 2008 as a Campaign Manager for a State Rep. candidate I attended a meeting with him in York Township and he spoke at that meeting against the first subsidy. The promise then was 400 jobs that never materialized!

Toyota said it plans to build a new facility on its Michigan campus “subject” to final approval of state and local “incentives” to accommodate the 250 workers. That subject to “local incentives” is code word for us the Michigan taxpayers who will pony up through the “failed” MEDC just mark my words!

http://www.freep.com/article/20140428/BUSINESS01/304280056/toyota-moving-texas-los-angeles

Toyota moves bolster Michigan Tech Center with Taxpayer money

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140428/AUTO0104/304280038/0/auto01/Toyota-shift-North-American-HQ-Texas-add-jobs-Michigan

Toyota moves thousands of jobs from socialist California to capitalist Texas

Why not the “Comeback State” Michigan? I’ll tell you why it’s no different than California! Michigan will get 250 jobs in Snyder’s Ann Arbor if the taxpayer subsidies are sufficient which they already received in 2008.

http://winteryknight.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/toyota-moves-thousands-of-jobs-from-socialist-california-to-capitalist-texas/

Toyota & 5,000 Jobs to Leave California for Texas

http://thepeoplesrepublicofcalifornia.blogspot.com/2014/04/toyota-5000-jobs-to-leave-california.html

Take a look at the incentives Toyota received from different state and local offices to locate their plant in certain locations. From Wikipedia: Toyota has received a little over a billion USD in federal, state, and local government tax subsidies and incentives including: * $323.9 million in subsidies for the plant in Tupelo from Mississippi taxpayers. * $371 million in subsidies for the Georgetown plant from Kentucky taxpayers. * $227.5 million in subsidies and tax incentives for the Tundra plant by Local, Texas, and U.S. taxpayers.

Michigan has the most megadeals, with 29, followed by New York with 23; Ohio and Texas with a dozen each; Louisiana and Tennessee with 11 each; and Alabama, Kentucky and New Jersey with 10 each.

“Megadeals” are defined as taxpayer funded incentive packages (subsidies) worth more than $75 Million. This does not include those subsidy giveaways under the $75 Million benchmark such as the Film and Movie Producer subsidies given away here in Michigan or smaller business subsidies.

In dollar terms, New York is spending the most, with megadeals totaling $11.4 billion. Next is Michigan with $7.1 billion, followed by five states in the $3 billion range: Oregon, New Mexico, Washington, Louisiana, and Texas. Twenty-one states have megadeals costing $1 billion or more.

Some of the deals involve little if any new-job creation; indeed, one in ten of the deals involve the mere relocation of an existing facility, often within the same state and sometimes within the same metropolitan area. Some of these retention deals were granted in so-called “job blackmail” episodes.

The La-Z-Boy Corporation in Monroe pulled one of these so-called “job blackmail” episodes when it threatened to move out of Monroe unless the taxpayers of Michigan provided subsidies for building their new headquarters, the MEDC caved and awarded then up to $12.7 Million in taxpayer money.

La-Z-Boy Awarded $3.7 Million “Plus” from The Michigan Strategic Fund

Furniture maker plans to build a new world headquarters in Monroe after state approval this week on a $3.7 million incentive package. This “taxpayer funded” package could be worth $12.7 million over nine years when the package’s grants and tax breaks are combined and that is contingent on La-Z-Boy adding 50 jobs.

Dan Swallow, director of economic and community development for Monroe, said the two grants and the tax abatement were paramount to keeping La-Z-Boy fully committing to staying in Monroe. The company had stated it would remain in Monroe if everything could be worked out, but if it couldn’t, it might be forced to go to another county or state.

http://www.toledoblade.com/Retail/2012/12/21/La-Z-Boy-a-big-step-closer-to-new-headquarters-Michigan-OKs-3-7M-aid-for-50M-project.html

Right after La-Z-Boy got our tax dollars the company reported third-quarter profits that soared. Michigan-based La-Z-Boy said Tuesday its operating income was up 37 percent in the fiscal 2013 third quarter, to $23.3 million, compared with $17 million in the same quarter of 2012. The company ended the quarter with $112 million in cash and equivalents.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/la-z-boy-reports-fiscal-2013-third-quarter-results-191882971.html

Are corporate subsidies worth the money? 

