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Michigan GOP proves they’re the anti-American fools & corporate tools we know they are w/ Medicaid exp. vote

Michigan GOP proves they’re the anti-American fools & corporate tools we know they are w/ Medicaid exp. vote

This is what happens when you vote Republican Since the beginning of this year, Eclectabloggers have written no fewer than 55 posts relating to Medicaid expansion, mostly centering on Michigan. When she came on as a contributor in April, Amy Lynn Smith instantly became a powerful voice for expansion of Medicaid in Michigan. There is no question in my mind […]

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Good For Cory Booker And Shame On Steve Lonegan

Good For Cory Booker And Shame On Steve Lonegan

The so-called ‘party of personal responsibility’ again looks like the party of sweaty bullies. Cory Booker is the Michael Stipe of politics: not only does he not declare his sexual orientation, he purposely keeps it ambiguous. In a Washington Post profile on Tuesday, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate noted that he hasn’t found a “life partner” yet and […]

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Michigan Senate passes Medicaid expansion 20-18

Michigan Senate passes Medicaid expansion 20-18

This is a victory for hard-working, low-income Michiganders, and everyone who advocated on their behalf. It would be tempting to gloat, just imagining the tears of the zealots who fought so hard to deprive nearly 500,000 Michigan residents of access to health insurance. But instead, I’ll just say THANK YOU. To every organization, citizen and legislator who took action to […]

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Michigan Senator Patrick Colbeck holds Medicaid expansion hostage

Michigan Senator Patrick Colbeck holds Medicaid expansion hostage

He must be on one heck of a power trip, fueled by hot air and tea bags. Michiganders who support Medicaid expansion — and that’s a majority, by most accounts — have been waiting all day for a vote in the Senate on Medicaid expansion. As of this writing, they’re still waiting. After hours of deliberation, one vote went down […]

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GOP Sen. Hune: Providing health insurance for nearly half a million working poor Michiganders is “nauseating”

GOP Sen. Hune: Providing health insurance for nearly half a million working poor Michiganders is “nauseating”

Cold, callous, and without compassion (or a clue) I’ve written before about Michigan Republican Senator Joe Hune’s offensive opposition to expanding Medicaid to nearly half a million Michiganders — working Michiganders with jobs that don’t provide health insurance or a wage that allows them to purchase it on their own. In the past he has said, “I just can’t get […]

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GUEST POST: Does Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr know how to manage a municipal emergency?

GUEST POST: Does Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr know how to manage a municipal emergency?

What Detroit needs is an actual expert Photo by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog. The following is a guest post by Roger Kerson and is Part 2 of a 2-part series. You can read Part 1 HERE. Roger is a Michigan-based media consultant for labor unions, environmental group and non-profit organizations. He was director of public relations at the […]

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Republican Tim Walberg: Stock market crash that tanked the US economy was a “short-time burp”

Republican Tim Walberg: Stock market crash that tanked the US economy was a “short-time burp”

Don’t worry, that was just your retirement income being flushed down the proverbial toilet When the stock market crashed at the end of 2008 while George Bush was phoning in his last six months in office, retirees across the country watched as their nest eggs, retirement income accumulated over decades by investing in stocks and bonds, mainly through 401K plans, […]

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GUEST POST: Finance expert says Detroit can pay pensions & bondholders and still balance its budget

GUEST POST: Finance expert says Detroit can pay pensions & bondholders and still balance its budget

There’s more to see in Detroit than meets the eye Eclectagraphic by Anne C. Savage The following is a guest post by Roger Kerson and is Part 1 of a 2-part series. Roger is a Michigan-based media consultant for labor unions, environmental group and non-profit organizations. He was director of public relations at the United Auto Workers during the GM […]

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Eclectablog’s own @LOLGOP now a regular guest on the Night Shift with Tony Trupiano radio show

Eclectablog’s own @LOLGOP now a regular guest on the Night Shift with Tony Trupiano radio show

LOLGOP takes to the airwaves Our good friend Christine Barry from Blogging for Michigan has had to step down from participating in the Blog Role segment on the Night Shift with Tony Trupiano radio show on Thursday nights at 8:30 p.m. ET. Taking her place is our very own LOLGOP. His first segment was last Thursday while I was camping. […]

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ACTION: Speak now in support of Michigan Medicaid expansion

ACTION: Speak now in support of Michigan Medicaid expansion

Or forever hold your peace. I know, I know … there’s been talk of a vote in the Michigan Senate on Medicaid expansion for months. But this time, it’s possible it could actually happen this week. Which means everyone who supports Michigan Medicaid expansion needs to tell their Senators how they feel. Tea Party groups in Michigan have been screaming […]

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Justin Amash’s extremely limited view of liberty

Justin Amash’s extremely limited view of liberty

‘While poverty persists, there is no freedom.’ – Nelson Mandela A few months ago, PPP Polls found that my Twitter account @LOLGOP would be slightly ahead of Rep. Justin Amash in a head-to-head race for Michigan’s U.S. Senate seat. Since then, Amash has expanded his national profile as a leading voice calling for an end of the broad surveillance being […]

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