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    Tag: NOT Conservative

    Marketplace Fairness Act Debate: Sen. Ted Cruz R-TX

    By Corinthian Scales, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 07:37:09 AM EST
    Tags: Big Box Protection Bill, Bought And Paid For, Main Street Cronyism, Crushing The Little Guy, Competition, Taxes, Sales, Interstate, Bureaucracies, Not Conservative, Government's Hammer, Oppression, Tyranny, ...then there is The Shining Light of, Senator Cruz R-TX (all tags)

    As noted here on RM yesterday, the opposition is out in full farce...

    Comments >>

    Cronyists Line Up To Smack Down The Little Guy

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 11:16:51 AM EST
    Tags: Big Box Protection Bill, Main Street Cronyism, Crushing The Little Guy, Competition, Taxes, Sales, Interstate, Bureaucracies, Government's Hammer, Not Conservative, Oppression, Tyranny, Bought And Paid For (all tags)

    The main street crony action force is out.

    What better way to insure higher prices, less competition, and bigger bureaucracies than to pass the so-called "MainStreet Fairness Act"?

    A letter being sent today to the Michigan Congressional Delegation makes the following claims:

    • "The signatories consist of a wide spectrum of constituencies, including small business owners, members of state retailers associations and chambers of commerce, local elected officials, and consumers, all who want to see this commonsense highly oppressive solution signed into law."
    • "This is a critical issue for small businesses. They not only struggle to match the tax-freeShipping and logistics added prices their customers can find online, but also frequently find themselves in the frustrating position of having their stores used as showrooms by online shoppers.  Their time and resources are being used up to make sales for their out-of-state competitors."
    • "Opponents of the Marketplace Fairness Act have tried to argue that it imposes a new tax on consumers.  But that is simply not true.  The Marketplace Fairness Act will impose no new tax or tax increase of any kind, but merely create a method that states and communities can use to collect taxes they are already owed. An incredible bureaucratic nightmare for low volume sellers who are struggling to deal with increasing regulatory conditions already.  For over two decades, the Internet sales tax loophole has prevented these taxing entities from receiving the legitimate revenue they need to fund essential public services for our residents leaving a revenue hole that taxpayers have had to fill."

    Strike out emphasis and editing mine.

    It is an increase in the cost of business.  An increase in the complication of business. An Increase in the growth of government.  An increase in prices as the big box stores and larger internet retailers regain their advantage over the mom and pop enterprises.

    Its cronyism.  Pure and simple.  BIG MONEY pushing the little guy out, and using the hammer of government to do it because that 'little guy' keeps competition in place.

    I have said before, that there IS a way to solve this, and for the states who collect sales tax to get their revenues, but this cluster foxtrot is not a good path.  Any congressman worth his or her salt would recognize a disaster in the making for what it is.

    Tyranny waits for no one.  Contact your rep now.

    (3 comments) Comments >>

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    MIGOP Misses The Point

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 12:02:29 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Health Care, Obamacare, Republicans, Dirty Hands, NOT Praiseworthy, NOT Conservative, Lisa Lyons, MiGOP, Bobby Schostak, Still Wrong (all tags)


    The MiGOP chair once again screwed up an opportunity to mend fences with the conservative base.

    Bobby Shostak hoping to catch some of the CPAC love fest action for Michigan Republicans makes this announcement about 86th House District Representative Lisa Posthumus-Lyons who was featured and honored as one of the Conservative Political Action Conference's (CPAC) 10 conservatives under 40. Lyons District is in Kent and Ionia Counties, and serves as the Assistant Majority Floor Leader. :

    "Rep. Lyons is a tremendous leader in Michigan and she's a strong advocate of the common sense conservative policies that are resulting in Michigan's comeback."

    The release continued:
    " Rep. Lyons is recognized as a "Rising Young Conservative Leaders," which relates to CPAC's theme this year, "America's Future: The Next Generation of Conservatives. New Challenges, Timeless Principles."
    Timeless principles?

    "Timeless principles" must have a meaning I am not familiar with. Perhaps its those progressive principles they call timeless. If this is the next generation of conservative, I'm out.  And a note to our MiGOP, the activists you will find below the fold are just a few of those who would disagree with this blind accolade.

    Very much so - Continue on below.

    (1 comment, 822 words in story) Full Story

    Seriously.. Think of the Children. Action Alert!

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Apr 11, 2011 at 08:42:30 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Cold Medicine, Prescription, added costs, Matt Lori, Not Conservative, Tea Party, Action (all tags)

    URGENT : Tell Matt Lori (r) You Expect Better than his Latest Attempt to Increase Regulations, Drive up Health Care Costs and Criminalize Cold Medicine!

    Supposed Republican Matt Lori and his friends in the mainstream media have been blazing a trail to higher health care costs, bigger government and increased regulations this week in their fight to force you to see a doctor before you get your kid her over-the-counter cold medicine.

    I said it on Wednesday, and I'll say it again today...

    When daddy or mommy are considering whether or not to go grab a bottle of Triminic, Flintstones gravel throat annihilator, or one of the wildly popular alternatives to give a some relief to little Suzie with the runny nose and scratchy pipes, the last thing they should have to concern themselves with is an appointment with the family doctor.  A $7 bottle of cold medication that if Michigan state representative Matt Lori has his way could cost another $60-$100.  

    And just how well exactly does Lori expect this sort of nonsensical spike in regulation to go over in the year of the Tea Party?

    Enough is enough.  Please pick up your phone now.  Yes, right now.  Then dial one of these numbers to reach Lori's Lansing office and tell him enough is enough:

    Phone: (517) 373-0832
    Toll Free: (877) 262-5959

    More below ~

    (29 comments, 390 words in story) Full Story

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