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Tag: Expansion (page 2)
By JGillman, Section News
In a 'garden party' hosted by the Leelanau Republican women, Michigan state senator Darwin Booher (R-35) clarified that he would NOT be voting for the Medicaid expansion bill being advanced by Governor Rick Snyder.
The garden party, held on Sunday at a local small business, was attended by Republican US Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land, State Senator Darwin Booher, State Representatives Ray Franz (R-101), Bruce Rendon (R-103), and other local politicians and interested citizens. Booher announced he "would not be voting for medicaid expansion" during a part of the program where elected officials and prospective candidates spoke.
Booher has also spoken out against the "outrageous fine" levied on Mark Baker of Baker's acres for the heinous crime of trying to farm in Michigan.
Call his office and thank him for his principled stand on these important issues.
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It sure is good to have the help of the AFP in pushing back big-crony government.
Americans for Prosperity started running a six-figure ad buy for Michigan on Friday. It encompasses two separate radio ads. One connects Medicaid expansion to the Obamacare "train wreck," urging state senators to oppose expanding Medicaid. The other highlights concerns raised by union leaders like James Hoffa about the negative impact ObamaCare will have on union members.
Hagerstrom noted the ads complement each other and send a unified message in that both highlight the problems of ObamaCare.
Both ads highlight the damage participating in the federal boondoggle mess through the expansion of medicaid in Michigan.
The use of both ads point out that the 'train wreck' is non partisan.
By JGillman, Section News
The campaigns have truly begun.
As many of you are aware, State Senator Howard Walker R-37th has decided to forgo a second term, thus leaving a fairly solid Republican seat up for grabs. Walker might well have gotten tired of the threats to primary him, but he has publicly responded that it was a family decision. We wish him the best, and hope he departs the senate with head held high, SANS a Medicaid/Welfare expansion vote when the time comes. Voting FOR such a thing would be a pretty serious blemish on a fairly decent record to walk away with.
Wayne Schmidt RINO-104th, and Greg MacMaster R-105th, are vying for the seat, each with the distinction of having supported the growth of government through their vote for Obamacare.
Note the designated (R) difference used, as their overall records could be parsed to paint a true picture of ideology. Schmidt's frequent support of many things expansion and subsidy, stand in contrast to the GOP platform of smaller government, and intrusion. Of course Schmidt's record is longer, and more easily scrutinized than that of MacMaster, who riding the Tea Party wave of 2010, has since revealed that on key issues, he cannot be counted on to hold the conservative line. MacMaster has been a vocal opponent to disastrous A21 policies, and has introduced legislation that has made it no further than the committees, one of them chaired by Schmidt.
So we are at the starting gate with Wayne "I Like Big Government" Schmidt, and Greg "I tried to cut a deal for small business" MacMaster. The former being one you can trust to disappoint frequently; the latter not solidly rooted in conviction. The former not nearly as 'popular' as the latter, being one who doesn't raise money so well.
So do we break out the checkbooks, hold our noses, pirouette, or sit on our hands?
To be continued.
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The use of 'the possible' scenarios can be confusing sometimes.
Jack Hoogendyk penned a piece the other day that might have turned a few heads. His email article "Money, Power, Quid Pro Quo - How it Destroys Good Policy" used a story from the 'watching Michigan' site that suggested Arlan Meekhof's position on Medicaid expansion might be compromised by a desire for leadership. The article painted a scenario under which it seemed possible that Senator Meekhof might capitulate to expansion:
"But, by rising to the seat power as leader, you too are owing to someone. All that money you spread around during the campaign; where did that come from? The lobbyists. And those lobby groups that endowed you with all that cash, do you think maybe they have a few quid pro quos as well? Oh, yeah.It happens.
Hoogendyk ended with wonderment of of the house votes and a question whether Arlan Meekhoff, as a man of integrity would cave to the a desire to grow in office.
"... Were they promised help in the upcoming election? A few seats could be in trouble because of the Freedom to Work vote. Some future campaign cash could be helpful...in exchange for a key vote now.And as usual, the grassroots came alive.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Only one word comes to mind: Starve.
Yannow, between the Governerd surrounding himself with a deadbeat Treasurer, and a Medicaid billing mooslime responsible for at least one death now dumping $25K into the One Tough Nerd PAC <cough>HB 4714</cough>, all one has to do is sit back and watch "Rick Michigan" implode all on his own. Damn good thing you're getting your monies upfront, young Johnny.
One Term Nerd, baby!
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the Government store
The state of Michigan will soon allow companies, organizations and communities to use the popular "Pure Michigan" branding in joint advertising and marketing.
...and that government of choosing the people, over the people, forking the people, shall not parish from Lansing, nor D.C.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section Multimedia
This is about as good as it gets with avoiding clear answers to direct questions.
God, I just despise the nasally weasel. Snyder embodies everything that is in topic over here.
It's going to be a pleasure to fire him next November.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Gov. Snyder has pretty much sealed his re-election fate. If he blunders on with his Milliken v2.0 course (with Calley, or not), Rick Michigan will in fact be a One Term Nerd.
Gov. Rick Snyder's decision to take Detroit into bankruptcy has statewide popularity, but his advocacy for expanding Medicaid has cost him support among fellow Republicans, according to a new poll released exclusively to The Detroit News.
When Snyder is out at County Party fundraisers, pay attention to what the Nerd doesn't say about his government growing, tax hiking agenda before writing him and Schostak that contribution check. NOTE:
While the governor held a series of forums over the past month advocating for Medicaid expansion inside medical facilities across the state, he's taken a different message to his Republican base lately.
What a mealy-mouthed corporatist weasel, nevertheless, there it is = Rick Snyder.
More importantly, the 800 lb. Conservative Gorilla is in the "Big Tent" and still has no use for milquetoast Team R pale pastel. If Senate Republicans had any doubts on how/why they should Vote No on HB 4714, it has been unequivocally removed for them. Or, be betrayed again by a term limited Richardville without the kiss.
Vote at your own electoral peril, Senators.
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