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    Hypocrisy thy name is Whitmer: Senate Dems Vote NO on $2.5 MILLION cut to Senate Budget

    By Nick, Section News
    Posted on Wed Jun 17, 2009 at 07:53:08 AM EST
    Tags: Whitmer, State Troopers, EO, cuts, budget, hypocrite, Senate, Dems (all tags)

    For months state Senator and likely Dem Attorney General candidate Gretchen Whitmer has risen to the floor of the Senate, making one campaign speech after another and almost every time she has argued that the chamber needed to dramatically cut the legislature's budget.

    Given the opportunity yesterday to do just that, Whitmer joined fifteen of her Democratic colleagues and voted NO.  Worse than the simple fact that Whitmer and the Dems voted against right-sizing the legislature's budget is the fact that their vote came only a couple of weeks after they approved, en masse and on record, the Granholm-Cherry administration's decision to fire 100 state troopers.

    The General Government appropriations bill, Senate Bill 245, was approved Tuesday on a Party line vote.  Each of the Republicans present and voting approved a $2.5 million annual cut to the Senate's budget while each of the Democrats voted against it.  

    By way of comparison, it's worth noting that the EO firing 100 state troopers represented a total cut of $1.7 million.  In other words, the Democrats' Attorney General candidate and the rest of the big-government  Senate Left could have kept 100 law enforcement officers on the street protecting our neighborhoods, cut their own budgets and still saved taxpayers an additional $800,000 each year.

    But that isn't what they did.  I mean, fighting crime, saving jobs and supporting law enforcement is important.  Apparently it just isn't as important as protecting the status quo when it comes to office allotments.  

    Tells you a thing or two about Whitmer's priorities and her sincerity when she's on the stump... errr... making comments on the Senate floor.  And this is the woman who wants to be the state's top law enforcement official?

    < Inside Pitch: Michigan Republicans to consider dramatic changes in AG, SoS selection schedule | Wednesday in the Sphere: June 17 >

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    If you thought that was bad, Nick... (none / 0) (#1)
    by KG One on Wed Jun 17, 2009 at 08:22:48 AM EST
    ...check out this story ran on Channel 7 here in Detroit last night (the story that ran last night is in the box in the UR-corner).

    Reader's Digest version for those on a tight schedule: There is a cancellation clause in the contract with the developer for the "needed" MSP HQ (Art.11) that allows the state to back out w/o penalty.

    The MSP already have a HQ, and didn't really ask for or wanted a new HQ. So this appears to be a no-brainer.

    Unfortunately ,the 800# gorilla in the room that people (read: Michigan democrats) are afraid of is the guv's close friend (and one of the developers of this white elephant): Joel Ferguson.

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