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"just give them a pill" or something like that.
Medical device manufacturer Stryker of Kalamazoo layoff of 1000 workers is because of Obamacare according to the Weekly Standard:
" Late last week a Stryker spokesperson told me that Obamacare will cost the company fully 20 percent of its total research and development investments."Huh. But but Rick?
" I don't think it's the right answer. However, it is the law of the land, and the real question is: What can we do to make it a positive for Michigan?"Oh right. Positive.
Just suck it up and play nice while the nice man in the whitehouse showers our Great Lakes State with golden raindrops.
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This nation is infested by those who would defraud us.
Nearly everyone knows SOMEONE who is on the public dole. Whether it is food stamps or corporate thievery, (not covered in this essay) shouldn't the taxpayer have the right to know where his resources are channeled by government? Especially given the "Sobering Data" published in the DHS sanctioned Michigan lottery report in 2012
"Nearly 14 percent of all lottery winners are either welfare recipients themselves or reside in a household with welfare recipients."It seems that we have at the very least 14% of lottery winning abuse. (and that only identifies those who have won)
After revelations that at least two major lottery winners were STILL collecting assistance, the report was commissioned and legislative action has been sought to address such abuse. At the same time Democrat legislators like Rashida Tlaib take the typical progressive route and wish to encourage more abuse through inaction. By attempting to assign shame, that might be more appropriately placed on those who beg for assistance and abuse our generosity by gambling with it, to the DHS director Corrigan (God Bless Her) who sees a problem.
"Though DHS found 19 people with lottery winners of more than $100,000, 83 percent of lottery winners on welfare rolls won less than $5,000. Democratic state Rep. Fashida Tlaib accused the agency of being too harsh on people with small lottery winnings.Tlaib, of course reminding us that it doesn't take a whole lot of mental horsepower to be a state Rep from SE Michigan. Here's to gerrymandering!
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RightMichigan.com will be there tonight.
There is much to say about Michigan as it begins the second year under governor Rick Snyder. But one cannot say that "nothing has been done."
To be sure, there are disagreements with the priorities the nerd governor has gone after. This site, and many conservatives, question his desire to [effectively] relinquish the private property of one particular bridge owner. We often have commentary that questions the new taxes on seniors and other adjustments which seem to be readjusting burdens instead of reducing real spending. THOSE concerns looking at the disparate income levels of unionized public workers to the private ones of similar tasks, who pay the bill ultimately. And those unfortunately, not addressed and considered taboo so far, such as right to work, or the more pressing need to reign in the forced unionism debacle perpetrated on home health care workers.
Snyder has hit the ground running with regard to school reform however, and the state had a budget in record time with the new legislative body in place as well. A couple of key appointments, Maura Corrigan to head human services, and the good choice of Brian Zahra to replace her ion the supreme court has turned out to be an excellent allocation of resources. The EFM framework is something that was desperately needed, and it too can be seen as a positive step forward.
Tonight he will undoubtedly bring a positive focus to many of those things we can agree upon, and maybe a little spin on our issues of disagreement.
Apparently however, he is expected to mention the high crime rates that were likely exacerbated by policies of the previous administration, and an increased attempt to curb its effect.
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I often wonder how many Americans have read the writings of our founding fathers, I sometimes even wonder if all of my Right Wing Brother and Sisters have: to be fair if there is someone out there who has not: a resource could be The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay [ISBN 0-553-21340-7].
I sometimes wonder if we actively think about who America is. A nation of immigrants, a melting pot, of course, most nations are, look to Europe: this tribe or that clan, fairly homogenized over centuries while retaining some unique aspects. South America, where Spanish is the dominant lingual influence, is a melting pot. Africa where tribes have moved from nation to nation, even Arabia, where tribes and clans have moved from area to area, is a melting pot. The planet Earth is a melting pot.
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+ Snyder: Reform 'dumb' rules to allow more immigrants to work in Detroit
+ GOP leaders shorten presidential nominating season
+ Dems: Another 12,600 Michiganians lose extended jobless benefits
+ Mike Huckabee's comments on birth control gift for Dems
+ Granholm to co-chair pro-Clinton PAC for president
+ Republican panel approves tougher penalties for unauthorized early primary states
+ Michigan seeks visas to lure immigrants to Detroit
+ Peters raises $1M-plus for third straight quarter in Senate bid
+ Bill would let lawyers opt out of Michigan state bar
+ Michigan lawmakers launch more bills against sex trade
+ Balanced budget amendment initiative gets a jumpstart
+ Feds subpoena Christie's campaign, GOP
+ Poll: At Obama's 5-year point, few see a turnaround
+ Obama to release 2015 budget March 4
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