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Apparently, its good to be Andy Dillon. At least in terms of taking home a nice fat government sized paycheck. Snyder appointed the former top house Democrat, (remember this) Andy Dillon to the Michigan's top money collecting position in 2011, raising a few eyebrows from Republicans. In October of 2013, personal issues caused him to resign the six figure salaried position, again raising eyebrows; this time curious as to where he might end up.
Assisting and advising the incoming treasurer was expected, but apparently its still going on, and its like he never left:
"Dillon is being paid about $174,000 a year -- the same salary he received when he was treasurer.What what what?
First off Mr Johnson, it was YOUR wife who raised nearly a $billion to fund the 'Chicago Way' which was brought nationwide. Secondly, Dillon is one of your guys.
Send Julianna over to his crib with a pledge card for Mark.
He could use the company anyhow.
~Cross Posted at Michigan Taxes Too Much~
Democrats hoping to turn a recent "discovery" by a maid after a Republican gathering into gold for their party might want to settle down and think about some other things politic. Excitement over a presentation to Republican leadership should fade fast when put to contrast with Democrat collusion efforts, cover ups and open deceit. Politico reports:
"The Republican National Committee plans to raise money this election cycle through an aggressive campaign capitalizing on "fear" of President Barack Obama and a promise to "save the country from trending toward socialism."
Politico's piece has sparked a number of lefty blogs, who are looking for anything they can find to turn attention away from the FAIL Obama policies and the current debate on the monstrous government health care takeover. Using a paltry 2 pages from the presentation found, Democrats have begun to rail on Republican efforts to milk the rich donors based on the fears of this country turning to socialism etc.. But at the same time ignoring that many donors were AT THE RETREAT where the presentation was made.
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Believe it or not, many people outside of the sphere of politics ask for my analysis of current political events. Lately the subject of President Obama has been a hot topic. Folks are mildly freaking out about the breakneck pace he and his Democrat peeps in Congress have been on in the past several months since assuming office. The assumptions people are making about his intentions are varied and humorous at times. Just to let you all know, I don't think he is a foreign agent groomed from birth to bring down the USA, although I have to admit that would be an impressive feat to pull off. I also don't think he is the antichrist. The explanation is much, much simpler than people realize.
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+ Apologetic Agema admits errors but won't resign
+ 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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