Your New Scoop Site
Welcome to Scoop!
To help you figure things out, there is a Scoop Admin Guide which can hopefully answer most of your questions.
For support, questions, and general help with Scoop, email email@example.com
ScoopHost.com is currently running Scoop version Undeterminable from .
Tag: Theft (page 2)
By JGillman, Section News
One of the most evil efforts by unions in recent times has got to be the Prop 4 initiative.
Using the "Keep home care safe" canard, these rotten thieves are literally asking for permission from Michigan voters to steal from those who can least afford it. They are asking voters to endorse a harder life for the handicapped, the unfortunate, and looking to kick them when they are down. A yes vote would be akin to removing the wheels from a paraplegic's chair.
Under Jennifer Granholm, they (the unions and her administration) did it, and Snyder's failure to FIRE former head of community health Olga Dazzo right away gave these reprobates the courage to keep this farce alive through court action. In the meantime families of those afflicted with debilitating conditions must suffer a little longer. The mass fraud her administration perpetrated, ought to have seen our former governor and her toadie lt. behind bars.
Its that bad.
Just imagine, life is clicking along fine, then something happens to a family member. Something that takes their ability to provide for themselves, or even perform the most rudimentary tasks. A decision is made to either institutionalize them, (at great cost to the taxpayer typically) OR a career is suspended, and a job is given up by a family member to personally handle the situation.
We have made the decision as a state that we will provide that safety net, as it meets the definition of truly needy. IF we are going to provide assistance, that is an appropriate use. The better alternative for taxpayers is chosen. Keeping folks in their homes is by far less expensive, and offers the afflicted a dignity seldom found in the institutional environment. As family members take on those responsibilities, it quite obviously comes at a cost. A stipend is provided by the state to pay those family members for the loss of income they incur.
Then someone walks in the door and steals the silverware.
Continued below ~
(2 comments, 924 words in story) Full Story
In a comment to a previous posting:
Even the president must have consent of the US senate before entering into a treaty. And if one looks at the Lefty cheerleading media, one might find cheerleading liberal democrats extolling the virtues of our one term potentate.
There is nothing more exhilarating than allowing the socialist neighbors to put down a Michigan business that pays Michigan taxes, employs Michigan workers, and spends money in Michigan, right Rick? What did they pay you? Where are the accounts? Why the obsession with giving CANADA the upper hand?
2014, Nerd. Time to go.
(29 comments) Comments >>
Don't ever let a liberal tell you he or she gives two whits about the truly needy.
Michigan has been fighting a battle that should never have been fought. It is nearly over now, and after nearly $30,000,000 has been taken from the pockets of those who could least afford the theft, the Senate leader has relented and allowed the vote, and subsequent passage of SB1018. Because the house version of the bill HB 4003 is so similar, it should be expected to reach the governor's desk nearly immediately.
The scam came as a result of an inter-local agreement arranged by the former governor's office, and the hokey work around in defining employment based on contract labor. Unions, and their willing accomplices in state government ceded the rights of the independent contractors who provide care services to a previously unknown place as employees of the state. This allowed for the vote establishing a union to represent the new "employees" and begin withdrawing dues from their contract payments. Child care workers, and home health workers were all affected if they received payment for their services from the state of Michigan.
Nearly all of them had no idea what was going on until the money was being held back.
In January of 2011, Maura Corrigan, former Michigan Supreme Court Justice, and the newly installed DHS director, rightly declared the child care workers were NOT employees of the state, ending their nightmare, but the Director of the Department of Community Health Olga Dazzo had no such plans. This required further legislative action to clarify the status of the contractors.
More below ~
(13 comments, 548 words in story) Full Story
The Capitol Confidential "Skim Tracker" continues to show escalating costs to the state's home health care workers who were placed into the SEIU by the criminal enterprise known as the Granholm administration. It is composed of two parts:
The first counter tallies SEIU dues skimmed since the union and state officials first launched this scheme in 2007. The second shows the amount skimmed since June 9, 2011, when the Michigan House passed and sent to the Senate a bill to ban this and all similar "stealth unionization" efforts.
