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Tag: Abusive Government
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Today it's Iraqis under Federal investigation.
via The Detroit News
Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Ron Boji of Orchard Lake and Craig DeNooyer of Kalamazoo to the Michigan Strategic Fund board of directors Monday.
One Term Nerd
OK, I'll ask again... Senate nancy boys, what are you going to do here?
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
The BS continues to stack up around the GoverNerd without it being challenged by so-called republicans in Lansing.
Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Fred Walcott, of Allendale, to the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Sounds benign enough, right? And, it is until one finds out that Fred Walcott has lined his pockets with $934,078 of our tax dollars for his private profit. It's just a got-damn shame that a guy trying to make a living without sponging off of taxpayers is greeted by State Police/DNR/Federal agent jackboots just to peacefully have his day in court while being stifled by the Attorney General's Office.
OK, Senate nancy boys, what are you going to do here?
By JGillman, Section Multimedia
Mark Baker sums it up.
As a part of the process (ginned up by the big farming interests) Michigan government has used to take out the small farmer who cannot pay the protection money politicians require, the end is nigh. This particular issue is a tragedy, but not at all surprising as Agenda 21 sets in, and favored producers are enriched as a result.
Its a shame it is closing on a Republican watch.
Bakers Green Acres
Bakers is fighting OUR fight out there folks.
Give him a look at his site. A paypal donation can be made here. Don't let him quit.
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By JGillman, Section News
One person running for a local office up here is Cheryl Walton of Whitewater Township.
The cost to our communities from special assessments, millages and general apathy to the financial wherewithal of constituents can be appalling. Cheryl has written up in just a few paragraphs, a story that can be related and well understood in dozens of townships throughout Michigan. Examples of over-planning, a desire for the best, yet without the ability to pay, and property owners which find themselves on the raw end of someone else' ambition.
This is just one true tale, that as yet has not ended.
WHITEWATER TOWNSHIP BOARD'S "ROAD TO RUIN"
In January/February 2005, a petition for paving 4 roads (Watson, Mabel, Deal, and Lackey) was circulated to road frontage owners. A sheet accompanying the petition estimated the total cost of paving to be $1 million, to be split half and half between the Grand Traverse County Road Commission and the property owners, with the annual cost per "benefit" estimated at $200 annually for 10 years. More than 50% of the road frontage owners signed the petition.
In August 2005, a different petition listing 5 roads (Watson, Mabel, Deal, Lackey, AND SKEGEMOG POINT ROAD south of M-72) was circulated only to Skegemog Point Road frontage owners. Less than 50% of the frontage owners signed, not meeting the Public Improvement Act requirement that more than 50% of the frontage owners agree to the improvement. Despite this fact, the southern portion of Skegemog Point Road was added to the list of roads to be paved, adding close to $300,000 to the cost of the project. The signers of the 4-road petition never agreed to the paving of Skegemog Point Road.
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