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/are-corporate-subsidies-worth-the-money/

History of the MEDC: The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) was started by Republican Governor John Engler expanded by Democrat Governor Jennifer Granholm and put on steroids by Governor Rick Snyder.

The Michigan Jobs Commission (MJC) By Joseph P. Overton and Aaron Steelman, published on April 1, 1996

https://www.mackinac.org/5327

Study: Michigan Economic Development Corporation Published on May 4, 2004 (Now Part of The Department of Labor and Economic Growth)

http://www.mackinac.org/6561

A Brief History of State Economic Development By Michael D. LaFaive, published on Oct. 6, 2005

http://www.mackinac.org/7375

THE LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCING ACT – Act 281 of 1986

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/%28S%28iwwxm445lieanr555ydmnd2v%29%29/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&objectname=mcl-Act-281-of-1986

Governor John Engler appoints Board of Directors for the new Michigan Economic Development Corporation. The two most notable board members are Governor John Engler (general chair); Rick Snyder, Avalon Investments, Inc., Ann Arbor (chair)

http://www.michiganbusiness.org/press-releases/engler-appoints-board-for-new-michigan-economic-development-corporation/

Rick Snyder’s two Venture Capital Companies Avalon Inc. hit with liens for unpaid taxes

http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/rick-snyders-venture-capital-companies-hit-with-liens-for-unpaid-taxes/

John Engler assumes leadership as Business Roundtable Preesident. Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote crony public policy.

http://businessroundtable.org/engler

Economic Development Subsidies Report Megadeals: By Philip Mattera and Kasia Tarczynska with Greg LeRoy. “Megadeals” are defined as taxpayer funded incentive packages (subsidies) worth more than $75 Million. This does not include those subsidy giveaways under the $75 Million benchmark such as the Film and Movie Producer subsidies given away here in Michigan or smaller business subsidies.Economic Subsidies by State 1

Click “Full report” in the link below to view how over $7 Billion of your tax dollars has been wasted on subsidies here in Michigan since 1986.

http://www.goodjobsfirst.org/publications/megadeals-largest-economic-development-subsidy-packages-ever-awarded-state-and-local-go

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Another Crony Gov. Rick Snyder Appointee Target of FBI Probe

                                                    “The Boji Files” Boji Ficano Snyder Richardville
The Snyder administration scandals’ starring his appointee’s is just unconscionable. All this corruption revolves around real-estate, real estate development and construction with our legislators in Lansing. The list is like the energizer bunny it just keeps going and going.
The “Friends and Family” program and the “Business Buddies” fund is alive and well in Lansing and it’s definitely not in the best interest of the citizens of Michigan. Those you elect to serve you are serving the lobbyist and special interest group’s best interest not yours.

FBI Probe into Democrat Bob Ficano and his buddy Snyder Appointee Ron Boji
http://www.wxyz.com/news/local-news/investigations/even-with-ficanos-days-numbered-fbi-probe-into-wayne-county-stretches-into-year-three

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.
http://www.wxyz.com/news/local-news/investigations/hud-orders-wayne-county-to-repay-850k-grant-after-fmr-asst-ceos-conflict-with-developer

Despite all the baggage connected to Boji, he’s still a BIG favorite of crony capitalist Governor Rick Snyder. Governor appoints Ron Boji to Michigan Strategic Fund Monday, January 7, 2013

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Ron Boji, of Orchard Lake, to the Michigan Strategic Fund board of directors.
http://www.michigan.gov/snyder/0,4668,7-277–292353–,00.html

Ron Boji appointed to state Transportation Commission
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

Ron Boji was appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder effective Oct. 17, 2013. Mr. Boji is involved with Bob Ficano in the FBI ongoing probe.
http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,4616,7-151-9623_31969_31970-315012–,00.html

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.

This was referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on September 17, 2013. It was reported in the Senate on November 13, 2013, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
http://michiganvotes.org/2013-SB-509

Richardville Pushes Questionable Real Estate Bill “MIGOP” History of Crony Capitalism Combined With Unsavory Characters Casts Dark Cloud Over SB 509
https://bainreport.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/richardville-pushes-questionable-real-estate-bill-migop-history-of-crony-capitalism-combined-with-unsavory-characters-casts-dark-cloud-over-sb-509/

Michigan Senate moves to allow sale of Michigan Senate building to Ron Boji
http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/12/michigan_senate_moves_to_allow.html

Ron Boji has hosted Ficano fund-raisers at his West Bloomfield home
Ron Boji and the Boji Group: Data and Deceit
http://ludingtoncitizen.ning.com/forum/topics/ron-boji-and-the-boji-group-data-and-deceit?xg_source=activity

Chaldean appointed to state transportation commission
LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Ron Boji to the state Transportation Commission. Boji is Chaldean.

