Michigan Closer to State-Wide Shutdown as Granholm’s Favoritism Playing Comes Out

It is almost inevitable that Michigan will shut down on Monday due to the fact that we cannot agree on a budget.

Well, maybe if we didn’t plan on spending so much money on our State Trooper headquarters, giving this money to Joel Ferguson, Granholm’s friend and supporter.  Check out this video from WXYZ – ABC Detroit…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alhunnwIZXY

Look at Granholm SQUIRM when confronted about her lie that Michigan State University asked for the land back!

And if we were to go into a shutdown, why would we shut down the lottery and casinos – when these are PURE PROFIT programs!

The Republicans CANNOT budge on this – we don’t need this big of a tax hike – we need to cut frivolous spending.

Contact your representatives, and URGE them not to give in, even if it means that in a disgusting power play, the Governor shuts down the state.

Done Ranting,

Ranting Republican

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5 Responses to “Michigan Closer to State-Wide Shutdown as Granholm’s Favoritism Playing Comes Out”

  1. Scott Says:

    Disgusting power play? who took off 3 weeks in the middle of the summer when the budget wasn’t done? Who took off a week over Labor Day?

    Sorry, the legislature — both Dems and Republicans — had a whole year to finish the budget. If GM and the union can come to an agreement one day after a walkout over $50 billion in health care, this legislature should certainly be able to.

    You selfish people can’t think of anyone but yourselves. What’s $400 over a whole year? That’s a little more than a dollar a day. And, Sen. Bishop says he “has to pay the bills and work just like anyone else?” He should stop patronizng. The guy has no idea what it is like to have to juggle two jobs and raise kids at $30,000 a year.

    “An attorney by trade, Bishop is licensed to practice law in the state of Michigan, the District of Columbia and before the U.S. Supreme Court. He also has a realtor’s license and served as president of his own realty firm.” Sounds to me like he can afford an extra $400 a year from an income tax hike.

    It’s funny how those who have the most give the least, and those who give the most have the least.

    I have contacted all my representatives and faxed every one and told them to raise taxes to help this state, not cut us back to the stone age.

  2. inkslwc Says:

    You see, this is why I wish that we had a system where generous people like you could give more to the state if they wanted to. You should just pay my tax raise if you’re so happy about it – in fact – why don’t you?

    I’ll give you my mailing address if you’re so happy about a tax increase – $400 extra dollars would be really nice in my pockets.

  3. cynicalsynapse Says:

    The fact is, whether you agree with it or not, Gov. Granholm presented a balanced budget proposal 6+ months ago. Our legislature—one of only 11 full-time state legislatures in the country, and the 2nd highest paid at that—should have been working constructively on this since they took office last January. As is painfully obvious now, they haven’t.

    All this huffing and puffing in the name of politics is unacceptable. All of them or worthless and deserve to be fired next election. After all, that’s the Republican way—didn’t do your job, so you’re outa here! And, since Senate Majority Leader Bishop keeps saying the fix is cuts in government (even though he hasn’t proposed a plan that covers the whole $1.75 billion gap), let’s start with dumping the legislature altogether. With the $54.3 million that should save, the gap’s down to a mere $1.6 billion.

  4. inkslwc Says:

    I agree – we shouldn’t have full time legislature, but the answer is not all in raising taxes – is some necessary, yes. Think of it like an inner tube wit a hole – you can’t just keep putting air into it, somehow, you’ve gotta get the water out.

  5. Patty Says:

    I’m impressed! You’ve managed the almost iopsmsible.

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