How Political Party’s Control Citizens

For anyone who has not conducted at least the most basic cursory search on the history of government control whether at the local, county, state or federal levels and Political Party affiliation matters none. The facts and truths in this article will prove this out.

Democrat and Republicans have colluded together as to maintain power and control over the citizens and have the majority fighting among themselves as to which Party does it better. The basic principle of their plan is to get as many as they can to become dependent on government after all who would byte the hand that feeds them. Read more……. Citizen Control

Did you know that the number of Americans getting benefits from the federal government each month exceeds the number of full-time workers in the private sector by more than 60 million?

In other words, the number of people that are taking money out of the system is far greater than the number of people that are putting money into the system.

And did you also know that nearly 70 percent of all of the money that the federal government spends goes toward entitlement and welfare programs? When it comes to the transfer of wealth, nobody does it on a grander scale than the U.S. government.

Most of what the government does involves taking money from some people and giving it to other people in the form of subsidies. In fact, at this point that is the primary function of the federal government.

Today, the American people collectively receive more money from the government than they pay in taxes. And remember, the federal government uses our money to build roads, inspect our food and fund the military as well.

So what does this say about our economy? Could it survive without all of these debt-fueled transfer payments? And what does this say about our society? At one time, our nation was known for our work ethic. What would our forefathers say about us today?

The following is a small sample of facts that prove that dependence on the government is out of control in America…

1. About 70 percent of all government spending now goes toward dependence-creating programs.
2. From 2009 through 2013, the U.S. government spent a whopping 3.7 trillion dollars on welfare programs.
3. The percentage of the U.S. population that gets money from the federal government grew by an astounding 62 percent between 1988 and 2011.
4. The number of Americans on food stamps has grown from 17 million in the year 2000 to more than 46 million today.
5. Back in the 1970s, about one out of every 50 Americans was on food stamps. Today, about 47.7 million Americans are on food stamps according to the United States Department of Agriculture in 2012.
6. According to a report from the Center for Immigration Studies, 43 percent of all immigrants that have been in the United States for at least 20 years are still on welfare.
7. Most Americans are not earning enough to support themselves and their families without government help anymore.

The following are some statistics about wages in the U.S. from a Social Security Administration report that was recently released…

39 percent of American workers made less than $20,000 last year.

52 percent of American workers made less than $30,000 last year.

63 percent of American workers made less than $40,000 last year.

72 percent of American workers made less than $50,000 last year.

In order to have a middle class, you have got to have middle class jobs, and those are disappearing from our system very rapidly. If you want this to continue keep casting your votes for the worst of two evils within the “Party of One.”

Sources:
http://www.heritage.org/political-process/report/the-coming-crisis-how-government-dependency-threatens-americas-freedom

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04-18/18-stats-prove-government-dependence-has-reached-epidemic-levels

http://freedomoutpost.com/21-facts-that-prove-that-dependence-on-the-government-is-out-of-control-in-america/

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Trumped: Analysis 2017 MIGOP Convention

The Grand Old Party is still run by the Old Guard Cronies and Corrupt GOP Trumped
In Michigan, the first GOP state convention was held this weekend since the election of Donald Trump.

Just as conventions in the past, it was predictable; with some of the same tedious fanfare and general disinterest.

However, there were a couple of differences; the celebration of a Republican elected as President of the US, and the Michigan GOP Chairwoman being selected to head the RNC.

The congratulations were plentiful, and the delegates bathed in their victory, while singing the praises of their leadership.

Repeatedly, they were told the victories were attributed to the “hard work” of the grassroots and the effectiveness of the leadership; the same leadership that was divided during the primaries and even after Trump’s nomination.

Ironically, the event included a video collage displayed on the big screen showing liberal politicians, entertainers, and media pundits who said Trump would NEVER win the nomination, let alone the presidency. Absent in the video was any of the key Republicans and conservative media pundits who said the EXACT SAME THING.

The harsh reality is…Trump would have won the election, regardless of what leadership did or did not do. During the campaign, several key GOP leadership members, publicly and/or privately, vehemently criticized Trump, swore to NEVER support him, or even hoped for a way to replace him as the nominee.

