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The “Bain Report” Articles that Affect You and Your Family for Monday, April, 30, 2012

The “Bain Report” is a weekly publication for those citizens of Michigan who are concerned with the representation they are receiving from their elected officials. The purpose of this report is to educate and inform the citizens with pertinent articles and legislation that affect the families of Michigan. If you or anyone you know wishes to receive the “Bain Report” reply to rabman13@aol.com with add me to the weekly “Bain Report” in the subject line with your name and e-mail address in the body. Your email will be added to the list of those Patriots, Activist, and Concerned Citizens here in Michigan who receive the “Bain Report” published every Monday. For those currently receiving the “Bain Report” and wish to be removed from these mailings please reply to above e-mail address with remove me from your list in the subject line.

Statement by R Al Bain
The former Republican Chairman of the Monroe County Republican Party – Jeff Andring has filed a re-call petition against Senator Randy Richardville. This say’s something in and of itself when a Republican files a re-call against a fellow Republican! As a member of the Monroe County Executive Committee (non-active) I feel very strongly that the former chairman has done his duty as a Republican.

When we have a fellow Republican that does not adhere to the Principles, Traditions, and Values that the Republican Party was founded upon, “Houston We Have a Problem”! Senator Richardville has continued to pursue and promote the failed agenda of the Granholm administration with his legislative policies. This is unbecoming of a true Republican.

Our once proud Republican Party has been infiltrated by liberals and Democrats who have abandoned the Democratic Party for that Party has moved to far to the left for even some Democrats taste. If the center right conservatives allow this infiltration to continue without taking action our Republican Party may very well go by the way of the very Party it replaced, The Wigg Party.

A hearing has been set for May, 2, 2012 as to approve the re-call language and updates will be forthcoming. I would encourage all true Republicans to get involved with this re-call as to send a strong and powerful message to the Party establishment that we the members and precinct delegates mean business and we want our Party back! Petition and web site information will be available soon look for updates.

Interview with Jeff Andring on Talk Radio Station WPIQ 92.7
Jeff Andring the former chairman of the Monroe County Republican Party discusses the re-call against Senator Randy Richardville with conservative talk show host Doug Sedenquist on Upper Michigan’s only FM Talk Radio Station WPIQ 92.7 FM Tuesday, April, 17, 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwb0OVsfow0&feature=relmfu

Richardville Keeps Rolling Out His Pit-Bulls
Senator Randy Richardville’s Adviser Steve Linder Blast “TEA Party Activist”
Republican consultant, fundraiser and Senate Majority leader Randy Richardville’s adviser Steve Linder calls TEA Party Activist “Malcontents” for their outspoken criticism of his policies and we are the attackers? Talk about calling the kettle black!

This is the same adviser who publicly stated these activist are a bunch of “6th graders” in regard to the threatening letter of cease and desist sent our by Senator Ricahdville’s attorneys after a public response by one of the activist were he used the Andrew Brietbart quote “bring it on”.

Michigan citizens who dare to stand up and speak out against the policies of their elected officials will be vilified by those in power. Do the citizens of Michigan agree with this? What’s been lost in all this is the fact that our elected officials work for us “we the people” not the other way around! As an employee in the private sector if we question or “threatened” or name called our employer will surely would be fired.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BOnd2edy0M&feature=youtu.be

Petition for “Statewide Vote” on New Government Bridge Approved by State Board of State Canvassers
The state Board of State Canvassers on Thursday morning approved the form of petitions in circulation seeking to put the issue of a new bridge to Canada up for a statewide vote in November. The board also approved the form of petitions for another ballot initiative that would require a two-thirds vote of the Legislature or a statewide majority vote to “increase state taxes” in the future.
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120426/POLITICS02/204260431/1361/rss41

Motorist Tolls Used for Roads they Don’t Use
This is exactly why Michigan citizens should revolt against any tax increase on our fuel and vehicle registration fees! It’s bad enough that the Michigan Legislature has consistently “robbed” our transportation road monies for other unspecified purposes in the past. Some recent examples prove this out.
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120418/METRO05/204180418/1016/metro05/AAA-Motorist-tolls-used-roads-they-don-t-use

Transfer road tax money to other purposes (Senate Roll Call 539) Senator Randy Richardville voted in favor to reduce the amount of infrastructure project spending from the transportation economic development fund by $12 million in the Fiscal Year that ends Sept. 30, 2009, and another $12 million in the next fiscal year. House Bill 5073 diverts this money to other state spending that was Signed into law by then Gov. Jennifer Granholm on November 3, 2009.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=423745

Transfer road tax money to other purposes (Senate Roll Call 404) Senator Randy Richardville voted in favor to transfer $5.7 million from the state “Comprehensive Transportation Fund” (from which subsidies to public transportation systems are paid), and use the money instead to avoid reductions in non-transportation state spending in the 2009-2010 fiscal year. See also House Bill 5679 (which transfers money from another source into the CTF). This one was Signed into law by then Gov. Jennifer Granholm on September 17, 2010.  
http://michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=505897

2011 Senate Bill 411: Create “DRIC/NITC” bridge authority Introduced by Sen. Randy Richardville (R) on June 7, 2011, to “revise” the state road tax “allocation” law to “accommodate” the authority proposed by Senate Bill 410 to build a new bridge between Detroit and Windsor (the “Detroit River International Crossing” or “New International Trade Crossing,” a.k.a. “DRIC” or “NITC”). This would essentially take road fund monies away from our roads and transfer those monies to this new government authority! AKA, BIGGER GOVERNMENT!
http://michiganvotes.org/2011-SB-411

There is a clear pattern here of “stealing” our road tax dollars for other state spending projects by our elected officials. And our legislators have the gull to propose new taxes on the citizens of Michigan as to repair our roads! Just say no to any new road taxes!

