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    Tag: Majority Leader

    Richardville A Republican?

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 09:48:36 PM EST
    Tags: Richardville, Majority Leader, Democrats, Republicans, Tea Party (all tags)

    A lot of folks would prefer we spend our time hitting the Democrats for their foibles, wrongness, and socially retarded ideals.

    We do.  We really do.

    Can we help that they spend so much time pretending to be Republicans?

    Randy Richardville is the perfect example.  He is such a lousy Republican leader, the senate had to override him to make SB1018 a reality last week.  He refuses to get on board with the best legislation the Republicans can get behind: RTW.  And his push for that very strange DRIC/NICT project would make governor Granholm proud.

    IF she was still here.

    And whether you like the tactics involved with some who have pushed for stronger conservatism in the party or not, you must see the alliances and support system he has, as questionable.

     Below ~

    (4 comments, 474 words in story) Full Story

    Just Need Clarity Mr Richardville

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 05:42:38 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Randy Richardville, Right-To-Work, FTW, RTW, Freedom-To-Work, Senate, Majority Leader, Unions, Labor, Teachers, Slave Mind, Forced Unionism (all tags)

    The Michigan Senate has an issue.

    Perhaps a temper tantrum throwing majority leader issue.

    As you all know, I support Right-To-Work.  I not only support it, but have done what is in my power to advance it, guide it, and bring a level of freedom of association, liberty etc., back to the workplace in Michigan.  Forced unionism has no place in a free land. it is antithetical to a country based on free will, a belief in the individual and responsibility.

    Yet here we are having to perpetually remind our leadership that it is time to do a little soul searching with regard to labor relations. With contracts between free men, and agreeable partners. In fact I have opined/questioned in an email conversation recently:

    "Under what obscene circumstances should I abrogate my liberty, my freedom of association, and pay a ransom for the privilege of applying my craft, or negotiating a trade arrangement with an agreeable employer?"
    For government to set the terms of my employment contract with another, it requires capitulation to an oppressive NLRB rule, one that somehow has made it through far too many seasons already.  

    It is wrong. It is immoral. It requires a "slave's mindset." And I will see it ended before I am through fighting it.

    ~ More below ~

    (14 comments, 688 words in story) Full Story

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    The Most Powerful Republican Lawmaker In Lansing

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Oct 08, 2010 at 11:02:14 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Capitol, John Proos, Lansing, Majority Leader, Randy Richardville, Republicans, Senate Leader (all tags)

    Sometimes it is real easy to look at the top dog, and think there it is.  The Governor is the one who will affect what is happening in this state the most.  Often we forget the path of least resistance might not serve us so well, if that which travels the path to the pen is unencumbered by reason or moral certitude.

    Just don't forget we have gatekeepers.

    Jack Hoogendyk offers his valuable  experience as a lesson in politics. Pay CLOSE ATTENTION.  A little Skinny on this at the end..

    Below the fold we go..

    (9 comments, 842 words in story) Full Story

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