Mike Bishop, the Republican candidate in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, has a long history of gambling with people’s livelihoods. He was the Senate Majority Leader when the legislature shut down the state government twice, once in 2007 and again 2009. These two shutdowns wreaked havoc on our state’s economy. Now that Bishop is running for the U.S. Congress, he wants to expand his gambling (with other people’s lives) habit to the national stage.
In a recent candidates forum with Democratic challenger Eric Schertzing, the 14-year County Treasurer in Ingham County, Bishop said he wants young people to gamble with their retirement by putting the money in the stock market instead of the Social Security system: