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    Tag: Economy

    Wednesday Divertere

    By JGillman, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 11:04:20 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, State Senate, Tourism, Boating, Economy, Senator Proos, Taxes, Fuel Taxes, Donor State Taxes, Dredging, Say Please (all tags)

    Given the previous article, I thought you all might enjoy this one.

    Michigan State Senator Proos talks about dredging as it relates to water use tourism, and the dollars flowing in from it. Concerned about a boating traffic 'shutdown' he notes the economic costs of our great big bathtubs filling up with silt.

    At the end, as always, our daddies in Washington are pleaded to, for consideration in getting some of our allowance money to pay for getting our toys into the harbor.

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    Liberal Worldview: Businessmen Are Crooks & Politicians Are Altruistic Public Servants

    By steve, Section News
    Posted on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 10:51:36 AM EST
    Tags: culture, Democrats, economy, Progressives (all tags)

    Uber liberal columnist Laura Berman (at Detroit's 'more' conservative paper) opines the reason Detroit government can't pay its bills stem from the fact they don't collect all the taxes the city is due.
    But the city's bigger customers likely enjoy more flexible arrangements. Right now, Detroit journalists are specifically documenting gigantic black holes in the city's revenue collection "system," which may have enabled various Ilitch organization entities to decline the privilege of paying the city various fees and taxes.

    "The city's biggest customers?" As if the city government of Detroit is providing some sort of valuable service. Bizarre...

    People are leaving the city in droves and its economy is upside down. When six of the top ten employers in the city are local,state and federal agencies that provide zero economic growth, this is a recipe for disaster and no amount of enhanced tax collection is going to fix the problem.

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    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Most Secretive Federal Agency Needs an Audit

    By US Rep Mike Rogers, Section News
    Posted on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 03:45:56 PM EST
    Tags: Mike Rogers, Federal Reserve, economy, intelligence, Constitution (all tags)

    Despite the impact of the Federal Reserve on every single American's money and daily life, it is the most secretive agency in the entire federal government.

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    A Wonderful Sales Leader in Michigan

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Sat May 12, 2012 at 10:43:18 AM EST
    Tags: NObama, Anyone but Stabenow, Militarizing a Central Police Force, DHS, TSA, ICE, Economy, FOCUS Act, Export-Import Bank, Crisis Options, NDAA, Unified Quest 2011, UN, NATO, Russian Soldiers train in Colorado, Unintended Consequences, Ammunition Stockpiling, Women and Firearms, Record Firearm Sales, Thank you (all tags)

    via The Detroit News

    Metro Detroit gun dealers say demand for firearms is so brisk that some can't keep enough weapons in stock to satisfy the demand.

    While the upward trend in gun sales began a decade ago, interest has intensified locally and nationally in recent months.

    Experts attribute it to fears that gun laws will become more restrictive and concern over cuts in police and fire budgets, as well as a growing acceptance of firearms.

    Rest here

    Well, that, and the observations made that the Trotskyites in power have requisitioned a .40 cal round for every breathing skull on our soil along with the Pentagon gaming Unified Quest 2011 .. just might have a little something to do with sales too.

    "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."

    An aside, for those unaware, Putin's Russians who are partnered with China are war gaming in Colorado.  Amazing, though not a surprising occurrence for the Obama administration.

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    Any Which Way The Wind Blows ...or Doesn't

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 07:21:39 PM EST
    Tags: Obama, Jobs, EPA, economy, environmentalism, House Energy and Commerce Committee, Fred Upton, Incandescent Light Bulb Ban, Global Warming, green energy, government regulation, Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Coal, Power, Marquette, Presque Isle, Rick Snyder, Granholm, Progressives (all tags)

    I just can't get over this one.

    via FoxNews.com

    Wind farms in the Pacific Northwest -- built with government subsidies and maintained with tax credits for every megawatt produced -- are now getting paid to shut down as the federal agency charged with managing the region's electricity grid says there's an oversupply of renewable power at certain times of the year.

    The problem arose during the late spring and early summer last year. Rapid snow melt filled the Columbia River Basin. The water rushed through the 31 dams run by the Portland, Ore.-based Bonneville Power Administration allowing for peak hydropower generation. At the very same time, the wind howled leading to maximum wind power production.

    Demand could not keep up with supply, so BPA shut down the wind farms for nearly 200 hours over 38 days.

    Read more (with video)

    At least I have my memories of this nation when it didn't blow.

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    Remember Obama's record on economy today

    By ReincePriebus, Section News
    Posted on Fri Jan 27, 2012 at 11:38:05 AM EST
    Tags: Obama, Michigan, Republican, GOP, Economy (all tags)

    Promoted as the Usurper in chief was here today ~

    Note: This op-ed is also posted at Detroit News http://goo.gl/rgXEB

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    Jimmy, Why Do You Hate the Elderly?

    By Rougman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Jan 27, 2011 at 02:13:50 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, economy (all tags)

    Many of you know that my employment situation has been up in the air for a long time.  As a Michigander, that makes me no rarer than one in five people walking on the pot-holed streets of this once great state.

    Vacant houses line the landscape, U-Haul lots are as sparsely populated as a Joe Biden scalp, and the Michigan Works office has replaced the local coffee shop for catching up on juicy gossip. "Mary, I'd absolutely love to know whom Jim is dating, but I've got two on-line applications to submit before my unemployment gets cut off."

    Well, thankfully, I have solved my own little employment problem.  While the solution is less than ideal in that it provides me less than full time labor, it does provide me with a paycheck (if intermittent) and a certain sense of esteem (if probably undeserved.)  

    That's right folks, I've found a job.  

    And, as Jennifer Granholm would be remiss to predict, that job is In Georgia.

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    Upton Should Call On Sarah Palin

    By jenkuz, Section News
    Posted on Thu Dec 30, 2010 at 11:55:05 PM EST
    Tags: Abortion, economy, environmentalism, EPA, Fred Upton, Global Warming, government regulation, green energy, Jennifer Granholm, John Boehner, Michigan, Politics, Repeal, Republicans, Sarah Palin, sierra club (all tags)


    Fred Upton got the post he wanted in the House, as Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.  Boehner gave him the job over massive objections from conservatives.  Perhaps if Upton cries, he will convince some of them that he's going to be a real stalwart.

    JGillman of RightMichigan voices the concern that so many are thinking.  Now that Upton got the post over all the objections, will he do what needs doing?

    Judging from some of  his responses to criticism, I'd say that's a definite no.

    He said he was going to Washington to repeal that healthcare law, then he agreed to support the insertion of Pitt's Protect Life Act, and Smith's No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act into the law.  That's called nibbling around the edges.  The way the genius Republican leadership has been going, if the acts do end up being inserted, they will become known as the Stupak amendment for criminy's sake.   Why in the world would you say you were going to repeal it, but first change it a little to make it better, then repeal it?  Does that make sense?

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