Legislation Introduced to Restrict People’s Right to Recall Politicians for Political Question 2011 Senate Joint Resolution S: Restrict People’s Right to Recall Politicians for Political Question
This legislation was introduced immediately after the 2011 recall of Michigan Republican Senate Majority leader Randy Richardville. Introduced by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) and co-sponsored by Sen. Randy Richardville (?) on December 1, 2011, to place before voters in the next general election a Constitutional amendment to repeal the right of the people to recall elected officials for a “political rather than (just) a judicial question,” and instead prohibit recalling an official for “discretionary performance of a lawful act or of a prescribed duty, including voting.” Future politicians could only be recalled for a criminal conviction, libel, and slander or misappropriating public assets.

There have been several legislative bills introduced that is showing a distinct pattern between Meekhof and Richardville in sponsoring bad legislation. Such as Senate Bill 992 (a mortgage bill tailored for one) along with many others. Doesn’t anybody but me see the pattern here?
http://www.freep.com/article/20120401/COL04/204010479/Brian-Dickerson-In-Lansing-a-mortgage-bill-tailored-for-one

The best argument against change is that our unfettered right to recall politicians is a powerful protection against abuse of power and government overreach, always among top concerns for people who value their freedom. Furthermore, there already are built-in safeguards against frivolous use of the process.
http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/16155

This change proposed by the current Michigan Senate Majority leader Randy Richardville and Senate Majority floor leader Arlan Meekhof are but self serving as to assure protections of continuing feeding at the ‘public trough” no matter what actions they take that would negatively effect the very citizens they are supposed to represent. The broad right of recalls as it stands is a protection mechanism in the balance of power between the citizens and those they would elect as to represent them.
http://michiganvotes.org/2011-SJR-S

Richardville Wants Voters to Raise Road Taxes
The Michigan Senate Majority leader wants to drag you the citizen, oh excuse me, how he wants to include you in deciding how to raise revenue (TAXES) for roads. Senator Richardville gives a whole new meaning to the term “Slick Willie”!  He seeks to create some “political cover” for his colleagues who are loathe to raise money on their own. After all they might get un-elected if they did that.

Richardville knows how to work the system to “his” advantage! He goes on to say, I think it’s smart to consider all options which is why he is still promoting two or three ballot questions for August that would give Michigan voters a menu of revenue (TAX) raising choices. This is from a guy who has repeatedly introduced legislation or voted in favor of robbing (stealing) our road fund monies! Kicking it to the voters is an example of how his failed leadership in the GOP legislature is dysfunctional.

House Speaker Jase Bolger wants to “see the details” from his buddy in the Senate, which is code for, Don’t lump me into this revenue-boosting tax raising scheme. I’ve see this script played out in the city of Lincoln Park where the roads were atrocious. Two years in a row they went to the taxpayers wanting more tax dollars on the election ballot. After the voters rejected both times they continued to let the roads deteriorate. The roads got so bad that the third time was a charm and the voters agreed to a tax hike. Are those same roads any better today? Not at all! That new revenue was spent for other purposes!
http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/04/tim_skubick_roads_revenue_rand.html

Calleycare a Costly Personal Crusade for Taxpayers – The Michigan View
Though it received little media coverage, how come Governor Snyder’s signing (in the person of Lt. Governor Rick Calley) of an Obmacare-like, expensive autism insurance coverage mandate didn’t get more resistance from business and Michigan’s Republican legislature last week? Part of the answer has to do with that lack of media coverage. The Main Street Media is strongly biased towards government-mandated solutions and was an advocate for Calley’s autism mandate. This despite the tantalizing story of Republican hypocrisy – that is, how could a GOP fighting a national campaign against Obamacare mandates support health mandates in Lansing?
http://www.michiganview.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120420/MIVIEW/204200356/1467/miview01/Why-does-Calley-s-personal-autism-mandate-get-a-free-pass?

GOP Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville commented on how bipartisan the bill was. Well, yes – if GOPers had caved on principle on Snyder’s budget, it too would have received overwhelming Democratic support. This is essentially a Tax Increase to the citizens of Michigan along with a new government run entity aka bigger government! If any Michigan health insurance policy holder doesn’t think for one minute that their premium isn’t going up because of this think again!
http://apps.detnews.com/apps/blogs/watercooler/index.php

2012 Senate Bill 981: Authorize Autism-Mandate (FORCE) Insurance Company Subsidies
Introduced by Sen. Randy Richardville (R) on February 23, 2012, to authorize state subsidies to health insurance companies to compensate for the new coverage mandate proposed by Senate Bills 414 and 415, which would require them to include autism coverage in all their policies. The bill does not specify where the money would come from.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/2012-SB-981

Richardville & LaVoy: Strange Bedfellows?
Monroe County probate judge candidate Jill LaVoy, who was hired by Senate Majority leader Randy Richardville’s for his pending “divorce” from his wife of 30 plus years will host a fundraising event from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Democratic “UAW Hall”, 281 Detroit Ave. Tickets are $20.00. I wonder if Senator Richardville will be attending?

This begs the question why would a so-called Republican retain the services of a Democrat attorney? For those of us here in Monroe County the answer is clear! Senator Randy Richardville with his legislative record in support of “union institutional interest”, and his continued pursuit and promotion of the failed Granholm administration policies, should make it crystal clear for all to see that he is masquerading as a Republican as the Senate Majority leader of the Michigan Republican Senate.