And yet, despite all the disunion, Trump prevailed and the party leadership was all too ready to soak up the credit; and the delegates were just as quick to rain it down on them. Nothing could be less deserving.

Trump won despite the actions of the GOP leadership. His message was a clear departure from what the GOP ever wanted delivered by their nominee and many had even surrendered any hope of him winning. They were wrong. They said he would never be the nominee. They were wrong. They said he wouldn’t get the support of independents. They were wrong.

Nevertheless, there is a portion of the Republican delegates who believe the reason Trump won is because the Democrats had a worse candidate. That might be the one thing they got right.

Based on the numerous times of being wrong, how could anyone find the leadership of the GOP even credible? Trump didn’t win because he is a champion of smaller government or represents more freedom, fidelity to the Constitution, peace in the Middle East, and an improved economy. He won because he is a big “screw you” to the leadership of BOTH parties. So why should anything leadership recommends be trusted? It shouldn’t.

Until the party leadership openly accepts real change from the grassroots, and begins to do what is necessary to protect that new brand, it will be business as usual. RINOS will continue to lead, corruption will remain within state and federal government, taxpayers will continue to bear the cost, and the politicians will maintain their business and government money alliance.

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Money in Politics Michigan’s Biggest Donors Rule

Bill Would Hand Political Power to Biggest Donors
http://www.freep.com/story/opinion/contributors/2016/11/26/michigan-citizens-united-steroids-bill/93643006/ billionaire-money-politics

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

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

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

Thanks to loopholes created by the legislature, big spenders representing special interests can dramatically influence an election without leaving a trace.”
https://www.publicintegrity.org/2015/11/09/18427/michigan-gets-f-grade-2015-state-integrity-investigation

Michigan Ranked Last in U.S. For Ethics and Transparency Laws
http://wgrd.com/michigan-ranked-last-in-u-s-for-ethics-and-transparency-laws/?trackback=tsmclip

In State Rankings on Ethics and Transparency Michigan Loses
http://www.governing.com/topics/public-justice-safety/michigan-ranks-last-in-laws-on-ethics-transparency.html dead-last-in-transparency-ethics-snyder

Door Opens for More Dark Political Money in Michigan
http://www.citizensforethics.org/door-opens-for-more-dark-money-in-michigan/

The New Code of Michigan Campaign Finance Reporting. You Are Going to Know A Whole Lot Less The Next Time You Vote in Michigan!
http://rightmi.com/omerta-the-new-code-of-michigan-campaign-finance-reporting/

Senate Fiscal Agency Analysis of Senate Bill 638
https://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billanalysis/Senate/pdf/2015-SFA-0638-C.pdf

2015 Senate Bill 638: Revise campaign finance law
http://michiganvotes.org/2015-SB-638
Passed 25 to 13 in the Senate on December 9, 2015
http://michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=719420

 

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Ted Cruz Endorsed By Extreme Religious Radical General Jerry Boykin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sources:
Ted Cruz Represents a Religious Cult More Dangerous than Islam
http://wakethechurch.org/Articles/tabid/410/ID/10891/Ted-Cruz-Represents-a-Religious-Cult-More-Dangerous-than-Islam.aspx

About Wake the Church
We are a grassroots organization comprised of concerned Christian men and women who believe our elected officials and most importantly our churches are derelict in maintaining a moral and ethical government, based on the Bill of Rights and Constitution as the Founding Fathers intended.
http://wakethechurch.org/AboutUs/tabid/385/Default.aspx

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

Well this sure doesn’t sound like Freedom and Liberty for all with Cruz sharing a stage with a pastor who has called for gay people to be put to death and fails to condemn his comments.
http://www.advocate.com/election/2015/11/07/watch-ted-cruz-dodges-cnns-question-about-antigay-pastor

The Standoff in Waco
http://www.texasobserver.org/the-standoff-in-waco/

Jerry Boykin Bio
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_G._Boykin

Bush Crusader Jerry Boykin  Gone Wild
http://www.pfaw.org/rww-in-focus/mythical-martyrdom-jerry-boykin

U.S. Running Guns to Syrian Rebels
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/former-special-forces-commander-was-us-running-guns-syrian-rebels-benghazi-cia-no

