The Bain Report: Articles that Affect You and Your Family for Monday, September, 20, 2010

Monroe’s Maniko gets two-year extension and pay raise!
“Royce is not anywhere close to being a financial expert,” Commissioner Jerry Oley said. “Over the past year, we have not even had marginal performance from (Mr. Maniko), and I believe this board truly recognizes this problem.” Mr. Sisk “telling the board that we don’t have to evaluate (Mr. Maniko) is a disservice to him and the board. We have evaluated the CFO (chief financial officer) my entire tenure on the board,” Mr. Oley said. “Mr. Sisk said it wasn’t important.” He also gets a pay raise of $45,000.00 per year from $105,000.00 to $150,000.00 at the expense to the taxpayers of Monroe County! Where is this citizen board he talked about in a recent letter to the editor comment where he states that the board of county commissioners can’t give raises?
 
Town Won’t Allow Tea Party to Celebrate U.S. Constitution in Town Square
Local officials in Ohio’s Andover Township have denied the use of their public square for a celebration of Constitution Day because of the “political affiliation” of its organizers.
 
“Gift to Unions” not Charter Schools
Many charter schools in Michigan will not be able to use about $15.5 million of federal dollars earmarked to prevent teacher layoffs because they use “contracted” staff, said a spokesman for charter schools.
 
State Battery-Plant Subsidy Is a “Risky Venture”
The governor and others are suggesting that a $383 million government-subsidized battery plant for Livonia will jump start the state’s struggling economy and create jobs. This is likely a highly exaggerated claim, according to two University of Michigan experts familiar with the battery industry.
 
Michigan Governor Touts Jobs Costing Taxpayers $113,000 Each
In her blog on the Huffington Post last Thursday, Gov. Jennifer Granholm laid out the details about Michigan landing North America’s largest advanced battery plant. But Gov. Granholm didn’t mention one fact: It was the $374 million price tag in federal and state subsidies it took to get A123 Systems to put its plant in Livonia.
 
G.O.P. Leaders Say Delaware Upset Hurts Senate Hopes
Oh really? Just because one of their status quo boy’s got knocked off! The Tea Party movement scored another victory on Tuesday, helping to propel a dissident Republican, Christine O’Donnell, to an upset win over Representative Michael N. Castle in the race for the United States Senate nomination in Delaware.
 
Democrats fret over John Dingell race
On Tuesday, the state party launched a Web site attacking his little-known GOP opponent, Rob Steele.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0910/42191.html
 
Path opened for road funds
Michigan might yet dodge a road-funding bullet. A budget agreement being finalized in the Capitol is designed to produce the $84 million that Michigan needs to avoid leaving $475 million in federal highway funds on the table in Washington.
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20100912/FREE/309129993
 
Indymac Boys Get Sweetheart Deal
Check out the sweetheart deal the Indymac boys were given by the FDIC. The billion dollar question is…“Does the government really wanna clean up this mess? ” And just when you thought things were getting better. Talk about robbing Peter to pay Paul. Huh?
 
Harry Reid Wants to Attach DREAM Act to Defense Bill
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he wants to attach an amendment to an upcoming defense policy bill that would help young people in the country illegally become legal U.S. residents.
 
Milton Friedman – The Social Security Myth
Using Social Security as his prime example, Professor Friedman explodes the myth that the major expansions in government resulted from popular demand. In a speech delivered more than 30 years ago, he directly relates this dynamic to today’s health care debate.
 
A picture is worth a trillion($) words
Should we buy them larger screen computers – or – a ticket home, permanently? This is one of their THREE DAY WORK WEEKS that we all pay for. I am ready to start from the beginning by voting out all elected officials and not letting any them stay in office for more than two terms. No more lifelong healthcare, retirement, voting in their own pay raises, taking perks on our taxes, etc.
 
Obama Administration Speeding its Implementation of Collapsing America
Maintaining his corrupt policy of “say one thing to the American people and then do the opposite,” Dictator-in-Chief Obama remains true to his primary mission—collapse and destroy the USA and her people.  Applying the directives of Saul Alinsky, the Cloward-Piven Strategy and—of course—Karl Marx, Obama and his merry band of demolishers are working feverishly to destroy the USA before a potentially new and more conservative-run House of Representatives takes the majority.
 
120 Days to Go Until the Largest Tax Hikes in History
In just 120 days, the largest tax hikes in the history of America will take effect.  They will hit families and small businesses in three great waves on January 1, 2011.
 
Feds Spent $800,000 of Economic Stimulus on African Genital-Washing Program
The study’s lead investigator Dr. Thomas J. Coates was the fourth highest-funded researcher in the country in 2002 and is currently conducting HIV research on three continents.CNSNews.com asked both Coates and NIMH the following question: “The Census Bureau says the median household income in the United States is $52,000. How would you explain to the average American mom and dad — who make $52,000 per year — that taxing them to pay for this grant was justified?”
 
Subsidize journalism with public funds? The bad idea that won’t go away
Ever since the Internet has thrown the private journalistic business model into disarray, the idea that perhaps public funding should be used to “save” private journalism has found purchase among some. I, as you might guess, wouldn’t be one of the “some.”
 
Debate on Net Neutrality Regulation & Pricing Freedom
Should the government or the free market set the price of getting on the Internet?
 
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them
Thomas Jefferson
 
 
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