Tag Archive: Michigan tea parties

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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Dec 23 2014

Merry Christmas

“There’s never been a greater love Since the world began God the Father sent His Son And we held Him in our hand He wrapped His love in flesh and blood And took the form of man” Bryan Duncan from “Christmas is Jesus”   Michiganders,   I wanted to share some Christmas music that has …

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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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Aug 18 2014

Age Old Human Condition Rears its Ugly Head -County Convention Aftermath

  “What good does it do to have the ear of the Governor if you don’t have anything to say except ‘Okay’?“ Deb O’Hagan,  grassroots Constitutional Conservative activist     An age old human condition reared its ugly head at MIGOP County Conventions across the state Thursday evening. The condition I am referring to is …

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Aug 18 2014

**ATTENTION** FIGHTERS OF COMMOM CORE!

The State Board of Education is seeking public input on the criteria and qualifications for the next State Superintendent! “The State Board is in the planning process of developing the qualifications and criteria to appoint the next State Superintendent, succeeding Mike Flanagan, who will be retiring one year from now.” Opportunities to make your voice …

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Aug 18 2014

“Wes Press” – 3rd Edition

Behind the Scenes but Not in Front!?   Dear Delegates/Alternates and other interested parties, The County Conventions are now over and who will be attending the Republican State Convention as voting delegates has been determined. The reports coming out on how the different counties handled the election process have been interesting to say the least. …

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Aug 12 2014

** SPECIAL MESSAGE ** Wes Press 1ST Edition

  Hello Precinct Delegates and other interested parties, My name is Wes Nakagiri and I’m sure you have heard by now that I am running for the position of Lieutenant Governor. The Lieutenant Governor will be selected BY THE DELEGATES at the MIGOP State Convention on Saturday, August 23rd. If you are wondering why I …

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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 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 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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Mar 02 2014

A Tax by Any Other Name is Still a 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   Normally as readers know as an author I am quite detailed however on occasion because of a time constraint it is more important to get the basic information of an …

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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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Dec 10 2013

Tis the Season ~ To Ram Through Bad Policy

“But the mild voice of reason, pleading the cause of an enlarged and permanent interest, is but too often drowned, before public bodies as well as individuals, by the clamors of an impatient avidity for immediate and immoderate gain.” –James Madison, 1788     Sorry to have to post this when we are trying 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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Aug 28 2013

Medicaid Expansion Passes Michigan Senate

Michigan Citizens, Unfortunately, the “Wall of Shame” just got bigger this evening as GOP Senators joined by Democrats voted to pass the Medicaid Expansion (HB4714). It was a marathon session with long recesses and Caucuses.  The first vote was 18 to 19 with Senator Patrick Colbeck not voting in order to deny Lt Governor Calley, …

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Aug 14 2013

Governor Snyder Playing Russian Roulette with Michigan Cities

An interesting item crossed my desk today. Michigan comes to market with transportation refunding deal This appears to be a PR attempt by the Governor that Michigan can borrow (via bonds) and nothing will change in consideration of the fact that the Governor Snyder and his emergency manager, Kevin Orr  have included guaranteed bonds by the city …

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Jul 31 2013

Dog and Pony Show Update

  I attended most of today’s Government Operations Committee meeting otherwise known as the “dog and pony show” on the S-7 substitute Medicaid Expansion bill (pg 3 Sec. 105c Line 19 cites the ACA) The whole one and a half leading up to the 1:30pm break was mostly a pep rally  parade of the Expansion …

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Jul 29 2013

*ALERT* MI Medicaid Expansion Update!

  “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.“ Thomas Paine American Crisis, No. 1 — 1776 In this Issue I.) Information on Committee for Senate substitute (S-7) for Medicaid Expansion bill HB 4714 II.)Medicaid Expansion by any other …

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Jul 11 2013

New! No Medicaid Expansion Campaign Launched

“Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.‘ Declaration of Independence — 1776 This morning I send out a press release about the launch of a NO Medicaid Expansion yard sign campaign and web site, No Michigan Expansion.com.  As spokesperson I say, ” “I was contacted by the …

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