Boji is president of the Boji Group, where he manages, develops and leases the company’s real estate portfolio. Can you say the Senate Farum building in Lansing or the Bob Ficano FBI ongoing investigation?
http://www.arabamericannews.com/news/news/id_7638/Chaldean-American-appointed-to-state-transportation-commission.html

Chaldean Mafia Threat Analysis
This article by the National Criminal Justice Referance Service profiles the emerging “Chaldean Mafia.”

The Chaldean Mafia is a gang composed almost exclusively of individuals tracing their roots to the country of Iraq, and has a conspicuous presence in areas with large Middle Eastern populations such as Michigan.
https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=200792

Urban dictionary on Chaldeans
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Chaldean&defid=3848574

 

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A so-called Michigan Republican “Scrubs” Constituents Comments

When the “truth” and the “facts” come out they don’t like it. My current State Representative and current candidate for State Senate Dale Zorn (R) Monroe, not only removed my “truthful” comment on his facebook Ad he has “blocked” me from making any further comments! Hmmm… Zorn failed we the people are michigan ad

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from government interference. I guess Mr. Zorn doesn’t believe in this amendment!
http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/first_amendment

Mr. Zorn’s facebook Ad shows him sitting with a group of seniors listening to their concerns. I posted two comments showing where he in “fact” voted in favor of taxing their Pensions with legislative links showing as much. So while he claims to be concerned with the seniors well being he is not being truthful with them.

The lion’s share of the burden bestowed on retiree’s, seniors and lower income citizens with Mr. Zorn’s “yes” vote on this legislation falls directly on them. By his “yes” vote the wealthy and politically well connected businesses get tax breaks that effect them very much . Tax increases on retirement income from pensions is hurting retiree’s and seniors in a graying state still recovering from the recession.

The links below will clearly show that Dale Zorn does not represent his constituents but the political Party Bosses he answers to. By putting Party politics interest over the very citizens he is supposed to represent is unconscionable! Zorn Advocates Tax Pensions

Representative Dale Zorn voted in favor to “Eliminate” Retirement “Tax Exemption” for Pensions
2011 House Bill 4480: Repeal pension income tax exemption (House Roll Call 91)
http://www.michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=568548

This Legislative Analysis shows a complete breakdown on the effects of this Legislative action
2011 Michigan House Fiscal Agency Analysis on Pension Tax
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/…/htm/2011-HLA-4361-8.HTM

Legislative Analysis Pension Tax
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2011-2012/billanalysis/House/pdf/2011-HLA-4361-3.pdf

2011 House Bill 4361: Replace MBT, raise income tax, trim credits (House Roll Call 126)
Zorn voted “yes” in favor of taxing tax Seniors Pensions while giving big corporate tax breaks.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=570816  

Voted “YES” on a mortgage bill tailored for MIGOP Chairman Bobby Schostak’s brother and family business interest and signed by Gov. Rick Snyder that overturned a $2.4-million judgment against the brother and business partner of Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak.
http://www.freep.com/article/20120331/NEWS15/203310415/

Voted “YES” on above  Mortgage Bill for Chairman Schostak’s brother and business partner
2012 Senate Bill 992: Clarify mortgage loan contract “non-recourse” provision rules (House Roll Call 125)
http://www.michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=610846 Zorn Votes SnyderCaid

Voted “YES” on Medicaid Expansion aka SnyderCaid Medicaid Expansion here in Michigan (Healthy Michigan) is an important tenet of Obamacare.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=672074

Campaign Finance Contributions to Dale Zorn
Big Corporate Business interest, Party Bosses and corporations looking for welfare from the taxpaying citizens of Michigan have donated.
http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cfr/contrib_anls_res.cgi?doc_seq_no%3D389399%26doc_stmnt_year%3D2014%26com_id%3D516416%26doc_date_proc%3D++++++++++%26sched%3D*%26doc_type_code%3DP1%26caller%3Dcf_online

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Study: 40% of Michigan Families Can’t Cover Basic Survival Expenses

Huge Decline in Wages for Michigan’s Working Families

Pay Falls for Low-Wage Men yet Women Still Far Behind,” found that real wages of Michigan workers have fallen by more than ten percent since 1979 for broad sections of the working class.

