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By KG One, Section News
In his fanaticism to achieve one of his goals (Michigan Taxpayers and the Michigan Legislature, who needs `em), Gov. Snyder overlooked one very important detail: Nothing is ever truly "free" from the federal government.
Not to fear, he's got a scapegoat to blame for this one.
So who is the great nerdy one mad at now?
And what will Michigan Taxpayers potentially be on the hook for?
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By JGillman, Section News
Says the rich guy.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder did a series of videos regarding the ballot initiatives we will see in November. Opining on issues one through six, Snyder makes a number of reasonable points, and its worth going through them to see where you might agree. Or not. The last proposal discussed is the DRIC, where he (the text says) says:
"If there's one proposal we've heard a lot about, it's Proposal Six.
It didn't have to be this way.
More and the video below the fold.
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In a comment to a previous posting:
Even the president must have consent of the US senate before entering into a treaty. And if one looks at the Lefty cheerleading media, one might find cheerleading liberal democrats extolling the virtues of our one term potentate.
There is nothing more exhilarating than allowing the socialist neighbors to put down a Michigan business that pays Michigan taxes, employs Michigan workers, and spends money in Michigan, right Rick? What did they pay you? Where are the accounts? Why the obsession with giving CANADA the upper hand?
2014, Nerd. Time to go.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
It's yet another pretty sad day for the "DELE-GATE" tattered MI-GOP when even a slippery goonion labor propped up turd like Richardville is cut out of the loop by the Governerd.
via The Detroit News
Despite a big grin on his face, Gov. Rick Snyder sidestepped questions Tuesday morning about a possible announcement this week on an agreement to build a new bridge to Canada.
Bull. Sh!t! It's more than obvious that this shady Canadian schemed Public Private Partnership, Chicom and NAFTA entwined goonion labor payola boondoggle Bridge deal being foisted upon U.S. taxpayers by the Governerd, Prince William Clay II, and LaHood just has to reek to high heaven. Frankly, I'm not so sure anymore that if we all ended up with a Gov Bernero instead of the Ann Arbor Nerd, that 'ol Virg would've been as brazen and as slimy in this unnecessary bridge as Ricky Ardesta is. As much as I hate to say it, even a lame-duck Jenny the now Wartless wasn't this devious and clandestine when pursuing it as the DRIC.
TEA movement folk, y'all might want to be seriously scouting for a Governerd primary challenger now.
At least for one particular part of production. In fact perhaps this could be a great way to increase our share of North American manufacturing. Simply close the plants across the moat:
"CBC News reports that an Ontario General Motors' plant where Chevy Impalas and Equinoxes were built will be closed down, costing Canadians around 2,000 jobs. GM reportedly plans to partially move production of the Impala to its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in Michigan. You may remember the Hamtramck site from the Chevy Volt commercial which trumpeted the building of Volts there. It now seems that low demand for the Volt has led to the plant having enough time to build other, conventionally-powered vehicles. While the Volt may have been the car GM "had to build," it appears that consumers would "prefer" them to build cars like the Impala."You think?
Lets see. Less VOLTS = less taxpayer subsidies, more electricity available for our playstations, and more Impalas built in the USofA.
And a few less bridge tolls.
Win, Win, super win. Right Guv?
Oh, and anyhow, it probably has more to do with Obummer's recently noted JOBS stagnation,(and all the adjustments downward of the previous gains noted) and trying to make those up.(2,000 at a time) To heck with the cannucks when there's an election to be won!
H/T Paul Chesser
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What is it that drives the Rick Snyder to buck the legislature, give the people of Michigan a shrug, and essentially give the finger to privately owned business?
It surely cannot be strictly economic development, as the low hanging fruit known as Right-To-Work is still quite doable. It could not be a concern that growth will leave us stranded with an unworkable transport solution between Canada and the US, as simply adding a couple of booths for the Bluewater apparently eased traffic considerably this last holiday. Add to that, the amount of traffic over the DIBC is still at historic lows. And to boot, the owner of the DIBC wants to build a second span at NO cost to the taxpayer, and has actually done due diligence by purchases of property and right of ways on both sides.
No, there must be something else.
It almost seems ..emotional.
More below the fold
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
That dosen't sound very positive to me, but, ya, the GoverNerd is across the boarder kissing the Canuck's ring.
Mr. Snyder acknowledged that the new bridge remains a tough sell in Michigan, where relatively few people understand the vital role the bridge plays in getting U.S. exports to markets in Canada and beyond. The project was first proposed more than five years ago.
Certainly that has nothing to do with the $500 million gesture that you begged the Canadians for or your PAC.
"I understand why they're spending the money," he said of the Morouns. "It's economic self-interest. The troubling part is the lack of accuracy in what they represent."
Well, that inaccuracy has always been on the governments behalf, GoverNerd. It's well documented here. Simply hit any of the 'Tags'.
God bless Mr. Moroun for fighting for us taxpayers against this NAU abomination.
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
This calls for a celebration.
Minutes earlier, a substitute bill supported by Democrats, which provided community benefits for the Delray area of southwest Detroit, where the bridge would be located, was voted down, 5-2, on a party-line vote.
Thank you to all the No votes that killed this unwanted boondoggle.
The ball is in your end of the court GoverNerd....
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