The Bain Report: :Articles that Affect You and Your Family” for June, 7, 2010

Retired Police Officer Says Cox Was At Party
Explosive new details have surfaced about the alleged party involving Kwame Kilpatrick and murdered exotic dancer Tamara Greene.  Sworn testimony from Retired Detroit Police officer Sandy Cardenas says officers responding to 911 calls told her that Mike Cox was actually at the party. Cox, who would later call it an “urban legend,” denied the allegation.
 
Michigan Republicans Bludgeon 21st Century Jobs Fund, Pure Michigan
Michigan Senate Republicans moved Wednesday toward a budget that slashes funding for local governments, roads and economic development programs, the 21st Century Jobs Fund and the Pure Michigan advertising campaign – but doesn’t raise taxes.
 
CDC ALERT: Warning about a new virulent strain “voters” take special notice
The Center for Disease Control has issued a warning about a new virulent strain of this old disease. The disease is called Gonorrhea Lectim. It’s pronounced “Gonna re-elect ‘im.” It’s sad because it is so easily cured with a new procedure just coming on the market called Votemout it’s pronounced… “Vote-em-out!”
 
Steele not comfortable with Rand Paul
I guess he wouldn’t be. As the moderate leader of the National Republican Party who by the way, threw everything but the kitchen sink against Rand Paul in the election to defeat him. The Republican Party still doesn’t get it! True conservatives who believe in the founding principles, traditions, and the values that the party was founded upon have had enough of the direction our party has taken. We have too many liberal left leaning Republicans who have strayed and lost their way.
 
Richardville Named Legislator of the Year is like giving Bernie Madoff Financier of the Year
A perfect analogy of giving Monroe’s Senator Randy Richardville  this award is like giving “Bernie Madoff Financier of the Year”! I can see why this association would give him this award this only serves and succeeds in satisfying certain segments of the business community’s sweet tooth! On 5/11/10, MMA President and CEO Chuck Hadden presented Senator Randy Richardville (R-Monroe) with the “Legislator of the Year” award. Senator Richardville’s amendment is nothing short of a clear example of corporate welfare. Specifically, this doesn’t pertain to all businesses; it is specific to the manufacturers that have lobbied extensively. These are the same manufacturers who were able to game the Michigan business tax, lowering their tax liability, and are receiving checks in the mail, shifting the tax burden to the rest of the business population all the while shedding jobs. Now they refuse to be fair. They speak for immunity from lowering their rebate checks, and let all others endure the cuts! This is all about picking business winners and losers!
 
Nobody’s safe in elections this year
This past week’s political message is that not even switching parties brings salvation in an era of unbridled anti-incumbency. In 2010, the most important letter behind any politician’s name isn’t D nor R, but I — as in incumbent. And it’s a trend that could intensify in stormy primaries and intraparty fights stretching beyond Labor Day. The road to re-election has never been more perilous than in 2010 for status quo establishment incumbents.
 
Bedford votes to lay off 46 teachers
The Bedford Public Schools Board of Education voted to lay off 46 teachers during a special meeting Tuesday night. The district needs to cut $3.1 million from its 2010-11 budget. The citizens of Bedford need to realize that their Monroe Representative in Lansing (Senator Randy Richardville) voted in favor of cutting education. Tell him how you feel at the ballot box Aug. 3rd, 2010.
 
In the Middle in Arkansas, and Hit From Both Sides
A Senator in Arkansas is discovering that, with the overheated political passions battering incumbents this year, being in the middle only gets you hit from both sides. Republicans and conservative Democrats have had enough of the center left of either party! What was once considered politically smart for re-election to be a liberal moderate is a thing of the past. The out of control state budgets, tax and spend, subsidizing mentality of this type of representation will pay the price in the 2010 elections! 
 
Incumbents Rocked by Voters in early Primary’s
If Tuesday’s primaries around the country were any indication, incumbents and establishment-backed candidates should be worried. It remains to be seen if the voters here in Monroe County and the State of Michigan have suffered enough as to send the same message to Lansing that we deserve and expect better representation?
 
SEIU and Randy Richardville
That some Michigan Republicans sponsored a bill to give tax payer money to SEIU is an outrage. To many citizens of Monroe it is not surprising that Randy Richardville is one of those Republicans. People who are aware of Randy Richardville’s record as a politician consider him to be a self serving opportunist.
 
