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Seriously, ANYONE could win Michigan's US Senate seat being vacated by Carl Levin.
At least if Gary Peters is all the Democrat party has to offer. The RNC has targeted a number of politicians who parroted the Obama lie:"You can keep it .." in the run up to passage of the ACA. They will be running a series of ads pointing out the many times each of these folks opened their pieholes to mislead constituents in this regard. The Michigan ads will initially be radio spots like this one (modified for Peter's name used instead) saying:
"So what's your New Year's resolution? Here's one you can keep. Resolve to keep [Senator/Representative] honest in 2014.And its based in fact.
From the Ivory Tower in 2009:
" .. Illegal immigrants won't be covered, Peters said. Medicare benefits won't change, and will include no co-pays for preventative care and a reduction in drug costs. And Congress isn't being treated any differently than anyone else who has employer-covered insurance, Peters said.You know, it seems as if those might just have been 'talking points' to keep the natives from getting too restless about the takeover of a quarter of the economy. No, really!
Though this is very serious, It still reminds me of a joke.
Go below the fold and I will pass it along.
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As it turns out, the RNC has made another Subtle statement with the Lie of the year trophies.
Because of liberal policies, manufacturing over time has had to find other havens where makers of such products as TROPHIES can do so competitively. The Dems have consistently advocated higher taxes, and unrealistic workplace rules that hamstring domestic manufacturing to the point of closure or relocation.
Fewer makers of wealth and even fewer workers yet.
How appropriate that the awards offered to those Democrats are from those places that carry so much of our debt.
I found this story funny, though the subject is far from it.
Apparently the RNC has awarded a number of vulnerable Dems a special award for their participation in the American catastrophe known as Obamacare.
" Rebecca Coffman, a press assistant at the RNC .. holding the trophy outside Senator Mary Landrieu's office before presenting it to one of her staffers. "We'd like to present Senator Landrieu with the Lie of the Year award on behalf of the Republican National Committee," she said.At least he took it. No sore losers there, right?
Gary Peters, who will probably lose to whomever runs for US Senate in 2014 received the award above for his part in bringing forward the end to the US constitution.
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Sorry Charlie, err, Joshua, however, besides same last names, you two do have the same stench.
Last week, following offensive comments about LGBT
Hate speech my ass, signed Wolverine. Furthermore, if the Ann Arbor Nerd wasn't such a flaming Progressive surrounding himself in Obama funding secrecy, his answer for Medicaid Expansion would have also been, "I'm not getting into that."
Every stupid thing on The Left has become an ongoing distraction from reality.
H/t Market Ticker
Sit and spin on that one, Mr. deflector of communications for the Michigan Democratic Party.
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
The Flim-Flam Man and his Nerdpublicrat majority nailed folks good this time.
Expanded Medicaid's fine print holds surprise: 'payback' from estate after death
By JGillman, Section News
To both Republicans and Democrats who have taken a step to protect freedom of conscience today.
Praise when something is done right is appropriate.
Employers will no longer be forced to provide 'abortion coverage' in their insurance policies.
"The Republican-controlled Legislature on Wednesday approved a voter-initiated law that would prohibit basic health insurance plans from covering abortions and avoid a veto by Gov. Rick Snyder.Its a shame that such a common sense effort had to done through citizen initiative because of a Governor who has no respect for tax payer freedom of conscience.
I truly hope that Michigan Right To Life remembers how unnecessarily hard they had to work to get this done.
One Term Nerd.
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By JGillman, Section News
A court case challenging taxation in states based on the ACA (AKA Obamacare) will likely reveal our successful effort to stop a state run exchange to be well worth the time.
We have apparently inoculated ourselves. In the complaint Halbig v. Sebelius it is shown that an application of the law as-it-is-written means Michigan taxpayers are NOT eligible for subsidies, and NOT subject to the tax (penalties) assessment for failure to obtain insurance. Netright daily reports:
"Under the specific language of the law, tax subsidies (and tax penalties) on individuals and employers only apply in states that created these exchanges. It's right there in black-and-white -- as the availability of subsidies was expressly confined to qualified plans enrolled "through an Exchange established by the State."And as noted further in the article, there was an expectation for the states to roll over and capitulate with the new exchange money promise.
The plaintiff argument on this point is clearly stated starting at about page 10 of the document.
A big THANK YOU to those who stood firm in their resolve against the state run exchange will be repeated as this case moves further along and the act is found even more unworkable as the miserable failure spawned by overreaching NEO-Democrat (read fascist/socialist) operatives in power. It was theirs. Let it remain owned by those who have no understanding of the constitution.
Recall that NOT a single (not even the squishy ones) Republican voted for this garbage.
A shame there was an attempt by a so called Republican governor in Michigan to punish us all through participation with such schemes.
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There is a way.
Too much money to be thrown away apparently, so procedural changes will allow early law enactment, and potentially "save" the state $100 million on the Medicaid expansion legislators approved earlier this fall. A couple weeks shaved off the end of this session rolls the start date for the new medical WELFARE recipients to line up at the trough.
"The Michigan Senate plans to adjourn several weeks earlier than usual, which would allow the newly expanded Medicaid population to begin enrolling by mid-March, rather than early April.Because NO WAY should Michigan taxpayers have to pick up the tab for legislating more MichiGANDERS onto the public teat.
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