The Big Election (Senate Majority Leader) That You Don’t Know About
The link below you will see the five top issues and how they voted where the leading candidates to lead the two Republican legislative caucuses differed from one another or from the majority of the other Republicans. Note on the “Smoking Ban” issue: Although Senator Richardville voted against this Bill he was quoted in the Monroe Evening News on the prior vote that didn’t pass that it was a shame that the Smoking Ban Bill wasn’t passed! When a Bill is considered and up for a vote politicians have a way to gage how many votes there are ahead of time whether it will pass or not and which way looks better for them come re-election time. The way this vote turned out it didn’t matter which way Senator Richardville voted it would have passed either way. So the only reason for the change of heart in this case was to not alienate and save face with the smoking voters! Also of note is that Senator Richardville offered an amendment that a special fee and license be required by private business owners to be exempt from this ban. This prompted the lead proponent of the Smoking Ban Bill Senator Ray Basham to write a letter to the editor condemning this amendment that was published in the Monroe Evening News!
Who will be the next Senate Majority Leader?
This is one of the most important and overlooked position’s in our state government by the voters and constituents! Under the Capitol dome, the most important and powerful positions are Speaker of the House and Senate majority Leader. Those two individuals really decide which bills get heard and which don’t. They are the ultimate “deciders” of whether a bill is put on the floor for an up or down vote. They also control the purse strings and decisions about tax and regulatory policy. So, who will it be, Randy Richardville or John Proos? Check their voting record by clicking the link below for John Proos http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=5344&Keywords=&op=Search click this link for Randy Richardville http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=206&Keywords=&op=Search then after researching these two voting records make your decision on who would be the best for this position. Call your representative and express your choice for it will make a difference!
Tea Party to Target Liberal Republican Senators in 2012
Tea-party activists have put these and other incumbents on notice that the anti-establishment sentiment defining this year’s politics will not end on Election Day 2010.
A Pension Perk for Michigan Political Appointees
This is not the first time politicians have introduced bills that would increase monthly pension payments by 16.7 percent for certain “political appointees.” House Bill 4605 http://www.michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=55481 Passed on December 5, 2002-2001 to enhance (raise) pension benefits to approximately 120 executive branch political appointees, legislative staffers, and gubernatorial employees. All our elected representatives voted in favor of this Bill both in the House and Senate. Is this looking out for the constituents best interest or only themselves? Vote em all out!
Michigan Senator’s want Citizen Spying Centers
You want more intrusive Government? You want bigger Government? Then keep electing and re-electing the same one’s into office as to represent you and your family! Introduced by Senators GARCIA, NOFS, PRUSI and CROPSEY Senate Bill 1404 (Create State “Intelligence Operations Center” (“fusion center”) to collect, evaluate, collate, and analyze information and intelligence that might “identify and address” a threat of terrorism or criminal activity, and disseminate it to police and public safety agencies. If passed this will just open the door to invade the privacy of law abiding citizens and create another government agency that the taxpayer’s will have to fund with yet more tax dollars at a time when we can’t meet an over bloated budget!
Federal Whistleblower Lawsuit filed against Southgate Judge
Ex-aide: Complaints about judge’s finances led to termination
We are seeing this in all townships, cities, counties, and state’s around the country. I would say this is more of the norm than just an isolated incident! Just look at the recent story in the City of Bell, Calif. where Politicians voted themselves some scandalous salaries and guaranteed annual raises. Right here in Monroe we have the questionable salary of the county’s Chief Financial Officer where cronyism and friendships are looking out for each other and not the citizens best interest!
Slaves to Green Ideology and the “Taxpayer Subsidy’s” that go along with it!
Growing up in America during the Cold War, most of us thought the biggest threat to our freedom was from communist Russia seeking to forcibly impose their totalitarian way of life on us. Turns out we were mistaken: The biggest threat to freedom in America is from within – the modern day green movement. The ruling class has decided that Americans left to their own devices will not do the right things to save the planet and therefore the force of government must be used to control almost all aspects of American life.
Why isn’t Mike Cox doing his job here in Michigan?
As other state attorneys general around the country step up to bat for their respective citizens, one AG has been noticeably missing – for a long time: Attorney General Mike Cox. While citizens of Michigan will remember his boisterous campaign for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, and his shameless sucking up to Tea Party groups, as well as his perpetually leading in the polls – culminating in reality with a third place finish – what citizens of Michigan will really remember about Mike Cox is his complete and utter failure to protect the people of this state from the rampant foreclosure fraud.
