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    Tag: Sunlight

    Democrat Stalking Horse Candidate Doesn't Like Black Folk

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 09:29:34 AM EST
    Tags: Rick Snyder, Agendas, DRIC, MEDC, Corporate Welfare, Nerd Fund, Transparency, Detroit, Bell Isle, Utopia, creeping progressivism, Schauer, Slick Rick, Same Snake Two Heads, Sunlight, Costly Energy, Richardville, Bolger, Public Act 295 of 2008, SB 213, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Sure .. he is a 'con'servative, Mandates, Tilting at Windmills, Al Gore Warming, Unicorn farts, Taxed Enough Already, One term Nerd, 2014, Michigan, Find me a Conservative to vote for (all tags)

    I don't have a lot of time to squander on this today so, click on the headline below.

    Schauer proposes hiking state minimum wage to $9.25 an hour

    In the mean time, Rick Snyder's MEDC and Gary Peters are tirelessly working for Corporate Welfare schemes.

    Snooze button is almost set for November 4, 2014...

    (3 comments) Comments >>

    Ruth Johnson Is Right.

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 11:55:38 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Elections, Ruth Johnson, Sunlight, Transparency, State Senate, SB661, Reporting Requirements, Hidden Agendas (all tags)

    Here hoping that Michigan State Representatives don't forget it when it gets to them.

    A recent in-box treat from the "Michigan Freedom Fund" declares a victory in the name of free speech.  The release says:

    "LANSING, November 14, 2013 - Michigan Freedom Fund President Greg McNeilly today released the following statement after Senate Bill 661 passed 20-18 in the Senate:


    "Government has no right to target and punish the free speech of individuals, whether or not it is unpopular or delivered through an unpopular medium.  Today, the Senate did the right thing by standing up for our rights and putting the Constitution first." "

    But what was this good thing that was done?

    Ruth Johnson apparently triggered a legislative action with a recent press release and intent on expanding reporting by shadow groups.

    " LANSING, Mich. - Saying the public has a right to know who is behind some of the most negative advertising in political campaigning, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson today proposed a sweeping new disclosure rule.

    "In a country where free speech is protected, these ads are part of the political landscape and we can't stop them - but when they try to influence an election, we can make sure the public knows who is paying for them," said Johnson, a long-time fighter for transparency in elections.

    Specifically, Johnson's proposal targets political ads that try to persuade voters about the worthiness or unworthiness of a candidate or proposal without actually using the words "vote for" or "elect." They often encourage voters to contact a specific candidate, as in "call candidate Smith and tell her she shouldn't ignore senior citizens" or "go online to let candidate Jones know you care how he is wasting tax dollars."

    Because of a loophole in Michigan law, those electioneering ads - which are carefully crafted to meet the letter of the law, but not the spirit of the law - do not currently require any campaign finance reporting. "

    Transparency, we support frankly.  As usual, McNeilly is off the mark because he didn't tell the whole story.

    Go below the fold.

    (2 comments, 1145 words in story) Full Story

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Blogging, Breaking News, And Beck.

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Aug 11, 2010 at 12:04:20 PM EST
    Tags: Blogging, Capitol Confidential, corruption, Deception, democrats, Glenn Beck, Michigan, News, OCDP, Republicans, Sunlight, tea party (all tags)

    Reposted From MTTM

    Its been a busy year.

    In fact, between keeping the business afloat, deaths of family and friends, and personal political bids, its amazing I can even find the wherewithal to think, much less put those thoughts into readable and coherent text.  As a matter of priority however, the text finds its way to the top.  Hopefully as a time goes on, the big picture bears out the information flow's importance and effect on our political landscape, and ultimately on our lives.

    The truth shall set us free.  Deception however.. abounds.

    As many of you know, the Fake Tea Party here in Michigan is a scam created by those who would prefer to stay in power, or achieve more of it.   It is [assumed to be] nothing more than an attempt by the Michigan Democrat party to steal from good and decent people the most valuable tool they have in keeping liberty.  Used as a tool to steal or nullify their vote.  Typical of the party with no conscience, ideas, or ethical foundation, it really came as no surprise when the formation of "the Tea Party" through a signature gathering effort began.

    (2 comments, 1686 words in story) Full Story

    A "sunlight" suggestion designed to keep us all in the dark

    By Nick, Section News
    Posted on Tue Feb 24, 2009 at 07:46:35 AM EST
    Tags: Granholm-Cherry, Jocuns, tax lien, delinquent taxes, sunlight, transparency (all tags)

    The Detroit Institute of the Arts is laying off over 60 employees, a full 20 percent of their payroll and that's a big deal.

    The Flint Journal ran an op-ed with the words "Jennifer Granholm jeopardizes state power system" in that order in the title and that's a pretty big surprise.

    Heck, today is Fat Tuesday and after a few of you get three or four paczki in you then YOU are going to be a big person.  Literally.

    But all of that pales in comparison to the BIG load of... hypocrisy... playing out in newspapers like the Ivory Tower this morning as the MSM races to bring readers the latest on Governor Granholm's suggestion that she might slap online the names of folks who haven't paid their taxes on time.

    In principle, I don't mind the idea at all.  In fact, I think its pretty boss.  If you're breaking the rules and refusing to pay your fair share then a big scarlet "www." (as it were) is the least of your worries.  And the least of ours, too.  

    The vast majority of us pay our taxes on time every time.  There are certain services even the staunchest anti-government conservative will admit we need.  If a little web-shame can keep folks from trying to pull one over on Uncle Sam or the state Capitol... or get a delinquent to come clean and pay off his or her tab, mores the better!

    Alas, that's not what the Governor is looking for and its not what her proposal targets.  Her proposal is pure, unadulterated class warfare.  It's the politics of personal destruction and the politics of yesterday.  Oh, and its the sort of thing that would give her a pass on her OWN back taxes.

    Read on...

    (4 comments, 713 words in story) Full Story

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