Archive for January, 2014
Will the “Real” Terri Lynn Land please stand up! Terri Lynn Land who is running for the U.S. Senate in 2014 here in Michigan as a Republican (?) is “NOT” projecting who she really is or for that matter what she really stands for!
Let’s take a little look at her history as an elected official and candidate here in Michigan shall we and you the voter can then make an informed decision on whether or not she deserves your vote. Just because someone runs for elected office with an (R) behind their name doesn’t necessarily mean they espouse to the Republican platform, planks, principles, traditions and values of the Party.
The political ideology that it’s better to have a so-called Republican in an elected seat versus a Democrat is just plain wrong. Both Democrats and Republicans share equally in the blame for the problems we face as a state and country! It’s not about representing we the people interests it’s about what’s in the politicians best interest for personal gain. Continue reading below the picture.
Terri Lynn Land as Secretary of State allowed illegal alien’s (immigrants) in Michigan to get driver’s licenses. And yet, Michigan’s Republican Secretary of State Terry Lynn Land did nothing about it. Despite complaints, she insisted on continuing to issue them and even introduced an Elliot Spitzer-style set of different driver’s licenses for the aliens. Terri Lynn Land actively looked the other way for FIVE YEARS.
Terri Lynn Land, individually and in her official capacity as Michigan Secretary of State tried to protect Democrat Andy Dillon from being re-called from office. In 2006 Andy Dillon was elected as the Democrat House Majority leader. Why would a Republican Secretary of State appeal a lower counts ruling on a recall of a Democrat? Hmmm…
Bogaert v. Land is a federal lawsuit filed on July 18, 2008
Judge Orders Terri Lynn Land to Proceed with Recall
On August 27, 2008, United States District Judge Robert Holmes Bell issued a preliminary injunction ordering Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land to re-examine the signatures without reference to statutory requirements prohibiting non-residents of Dillon’s district from circulating petitions; and further ordered that if sufficient signatures are found, then Land must place the recall against Representative Dillon on the November 4, 2008 general election ballot.
Terri Lynn Land on the Campaign trail in 2013
Everybody want’s ObamaCare de funded and abolished but Terri Lynn Land has backed a “Fix” for ObamaCare by California Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein! Land recently said she favored fixing the Affordable Care Act instead of abolishing it. In a live radio interview Nov. 18 on “Michigan’s Big Show,” Land said it was time to move “past” de funding and advocated a fix backed by California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein! Read the proof in the article.
The group Americans for Prosperity is running a $1 million advertising blitz in Michigan supporting Terri Lynn Land by attacking her opponent in regard to his support of the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare.
Oh the hypocrisy when after all Terri Lynn Land has lied to her supporters about ending Obamacare instead is advocating a fix for it proposed by California Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein. She also stated it’s time to get over de funding or abolishing Obamacare!
Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land decided to enforce a similar statute regarding petition circulation for ballot proposals in 2010.
She’s a wealthy Real Estate “fat cat” much like Ron Weiser and Bobby Schostak. Just watch her Net Worth sky rocket after 6 or 12 years in the U.S. Senate. If elected she would join all the other millionaires in Congress that think they are above the law and “We the People”.
Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe said Legislation has been introduced to add sexual orientation protection to the Elliott Larsen Act, repeal the state’s ban on same-sex marriage and allow for the state and businesses to provide benefits to same-sex and unmarried partners.
So what Mr. Richardville is essentially saying is that the legislature will pass a law as to sidestep the will of the citizens of Michigan’s who voted in favor of an amendment to the Michigan Constitution that states marriage is a union of one man and one woman. Read more scroll down below picture.
Michigan Proposal 04-2 of 2004, is an amendment to the Michigan Constitution that makes it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perform same-sex marriages or civil unions. The referendum was approved by 59% of the voters.
The text of the amendment states: To secure and preserve the benefits of marriage for our society and for future generations of children, the union of one man and one woman in marriage shall be the only agreement recognized as a marriage or similar union for any purpose.
In May 2008, the Michigan Supreme Court held that the amendment bans not only same-sex marriage and civil unions, but also public employee domestic partnership benefits such as health insurance. The ruling however had little effect since most public employers, relaxed their eligibility criteria to not run afoul of the amendment.
For our elected officials in Lansing to usurp by legislative action the will of the people is unconscionable! The Republican controlled legislature in Lansing continues to pass laws as to make their illegal activity legal with a complete and total disregard of the people of Michigan.
Former Michigan Republican Party Chair, Betsy DeVos has called for Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema to step down. Bill Ballenger, editor of Inside Michigan Politics, frequent panelist on “Off the Record” with Tim Skubick and a former Republican state senator, called DeVos “a good behind-the-scenes organizer and a good fund raiser”. Wasn’t Obama a good behind the scenes community organizer too?
We have all witnessed the all out assault on the Grassroots, Conservatives and Tea Party from the Republican establishment elitist power brokers from the federal, state and local levels. This is all about power and control over the GOP membership and their dictating from the top down. The direction of the Party is supposed to be from the bottom up! With the likes of Karl Rove, Betsy DeVos and others it just proves this out.
