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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Fighting For Our Job Creators

    By Dr Dan, Section News
    Posted on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 04:47:32 PM EST
    Tags: County Road 595, Benishek, Dr Dan, Regulations, Gary McDowell, MI-01, US Congress, Mining (all tags)

    Northern Michigan has the people, natural resources and know-how to have a robust economy. Unfortunately, big government policies and Washington bureaucrats are preventing Northern Michigan from fully realizing its potential.

    The regulations coming out of the Obama Administration in Washington, supported by career politician Gary McDowell, are hindering business, crippling job creation and hurting Michigan families.  Our region is being swallowed by Washington's bureaucratic red tape, which ignores the economic implications of their outlandish rules.  

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    Everyday I am fighting for our job creators. I support pro-growth solutions that empower small businesses and provide them with the certainty necessary to invest, expand, and create jobs. I don't want our children and grandchildren to be the First District's leading export. I want Northern Michigan's youth to have the freedom to stay right here and start families of their own.  Unfortunately, the job-killing policies coming out of the Obama Administration and supported by Gary McDowell make that harder every day.

    Over the past two years, I travelled around the First District and have seen example after example of how the Obama Administration's regulatory regime has further depressed Northern Michigan's economy.  For example, my opponent, Gary McDowell and his Washington allies support the EPA's refusal to allow the construction of Proposed County Road 595 in Marquette County.  Constructing the road, which will connect the Kennecott Minerals Eagle Mine to the rest of Northern Michigan, is the last hurdle before the Eagle Mine can open, create jobs and employ Northern Michiganders.  

    This road will be paid for with private funds and has the strong support of both the Michigan DEQ as well as local citizens.  As an industry, mining directly accounts for over 11,000 jobs in Michigan and more than 30,000 jobs when you take into account mining's impact on secondary job creation.   $4.3 billion are injected into the Michigan economy every year thanks to safe, responsible mining.  Nevertheless, bureaucrats in Washington seem to feel that they know what is best for Marquette County, despite the objections of both local and state officials and residents.  

    County Road 595 is the tip of Gary McDowell's big government iceberg.  Below the surface is his support for billions in failed stimulus spending and the job-killing Michigan Business Tax. Instead of representing Northern Michigan families, Gary has a record of driving businesses out of the state, forcing energy cost to skyrocket and causing unemployment to soar more than 14%.  Michigan's children deserve good jobs and a secure future--not layers and layers of red tape they can't afford today or tomorrow.  I urge you to review our records, and consider this when voting on November 6th.

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