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    Tag: dillon


    By KG One, Section News
    Posted on Sun Mar 11, 2012 at 09:35:00 AM EST
    Tags: Detroit, Gov. Rick Snyder, Mayor Dave Bing, Rep. Chuck Moss, Dillon, PA-4, Emergency Manager?, Where are they?, The answer might just surprise you, Think: Too big to fail (all tags)

    Several days ago, the question was asked why Detroit didn't have an EM running the show.

    With glaringly pointed statements made very recently, some may call out-and-out threats, such as this made by Detroit Mayor Dave Bing this week, "If Detroit fails or doesn't make it or doesn't come back as soon as we would like it too, it's going to cost the state money anyway. It's you pay me now or pay me later," you may be asking yourself why the wait?

    So what is the holdup?

    {Story continues after the fold}

    (1 comment, 1145 words in story) Full Story


    By Corinthian Scales, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Sat Oct 16, 2010 at 03:17:26 PM EST
    Tags: Democrat Party, Dingell, Stupak, Stabenow, Levin brothers, Peters, Conyers, Pelosi, Granholm, Dillon, One Big Ass Mistake America (all tags)

    ~ Promoted as great weekend inspiration. ~ JG

    Very well done and very powerful.


    Comments >>

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Bernero becomes the defacto puppet for MEA

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue Jun 01, 2010 at 07:55:38 AM EST
    Tags: Democrats, Bernero, Dillon, Michigan, Primary, puppets, Unions, MEA, Endorsements (all tags)

    The MEA has a problem.

    People are starting to wake up to the fact that the MEA represents the fourth highest paid teachers in the country. (in a state that ranks near the bottom for average wages otherwise)  Further, that the current contracts are time bombs.  Add to this, the public realization of what the MEA "re-packages" as insurance is  merely a BCBS policy with a 25% profit for the union built in reinforces a growing sentiment that this public sector union in particular is bad business for Michigan.

    And THAT is bad news for the MEA.

    So bad, they need a plug to stop the inevitable leak in the money pipe from Lansing to the highly paid MEA infrastructure.  Bad enough to look for a place to put a controlling hand that nods his head, and makes him bow, and has him sign on the dotted line when told.

    And Andy Dillon wasn't THAT GUY.

    (1 comment, 381 words in story) Full Story

    Chilly Toes

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Feb 15, 2010 at 01:48:22 PM EST
    Tags: Bob Bowman, Dillon, Democrats, Unions (all tags)

    Michigan's Democrat party saw its choices thin again as a result of another gubernatorial candidate inserting toes and coming out with a case of frostbite.

    In a year that will likely bring strong gains for conservatives and republicans alike, it appears there would be little gained even for name recognition by the bit players in the Democrat left.  Former treasurer Bob Bowman took one look at Michigan's finances, the party in power and said.. umm yeah.. I don't think so... From the Detroit News:

    Bowman formed an exploratory committee last week but said in his statement he was compelled to do so because he had spent over $500 in considering a bid.

    Bowman works in New York City and lives in suburban Connecticut but has a summer home in the northern Michigan community of Harbor Springs. He's also president of the Michigan Education Trust.

    But there exists nothing so compelling to bring the former Michigander back home to give it a go for the top executive office.  Who needs him anyway right?

    (1 comment, 419 words in story) Full Story

    Budget Busting Bowman

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Feb 11, 2010 at 02:58:37 PM EST
    Tags: Bob Bowman, Dillon, Democrats, Unions (all tags)

    The Democrats are still trying to find a suitable alternative to Andy Dillon, who no longer passes the Union Leadership "smell test" as a result of his suggestions that insurance for state workers be reformed.

    Received from the Michigan Republicans:

    Lansing, MI--As Bob Bowman filed his paperwork for a Democratic gubernatorial bid, the Michigan Republican Party warns Michigan families to guard their wallets.

    "Bob Bowman is a wall street carpet bagger who is responsible for the 38-percent tax increase on Michigan families under the Blanchard administration,"  said Michigan Republican Party Director of Communications Jennifer Hoff.  "He's just another Harvard Democrat like Jennifer Granholm--look where's she's gotten us.

    (3 comments, 217 words in story) Full Story

    Thank you Rose

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Dec 21, 2009 at 12:27:00 PM EST
    Tags: Recall, Posse, Michigan, Dillon, Rose Bogaert, Leon Drolet (all tags)

    You know there will be a great deal of political action in the near future, and as 2010 rolls through we will still be stuck with two of the most incompetent senators.  

    Unless... we take the opportunity to reflect on the constitutionality of their voting records, and base a recall effort on their failure to abide by their oath of office:

    "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."

    A recent (final?) ruling in US District may affect these two, and I just felt the need to get some people thinking..

    (9 comments, 451 words in story) Full Story

    Bigger battles brewing between taxpayers & government-class

    By leondrolet, Section News
    Posted on Thu Sep 03, 2009 at 11:12:40 AM EST
    Tags: Granholm, Dillon, taxes, budget, spending, Bobb, Bing (all tags)

    It's happening right now: as tax revenues plummet, the government class is digging in for the battle of their lives to protect their privileged status in Michigan's economy. And politicians are now being forced to take sides with either taxpayers or with public employee unions.

    Detroit is in the eye of the storm...

    Few government reformers have taken on a more impossible task than Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb, who is trying to restore fiscal and functional sanity to the national disgrace that is the Detroit Public Schools. Now, Bobb is being sued by a defiant Detroit School Board determined to protect the status quo that they created and have benefited from.

    Kudos to Attorney General Mike Cox, who will defend Bobb against the School Board's retaliatory suit.

    Detroit Mayor Bing, meanwhile, is facing a fierce, daily battle with Detroit's unionized city employees, who believe they should be immune from the City's 22% unemployment rate, plummeting population, and evaporating tax base. These unions are more highly compensated than employees in similar cities (according to a Detroit Free Press study), but they won't concede a penny in adjusted benefits or pay.

    Meanwhile, in the suburbs...

    Has your pay been increasing these last few years? The union representing the professors at Oakland University think that a 10% pay hike over the past three years wasn't good enough. These professors (all public employees paid with your tax dollars) are preparing to strike today. They received raises of between 3% and 3.25% each year since the last contract approval in 2006, but their union isn't satisfied and wants even more.

    (2 comments, 821 words in story) Full Story

    Judgment - part 2

    By judgment, Section News
    Posted on Mon Aug 10, 2009 at 11:44:21 AM EST
    Tags: dillon, budget, lobbyists, junket (all tags)

    This morning, Randy Andy and his merry band of legislators (Rep. Rick Hammel, Rep. Bert Johnson, Rep. Chuck Moss, Rep. Dudley Spade, Rep. John Proos, Rep. Shanelle Jackson, Rep. Vincent Gregory, Sen. Mark Jansen and Sen. Randy Richardville) are off touring Caesarea, the only privately owned city in Israel! We wonder if he's looking for more "big ideas" on privatizing and cutting services... maybe for Michigan cities this time? Controlled by the Rothschild family, Caesarea is one of the poshest cities in Israel. Hopefully amidst their busy lobbyist junket schedule (enquiring minds want to know.... it's Jon Smalley), Randy Andy and his band will have a chance to visit the Caesarea Golf & Country Club, Israel's only golf course!

    Watch some of the economic development possibilities in Caesarea!

    Meanwhile back in Michigan the budget still is left hanging.  Judgment??????

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