With Senator Richardville’s recent actions of abusing his perceived political power and authority by threatening and attacking with law suits the constitutional “first amendment rights” of free speech of the citizens of Michigan and a privately owned conservative talk radio station as to silence the justifiable criticism of his legislative polices, integrity, and moral values are unconscionable!
http://www.lavoyforjudge.com/Events.aspx

Local Officials Skeptical of Michigan Business Tax Cuts
Republican lawmakers have long wanted to get rid of a tax on equipment they say is keeping manufacturers from hiring more workers, but have been held back by the troublesome question of how to replace the money local governments, libraries and school districts stand to lose.
http://www.annarbor.com/news/local-officials-skeptical-of-michigan-business-tax-cuts/

Monroe Attorney Daniel White Appointed to Monroe County Circuit Court
Governor Rick Snyder appointed Monroe “family” lawyer Daniel White, of Monroe, to the 38th Circuit Court in Monroe County. Monroe County Assistant Prosecutor Michael Brown confirmed he was applying for the seat. Mr. Brown, an assistant prosecutor for seven years, is a member of the executive committee and treasurer of the Monroe County Republican Party led by Senator Richardville. Senator Richardville praised Governor Snyder for making the right choice. So much for Michael Brown’s loyalty!
http://www.toledoblade.com/State/2012/04/25/Governor-fills-vacancy-on-Monroe-County-court.html

“When the people fear their government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.” ~Thomas Jefferson

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The “Bain Report” Articles that Affect You and Your Family for Monday, April, 23, 2012

The “Bain Report” is a weekly publication for those citizens of Michigan who are concerned with the representation they are receiving from their elected officials. The purpose of this report is to educate and inform the citizens with pertinent articles and legislation that affect the families of Michigan. If you or anyone you know wishes to receive the “Bain Report” reply to rabman13@aol.com with add me to the weekly “Bain Report” in the subject line with your name and e-mail address in the body. Your email will be added to the list of those Patriots, Activist, and Concerned Citizens here in Michigan who receive the “Bain Report” published every Monday. For those currently receiving the “Bain Report” and wish to be removed from these mailings please reply to above e-mail address with remove me from your list in the subject line.

Opinion By R Al Bain
Will the citizens of Michigan stand up and do the right thing? As a conservative Republican of over 35 years I am appalled and ashamed of what my once proud Republican Party has become. Recent events have reveled an even more disturbing pattern of cronyism and corruption within the Republican Party. We’ve had notary-gate, dele-gate, mortgage-gate, and possibly hooker-gate with not only the “Secret Service” but with the leader in the Republican Senate?

Two different sources have alleged that our Republican leader in the Michigan Senate had extra marital activities with a woman in which he is old enough to be her Father! These allegations have come directly from his son and I believe them to be the Truth! Past unconfirmed rumors about marriage infidelities were just that but with the recent alleged allegations there may very well be credibility to those rumors? There are those that would say what someone does in their private life is their business. As an elected official representing the public I would strongly disagree.

Our elected officials should and must be held to a higher standard of integrity, principles, and moral values as a representative of the citizens of Michigan. If they can’t adhere to those character traits with their own wife of over 30 years they would have no qualms about not upholding those to the very citizens they are supposed to represent! Senator Richardville has zero Integrity, Principles, and especially “Moral Values” that I’m sure with the recent “Divorce” filing his wife could attest to! When we have a Republican who does not adhere to the Principles. Traditions, and Values that the Republican Party was founded upon then I would suggest, “Houston We Have a Problem”.

During the past five national elections, Republican Party leaders, candidates and politicians have made “traditional values,” including family, moral and religious values, key structural planks in their platform in addition to other planks with various names and mantras, containing what Republicans consider to be the “right” form of marriage. Senator Richardville not only “fails” these Planks as a leader but as a Roman Catholic as well!

Senator Randy Richardville is Re-Call Target of Fellow Republican
State Senate Majority leader Randy Richardville is being targeted in a new recall effort by another Monroe County Republican. Jeff Andring of Newport, “former chairman” of the Monroe County Republican Party, this week filed proposed petition language in an attempt to recall Richardville, R-Monroe, who represents part of Jackson County in the Senate.
http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2012/04/sen_randy_richardville_is_reca.html

Michigan Lawmakers Lavished with Free Meals, Parties, Gifts – Senate Majority leader Randy Richardville Takes Top Prize!
So is this what we send our elected officials to Lansing for? Private parties. Free meals. Even gifts. It sounds like a dream come true, and for some lawmakers, it really is. Welcome to the world of lobbying, it’s the side of politics you don’t normally get a chance to see! For the first seven months of the year, lawmakers have enjoyed hundreds of dollars in meals paid for by special interest groups. And the grand prize goes to? It went to Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, who’s been eating quite well in 2011, cashing in on almost three-thousand dollars in free lobbyist meals, so far.

That’s not counting his all expense paid trip’s to the Hollywood Emmys and the Daytona 500 courtesy of the special interest who returned the favor for favorable legislation he coned his colleagues into passing such as the Movie Producer and Studio subsidies along with two time Speedway winner Michigan International Speedway all at taxpayer expense!
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/lawmakers-lavished-with-free-meals%2C-parties%2C-gifts-at-san-antonio-conference

Legislators’ Agenda Will Test Governor Rick Snyder’s Leadership
The statement in this article that Governor Snyder is in a tricky spot politically because he’s considerably more moderate than Republicans in the Legislature is pretty scary! Why do I say that? Because Senate Majority leader Randy Richardville in 2004 told a Monroe County Republican Party Executive committee member that nobody sit’s to the left of me – right to his face!
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120416/POLITICS02/204160348/1024/POLITICS03?source=nletter-news

Who’s Watching the Kids while Governor Snyder Focuses?
Michigan’s most effective governors have typically projected more patriarchal authority; when they went out of their way to say they weren’t interested in a legislator’s initiative, it usually meant that whatever they weren’t interested in was dead.

