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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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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