Top 5 Wacky Things to Come Out of Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin’s Pie-Hole
http://www.ocweekly.com/news/top-5-wacky-things-to-come-out-of-lt-gen-jerry-boykins-pie-hole-6449370

Why Is the Media Ignoring Ted Cruz’s Embrace of ‘Kill the Gays’ Pastor?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michelangelo-signorile/post_10496_b_8544540.html

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Michigan House Republicans Vote to Increase Your Taxes

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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

The US Taxpayers Party of Michigan is a ballot qualified party.  According to Ballot Access News, it, together with its national affiliate, is the third largest political party in American in terms of voter registration and it is without question the fastest growing.

It stands strong with our founding fathers and understands that the only path to national and state restoration is to limit government to its constitutional boundaries so it can hear the people once again.

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.  

People have become increasingly frustrated with the two big parties and are seeking virtue in politics again. There is a choice. For those that have had enough cronyism and corruption come on over the Constitution is nice.

Why Vote USTPM? Because a vote for anyone less than the right person for the job is a wasted vote. Because voting for the lesser of two evils has gotten us where we are today as a state and country!  

All that is required is for people to be determined to rebuild the fragments that have been left behind by the parties they entrusted to manage government and society; those who have selfishly taken from the public to accomplish their own purposes.

The US Taxpayers Party is the Michigan recognized affiliate of the Nation Constitution Party. Please join with us to rebuild and strengthen these United States and the great State of Michigan.

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http://ustpmi.org/ustpm-history/

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https://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Taxpayers-Party-of-Michigan/1052111244805156?fref=ts

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An Inside Look at What’s Wrong in the MIGOP

If anyone cares to look at the information in this report you will get a clear view of how the MIGOP is not serving its members or those who elect its so-called Republicans.

The bottom line is that those Republicans thinking that the MIGOP represents them and or the Republican Party platform including principles and values, you are sadly mistaken. Duress and Distress Describes the MIGOP

While I have compiled to much information as to post in this report after reading it you will have a real good grasp of what is really going on within the “good ‘ole boys club.”

It’s all about self serving individuals who care not for state, country and the Republican Party or what it is supposed to stand for but for self enrichment and a feeling of being a part of the corrupt club.

The MIGOP make no mistake about it has been infiltrated by the Democrats who left their Party because it had moved to far to the left. What we have now is nothing more than Democrats masquerading as Republicans.

Here’s a social media conversation where MIGOP “hacks” decided to exchange some unpleasant disrespect to newly elected Conservative Republican Representative Todd Courser. Snake-oil-salesman475

Stu Sandler 18 hrs • Twitter • Famous possible rigged lotteries: Knicks getting #1 pick for Pat Ewing; Orlando Magic getting #1 pick for Penny Hardaway; MI House seats? Like • • Share • @stusandler on Twitter Rocky Raczkowski, Kathy Hoekstra, Leon Drolet and 15 others like this.

Max Rohtbart with all the issues facing this state how can someone be so petty as to complain about which chair they get. it is an honor just to have a seat in that room. 18 hrs • Like • 3

Stu Sandler Yes an honor. Along with the alloted number of bookcases. And the alloted number of desks. Sheesh 18 hrs • Like • 6

Jan Cischke Peabody Priceless post Stu Sandler! LOL 18 hrs • Like • 2

Gary Naeyaert #getagrip 18 hrs • Like • 4

Matthew G. Davis But do you consider Penny Hardaway a bust? 18 hrs • Like • 1

Jamie Roe All I know is that in her first office lottery draw Candice Miller drew #52 out of 53 and Katherine Harris drew #1. Demanded a recount, but to no avail.

Still got an office and it worked out just fine. Doesn’t matter where you sit or where your office is. All that matters is how you serve the people. 17 hrs • Like • 10

Mindy Bowen Fernandes Remember the closet one state rep got back in 1997? No joke-a closet. 15 hrs • Like • 1

Rocky Raczkowski No one had it worse than me!!! I sat between Andrew Andrew Richner and Chuck Charles Ray Perricone. Just kidding – you both gave me a lot of laughs looking back! 15 hrs • Like • 1

Paul Welday Top this Jamie Roe. I was assigned the task of picking Congressman Joe Knollenberg’s original office in the U.S. House lottery. Freshman are the last to select their offices and and there were 114 freshman that year, one of the largest new classes in history.