But Snyder is more like a well-meaning but distracted parent, too preoccupied with his own to-do list to pay much attention to what the children (legislators) are doing. Not everyone in Lansing shares Snyder’s priorities, but few are confused about what’s important to him. But the more Snyder fixates on a narrow band of fiscal and economic development objectives, the more Republican legislators feel licensed to have their nutty way in every other policy realm.
http://www.freep.com/article/20120415/COL04/204150477/Who-s-watching-the-kids-while-Gov-Snyder-focuses-?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs

Michigan Lawmakers Return; Budget High Priority
Michigan lawmakers are headed back to the state Capitol after a two-week spring break, with the state budget remaining their top priority. Top Priority? Where have they been? All the citizens of Michigan have seen out of our legislature is tax breaks for big business, taxing pensions, and proposing gas tax increases and vehicle registration fees (tax) along with mandating insurance companies to cover Autism that will surely raise every Michigan citizens insurance policies! This “break” is but just one of many they have throughout the year! Can you say part-time legislature as to limit the damage they can do?
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120417/POLITICS02/204170393/1022/politics/Michigan-lawmakers-return-budget-high-priority

Super Speedway Notches Second State Subsidy
Michigan International Speedway is now a two-time winner when it comes to state subsidies. http://www.mackinac.org/15266

2010 Senate Bill 1369: Extend Michigan International Speedway subsidy Introduced by Sen. Jud Gilbert (R) and co-sponsored by Senate Majority leader Randy Richardville on June 2, 2010, to push back from 2012 to 2017 the year by which Michigan International Speedway must make certain infrastructure improvements for which the state will provide its owners with a $1.5 subsidy/tax break. http://www.michiganvotes.org/2010-SB-1369

2008 Senate Bill 1264: Increase Michigan International Speedway tax breaks (Public Act 572 of 2008) Introduced by Sen. Randy Richardville (R) on April 17, 2008, to increase from $25 million to $30 million a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for upgrades at the Michigan International Speedway. Refundable means the state would write the firm a check for the difference between the credit and its actual tax liability, if any. http://www.michiganvotes.org/2008-SB-1264

Michigan Senate Passes Changes to Minor-in-Possession Law
Here’s a piece of legislation that will surely be conducive to creating the much needed jobs in Michigan! http://www.michiganvotes.org/2011-HB-4393 The legislation would amend the Michigan Liquor Control Code to exempt a minor from a violation involving buying, drinking or possessing alcohol if he or she sought medical treatment or accompanied another person who sought medical treatment. So essentially this is rewarding law breakers by giving them a loophole. This is akin to telling a person convicted of drunk driving if you go to AA you would be exempted from that violation.
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120417/POLITICS02/204170399/1022/politics/Michigan-Senate-passes-changes-minor-possession-law

The “Average Cost of introducing a Legislative Bill”
A 1993 Legislative Analyst report on the “Average Cost of a Bill” reveals when you add bill printing, associated publications histories, files, indexes, journals, chapters and reprints, bill room operation, Legislative Counsel services, Legislative committee staff, Department of Finance services, and Agency legislative liaison costs, the total 1991-1992 session cost was $13,733 PER BILL.
http://www.calnews.com/archives/Metcalf09.htm

2011 Senate Bill 729: Establish “right to work” for MEA union school employees
Introduced by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) and co-sponsored by Sen. Randy Ricardville (R) on October 6, 2011, to prohibit school districts from making an agreement with a union that has more that 50,000 members (meaning the Michigan Education Association) which requires employees to pay dues or fees to the union as a condition of employment. In other words, to establish a “right to work” law for most Michigan public school employees. Note: Detroit school employees belong to a different union, so this so-called “right to teach” bill would not apply to them. http://www.michiganvotes.org/2011-SB-729

The above Bill shows a correlation between SB 992 (a mortgage bill tailored for one) http://www.freep.com/article/20120401/COL04/204010479/Brian-Dickerson-In-Lansing-a-mortgage-bill-tailored-for-one where Sen. Arlan Meekhof introduced it and Sen. Randy Ricardville co-sponsored it! Does anybody see a pattern here? Looks like Meekhof is Richardville’s stooge! SB 729 was nothing more than using taxpayers dollars as to send a personal political message to the “MEA” by Senator Richardville don’t try and do to me what you did to Representative Paul Scott in regard to a re-call attempt!

