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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    MiFTW Says NO To Medicaid Expansion In Michigan

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 12:31:08 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, FTW, Brian Pannebecker, Tim Bos, Freedom To Work, Labor, Medicaid, Expansion, Snyder, Poison Apple, Republicans, Government, Bureaucrats, ObamaCare, Bad Policy, Federal, Tyranny (all tags)

    Recall that Snyder was backed into signing the Freedom To Work Act, but now needs to defend it.

    Part of that task is to provide an atmosphere that PROMOTES a healthy dialogue between employer and employee. A couple of points made below should be noted.

    Michigan Freedom To Work, a coalition of union and merit shop workers, employers, retirees and thousands of grass roots activists favoring more Michigan jobs, labor freedom and workers' choice, today announced its analysis of proposed Medicaid expansion in Michigan.

    "Medicaid expansion as proposed in HB 4714 is anti-worker and anti-jobs,"
    Said Brian Pannebecker, spokesman for Michigan Freedom To Work and a UAW/Ford employee.
    "It is designed to triple Medicaid payments and add nearly 500,000 more to Michigan Medicaid rolls. It will encourage employers to hold down hours and wages, and place a glass ceiling over those workers seeking advancement. Earn a quarter raise and lose your insurance? Many of those already having private sector insurance will lose that preferred care and they will be dumped on Federal public insurance. It may save some companies money to push some of their operating costs on our grand children but it will disrupt the employer/employee relationship and shock Michigan's fledgling recovery into a tail spin. That is not wise public policy.

    Continued below the fold.

    Pannebecker continues
    "With the federal debt climbing each day, those costs will be tripled by government bureaucracy and interest costs, and be put on the backs of our children and grandchildren.  We do not need government bureaucrats between workers and their doctors, dentists and pharmacists. Studies show Medicaid patients have poorer outcomes and higher mortality rates, and typically order and/or are provided more services because it is supposedly `free'.
    Free DOES have its costs.

    Another notable from MiFTW:

    "Adding half a million more people in Michigan on a Federal entitlement program that will eventually be supported by tax dollars state and federal, will tie the hands of future elected officials and create more class warfare,"
    said Tim Bos of Waterford, Michigan, grass roots leader for Michigan Freedom To Work.
    "Every penny the state and Federal governments have must first be taken from taxpayers, and while deficit spending, from the future earnings of our children. As a former union member and now a small businessman I am very concerned how this will affect business growth in Michigan. It will force employers to suppress wages and limit hours of workers, and thereby disrupt normal business practices. Health Care costs have soared but the so-called Affordable Care Act has done just the opposite of what it claimed to do. It appears we are in for a huge shock in health insurance costs and taxation later this year to implement this train wreck. We hope Michigan senators will not rush to enforce Medicaid expansion as the U.S. Supreme Court has stated it is optional. Michigan does not need to bite that poison apple."

    Poison apple.

    Let the leftist OWN the disaster that is Obamacare.  Let it go down in history as the abject failure it was designed to be.

    Because it is the "law of the land" does not excuse willing capitulation in its implementation. We need not be enablers for bad federal policy. Opting out is not only an option, but the logical one.

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    And, after this morning's conversation (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by Corinthian Scales on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 02:42:50 PM EST
    Sen. Moolenaar, along with his staffers are not amused with the robocalls the Nerd King is flooding their "vacation" time in district with constituents.

    That press 1 to connect to your Senator option did not workout so well for the Obama tactic Nerd today.  KG was right.  One can cut the tension in the air with a knife when mentioning their governor who is allegedly in the same Party is entangling this state further into ObamaCare and increasing the Looter and Moocher rolls, and that will have consequences at the ballot box for any Republican who dares vote for that.

    Oh noes, Gov. JenniRick Snydholm (none / 0) (#2)
    by Corinthian Scales on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 09:22:41 PM EST
    Even the White House is backing away from ObummerCare until 2015.

    The Obama administration on Tuesday said it will not require employers to provide health insurance for their workers until 2015, a move that delays a key provision of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law by a year, and past the next election.

    The delay, which quickly raised questions about the future of other Obamacare provisions including its mandate for individuals, follows widespread complaints from businesses and their lobbyists about reporting requirements for employers with 50 or more full-time workers.

    Retailers and other businesses interests welcomed the change, which analysts said could stymie a main avenue of political attack on Obama's signature domestic policy achievement as campaigning for the 2014 midterm Congressional election gets under way. Republicans called it evidence that Obama's plan was a failure.


    And Rick Snyder is out there in his Nerd bus touring the state on our tax dollars, and harassing our senators with robocalls to their constituents, fighting for what Team Obama is delaying 'cause it is election death at the ballot box for any congresscritter having their name associated with expanding Socialism?

    One Term Nerd.

    And that might be letting the limp-wristed Progressive smug turd off the hook a wee bit too easy at that.

    On a somewhat related note... (none / 0) (#5)
    by KG One on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 04:34:05 PM EST
    ...the guv & 'lil Guv were both on WWJ yesterday with Charlie Langton & Jackie Paige for a special broadcast on Medicaid Expansion.

    Podcast link

    The dynamic duo stayed pretty much on message telling listeners what a great bill this was; that we were getting free money from the federal government and that it will help to reduce health care costs overall.

    They also provided a rather interesting defense on how they intend to pay for years 4 and beyond.

    Listeners may recall when Langton & Paige were on 'XYT before management decided to run that station into the ground, know that both of them aren't exactly the biggest supporters of Obamacare.

    Still, they managed to give a fairly balanced job when asking questions...up to around the 11:28 mark on part 2.

    The question was very plainly brought up from a caller in Detroit asking the guv & 'lil guv for their comments on MiFTW statement the day before against expanding medicaid.

    Inexplicably, Charlie & Jackie both couldn't verbalize the caller's question and gave the guv a free pass on that question.

    With all of the free press he is generating in support of this bill and the deafening silence coming from the republican side, I found this a little bit disturbing.

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