Hourly pay for low-wage workers of “prime working age” in Michigan fell 13.4 percent between 1979-2013, while pay for mid-wage workers of prime age fell 12.7 percent.

The collapse of wages in Michigan also illustrates president Obama’s and Governor Snyder’s “insourcing” policies, which involves pushing for lower corporate taxes and lower living standards and wages for workers in order to make American cities “attractive” for business. Snyder Obama Meet

Speaking at a Milwaukee factory in 2012, Obama celebrated the results of his and Snyder’s “bailout” policies in Michigan as a model for the rest of the country: What’s happening in Detroit can happen in other cities.

Declining work rates, stagnant wages, the rise of female-headed families, inferior education, and the arrival of millions of “immigrants” with poor education and low skills are little engines pushing up the poverty rate.

http://www.brookings.edu/research/testimony/2012/06/05-poverty-families-haskins

Study: 40% of Michigan Family Households Can’t Cover Basic Survival Expenses As Families in Michigan StruggleThe report commissioned by the Michigan Association of United Ways with research led by Rutgers University focuses on people whose earnings are above the poverty line but still unable to cover expenses such as housing, transportation and health and child care.

This is further proof that Michigan is NOT the “Comeback State” as proclaimed by the Snyder administration and more should be done to help and support working families in Michigan not just the politicians Business Buddies. I would argue Tax Cuts for their Business Buddies and Tax Increases on citizens is a huge factor.

http://www.mininggazette.com/page/content.detail/id/592472/Study–40-percent-of-households-not-meeting-needs.html?isap=1&nav=5014

Family Budget Calculator

EPI’s Family Budget Calculator measures the income a family needs in order to attain a secure yet modest living standard by estimating community-specific costs of housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, other necessities, and taxes. The budgets, updated for 2013, are calculated for 615 U.S. communities and six family types (either one or two parents with one, two, or three children).

As compared with official poverty thresholds such as the federal poverty line and Supplemental Poverty Measure, EPI’s family budgets offer a higher degree of geographic customization and provide a more accurate measure of economic security. In all cases, they show families need more than twice the amount of the federal poverty line to get by.

http://www.epi.org/resources/budget/

2013 Employment and Annual Wage Estimates for Average Michigan Worker is $44,540.00 per year.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_mi.htm

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2014 Primary Edition: Cronyism, Corruption, Lies, Spies and Incumbents

Tuesday August 5th you have a choice to cast your votes for more of the same old status quo or to cast your votes for real change of Freedom and Liberty which will you choose?

We the people in the true conservative grassroots Tea Party made a statement in 2010 and put those into power and control here in Michigan thinking we had done the right thing. Unfortunately what we have seen is the exact opposite of what we thought we were getting!

If one was to study and compare the policies that have been enacted in the last four years it’s clear we have had the “wool” pulled over our eyes by false promises and representation out of those we elected to serve our best interest.

Will we continue down this path by casting our votes for more of the same or will we make those that have betrayed us pay the ultimate price for giving us the shaft? I for one will not let this betrayal slide by because of the old argument that casting my vote for one evil over another is the “right” thing to do! Eagle Patriot

If Governor Snyder and the Republican controlled legislature is re-elected this will only send a message to them that we like what you are doing and it will be full steam ahead with more liberal and progressive policies we can ill afford here in Michigan.

It’s high time we as a people make a stand and say enough is enough of this top down “dictating” approach that many of us are not at all happy with the direction we are being led that the political party leaders think they know what’s best for Michigan citizens and their families.

We the People are supposed to be in charge “NOT” the Party or the Party bosses along with their big money donors who set public policy over the very one’s who elected them to serve us! If your content with being dictated to and being led like sheep then I feel for you but the problem is your taking those of us who chose the “right” path down with you.

Bailouts, Common Core aka (Communist Core) SnyderCaid (Medicaid Expansion aka ObamaCare) Corruption and Cronyism for the “Friends and Family” program along with the “Business Buddies” fund of the politicians must stop! We have had higher taxes bestowed upon us in the last four years and a expansion of government that we don’t want or need and it’s getting out of control. Lesser of two evils

Don’t fall for the rhetoric that any Republican is better than any “evil” Democrat because if you do your just getting a different kind of “evil” and remember evil is still evil no matter which way you spin it.