Michigan’s 8.5% jobless rate hits lowest level since August 2008
Fuzzy math, propaganda 101. All this unemployment number tells us is that unemployed folks have either exhausted their benefits or quit looking for work! March Unemployment: 8.2% (U.3) Definition: Occurs when people are without jobs and they have actively looked for work within the past four weeks, 14.5% (U.6), Definition: Part time workers who want to work full time, but cannot due to economic reasons 22.2% (SGS), Definition: The SGS Alternate Unemployment Rate reflects current unemployment reporting methodology adjusted for SGS-estimated “discouraged workers” defined away during the Clinton Administration added to the existing (BLS) Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates of level U-6 unemployment.
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120418/METRO/204180413/1409/METRO/Michigan-s-8-5-jobless-rate-hits-lowest-level-since-August-2008

Automotive Supplier Dana to Close Rochester Hills Plant by end of 2013
Dana, a Maumee, Ohio-based auto supplier, plans to close its 150-person Rochester Hills plant by the end of 2013.
http://www.freep.com/article/20120419/BUSINESS01/204190537/Dana-to-shut-Rochester-Hills-plant-by-end-of-13

“When the people fear their government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

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The “Bain Report” Articles that Affect You and Your Family for Monday, April, 16, 2012

The “Bain Report” is a weekly publication for those citizens of Michigan who are concerned with the representation they are receiving from their elected officials. The purpose of this report is to educate and inform the citizens with pertinent articles and legislation that affect the families of Michigan. If you or anyone you know wishes to receive the “Bain Report” reply to rabman13@aol.com with add me to the weekly “Bain Report” in the subject line with your name and e-mail address in the body. Your email will be added to the list of those Patriots, Activist, and Concerned Citizens here in Michigan who receive the “Bain Report” published every Monday. For those currently receiving the “Bain Report” and wish to be removed from these mailings please reply to above e-mail address with remove me from your list in the subject line.

Opinion By R Al Bain

Needless to say it’s been an interesting couple of weeks here in Michigan. As I have reported previously in the “Bain Report” we have an elected official in Lansing who seems to think that the “Bill of Rights” specifically the “First Amendment” right of free speech does not apply to the citizens of Michigan under his watch. Senate Majority leader Randy Richardville (R) of Monroe “ordered” his Lansing based attorney’s Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith to send a cease and desist letter to two private citizens and one privately owned conservative radio station as to silence their outspoken criticism of his policies, integrity, moral values, and “Failed” leadership in the Michigan Senate.

In this writer’s opinion this is unbecoming and unconscionable of an elected official of the citizens of Michigan to “dictate” such an action! Senator Richardville’s failed leadership and failed policies are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The good Senator also has some unethical and ill-moral marriage issues at hand that appear to be interfering with his leadership ability in leading Michigan’s Senate. This is all on and above the fact that he continues to pursue and promote the Granholm agenda such as the New Government Bridge, Movie Producer Subsidies, Film Studio Subsidies, and Union Institutional Interest! This is not in keeping with the Republican Party Platform or it’s mission statement..

The latest fiasco with his co-sponsoring of Senate Bill 992, “a mortgage tailored for one” is a perfect example of his failed leadership. There is no way this legislation can be justified to the many citizens of Michigan who have problematic mortgage’s! Mr. Richardville has done absolutely nothing to improve the economic climate here in Michigan with his failed leadership and policies. If you call giving huge tax deductions to big business by balancing the lost revenue on the backs of the taxpayers of Michigan then you have a very different view that I. If you think that a “New Government Bridge” is more important than our roads and infrastructure you also have a different view than I.

This dirty laundry list of legislation whether enacted or proposed goes on and on with Movie Producer Subsidies, Film Studio Subsidies, Gas Tax Increases, Vehicle registration Fees, and the latest Mandating that insurance companies cover Autism diagnosis and treatment that will surely raise insurance rates of all Michigan rate payers. All this is a Democrat Party agenda with the Hillary Clinton mentality of it takes a village and not in keeping with the true conservative Republican ideology!

Trucker Randy Bishop Refuses to Retract Statements Ordered by Richardville Attorney’s

“Trucker” Randy BISHOP is not retracting his March 20 letter to state senators in which he relayed personal rumors told to him about Senate Majority Leader Randy RICHARDVILLE (R-Monroe). He’s also not apologizing for comments made on a Cheboygan radio station and said that he feels the Richardville accusations are true.

But he won’t be able to continue his commentary on the Cheboygan radio station that got him into the legal soup to start.

Officials at WMKT-AM 1270 in Charlevoix asked their 3 p.m. host, Greg MARSHALL, to take Bishop off his usual one hour time slot on Thursdays after the station received a letter from Richardville’s legal team.

Bishop, a Cheboygan-area Tea Party activist, said if Richardville’s team wants to sue him for libel, they can go ahead and try, but he said he’s had five attorneys and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) call to offer their services pro bono. He said he would depose Richardville and his family (See “Richardville Attorney Demands Retraction From ‘Trucker Randy,'” 3/23/12) and then present witnesses claiming what the Republican leaders’ defenders have been saying is accurate.

“I’m not recanting and I’m not backing down,” Bishop said. “If Randy Richardville doesn’t sue me, I may sue him for some of the comments his people have said about me and for trying to restrict my First Amendments rights . . . The ball is in his court.”

Richardville consultant Steve LINDER raised questions about Bishop telling MIRS that if Richardville want to sue to ‘bring it on.”

“Bring it on? What is this the 6th grade?” Linder said. “He is a sad and pathetic embarrassment to the Tea Party. He should listen to responsible Tea Party leaders like Joan FABIANO, who called him out over this.”

Bill MICHAELS, operations manager of WMKT, said he’s asked Marshall to not have Bishop on his program until the controversy over Bishop’s comments for which there seems to be “no proof” has blown over.

In the meantime, Bishop made an appearance on Patriot Voice on Thursday, the deadline for him to retract his prior comments about Richardville, and not only didn’t retract his comments, but double-downed.

He told MIRS today there’s a “pattern of corruption” within the Republican Party that’s evident by Richardville sponsoring the New International Trade Crossing (NITC) legislation, which he feared is part of the United Nation’s “Agenda 21” Superhighway.