$4 Million Taxpayer Giveaway to SEIU
Senator Jason Allen has introduced SB 731, which would take a shady, sneaky and probably illegal deal giving the sister organization of ACORN, SEIU, a $4 million dollar
taxpayer giveaway and make it legal. Co-sponors include: Roger Kahn, Bruce Patterson, Raymond Basham, Valde Garcia, Tony Stamas, Judson Gilbert, Martha Scott, Dennis Olshove, Irma Clark-Coleman, Michael Switalski, Gilda Jacobs, Mark Jansen, Deborah Cherry, Randy Richardville, Patricia Birkholz, Gretchen Whitmer.
 
Richardville standing up for Banksters against Homeowners & Workers
Richardville, chair of the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee, stripping out a provision in Senate Bills 4453-4455 that would help workers having their homes foreclosed on. The provision would have stipulated that if at the end of the 90 days a homeowner is eligible for a loan modification, but the lender does not give it to them for whatever reason, then the lender would be forced to take the foreclosure through the judicial process. That provision passed the House, but it was striped out and approved along party lines in the Senate with Richardville standing up for banks against workers.
 
Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, carried water for the home mortgage industry
LANSING — State Sen. Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, carried water for the home mortgage industry whose greed plunged the country into a financial meltdown by fighting off every attempt by Senate Democrats Wednesday to pass a meaningful moratorium on home foreclosure and help keep people in their homes.
 
Crony Capitalism at the State Capitol
Richardville voted TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock
The people who own a Michigan insurance company have been effectively deprived of their power to sell their own investment under a new law hurriedly introduced and overwhelmingly approved by the Legislature this spring. Another term for it is “crony capitalism” — when business and politicians gang up to thwart the marketplace and the rule of law.
 
Rand Paul Wins in Kentucky Race for Senate, Major Victory for Tea Party
The conservative tea party movement has scored a major victory as its candidate won the Kentucky senate Republican primary in the latest sign of the anti-establishment anger stirring up American politics. We can only hope that Michigan voters follow suit? Remember it was Kentuckian James Winchester that brought his force of 700 Kentuckians and 200 regulars to the River Raisin to help defend Michiganians.
 
IMF Warns U.S. Debt Nears 100 Percent of GDP, Greece In Better Shape 
The United States’ national debt will soon reach 100 percent of gross domestic product, the International Monetary Fund predicts in a new report. The sharp rise in U.S. debt started in 2006 and by 2015, the IMF suggests, debt could reach more than 100 percent of GDP.
 
GOP Representative Will Resign Over Affair
Indiana Republican Rep. Mark Souder announced Tuesday he would resign from Congress, effective Friday, because he had an affair with a staffer. Don’t think for a minute we don’t have some representatives here in Michigan that has shown questionable moral character such as this! I’ve heard rumors and behind rumors lie’s a bit of truth! Moral character does matter! 
 
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation a Colossal Failure
Here’s a good place to start significant reforming and cutting the size of Michigan government. An example according to the MEDC, Google brought in 163 jobs in 2007 and then 61 in 2008, far short of the 200-a-year pace needed to meet the 1,000 jobs Granholm said the deal would yield. Using the MEDC’s tax credit formula, it is estimated Google received about $800,000 in tax credits for 2007 and 2008 for the 224 jobs. The Republican controlled senate consistently votes in favor of these taxpayer subsidies including our own Sen. Richardville.
 
Politician’s with Union support have strings attached
A letter from a union leader shows that endorsements from organized labor don’t come without strings attached. What they want is a candidate’s pledge that they will continue flushing Michigan’s economy down the hole before they will support them, said Leon Drolet, chairman of the Michigan Taxpayers Alliance. “Smart unions realize they can’t rely on Democrats to maintain control of all branches of government forever. They know how to shave off just enough Republicans to prevent reforms.”
 
Could a proposed Restaurant Tax be coming to Monroe?
Some restaurant owners are concerned that an alcohol tax under consideration could end up sending patrons outside the city limits for their night out on the town. House Bill 5059 allows municipalities the option of putting on the ballot a 50 cent tax on alcoholic drinks sold by the glass. What’s next a meal tax?
 
A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government. 
Thomas Jefferson
 
 
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