The evidence is overwhelming, the current Republican’s past and present want to move to the Progressive left with Tax Payer Funded Abortion, Communist Core, MEDC Crony Capitalism, SnyderCaid, Obama Style “Promise Zones”, and support of the Gay and Lesbian lifestyle against the parties stated platform and planks. All the above goes against the Principles, Traditions and values that the Republican Party once stood for.
If we as Conservative Republican’s continue to support and cast our votes for this march to the liberal left we are no better than the socialist Democrats! My fellow Patriots we are In serious trouble when low information Republican voters espouse to this kind of ideology it’s little wonder why we as a state and country are in the shape we’re in and with this kind of voter mentality “Houston we have a Problem”. This is a quote from someone who claims to be Tea Party – it’s still better to have a Republican than a Democrat in the seat.
Richardville Pushes Questionable Real Estate Bill “MIGOP History of Crony Capitalism Combined With Unsavory Characters Casts Dark Cloud Over SB 509”
Lansing – Why does Michigan need a new law that would grant the Secretary of the State Senate, Carol Morey Viventi, the authority to convey by quit claim deed the State-owned Farnum Building? Who are the Michigan tax payers who would even consider changing state law to grant authority to transfer ownership of a $6,000,000 State-owned property to the secretary of a cabal of 38 politicians? See link to SB 509 Analysis below.
According to a Detroit Free Press article that appeared on Jan. 6th, 2014, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe is leading 22 of 38 State Senators who are “apparently at odds with the state’s strategy” and talking of selling the state-owned Farnum Building, which houses Michigan Senate offices, and moving senators into the nearby Capitol View Building.
The state leases that building from developer Ron Boji, and it houses top managers from the Department of Community Health. See the link to how State Senators voted below.
Adding to the intrigue was Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer, D-East Lansing, saying she understands a deal already has been struck with Republicans to sell the Farnum Building to Boji. According to the Free Press Richardville has acknowledged talking to Boji and another Lansing developer, Joel Ferguson. See link to Detroit Free Press article below.
Who is Ron Boji and the Boji Group? “Most of the dirt on this company and its principals was dug up by impressive investigative reports made by Detroit-area news outlet WXYZ’s Ross Jones and Fox 2 News’ Charlie Le Duff.” See link for “dirt” on Boji below.
Despite all the baggage connected to Boji, he’s still a BIG favorite of crony capitalist Governor Rick Snyder. Governor appoints Ron Boji to Michigan Strategic Fund Monday, January 7, 2013 LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Ron Boji, of Orchard Lake, to the Michigan Strategic Fund board of directors.
From approving private activity bonds and authorizing Community Development Block Grant applications to acting as the fiduciary agent for the 21st Century Jobs Fund, the 11-member board promotes economic development and job creation.
Ron Boji appointed to state Transportation Commission Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Ron Boji, of Orchard Lake, to the state Transportation Commission. The six-member commission is the policy-making body for all state transportation programs. “Ron has enjoyed a distinguished career and I look forward to his contributions to this important commission,” Snyder said.
This whole process smells of the retroactive “Mortgage Bill for One” that the Republican controlled legislature in Lansing pushed through to benefit Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostack’s brother. Is there any wonder why the informed Republican Grassroots, “True” Conservatives and the Tea Party faithful has caused such a rift with the current Michigan Republican Party establishment?
In Lansing, A Mortgage Bill Tailored for One
Retroactive State Law lets GOP Chairman’s Brother off hook for $2.4 million
Here’s the Magician’s in the Republican controlled legislature with their slight of hand tricks selling a bad bill of goods and spinning the truth to the citizens. In 2007, in response to budget deficits, the personal income tax rate was increased to 4.35%, with a scheduled phase-out of 0.1% annually until October 2014, when the rate would have reached 3.9%. Now one Republican Senator wants to extend the 4.35% rate out to 2018.
In 2011, as part of a major state tax shift that reduced business taxes by 83%, while increasing personal income taxes by eliminating a range of tax credits and deductions, the personal income tax rate was maintained at 4.35%, with a rate reduction to 4.25% in January of this year. The net effect of the 2011 legislation was a state tax cut of $550 million annually, along with a shift in tax responsibility from businesses to lower- and middle-income families and retirees.
When Snyder took office in 2011, however, he and fellow Republicans offset their $1.6 billion business tax cut with a $1.4 billion increase on individuals, which included taxing retirement income and not letting the income tax rate drop as much as planned.
Sen. Brandenburg Voted “NO” as a State Rep. while in the House in 2007 now he wants to extend this higher tax rate on the citizens of Michigan till 2018.
“That was a promise we made to people in ’07. I think that promise should be honored,” said Sen. Jack Brandenburg, a Republican from Macomb County’s Harrison Township. He plans to introduce tax cut legislation in the Finance Committee he chairs in January. The bills will call for dropping the rate a tenth of a percentage point each year starting in 2015 until it hits 3.9 percent in 2018.
2007 Public Act 94 is an act of legislation affecting the public as a whole hence public law
Public Act 94 of 2007
2007 House Bill 5194: Increase income tax from 3.9 percent to 4.35 percent
Tax Hike Fever