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Aug 04 2014

VOTER’S GUIDE and the MIGOP Mafia

“If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.” Samuel Adams “Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” …

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Apr 24 2014

We Must Take America Back

All politics are local. Its starts with you, were you live, your community and spreads out from there. Taking America back starts with YOU!        

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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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Nov 20 2013

State Sales Tax Law Sameness is “Main Street Fairness”??? (Part 2)

Part one of this series was an overview regarding information discovered in researching issues related to a Michigan two bill legislative package dubbed “Main Street Fairness”, H.B. 4202 and H.B. 4203. Behind the two bill legislative package approved by the House Tax Policy Committee in September, is a policy that has resulted in changes to …

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Nov 11 2013

Still Honoring Our Veteran’s Sacrifices?

  Thanks to Sharon Lollio of Rattle with Us for sending me this poem   “A Visitor From the Past” (Anonymous) I had a dream the other night, I didn’t understand, A figure walking through the mist, with a flintlock in his hand. His clothes were torn and dirty, as he stood there by my …

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Oct 15 2013

Constitutional Convention Buzz: Good or Bad Idea?

A Michigan proposal petitioning Congress to convene a Constitutional Convention to consider a Balanced Budget Amendment, Senate Joint Resolution V, was introduced in May of this year and will be up for a Committee vote TODAY: Government Operations DATE: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 TIME: 1:00 p.m. PLACE: Rooms 402 and 403, Capitol Building, 100 S. …

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Oct 11 2013

The Tax-Man’s Tangled Web – Exposing the “Main Street Fairness Act – Part 1

As Joan reported in September, a number of Michigan officials are working to change state sales tax law. In that September 12 article, Joan warned about legislation with the word “Fairness” in the title because she wasn’t the least bit wooed by the transparently emotional label attached to the “Main Street Fairness” package. She saw …

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Oct 01 2013

We Will Not Comply

“Whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.” –James Madison, letter to Edmund Pendleton, 1792 […]   The Liberal Detroit Free Press wasted no time in announcing the “grand …

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Sep 02 2013

Not So Fast! Medicaid Expansion STILL in the Senate! YOUR Voice Needed!

  Michigan Citizens, The Medicaid Expansion bill is still in the Senate. Why you may ask? After the initial vote there was ANOTHER vote to give the bill immediate effect. According to the Michigan Constitution there needs to be 2/3 majority vote to give a bill immediate effect or else the bill (HB 4714) does …

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Aug 25 2013

The Medicaid Expansion ~ Politics, Policy, Practicality, Principles

“There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily.” George Washington, letter to Edmund Randolph — 1795 “We lay it down as a fundamental, that laws, to be just, must give a reciprocation of right; that, without this, they are mere arbitrary rules of conduct, founded in force, …

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Feb 27 2013

>>TODAY EXTREME URGENT<< Vote of Obama Care Could Come Today

>>>>>>>>>BREAKING!<<<<<<<<<<   Despite your wishes, today the House Appropriations Committee *voted to pass out theLevel One Federal Grant to set up an Obama Care Health Care Exchange in Michigan!  EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE ON BOARD HERE!   I called the House Floor Majority leader and the bill HB 4111 IS on the House agenda for …

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Feb 06 2013

*BREAKING* Snyder to Expand Medicaid in Michigan!

The Federal money still needs to be Appropriated so we now need to turn out attention to SB 41 which prohibits the expansion of Medicaid in Michigan 105c. (1) The state shall not expand medical assistance program eligibility to nonelderly individuals with income at or below 133% of the federal poverty guidelines as directed under …

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Jan 29 2013

2013 ObamaCare in MI and More!

A new year, new legislative session, new legislators, and new Committee Chairs and assignments! So we are going to focus on those issues that are on the fast tract,items named by Gov Snyder in his 2013 State of the State address. (pg-33-40)   Because we recognize that most people’s time is limited and that contacting …

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Dec 31 2012

A Great Way to Ring in the New Year!

Happy New Year Michigan! We are ringing in the new year with a new look to our web site! We will still have some tweaking but we would like to know how YOU like the new look? Please feel free to leave your comments. Also we will be changing how we deliver our Newsletter. In …

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Dec 11 2012

RTW Passes as Union Thugs Rampage!

Today Michigan took a giant step towards freedom when the House passed the final Right to Work Bill. However, it was not without incident, as expected. Outside on the Capitol lawn Union “protesters” destroyed a large white tent with box cutters while shouting “scab” and “Walmart tent” and “get em” The tent was set up …

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Dec 09 2012

WARNING – Violence at the Capitol Tuesday?

All eyes will be on Michigan this week as this “Union blue state” will become the 24th Right to Work state. The final vote in the Michigan State Legislature will come Tuesday. A friend of mine said to me “I am in a ‘suspended state’ as it just hasn’t entirely sunk in”. I totally agree! …

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Dec 07 2012

RTW Bills Pass! What is Next?

Yesterday was truly an historic day for Michigan. Last night I was at the Capitol as the Senate passed their RTW bill (the House had passed theirs earlier in the day) while Union “activists” chanted “Shame on You”. As a liberty loving UAW retiree I can honestly say I have waited for this day for …

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Dec 06 2012

RTW Updates from the Front Lines! Out of State Union “Activists” Bused in!

UPDATE 3:45pm I decided to slow down the video (below) to see if I could catch any out of state Union “activists” by their sings, jacket etc and sure enough, right there holding up a sign Sheet Metal workers Local #24 from Ohio bused in. How nice to have personal days paid for by your …

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Dec 05 2012

UPDATE *Vital* YOU are Needed ASAP for Right to Work in Michigan!

Today and tomorrow union activists descended on the Capitol. “Tensions rose at the Capitol late in the afternoon as hundreds of union members packed into the rotunda area, blowing whistles and shouting slogans such as “Union buster” and “Right to work has got to go.” Seasoned activists from across the state are invited tomorrow (meeting …

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Dec 02 2012

Action Alert for Right to Work in Michigan!

Just this week you witnessed the impact that citizen lobbing can have as the Health Care Exchange bill was defeated in Committee. We NOW need to turn our efforts to an historic, revolutionary piece of legislation for Michigan, the auto capitol, Right to Work. The back story is that the Governor has finally conceded and …

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