Of course with the Senate firmly in control of the labor puppet Randy Richardville, don't expect any action straightening this mess out anytime soon. Add to this the milquetoast R Snyder will not likely put any pressure on Richardville to get this off to a vote either.
Fact of the matter is, any substantive reform in labor should not be expected until a vote of no-confidence for the senate majority leader is held, and he is removed from his powerful post.
And the theft continues to grow.
Promoted because I can totally see this happening in the Michigan Democrat Party as well ~
There's a very interesting and disturbing story in Bloomberg News that hits close to home with me. I've long been preaching about how important it is to get a good and trustworthy treasurer if you are running a campaign or forming a PAC. Some of my previous posts on this area are as follows.
2006 - What not to do. This was one of the inspirations of me forming the business.
(5 comments, 1383 words in story) Full Story
By JGillman, Section News
An amazing thing happens when someone is promised one thing based on a particular constituency occupying the government. When unions sell their worth to the membership, they sell it in the way that God might breathe life into our bodies; as a right that no man shall abridge. They work hard to procure contracts that both 'guarantee' wages, and protect a particular lifestyle, in a way that is permanent. We've all heard the living wage argument and claims that unions built the middle class.
Now don't get me wrong. I am a firm believer in contracts. I ARE A RULE OF LAW GUY.
If a contract is created between parties, those parties ought to be bound to the terms of the contract.
Makes sense right? As an example, if I voluntarily agree to terms that bind me to a particular end (like paying on a phone contract), in exchange for something else (the use of the phone service at a particular rate), then I should be held to account for the terms of the contract agreed upon. If a termination of the contract results in one of the parties violating their obligation, then they should be held to the punitive measures agreed upon when entering the contract.
Yes, I believe in contract. Morality is best served through the honoring of established agreements.
(10 comments, 1180 words in story) Full Story
The UAW has filed a lawsuit seeking $450 million for pensions related to the sale of Delphi, and has named General Motors as a defendant. Nothing abnormal about labor unions hitting up the deep pocketed car companies for promises presumably made while negotiating with executives long gone..
GM breached a contract promising to fund a voluntary employee beneficiary association, or VEBA, for Delphi retirees, according to the lawsuit filed yesterday in Detroit federal court. General Motors, Delphi's former owner, made the promise in 2007. The court overseeing Delphi's bankruptcy approved the agreement in October 2009, the union said.
Amazing what happens as soon as GM announces it has a billion bux to work with.
(6 comments, 433 words in story) Full Story
External FeedsMetro/State News RSS from The Detroit News
+ Craig: Cushingberry tried twice to elude police, was given preferential treatment
+ Detroit police arrest man suspected of burning women with blowtorch
+ Fouts rips video as 'scurrilous,' defends Chicago trip with secretary
+ Wind, winter weather hammer state from Mackinac Bridge to southeast Mich.
+ Detroit Cass Tech QB Campbell expected to be released from custody Friday
+ New water rates range from -16% to +14%; see change by community
+ Detroit's bankruptcy gets controversial turn in new Honda ad
+ Royal Oak Twp., Highland Park in financial emergency, review panels find
+ Grosse Ile Twp. leads list of Michigan's 10 safest cities
+ Wayne Co. sex crimes backlog grows after funding feud idles Internet Crime Unit
+ Judge upholds 41-60 year sentence of man guilty in Detroit firefighter's death
+ Detroit man robbed, shot in alley on west side
+ Fire at Detroit motel forces evacuation of guests
+ Survivors recount Syrian war toll at Bloomfield Hills event
+ Blacks slain in Michigan at 3rd-highest rate in US
Politics RSS from The Detroit News
+ 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
Sunday January 19th
Saturday January 18th
Friday January 17th
Thursday January 16th