A couple founding quotes ring true today by one of our founding fathers and his son.

In politics the middle way is none at all ~ John Adams

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost ~ John Quincy Adams

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Cantor’s Defeat Proves “The Conservative Tea Party” Voice Means Business

This should show the establishment MIGOP that when they attack the Grassroots, Conservatives, Libertarians and Tea Party faithful and their voices are ignored you will pay a price at the voting booth! A Tea Party

For Michigan’s Republican voters can you say the “dele-gate” fiasco with the Romney supporters or how about that fiasco at the Tampa Convention?

But it just doesn’t end with those two examples either. How about all the state party rule changes brought down by the power brokers of the MIGOP as to stifle the Grassroots Conservative Tea Party voices here in Michigan?

The party establishment will go to any and all lengths as to protect their perceived power and control along with their spots at the public “feeding trough” over its shrinking membership. 

They have forgotten that we put them into power in 2010 with our votes and we can take that power away just as easy with those same votes! Looks like George Carlin was absolutely spot on with his quote – “It’s just a big club and guess what…we aren’t in it.” A Eric Cantor

So much for polls – Last week a poll commissioned by The Daily Caller had Cantor’s lead slipping, but he was still beating Brat by 13 points.

Cantor’s campaign dismissed that poll’s lead as ridiculously low, saying the Republican would “win by a much stronger margin.” Internal polling showed Cantor up 34 points. 

It should come as no surprise that “political party machines” consistently do internal polling on policy issues that may reflect their re-election campaigns. But the internal polling on Eric Cantor proves that it’s not an exact science doesn’t it?

In a bit of a preview of what was to come, the incumbent chairman of the congressional district’s local Republican Party also a Cantor loyalist was defeated as well by a Tea Party favorite.

So the message here in Michigan to all the “Faux” Tea Party infiltrators that are nothing more than establishment lackey’s who bow to their establishment “master’s” beware you will come out on the losing end! A WE THE VOTERS

Conservative pundit Erick Erickson said Tuesday that the Virginia results showed the tea party should not be taken too lightly. Erick Erickson is a politically conservative American blogger and editor-in-chief of the blog site RedState.com.

Eric Cantor raised about $5.4 million during the campaign, compared with Dave Brat’s $200,000 so all the money in the world couldn’t offset the wrath of the Grassroots Conservative Tea Party voters! Fool the voters once shame on the politician, fool the voters twice shame on the voters. 

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A “Reality Check” on Politicians and “Those Who Elect Them”

1 An Informed RepublicWe have all heard that voting for the worst of two evils is still evil but the electorate continues this madness.

This voter ideology presents severe dangers to our Liberties, Freedoms and the very existence of our Republic as we know it.

Many of our elected officials have drifted away from the concept of civic duty in “serving the people’s interest” and have become self serving to themselves and their political party.

Many have also failed as a husband, father and a representative of the people and indulged in things they should have avoided.

With politicians it seems to be easy to fall into the trappings of temptations with the perceived power that comes with being elected as a public servant. Some reporters have referred to certain politicians as rock-stars within the political arena which goes right to their heads.  3 Bribe Politicians

The allure of the big money through (Campaign Donations) being thrown at these politicians by the many lobbyist and special interest are a huge part of the problem but the lack of morality and principles of these legislators falls directly on them! 

If we as a people are to change the direction of our state and country we must change the way we cast our vote for the current ideology of casting our votes for the worst of two evils will be our own downfall and the downfall of our state and country! There are other options besides the two major political parties.

We the People are in need of a viable alternative to the two major political parties. The Constitution Party is that option. Here in Michigan the Constitution Party http://www.constitutionparty.com/ has an affiliate (USTMP) http://www.ustpm.org/about.html

Famous Quotes: 2 Diapers & Politicians

The most difficult choice a politician must ever make is whether to be a hypocrite or a liar ~ Unknown

Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason ~ Mark Twain

We’d all like to vote for the best man, but he’s never a candidate ~ Kin Hubbard

In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous. ~ Tacitus

Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible. ~ Frank Herbert

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other ~ Oscar Ameringer

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies ~ Groucho Marx

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