The federal government has for years been trying to insert its will upon states, and the people therein.
Over the last several years, the most abusive theocracy bureaucracy, the Environmental Protection Agency has grown itself through rule making that threatens our way of life, and the ways in which we provide for ourselves. And it seems as though Dan Scripps who was tossed from his 101st State House seat in Michigan must have given them some hints recently, as they have been copying his efforts to regulate the water underneath and around us.
“The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to block the EPA from implementing a new plan that critics say could significantly broaden the agency’s ability to impose environmental regulations over America’s waterways.
Many farmers and landowners across the country say rules proposed last year by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would give federal regulators even more say over waters. The issue had become a hotly contested one for many who say there are already too many government regulations affecting their businesses.”
Yeah. OK, does anyone think this will stop them?
Dan Benishek, remember that conversation we had a couple of years ago? The one where I had to instruct you on how CONGRESS can defund these out of control institutions, and you disagreed because you haven’t a clue on how the constitution works?
Safe Roads Yes has reached a point of desperation in its failing effort of selling higher taxes, that has driven it to geological interference.
What better way to sell the bad roads deal in the eleventh hour than to mastermind a natural disaster that only James Bond villains and Dr Evil would dream up. Michigan is now getting its roads pulverized by earthquakes!
It could possibly be an unusual gathering April 15.
Given the fact that most conservative Republicans and the left-of-center Democrats agree that the May 5th proposal is an unmitigated disaster, its possible they might actually walk side by side at 11AM in Front of the Traverse City Post Office on Tax Day. If one watches the polling results, follows through by reading the comments on the major media pro 15-1 shill attempts, one might walk away thinking the only the political class centrists are the ones who really really want this garbage.
Holding breath on working together? Not entirely.
However, what a treat it would be to shove this bad medicine down the throat of the cronyist Snyder and his milquetoast minions. The mantra of there being “no plan B” is worn out already. Putting taxpayers into a corner might elicit thoughts of the wolverine that is threatened once this play is done. Higher taxes hurt the left as much as the right, and passage of this boondoggle is a constitutionally guaranteed increase of taxes every single year.
Where: In front of Traverse City Post Office on Union and State St. When: 11 am till 1 pm or as long as you can. April 15th tax day (Depending on size we may walk to the Parkway and Union St.) Appropriate signs please.
If you are in the area on April 15 at 11AM, join 15-1 opponents to say NO to higher taxes.
Michigan: The automotive state launched a Department of Talent and Economic Development on March 16, with the aim of making the state a national leader in talent development for the skilled trades that are a crucial component of Michigan’s huge comparative advantage in automotive and other advanced manufacturing. “With the resurgence of the auto industry, what we’re gaining are R&D and engineering and design jobs,” Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder told CEO Briefing. “We’re leading the nation in career technical education. I don’t think a lot of CEOs know that. And CEOs’ biggest fear, in many cases, is not having enough skilled tradespeople.”
To go along with its creation of the talent department, Snyder also proposed a $30-million increase in state outlays on skilled-trades training for this year, up to $80 million and oversaw the launch of a program that brings the German industrial-apprenticeship model to the United States. He also noted that Michigan has more teams of youth involved in the FIRST Robotics competition than California and “added more teams last year than all other 49 states combined.”
Because people just cannot do anything themselves anymore.
“So, for the past 30 years, Blue Cross operated as the insurer of last resort, growing to control 72 percent of the health insurance market in Michigan and generating a nearly $3 billion surplus and $8.1 billion in assets. “
Then it no longer was the “insurer of last resort” and the justification for such surpluses disappeared.
A scooby snack to the first person who figures out where the $3 billion went.
“Consumer protection isn’t just one program,” said Schuette. “It’s a philosophy that guides everything we do. We emphasize safe social media use for students and fight to protect seniors from scams and fraud. We also defend consumers by exposing insurance fraud and price fixing, guarding against bogus charities, and prosecuting home foreclosure scams.”
Top 10 Consumer Complaint Categories of 2014 with our additions.
Credit and Financial Concerns: The top complaint category for 2014 held on to the spot that it has had since 2006 generating almost 1,700 complaints in a variety of areas including debt collection, credit repair, payday lending, and mortgage brokering.
