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By JGillman, Section News
Marty Knollenberg makes a good point.
The Republican state representative from Troy discusses the possibility of abolishing the Michigan civil service commission. The commission, he argues, has "ignored the constitution, the Legislature, the will of the people and common sense." From the Detroit News commentary:
"Let me explain. The Civil Service Commission recently included "other eligible individuals and their dependents" as recipients of state health care benefits. This is ridiculous. These could include any roommate, distant cousin, or live-in boyfriend or girlfriend. The only requirement for this $4,000 to $17,000 yearly health care benefit package is that they must live with a state employee for a year. What a deal and at the expense of the taxpayer."
And it seems to follow the point on legitimacy of 'marriage' being used as a term for the unions of same sex couples. Its about the money. And in this case they step even further out onto the fringe. That fringe, as in 'fringe benefits' for all who seemingly associate with state government workers. Whether or not we can afford it, or if it even makes sense.
What makes sense is the next step of action by Knollenberg and the rest. Eliminating the problem by pulling out the roots. ~ below ~
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By JGillman, Section News
Today, Snyder, Schuette, Johnson, and a host of others took their positions up as wished upon them by the voters in this state.
"We need to stop being divisive and be inclusive. We have spent too much time fighting among ourselves, and have become our own worst enemy,"
Tell me you didn't write that yourself, and that you borrowed it from the Center for Michigan.
Inclusive perhaps, if it is inclusive of the reality that leftist policies brought us here. This "moment of opportunity" you mentioned at another point, is indeed that. Sir, If you go down the road of everybody gets their pet project saved, we won't be using that opportunity very well. This is an opportunity to perhaps share a little of the reality the taxpayers who are NOT employed in state government, must endure. De-certifying the unions would be a good start in helping the State employees KEEP their jobs.
I was the worst critic of the nerd before he won in the primary. I must admit however, I have been pretty silent on Snyder's expected performance because I think we can make a lot of noise that doesn't much matter at this point. When he screws up, we will be right there.
The event today had Snyder talking about his family's prior service in the capitol. His maternal grandfather apparently was a custodian there. kind of a neat story actually, demonstrating the level in which a family can grow in Michigan, and in this nation once revered as the basket of opportunity of the world.
Opportunity in Michigan and nationwide destroyed by the type of leftist Marxism exhibited by Snyder's predecessor and the wrecking crew known as our current federal administration.
We can at least start the healing now. ~ more below ~
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Its getting more interesting all the time.
Oakland County, Mich. - Friday, August 20, 2010 - Ruth Johnson, the Oakland County Clerk/Register, said her office has uncovered apparent evidence of fraud involving the so-called "Fake" Tea Party and one of its candidates.
In a release just received, Johnson explains
Why does this not raise eyebrows?
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