Category Archive: MI Legislative Issues

Apr 30 2017

MICHIGAN News – Bills to Support and Kill

“Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence, (I conjure you to believe me fellow citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government.” George Washington Farewell Address — 1796 “The propriety of a law, …

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Oct 19 2015

**SHOWDOWN IN LANSING** Road Funding Debate – Your Invited!

Downtown Lansing, Capital Square   In our last Newsletter we spoke about Senator Colbeck’s challenge to his colleagues in the Senate and House to dispense with politics-as-usual and debate on road funding to fix roads without raising your taxes in an open and public manner. SEE IT ON YOU TUBE HERE   Someone has taken …

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Oct 14 2015

WIN WIN Situation Here Folks!

“The simplification of anything is always sensational.”   “There is only one thing that stands in our midst, attenuated and threatened, but enthroned in some power like a ghost of the Middle Ages: the Trade Unions.” – A Short History of England – G. K. Chesterton Quotes We have an opportunity here to fix roads …

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Jun 14 2015

Be Prepared Michigan!

  June is a pivotal month for Michigan and our Country. Two extremely important rulings are due in June from the Supreme Court of the United States. Michigan citizens needs to be prepared. But first a update on just what is happening with road funding since Prop 1 was demolished at the ballot box.   …

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May 06 2015

Thank You Grassroots Activists and Michigan Voters!

Michigan voters made ‘road kill’ of Proposal 1, which failed in historic fashion   “The unofficial vote tally from SOS, not counting Lake County: 80 percent “no” to just 20 percent “yes.” Only 349,509 votes for the measure compared to 1,403,772 against it. Those numbers point to a failure of historic magnitude.” For Governor “Road …

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May 05 2015

TODAY TUES. MAY 5 is VOTING NO ON PROP 1 DAY!

“Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.” Calvin Coolidge “I go on the principle that a public debt is a public curse, and in a Republican Government a greater curse than any other” – James Madison     Today is the day Michigan citizens send a message: We will no longer tolerate …

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Apr 19 2015

Prop 1, Earned Income Credit, Illegals & YARD SIGNS!

“Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.”- Calvin Coolidge “I go on the principle that a public debt is a public curse, and in a Republican Government a greater curse than any other” – James Madison   First off we need to remember that Prop 1 is tied to a whole bunch …

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Apr 08 2015

Chickens Coming Home to Roost in MI

“I go on the principle that a public debt is a public curse, and in a Republican Government a greater curse than any other” – James Madison “Avoid occasions of expense. . . and avoid likewise the accumulation of debt not only by shunning occasions of expense but by vigorous exertions to discharge the debts, …

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Jan 01 2015

Happy Limited Government New Year!

“The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress (Legislators) meets.” Will Rogers First of all I want to extend a Happy New Year to you and yours.   Secondly, this year is a defining year for Michigan and her citizens. We have an opportunity to undo a great deal …

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Dec 18 2014

Snyder’s New Proposal for Road Funding

“I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” Sir Winston Churchill   The legislature is being asked to approve a wholesale tax on motor fuels, registration changes for motor vehicles registrations and heavy …

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Dec 16 2014

**TODAY** “Christmas Chicken” with the Lame Ducks

  “I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” Sir Winston Churchill CALL YOUR HOUSE REP HERE: NO NEW TAXES!! Contact Gov. Snyder Phone: 517) 373-3400 Contact Lt. Gov. Calley Phone: 517-373-6800 Contact …

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Dec 11 2014

**TODAY** Not to Late to Stop the Internet Tax!

“I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” Sir Winston Churchill CALL YOU HOUSE REP HERE: NO INTERNET TAX!! You may also wish to contact House Speaker Bolger Jase Bolger Phone: (517) 373-1787 …

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Dec 02 2014

** TOMORROW** While You are Christmas Shopping…

“Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.” G. K. Chesterton A brief update: Greetings from Texas!  I am taking a sabbatical of sorts and RVing in the hill country of Texas. I say this as an explanation of why there hasn’t been a recent edition of our …

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Jul 27 2014

The Obama Care Michigan STATE Exchange is Making a Comeback! Which Candidates Support it?

“The ultimate arbiter is the people of the Union.”  Thomas Jefferson letter to William Johnson — 1823   Michigan Citizen Voters: As many of you know, this Tuesday: A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, (which can affect the nation) ruled 2-1 that the IRS went too far …

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Jun 13 2014

**Follow-Up** Legislature Adjourns Without Tax Increase!!

“The ultimate arbiter is the people of the Union.”  Thomas Jefferson letter to William Johnson — 1823   Despite the best efforts, arm twisting, promises and amendment upon amendment) of Gov. Snyder, Senate majority leader Randy Richardville (term limited) and Speaker of the House Jase Bolger (term limited) to put lipstick on a pig the …

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Jun 11 2014

**TODAY** Politicans Push for YOUR Money! Call to Say “NO”!

“Excessive taxation…will carry reason and reflection to every man’s door, and particularly in the hour of election” Jefferson letter to John Taylor — 1798   This it it folks, Senate Majority leader, Randy Richardville is pushing for a roll call vote today because he is being pushed by the Governor to increase fuel or sales …

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Apr 30 2014

Taxes,Taxes and More Taxes!

“An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.” John Marshall ~ McCullough v. Maryland — 1819 “The power to tax is the power to destroy.” Ronald Reagan ~ Address to the Nation on Tax Reform, May 28, …

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Mar 24 2014

Same Sex Marriage Part One

“Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.” G. K. Chesterton [J]udges … should be always men of learning and experience in the laws, of exemplary morals, great patience, calmness, coolness, and attention. Their minds should not be distracted with jarring interests; they should not be dependent upon …

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Feb 27 2014

**BREAKING** HELP STOP THE NEW TAX!

  “Excessive taxation…will carry reason and reflection to every man’s door, and particularly in the hour of election”  Jefferson letter to John Taylor — 1798   “An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.”  John Marshall McCullough …

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Jan 02 2014

“Main Street Fairness”: More Taxation Without Representation (Part 3)

“The Tax-Man’s Tangled Web – Exposing the ‘Main Street Fairness’ Act” State Sales Tax Law Sameness is “Main Street Fairness”??? (Part 2) Readers will recall that Part 2 explained that Michigan’s “Main Street Fairness” legislation is part of a policy agenda begun in 2000, which has resulted in significant changes to Michigan’s and 23 other …

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