The government has forced lenders to engage in loans with zero probability to pay back. Add to this, the vultures like David Trott who take advantage of those caught in the middle.
Gasoline, Fuel, and Energy: Rising all the way from number 8 in 2013, propane complaints dominated this category last year. In 2014, Attorney General Schuette secured agreements with two companies relating to their propane prices and helped more than 6,200 customers obtain more than $600,000 in relief.
Michigan has set itself up for a major energy crisis which will exacerbate the problem. When we are 1.3 Gigawatts short of necessary electric production, the ‘gouging’ will seem like good times.
Telecommunications, Cable, and Satellite TV: Maintaining the third spot from the previous year, this category includes complaints involving issues like robocalls, telemarketing, and cable and satellite TV services. These categories made up almost 1,000 of the complaints in 2014.
Look at every single person in office today. How many of them were responsible for the endless hours of robo-calls and stepped on cats trying to get to the phone?
Then look at the elimination of landline phone requirements. A deal made for the benefit of, and brokered away for ATT’s sole benefit.
Retail: This category also ranked fourth for the second year in a row includes complaints about merchandise quality, warranty, and pricing disputes.
Sales tax increase on the way. CHECK.
Motor Vehicle and Automobiles: Rising back to number 5, disputes with used car dealers, automotive repair service complaints, and lemon law violations are included in this category.
Licensing fees and lost deductions on the way. CHECK.
Personal Service Providers: Falling back to number 6, complaints in this category range from dating services and beauty shops to home security and health and fitness organizations.
Come up with your own for this one. It really isn’t that hard.
Internet: Complaints in this computer-based category numbered more than 600. Included are issues with internet service providers, online auction disputes, and fraudulent e-mail solicitations.
Legislature adding regulations and additional costs and job killing bureaucracy. CHECK.
Landlord and Tenant: Rising one spot to number 8 in 2014, this category made up nearly 500 complaints. A majority of the complaints in this category involved apartment owners and managers.
Just wait till the bizarro world Elliot Larsen makes a comeback. This one’s gonna be a dooooooozy.
Health Service Providers: Also rising one spot from 2013, this category involves complaints about different health service providers like doctors, dentists, and hospitals.
Loss of insurance, expensive premiums and high deductibles thanks to government helping us out. Please. Send a regular scammer or crook. It will hurt less.
Contractors: Absent from last year’s list and rounding out the top ten are complaints about landscaping services, special trade contractors, and residential building construction services.
Why, isn’t the whole zoning/enabling cluster-foxtrot an absolute joy in YOUR community? Who cares about the contractors if you cannot afford to live anywhere?
There are people who buy their lottery tickets and do NOT remember to actually check their tickets.
After huge expenses cajoling the poor to spend money they cannot afford, and promoting the state sanctioned games of chance, its sad they cannot spend a couple bucks to actually investigate a little further. So here’s to you folks knowing where these locations are, and letting your friends who visit these establishments know that if they play the government’s numbers racket, they might be missing something.
Any money left in the hands of government like this is a damned shame.
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AFP: Stabenow and Peters Placed Special Interests Above Job-Creation Keystone Pipeline Construction Will Create Thousands of Jobs and Help Meet Energy Demand
LANSING – Americans for Prosperity’s Michigan State Director, Scott Hagerstrom, issued the following statement in response to Senator Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters votes today against approving Keystone XL pipeline construction.
“We are disappointed that Senators Stabenow and Peters chose to stand with special interests against the workers and families across the nation who will benefit from the Keystone pipeline. Despite State department reports showing that construction will create 42,000 jobs and have no significant environmental impact, Stabenow, Peters, and a few other Senators continue to do the bidding of their extremist ideologically-driven funders. It’s time to stop playing politics with commonsense economic opportunities and get America working again. We hope President Obama shows bipartisan leadership and quickly signs this into law, allowing construction to finally begin.”
A May 5th special election will have poor voters deciding if they will be getting more cheese. The corporate abusers will get their pie, and the rest of us in the middle will get the bill. Pandering welfare gimmicks, corporate cronyism on steroids and a blanket party for the working class. Whats not to love?