Well, even with the odds in my favor I selected number 112 out of 114. I don’t know who the two were that drew worse than me, but our office was so small, part of our staff had to work in the broom closet down the hall.

So, these complaints I’m hearing from some Michigan House freshman really don’t phase me. Jamie said it…just serve the people and quit whining. 15 hrs • Like • 7 Broke GOP-Split

Dan Wholihan Stu, I wasted 15-20 minutes of my life reading that email about the house seat. I didn’t think guys his age were supposed to have temper tantrums. Frankly, I think the guy that sent the email was lucky to win election. If it was 2006/2008, he would have lost. Maybe even 2004, which was a good Republican year in his district. 15 hrs • Edited • Like • 5

Greg Fogleman How have I not seen this letter yet? Or whatever format he used to complain… 13 hrs • Like

Stu Sandler Here you go Greg. http://www.toddcourser.com/house_seats.
What about the seats? It’s hard at times to know what should and should not be shared with people about the mechanical processes of… TODDCOURSER.COM 5 hrs • Like • 1

Leon Drolet Seatgate cannot be tolerated. There are too many unanswered questions. Too many ‘people of interest’. What really happened? How? I call for a full, impartial, investigation. 5 hrs • Like • 3

Stu Sandler This clip is exactly what I thought after reading this email. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yptXkLglKkA

Billy Madison – I award you no points Dumb. Dumb. YOUTUBE.COM 5 hrs • Like • 5

Paul Mitchell I just want to stand up and yell…sit down and make noise when you have something meaningful to say. Also – since when did brevity go out of style. Wow. 5 hrs • Like • 3

Stu Sandler I do love the “I have no complaints, whatsoever” after sending a 2000 word email. 5 hrs • Like • 5

Paul Mitchell Wait until a meaningful policy issue arises – we will have a 10,000 word email or he will miss the issue while fighting about his office layout and how seats were determined. 5 hrs • Edited • Like • 2

Mindy Bowen Fernandes He is also the one who said he didn’t want a public fight, but sends out press releases as the thoughts are forming in his head. 5 hrs • Like • 1

Paul Mitchell We have a 4 year old that continually goes “mom…dad…mom…dad” to make sure we are paying attention so I am familiar with his behavior Mindy. 5 hrs • Edited • Like • 3

Kathy Hoekstra “Awwwww!!” <pouting>
“I wanna sit next to Cindy! No fair no fair no fair no fair!”
**#Stomping feet*# 5 hrs • Like • 3

Penny P Davis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f6l1QljpMo
You’ll get nothing and like it! YOUTUBE.COM 5 hrs • Like • 3

Samantha Artley I read through this whole thing just to see if it was exactly who I thought it was. Thanks for making my morning Stu. 4 hrs • Like

Shelley Goodman Taub Paul Welday: It is not easy serving all of your constituents, as you well know. Unfortunately, some never get the” hang ” of it, preferring to ” Grandstand.”
So, it leaves those of us understanding what ” serving the public ” means to pick-up the slack. 4 hrs • Like • 2

Leon Drolet “I ask for nothing.” “And you shall receive it…in abundance!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arvF2rdUg3Q

Rocky Horror Picture Show clip IN ABUNDANCE!!! YOUTUBE.COM 18 mins • Like

Greg Fogleman Thank you Stu Sandler. I spoke too soon. It was in my inbox and I didn’t notice. GOP Flag upside down

Many of these same participants are also advocates of amending the Elliot Larsen Act which goes against the Republican Party Plank that marriage should be between one woman and one man as stated in the Party platform and the continued disrespectful rants on Conservative Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema.

There are many, many other names of so-called establishment supporting players than those listed in the message above that are not friends of Freedom and Liberty.

The “Friends and Family” Program along with the “Business Buddies” Fund are alive and well within the “Good ‘Ole Boys” Club of the MIGOP and for the members, grassroots, conservatives and the Tea Party faithful that are not in good standing your not part of their little click.

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