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US Representative Tim Walberg released the following statement on his vote against the negotiated Senate deal:
"While I am accepting of the fact that we need to move beyond this battle, I remain disappointed that the President and Senate Democrats failed to negotiate in good faith with the House to find a long term solution to many of these issues. Washington now needs to move past this gridlock and instead focus on policies that will create jobs and a healthy economy. Addressing the status quo of trillion dollar deficits, a weak economy, and a health care law that is unfair and harmful to families and our economy needs to remain at the forefront of Congressional efforts to find positive solutions."Yup. But it is much worse folks.
As soon as I get a chance to identify if there are any GOP cowards from Michigan we'll make sure they see the wall of shame for at least 6-8 months or until a primary is assured for their seat. The "deal" appears to have another provision that should fill your drawers with last night's cream corn and ask why the GOP exists at all. Politico reports:
"The legislation also includes a McConnell-written proposal that would allow Congress to disapprove of the debt-ceiling increase. Lawmakers will formally vote on rejecting the bump of the borrowing limit - if it passed, it could be vetoed by Obama.And EARLIER the same story had reported
"The plan includes a proposal offered by McConnell in the 2011 debt ceiling crisis that allows Congress to disapprove of the debt ceiling increase, which means lawmakers will formally vote on whether to reject a debt ceiling increase until Feb. 7. Obama can veto that legislation if it passes. If Congress fails as expected to gather a two-thirds majority to override the veto, the debt ceiling would be raised.Taking away the power of congress for that extra time, and with the expanded treasury authority writes off the power of the purse unless challenged in the US Supreme court.
we know that "standing" is a common way of denying the adequate redress of our grievances to the court as it is, so this might well be a lost cause.
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OK Progtards, put your anti religion unit on high alert.
While advocating for a Godless school system, progressives have conveniently ignored the hypocritical actions of extremist Muslims in our midst, which if allowed would turn some Michigan schools into full blown publicly funded Madrasas. According to BizPac Review, after objecting to Off-school CHRISTIAN activities, CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) has succeeded in persuading Dearborn school officials to accommodate the floor kissing practice of Islamic prayer in our tax payer funded schools:
"CAIR lodged its complaint against the Dearborn School District, claiming that the school system didn't accommodate Muslim students wishing to participate in prayer on school grounds.Nothing like 'consistency' in public policy.
As seen further in the story:
The very same Michigan chapter of CAIR sent a letter to the Roseville Public School system complaining that permission slips were being handed out so that students could attend Bible classes, according to a CAIR press release.I am sure that the governor or AG would have something to say about THAT.
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By JGillman, Section News
Don't believe a word you hear from supporters of Obamacare being implemented in any way. you are being lied to. This popped into the inbox today.
Tina Dupont of the Tea Party of West Michigan writes:
"ALERT, ALERT, ALERT!!!!She is correct. The exchange MUST NOT HAPPEN.
Watch the video. Then have your state legislator tell Washington to shove this intrusion into state's rights where the thermometer might go.
Don't sit around. Call now.
Contact info listed below.
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