Bishop also pointed out another bill that bans lenders from going after developers personally when their commercial loans cannot be collected, legislation that positively impacts a case involving the brother of Michigan Republican Party Chair Bobby SCHOSTAK (See “Developers Given Legal Shield In New Law”, 3/30/12).

Bishop said people are calling him and “connecting the dots themselves. “This will bring down the corruption at the Michigan Republican Party,” he said.

Michigan ‘Corporate Welfare’ Hype Yields Few Economic Results

The companies promoted with your tax dollars by the MEDC on Youtube are in financial trouble. The failure of high profile “green energy” firms with the loss of hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars has made national headlines in recent months. Less well-known are similar failures right here in Michigan, costing state taxpayers millions.

http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/16758

Pure Michigan Advertising Campaign “Pure Waste” of Taxpayer Dollars Tourism Study Flawed With “Fuzzy Math” State needs to Abandon Subsidy Favors

A new study claiming that the Pure Michigan advertising campaign funded by taxpayers returns a sizable investment for the state is dubious for several reasons. The projections are based on an online survey from Longwoods International, a travel consulting firm that found that every dollar spent by the state returns $4.90 in tax revenue. This is actually up from their previous 2010 study that found that each dollar returns $2.23.

Despite this overwhelming return on investment, there is no industry support to directly fund their own advertising. As a matter of “fact’ the private tourism industry did their own study and determined that the return on investment wasn’t in their best interest! If online survey’s is a true benchmark then Ron Paul would be the runaway presidential nominee! Pure Michigan Advertising Campaign Where the Sun Shines Bright for “Private Industry” Subsidies at Taxpayers Expense!

http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/16700

Michigan Taxpayers Fund Private NASCAR Race Team

SERIOUSLY??? And they want to raise our Gas Tax and Vehicle Registration Fees Tax? Rousch-Fenway Racing got the State of Michigan to SPONSOR the Nationwide NASCAR # 6 of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. His car and uniform is heavily sponsored by that Pure Michigan advertising campaign from the invite-to-travel advertising budget with our tax dollars. That would be the TAXPAYERS of Michigan not only subsidizing the Michigan International Speedway but now subsidizing a private NASCAR Race Team as well. Is this any different than using our tax money to build/repair a sports stadium for a professional PRIVATE team?

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/04/12/pure-michigan-roush-fenway-racing-mis-team-up-for-mustang-sweepstakes/

Failed Pension Loan Tied to Bribe and More!

Like I’ve been saying all along just connect the dots! Democrats and Republicans alike are in this pay to play friends and family corruption scheme involving business leaders, and politicians, who are all connected in construction and or real estate. John Rakolta (Walbridge Construction Company and Mitt Romney’s nation co-chair) donates to Bob Ficano (D) get’s rewarded with a no-bid multi million dollar contract to build the new Wayne County jail. The Schostak brothers get favorable legislation passed and signed into law in record speed.

David Schostak’s loan agreement made him personally liable for the $2.1-million difference between the value of the foreclosed property and the outstanding loan balance, Schostak did what you and I might do in the face of such a judgment assuming that one of our brothers was the chairman of the state Republican Party, and that our family’s real estate company had contributed generously to that party’s elected officeholders. He enlisted his friends in the GOP Legislature, along with his brother and business partner Michigan GOP chairman Bobby Schostak (R) who quickly had his minion Senator Richardville adopte a bill excusing him from the terms of the problematic mortgage.

http://www.freep.com/article/20120401/COL04/204010479/Brian-Dickerson-In-Lansing-a-mortgage-bill-tailored-for-one

One of their close friends in the legislature is none other than Senate Majority leader Randy Richardville who by the way controls what goes into and out of committees and to the floor for a vote before moving on to the Governor’s desk for his signature into becoming law. Just a little side note in that Senator Richardville co-sponsored this legislation! Every one of them has a background in real estate and or construction in one form or another. Ultimately, this whole scheme is at the cost of “we the taxpayers” through the legislative process! If I can connect the dots where is the FBI on all this? There’s a lot more to these scheme’s than meets the eye!

Movie Producer subsidies, Film Studio subsidies, in which Mr. Rakolta is a partner in the Raleigh Film Studio in Pontiac that recently failed to meet it’s bond obligation that now the “state pension fund” has to cover per the subsidy agreement. There are many more examples of this kind of corruption!

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120411/METRO01/204110369/Failed-pension-fund-loan-tied-bribe?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Governor Snyder Signs Law Repealing Motorcycle Helmet Requirement

While I totally agree it should be the motorcyclist “Freedom of Choice” Helmet laws, like mandating insurance companies to cover Autism or Taxing Pensions have done nothing to do what so ever with creating an environment conducive to job creation by the public sector and everything to do with “damage control” for the failed leadership of Senate Majority leader Randy Richardville in the Michigan Senate!

The good Governor had to do something as to throw a bone to the “Freedom and Liberty” loving citizens of Michigan in light of the recent scandals plaguing the Michigan Legislature! What scandals am I referring to you ask? How about “dele-gate” and “mortgage-gate” just to mention a couple. Oh but there is a whole laundry list of bad legislation that has come under his watch!

