The Bain Report: Articles that Affect You & Your Family for October, 25, 2010

Another Michigan Legislature Blunder
Here’s is just another blunder of our failed leadership in Lansing! The $25 million appropriation the Michigan Legislature approved for the 21st Century Jobs Fund should go to pay for the state’s “Pure Michigan” advertising campaign, instead of dipping into last year’s surplus. Both programs are complete failures that should be eliminated least we as a state can afford either of them! Borrow from one failure to support another, great leadership!
 
Michigan Teachers Union Poster Boy Republicans
The Michigan Education Association, the state’s largest public school employee union has four Senate Republicans in their fold! Ron Jelinek, Roger Kahn, Mike Nofs, and
Randy Richardville all voted against a revision of the “teacher tenure” law to allow a teacher to be fired or demoted for consistent ineffectiveness. All four have excepted campaign contributions from the MEA which is noted in Senate Roll Call 643 on December 2, 2009.
http://michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=426124 Many of our Michigan Senators Refuse to Stand Against “Ineffective Teachers”. Though a new state law is supposed to make this easier, critics argue that all of the strict teacher tenure protections will remain in place and that these are a far greater impediment to getting the job done.
 
School Pension Reform Stalls in Senate
Although GOP senators cast blame for the failure at Gov. Jennifer Granholm and Democrats, Republican sources said that only 18 votes could be mustered for the measure, leaving it two votes shy of passage in a chamber where Republicans hold a 22-16 majority. Sen. Jud Gilbert, R-Algonac, is the sponsor of Senate Bill 1227, the school pension reform plan. He told the MIRS News that at least three Republicans were refusing to support the bills. Just two of those GOP votes would have provided the margin necessary for passage. Days earlier, MIRS quoted a “well placed source” that identified four Republican senators as possible “no” votes on SB 1227: Sen. Roger Kahn, R-Saginaw, Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, Sen. Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, and Sen. Nancy Cassis, R-Novi. Kahn, Nofs and Richardville have each received political donations from the MEA in recent years.
 
Banksters of America show their Taxpayer Appreciation
After the taxpayer bank bailouts I walked into Bank of America to cancel my accounts. After being told by the teller that I would have to see a bank associate first and after a half hour wait, was asked why I wanted to cancel my accounts in which I told her because of the bailouts she told me I needed them! I promptly told her she had it backwards in fact if everybody should do what I was doing. Now I see not only did I make the right move, these same banksters are doing away with free checking and charging more fees than ever!
 
Judge OKs Obamacare Lawsuit to Continue
Grass-roots conservatives and GOP leaders rejoiced Thursday following a federal judge’s ruling that a multistate challenge to the constitutionality of Obamacare must be allowed to go forward. But here in Michigan a liberal Judge threw the case out. Like I said in a previous report article this is why we need to elect constitutional conservative Judges and get rid of the liberal one’s!
 
Governor Granholm Quoted in New York Times
Michigan’s Governor Jennifer Granholm still doesn’t get it! Like her Democratic Colleagues that continue to put the blame on past leadership instead of finding and implementing solutions she is now adding the blame to the citizenry as well. The following quote is from her in the New York Times. “What I think many people are suffering from is a case of acute impatience,” Ms. Granholm said. “They want a quick fix. And they can’t stand the uncertainty that they find themselves in today. And they figure that any change is better than the status quo.”  Maybe if we gave her another eight years we would then be really blown away?
 
GOP House Candidate Is One of Top Recipients for Teacher Union Money
Mike Callton is a candidate for the open 87th district state House seat, and is one of just three Republicans who have been endorsed by the MEA, the state’s largest teachers union. For someone who has yet to cast a single vote, Callton has also received an extraordinary amount of cash from the union – $5,000. This is more than the MEA has given the current Speaker of the House, and equal to the amount given to the current Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, who has a lot more say-so on school spending than a new freshman (assuming Callton gets elected, which is expected in the predominantly GOP district).
 
The Consequences of the Federal Deficit
Some national experts give their views of the consequences of the federal deficit click the link below.
 
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac bailouts could hit $363 billion
That figure, projected through 2013, represents a worst-case scenario that assumes a double-dip recession, the Federal Housing Finance Agency says. The finance giants have so far received about $148 billion in taxpayer funds.
 
Democrats Have Edge in Early Voting Turnout
While many polls are portending big losses for Democrats on Election Day, a new analysis on early voting offers a rare bit of good news for the party.
http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/10/21/democrats-have-edge-in-number-of-early-votes-cast-analysis-find/
 
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Thomas Jefferson
 
  
 
 

 

 

 

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