US Jobs Picture Worse Than Expected
The U.S. job market continued to move sideways in September. Overall, the economy lost 95,000 jobs in September. The world’s largest economy created only 64,000 private sector jobs last month. The previous two months saw a revised, 15,000 increase in the number of jobs lost. August’s total was revised to a loss of 57,000, slightly worse than the previously estimated 54,000. And July’s number was revised considerably more, to a loss of 66,000 from 54,000.
For many years, elections have come and gone where liberal Democrats and liberal Republicans won elections simply because they had more money and connections. It’s the same old story year after year but this year will be different. We can’t afford to let that happen any longer, especially in this critical 2010 midterm election. We need to vote out all the incumbents and start fresh! Our future, children’s future, and our grandchildren’s future depends on it. It is time for change that “We The People” want . . . we are sick of “politics as usual.”
The Wisdom of Ted Nugent
Ted Nugent, rock star and avid bow hunter from Michigan, was being interviewed by a liberal journalist, animal rights activist. The discussion came around to deer hunting. The journalist asked, ‘What do you think is the last thought in the head of a deer before you shoot him? Is it, ‘Are you my friend?’ or is it ‘Are you the one who killed my brother?
Nugent replied, ‘Deer aren’t capable of that kind of thinking. All they care about is, what am I going to eat next, who am I going to screw next, and can I run fast enough to get away. They are very much like the Democrats in Congress.’ The interview ended.
Congressional Reform Act of 2010
Keeping Michigan Government Failures Secret
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. very open with predictions of success, growing more secretive with news of failure. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is very public about job creation details when it predicts success for one of its special tax deals. Not so much when those jobs fail to appear. The MEDC’s responses to requests for actual job creation data over the past half year shows a pattern of less transparency regarding actual jobs produced by companies. There are varying reasons given for the failure to produce the information. “The press releases are an absolute disconnect with reality.”
Eight Tax Cuts Set To Expire In 2011 will affect you!
In 2001 and 2003, President Bush enacted a series of tax cuts that lowered income taxes for just about everyone — not only the rich. These tax cuts will expire on December 31, 2010. So far, although both Democrats and Republicans have come up with plans to renew the tax cuts (with some changes), Congress has not actually taken action. Here’s a look at what will happen if Congress allows the Bush tax cuts to expire. (Find out more in A Concise History Of Changes In U.S. Tax Law.)
The Great Mortgage Mystery Why Keep Paying?
The big question from the mortgage meltdown isn’t why so many distressed homeowners are defaulting on their loans. It’s why any of them are still making payments.
No Social Security COLA again expected for 2011
As if voters don’t have enough to be angry about this election year, the government is expected to announce this week that more than 58 million Social Security recipients will go through another year without an increase in their monthly benefits. But notice how your elected officials at the local, state, and federal level get their raise in pay and or benefits!
The Forgotten Man – Jon McNaughton
The truth, with no spin is this. We have a government that is spending our money and creating programs that don’t benefit all the people. That’s why government jobs grew by 10% and private sector shrunk to -7%. We are supposed to be the government, and the president and congress should listen to what we want, not the other way around. If we stay on this road, the number of people paying in will be less than the number receiving benefits, because of an entitlement program, that’s the truth! The federal government ignores the Constitution and tramples on the rights of citizens and the proper role of the 50 States, but when the state government protests, it is forced into Federal Court, and the federal government gets to decide if it did anything wrong. Do you see a problem with this? It is bad enough that the federal government rigs the game to make sure it wins, but watching Michigan State government officials go along with it, while they tell us they oppose it, really offends me.
Government’s Light Bulb Ban Is Just Plain Destructive
When the government picks winners and losers, it reduces the incentive for companies to innovate and increases the incentive for companies to lobby the government for special handouts and protections. When the government creates specific mandates and regulations, it purposely narrows the path businesses can take. These policies distort normal market forces and encourage government dependence.
More Than 100,000 Homes Repossessed in September
A total of 288,345 properties were repossessed during the quarter — an increase of 7% from the previous quarter and an increase of 22% from the third quarter of 2009. Also, 269,647 properties received default notices, and 372,445 properties were scheduled for foreclosure auctions. How could this be, aren’t we supposed to be out of this recession?
Applications for jobless benefits rise to 462K
More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, the first rise in three weeks and evidence that companies are reluctant to hire in a slow economy.
“Would you tell me please, Mr. Howard, why should I trade one tyrant three thousand miles away for three thousand tyrants one mile away? An elected legislature can trample a man’s rights as easily as a king can.”
Benjamin Martin in The Patriot