To be fair some good things have been done but are far outweighed by the bad or legislation that should be put in effect. There is one critical piece of legislation being held up by the failed leadership of Senate Majority leader Randy Richardville in the Senate and that is “right-to-work”! Not to be greedy but a part-time legislature would be another.

http://www.monroenews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120413/NEWS01/120419976

Cutting Librarians and Therapists Would Save Prisons Millions Senate Panel Finds $72.5 Million To Cut From Prison Administration

Why stop there? Prisons are more like “Club Med” rather than an institution for criminals. They have a lavish library system better than most communities, fitness facilities better than most in the private sector that charges a membership fee, cable television, and three square meals a day. This gives a whole new meaning to punishment. Where’s the incentive not to commit a crime again?

http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/16712

Michigan Students Facing up to 21% Tuition Increases

Tony McCaul works three part-time jobs and has an internship and student loans, and he’s dreading the bill coming soon from Michigan State University, where he’ll be a senior this fall. Like students across the state, McCaul, 22, of Lake Odessa will pay a lot more this year than last fall a 9.6% hike in his case.

http://www.thecollegeblog.com/2007/07/30/michigan-students-facing-up-to-21-tuition-increases/

U.S. Citizen or Not, University of Michigan May Charge In-State Rate

http://www.freep.com/article/20120411/NEWS06/204110411/U-S-citizen-or-not-University-of-Michigan-may-charge-in-state-rate

More U.S. Homes Enter Foreclosure Process

More U.S. homes are entering the foreclosure process, setting the stage for a surge in properties repossessed by lenders this year. The number of homes that received first-time foreclosure notices rose 7% in March from the previous month, foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac said Thursday.

http://www.freep.com/article/20120412/BUSINESS06/204120470/More-U-S-homes-enter-process

Wayne County Executive Bob Ficano’s Top Aides Tracked Political Work of Appointees

Robert Ficano and his top aides kept score of the political work done by their taxpayer-funded appointees, according to an e-mail obtained Tuesday by the Free Press. Mr. Ficano has for years enriched himself and his friends by capitalizing on his position with Wayne County at the taxpayers’ expense!

http://www.freep.com/article/20120411/NEWS02/204110407/Wayne-County-Executive-Robert-Ficano-and-his-top-aides-tracked-political-work-of-appointees-e-mail-shows

“When the people fear their government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

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The “Bain Report” Articles that Affect You and Your Family for Monday, April, 9, 2012

The “Bain Report” is a weekly publication for those citizens of Michigan who are concerned with the representation they are receiving from their elected officials. The purpose of this report is to educate and inform the citizens with pertinent articles and legislation that affect the families of Michigan. If you or anyone you know wishes to receive the “Bain Report” reply to rabman13@aol.com with add me to the weekly “Bain Report” in the subject line with your name and e-mail address in the body. Your email will be added to the list of those Patriots, Activist, and Concerned Citizens here in Michigan who receive the “Bain Report” published every Monday. For those currently receiving the “Bain Report” and wish to be removed from these mailings please reply to above e-mail address with remove me from your list in the subject line.

Opinion By R Al Bain
In 2010 the voters along with the TEA Party faithful elected many Republicans to office at all levels of government from the local, state and federal levels as they promised to reign in big government and adhere to their wishes. Has this happened? I would suggest that it hasn’t! In Michigan we gave the Republicans control of the House and Senate along with a Republican Governor.

For any citizen who does their research they will clearly see that we have had nothing but proposed tax increases and an expansion of government programs and entities. Now to be fair some good things have been done but are more than offset by tax increases and the creation of bigger government. What we all heard about and continue to hear about from our elected politicians is the catch phase “jobs”.

While politicians puke this phrase out with regularity along their path of obtaining their feeding spot at the public trough, the focus is not on creating an environment conducive to job creation. Can anyone explain to me how taxing pensions, mandating insurance companies to cover autism, raising the gas tax, raising the vehicle registration fees, and a host of other big government ideas help in creating a friendly environment for the private sector to create jobs?

What about the recent legislation that was rushed though the legislature in Senate Bill 992: Clarify mortgage loan contract “non-recourse” provision rules? Doesn’t that sound good like it may help the problematic mortgage’s that many Michigan citizens are facing? Far from it! This piece of legislation is nothing more than to help one of their own in the Lansing good ole’ boy’s club! This was rushed through at unprecedented speed through the legislature from introduction to the Governor’s signature in 48 day’s flat!

Very rarely does any legislative Bill get of committee less than 45 day’s let alone passed and signed into law by the governor with such rapid speed! The articles below will give insight to the cronyism going on in Lansing with SB 992!

My Letter to a Michigan Senator Concerning Senate Bill 992
Senator Pappageorge,
                                 In light of your email I received of the most recent edition of the Monthly Minute, a newsletter you’ve created to keep me up-to-date on legislative and district happenings I felt compelled to write you for assistance. I noticed the section on your page “Mortgage Assistance Information” which only served to pique my interest.
 
In light of the recent passage of Senate Bill 992 (Clarify mortgage loan contract “non-recourse” provision rules) I was wondering if you would consider introducing legislation that would remove the clause in my home mortgage contract rescinding the provision that gives the bank the right to go after my personal assets. You see in light of the economic climate and uncertainty we are facing the burden this has bestowed on my family along with other Michigan homeowners is tragic.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/2012-SB-992
 
I am very aware that I have no relatives, family members, or business associates connected with the political elitist in Lansing and with that being said I only feel fair is fair! There are many citizens in Michigan at present that have problematic mortgages that could use a friend in Lansing as to provide relief in this area. I would also request that if you should decide to introduce this type of legislation that you would consider the language making it retroactive as to further help the troubled citizens of Michigan. In closing the citizens of Michigan “expect and deserve” the same type of representation afforded to those we elect to serve us!
 
