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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    SB 280: Pop Goes the Weasel

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 10:56:14 AM EST
    Tags: SB 280, Rick Snyder, The Flim-Flam Man, Pay up Suckers, U of M cronies, Big Ed, Progressives, Student debt, STEM Amnesty, Foreign National Job Preference, H-1B Visas, EB-5 Citizenship, Cheap Labor, Underemployment, Obamacare, Medicare Expansion, Who Profits?, Follow the money, Ardesta, Stem Cell Research, Discera, ChiComs, MEDC, One Tough Nerd PAC, SB 59 Veto, Gas Tax, Sales Tax, Internet Sales Tax, Pension Tax, Homestead Property Tax Credit, MIaGOP, One Term Nerd (all tags)

    Because the weasel needs a good popping.  Unfortunate for the majority in Lansing, however, the House, and Senate Republicans are learning the hard lesson taught when ignoring their Party Platform, Constitution limits, and bowing to a limousine liberal Corporatist Ann Arbor Nerd.

    "Since it's tax season, I've had a huge amount of calls from my constituents when they find out what their tax liability is," Jones told MLive on Thursday. "I think it's extremely unfair when people have planned their life for their retirement and then suddenly, in the midst of their retirement, they get a new tax."

    Senate Bill 280 is co-sponsored by Sens. Tory Rocca of Sterling Heights, Joe Hune of Hamburg Township, Dave Hildenbrand of Lowell and Jack Brandenburg of Harrison Township.

    All five Republicans voted in 2011 against a bill backed by Gov. Rick Snyder that rewrote state tax code, eliminating the oft-criticized Michigan Business Tax and cutting personal income tax exemptions on pensions while limiting homestead property credits.

    Jones said he supported the MBT-repeal portion of the legislation, [snip]

    Votes do indeed have consequences.  I know plenty of folks who have just had enough of JenniRick Snydholm's amnesty promoting, BIGGER TAXES, Bigger Government, and Bigger Spending federal government dependency Bee esS.  Looks like the Taxed Enough Already message is finally slapping the stealth Democrat self-invented Nerd persona upside his bulbous head with legislators now fearful of losing their elected seats.  Good.  Just wait until folks figure out what was done to them with Blue Cross Blue Shield in 2016, and bowing to the Nerd.

    SB 280: SML Richardville, and reelected Speaker Bolger (if not indicted by mid August), have yet another legislative opportunity to salvage the '14 election for the MIaGOP, but will they lead the way?

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    by JGillman on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 11:59:13 AM EST
    Mike Cox kept his eye on BCBSMI.

    Its SOME of the same reasons AG Schuette has trouble with recent developments.

    Cronyism just cashed out big in Michigan.  a measly one point five BILLION over ten years permission slip to raid a three point Four-seven-four billion dollar cash pile for future investments of the type Cox sued them about a few years back.

    Being 'non- profit' is meaningless when an organization is able to move that kind of cheese around.  Having a strong AG watching for shenanigans is meaningless when laws are changed so it can be done with impunity.

    And I would guess that MOST of our legislators had no idea what they have done there either.

    Impeccable timing people. (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by KG One on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 07:52:40 PM EST
    If only someone had the foresight to warn others that this was an incredible bad tax?

    That there would be a backlash.

    That maybe it would've been a good idea to, I don't know, ACTUALLY read the bill first before you vote on it?

    The money men had better take a good hard look... (none / 0) (#4)
    by KG One on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 01:00:04 PM EST
    ...at what they would be spending that money on (and what it will mean their THEIR bottom line...kind of like what's being proposed in Cyprus right now).

    Case in point, here's a scary comparison that I've noticed.

    Gov. Snyder's 10-Point Plan:

    1. Create More and Better Jobs Rick believes that Michigan needs to cultivate a thriving and globally competitive economy with a diverse business base, enabling job growth and prosperity. His entrepreneurial experience, management over the growth of Gateway and leadership in economic development programs, such as Ann Arbor SPARK and the MEDC, make him uniquely qualified and positioned to lead this state in creating more and better jobs.

