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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Spot Check

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Aug 12, 2013 at 10:46:35 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Governor, Sales Tax, 7%, Gas Tax, Roads, ATM, Poll, Mark Schauer, Rick Snyder, 3rd Party (all tags)

    This site has served the conservative community for a long time.

    Recognizing that many 'moderate' elements now lurk for fear of being drawn into arguments they cannot win, there ARE ways to get a pulse on what is being considered. Even the soft conservatives out here are getting the fire-to-the-hand test of loyalty by the governor who doesn't really seem to have ANY center of gravity. When the first answer is always to go back with hands out for more taxes, its an insult to the 'conservative' voter who actually feels some bizarre obligation to support it. When we see this:

    "The MIRS subscription newsletter reported Monday that the quadrant leaders "are moving toward a package" that would devote all revenue collected at the gas pump -- including fuel excise and sales taxes -- to roads while boosting the state sales tax by one percent to replace lost revenue currently earmarked for schools and cities."
    I am all for making sure the taxes collected on Gasoline goes to roads.

    However, the increasing cost on gasoline and subsequent sales tax windfall provided cover for the fungible nature in which the schools are supported. It allowed other areas of state government to grow, and covered the years of neglect and lack of schools oversight by the legislature. The schools have enough to operate on, but do not have some of the tools in which to better manage what they get.  Snyder's additional sales tax is NOT the way to solve this.

    There really has to be a question forming in the minds of even the most ardent Republicans.

    We are NOT ATM machines.  How the hell did we get here?

    We need to know where you are at.  Is Rick Snyder at all trustworthy to see through another 4 years? Would readers of this site vote for a Democrat to prove a point? Would a third party bid be a better way of giving Snyder's unpredictable 'antics'?

    Take the poll.  

    (lower right side of this page)

    Update [2013-8-12 23:7:44 by JGillman]: Oh that's right, don't forget that a part of the deal is locking in 'prevailing wage'.

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    The governing class backs us into corners (none / 0) (#1)
    by RushLake on Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 05:06:51 AM EST
    I was one of those who believed for years the old William F. Buckley approach, essentially you vote for the most conservative candidate. Buckley might have been right back in the day, but people like Snyder have cured me of that. The governing class sees us an ATM, nothing more.

    And, Kerry Bentivolio has just about cured me of him......tea & crumpets with John Oprah Boner indeed.  

    I had actually expected the (1.00 / 1) (#2)
    by JGillman on Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 09:46:14 AM EST
    'establishment' to stuff the voting for Snyder..

    So far they are not doing so hot.

    Good to see that to the time of this comment, no one has gone so far as to click on the Schauer radio button.  Integrity is still worth something.

    Erick Erickson (Red State) published . . . (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by Kevin Rex Heine on Wed Aug 14, 2013 at 09:36:52 AM EST
    . . . an interesting article last week regarding this general concept.  As was pointed out in commentary elsewhere last week, the party elites are going to spend the primary phase of the 2014 election cycle doubling down on stupid by digging in and actively attacking the party's base (a.k.a., the liberty-minded grassroots network).  The bluebloods aren't going to care about the collateral carnage that they cause, as long as they get to hang on to their positions of power.

    I agree with Mr. Erickson, in that there's no good reason for us to hold our noses and support incumbents.  We should be willing to primary incumbents who've fallen out of love with their constituencies and in love with Washington (or Lansing, or whatever the state capitol is in question).  We should not be afraid to reject them in primaries. In fact, until we start collecting a few choice scalps on our own trophy wall, the party elites will neither respect us nor fear us.

    Forty percent of all available state and federal seats next year, and take no prisoners in the process.

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