With all Sincerity,
R Al Bain
http://www.freep.com/article/20120401/COL04/204010479/Brian-Dickerson-In-Lansing-a-mortgage-bill-tailored-for-one

Retroactive State Law Lets GOP Chairman’s Brother off the Hook for $2.4 million
Wells Fargo bank will file a court challenge to a new state law signed by Gov. Rick Snyder that overturned a $2.4-million judgment against the brother and business partner of Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak, the bank’s attorney said Friday.
 
The law Snyder signed Thursday, which says a lender can recover only the real estate offered as collateral when a certain type of commercial loan goes into default, is unusual because it is retroactive, to the benefit of Schostak’s brother. It sailed through the Legislature with bipartisan support but left some unhappy lawmakers in its wake. “It was one of the more disturbing bills that we’ve taken up this session,” said Rep. Tom McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, who chairs the House Oversight, Reform and Ethics Committee.
 
Attorneys and legal scholars say the new state law may violate the U.S. Constitution. McMillin said he is disturbed that the new laws alters existing contracts and by the rush to get it approved. He said his initial concerns were elevated when he began investigating and discovered the Schostak connection and what he felt were inflated claims by backers of the bill. The bill was supported by nearly all the big players in Michigan’s commercial real estate industry whose campaign contributions has rewarded them with favorable legislation and government contracts!
 
This just proves and shows the failed leadership of Senate Majority leader Randy Richardville who co-sponsored this Bill that benefits the friends and family corruption scheme we all see playing out not only in Detroit and Wayne County but Lansing as well! It’s high time Mr. Richardville’s colleagues in the Senate call for a vote of no confidence and remove this parasite from the leadership position! Not only do the citizens of Michigan expect and deserve better from the leadership in the Senate but his Republican colleagues should as well.
http://www.freep.com/article/20120331/NEWS15/203310415/Retroactive-state-law-lets-GOP-chairman-s-brother-off-hook-for-2-4-million?odyssey=tab%7Cmostpopular%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

Richardville’s Divorce Attorney Announces Candidacy for the Monroe County Probate Court
Jill LaVoy the Monroe attorney who was retained to handle Senate Majority leader Randy Richardville’s divorce proceedings has declared her candidacy for the Monroe County Probate Court. 
 
Jill LaVoy comes with a Monroe County legal lineage: Her father, William LaVoy, was a county prosecutor and longtime circuit court judge and an uncle, James Rostash, served as prosecutor as well. Ms. LaVoy, 43, has been an attorney in Monroe for 18 years, with a focus on family law.
http://www.toledoblade.com/North/2012/03/07/LaVoy-announces-bid-for-Probate-Court-seat.html

Michigan RINO Senator Retaliates!
Senate Majority leader Randy Rchardville instructed his attorney to threaten a Michigan privately owned radio station and to limit the first amendment free speech rights of a Michigan citizen. The WMKT radio station received a cease and desist letter from Michigan Senator/Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville’s attorney. 
 
Patriot Voice Radio Network located in Petoskey, Michigan produces a syndicated political talk show which is broadcast on WKMT-1270 AM/92.1 FM with talk show host Greg Marshall. “Trucker Randy” Bishop has a weekly appearance on Thursday afternoon’s from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Senator Richardville continues to vilify those who would speak up against his “Liberal Union Loving Policies” by getting his liberal media friends to write and publish scathing articles condemning their outspoken criticism of the good Senator. http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/03/post_73.html This is not an isolated incident in this regard concerning Mr. Richardville.
http://www.dailypaul.com/223682/michigan-rino-senator-retaliates

More Propaganda Spewed About Economic Recovery Home Values Still Declining 
It’s not just the government buffaloing the public with tall tails of an economic recovery along with the housing market the news media and realtors have jumped on the bandwagon of lies. From 2005 to 2009 the value of my home lost $25,000. In 2009 we were told that the great recession had ended and the economy along with home values had bottomed with nowhere to go but up!
 
As interest rates have hit all time lows the time to refinance one’s mortgage as to save thousands over the term was at hand. There is just one small problem, home values have continued to plummet. In 2012 my home was recently appraised during the refinance process and to my surprise not only have home values continued to fall they are falling even worse! The appraised valued came in at a shocking loss in value of $62,000 loss from the 2009 appraisal! That’s a whopping $87,000 loss in the value of my home from the original purchase price!
http://downrivermichiganhomes.com/2012/02/13/southeast-michigan-home-sales-on-the-rise/

Shallow Harbors are Sinking Great Lakes Tourism
So much for wasting our tax dollars on the Pure Michigan advertising campaign. Our harbors are to shallow for boats and our roads are atrocious. The federal government collects money to maintain these harbors yearly when it collects the Harbor Maintenance Tax from shippers. That money goes into the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, which is intended to maintain all federal harbors and channels, including 69 in Michigan. On paper, the fund has built up a balance of about $6 billion that’s theoretically available to fix the harbors.
http://www.freep.com/article/20120404/NEWS06/204040372/1118/RSS

Politicians Praising Failed Green Company
With all the recent failed wind, solar, and other green companies our tax dollars continue going down the drain. Michigan has had more than it’s share!
http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/16737

Florida Judge Enforces Sharia Law over U.S. Constitution Legislators Allow It
With Dearborn Michigan being the largest Arab community in the United States is this what’s in store for Michigan? This is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Sharia law stands in stark contrast to US law. Yet we are slowly allowing this Muslim religious law to gain acceptance and approval right inside the American law system, which has roots back to English common law and the Magna Carta.
http://dewgeneral.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/florida-judge-oks-sharia-law-to-be-used-for-u-s-court-case/

“When the people fear their government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.”
Thomas Jefferson

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