    2. Reform Michigan's Tax System Rick believes that we need to reduce the tax burden on families and businesses in Michigan. Rather than advocate for short-term solutions - Rick wants to reform Michigan's tax system so that it is competitive, simple, fair, transparent, efficient and facilitates economic growth.

    3. Fix Michigan's Broken Government It's time we reinvent state government so that it runs efficiently and serves its citizens as customers. Rick wants to restore ethics, accountability and transparency to state and local government. Rick believes we need a new approach to governing that is not politically motivated, but solution oriented.

    4. Create An Environment That Will Keep Our Youth - Our Future - In Michigan Rick believes that we need to create networks, programs, and environments across Michigan that will cause our young people to want to stay in this state. His experience has given him an understanding of how Michigan can retain and attract young talent.

    5. Restore Cities and Control Urban Sprawl In order for Michigan to truly reinvent itself, its cities and communities must become more vibrant. Rick will work to improve the state's city centers and create attractive living and working environments for its citizens. Rick supports the establishment of a proper mass transit backbone in the state.

    6. Enhance Michigan's National and International Image Rick believes that to reinvent Michigan, we must focus our marketing strategy to encourage tourism, attract innovative businesses, invest in the arts, and build our roads and infrastructure in order to enhance Michigan's image.

    7. Protect Michigan's Environment As a native Michigander, Rick knows that Michigan's awe inspiring lakes, landscapes and natural resources are some of its most valuable assets. Rick has served on the Nature Conservancy and believes that protecting the environment and growing the economy can be done simultaneously. Michigan needs to be a leader in the innovative movement towards alternative and cleaner energy.

    8. Reform Michigan's Educational System Rick believes that a child's progress from pre-kindergarten through college and advanced degrees is the cycle on which the state's efforts should be focused and coordinated. Rick believes that schools, teachers and parents must renew their commitment to ensuring that each child is given the best possible preparation and education for life which is critical for future generations to be competitive and innovative.

    9. Reform Michigan's Health Care System Every citizen should have access to affordable and quality healthcare. Rick believes that the cornerstone to successful health care reform must include prevention, wellness and personal responsibility.

    10. Bring "Winning" Back To Michigan Rick believes that it is time for this state to create a hopeful, positive culture and attitude where personal responsibility and collective determination introduce us to a new era. Rick also believes in the importance of embracing our racial, social and geographic diversity to reach common goals for the state.

    Now, let's look at Fred & Karl's Swell Idea:

    1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.

    2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

    3. Abolition of all right of inheritance.

    4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.

    5. Centralisation of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.

    6. Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.

    7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

    8. Equal liability of all to labour. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.

    9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of the population over the country.

    10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labour in its present form and combination of education with industrial production.

    Notice a lot of similarities above?

    Oh, the language might've been tweeked. But I've noticed a number of alarming parallels with the list directly above.

    Such as:

    1. DNR's "Invasive Speecies Order"

    2. Do these sound familiar (for starters)?:

    House Bill No. 4361
    House Bill No. 4362
    House Bill No. 4479
    House Bill No. 4480
    House Bill No. 4481
    House Bill No. 4482
    House Bill No. 4483
    House Bill No. 4484

    1. Potential bargaining chip with democrats.

    2. MEDC, anyone?

    3. High Speed Rail? Support for M-1 Line? Creation of new layer of mass transit bureaucracy in Michigan?

    4. MEDC again with A123 systems.

    5. Mr "I don't want to see that on my desk" had a Come to Jesus meeting with potential donors. The donors put the kibosh on that...for now.

    6. Do "best practices" and EVIP's ring a bell?

    7. From the guv's announcement for last year's budget: "The budget will highlight priority areas such as education, health and human services, public safety, and infrastructure that includes our roads and bridges.

    Take this for what you will...

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