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BELIEVE THIS: Romney and the GOP Will Gut Medicare and Education to Pay for Tax Breaks for the Rich

BELIEVE THIS: Romney and the GOP Will Gut Medicare and Education to Pay for Tax Breaks for the Rich

Mitt didn’t take his Medicare but he wants yours If you take Mitt Romney at his word, he will gut Medicare, financial aid for college and nearly every federal program that helps working people in order to give millionaires more huge tax breaks. The problem is: No one seems to take Mitt Romney at his word. Last year allies of […]

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Michigan GOP Senate primary gets fun. Glenn accuses Hoekstra of hiring felon to collect signatures.

Michigan GOP Senate primary gets fun. Glenn accuses Hoekstra of hiring felon to collect signatures.

Bring the popcorn!

While Pete Hoekstra’s Senate campaign staggers around from self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the feet, his primary contenders aren’t holding back on him, either.

One of them, Gary Glenn, tea partier extraordinaire, is accusing Hoekstra of having hired a convicted felon to collect signatures to put him on the ballot.

More entertainment after the jump.

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Major labor group enters battle to repeal Emergency Manager Law – Michigan AFL-CIO

Major labor group enters battle to repeal Emergency Manager Law – Michigan AFL-CIO

Welcome! We saved you a seat!

After sitting on the sidelines for over a year in the battle to repeal Public Act 4 — Michigan’s anti-democratic Emergency Manager Law — the Michigan AFL-CIO labor union has now entered the fray. They are participating in a rally at the Michigan Court of Appeals next Wednesday.

Details after the jump.

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Mitt Romney: American tax cheat

Mitt Romney: American tax cheat

Freedom isn’t free, Mitt. So, pay your damned taxes!

Two explosive acts of real journalism this week have the Romney campaign rocked back on their heels. The wealthy Romneys, already struggling to connect with average Americans, are now revealed to have offshore bank accounts and investments that allow them to avoid paying substantial taxes to the U.S. government.

All the gory details after the jump.

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Obama administration challenging unfair Chinese duties on American-made automobiles

Obama administration challenging unfair Chinese duties on American-made automobiles

Leveling the playing field for American workers

In 2009, the Obama administration imposed harsh tariffs on tires imported from China. This move, called a “safeguard provision”, is allowed under a 2000 law. China agreed to the provision when it negotiated its membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO). The provision allows such tariffs to be imposed when a surge in imports into the U.S. damages our industries.

China retaliated by placing antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of American-produced automobiles in 2011. This week, the U.S. government filed a challenge with WTO, saying these duties are based on phony allegations.

[More after the jump.]

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Michigan Tea Partiers working to stop health insurance exchange

Michigan Tea Partiers working to stop health insurance exchange

Sorry, face. This nose has GOT to go…

Tea party types in Michigan, facing the stinging blow of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitution, are now working on a self-defeating effort to make sure that Michigan doesn’t create a health insurance exchange for Michiganders to shop for affordable health insurance. This comical effort apparently disregards the fact that, if they are successful, the federal government will create one FOR us, limiting our state legislators’ ability to have any say or control in the matter.

This is from an email I received yesterday from the Tea Party of West Michigan (all typos and grammatical errors are theirs, not mine – like the grammatically incorrect tagline at the top of every page on their website: “Influence policy, effect elections, protect the Constitution”)…

[Email and more after the jump.]

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Which is Scarier? What We Know About Mitt Romney, Or What We Don’t?

Which is Scarier? What We Know About Mitt Romney, Or What We Don’t?

Or both The other day, I made a list of the things that scare me about Mitt Romney’s stated policies: • He wants tax breaks for the rich larger than George W. Bush’s breaks • He feels the president can attack Iran any time for any reason • He wants to overturn Roe v. Wade and defund Planned Parenthood taking […]

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Pete Hoekstra releases new ad highlighting his failed fight to kill the Affordable Care Act

Pete Hoekstra releases new ad highlighting his failed fight to kill the Affordable Care Act

Oh, yeah, that’s gonna work, Pete

Last February, I asked the question “Is media group that produced Pete Hoekstra’s racist ad full of Democrats?”

I’m asking this question again because Hoekstra’s latest ad basically highlights his failure to stop the Affordable Care Act that he claims “takes your freedoms away”. With last week’s Supreme Court ruling, all this ad does is show how bloody ineffective he is.

Video after the jump.

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Detroit to Lansing March for Democracy and Freedom has been postponed

Detroit to Lansing March for Democracy and Freedom has been postponed

Mission Partially Accomplished

Yesterday, I wrote about the March for Democracy and Freedom being organized by Rev. Charles Williams II and his group, National Action Network – Michigan Chapter. The march was modeled on the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches of the mid-60s and was in protest of voter suppression legislation passed by Michigan Republicans as well as the anti-democratic Emergency Manager Law, Public Act 4.

Yesterday, Governor Snyder stunned the state by vetoing the three most egregious bills in the election reform package sent to him by the Republican legislators. Based on this, the march has been postponed.

Rev. Williams’ statement after the jump.

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GOPocrisy ALERT: Romney spokesperson whines about Obama going negative when that’s ALL their campaign does

GOPocrisy ALERT: Romney spokesperson whines about Obama going negative when that’s ALL their campaign does

Oh, THAT’S rich

Today, the Obama campaign did a full-court press on Romney’s offshore tax havens where he hides money to reduce his taxes significantly. We’ll have more to say about that in upcoming posts but, in an act of utter GOPocrisy, Romney campaign spokesperson Andrea Saul went on a whining spree about the Obama campaign going negative.

This, from a campaign that has done NOTHING but negative attacks on the president.

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UPDATED: Gov. Snyder vetoes 3 GOP voter suppression bills, Speaker Bolger resorts to bringing up nonexistent ACORN

UPDATED: Gov. Snyder vetoes 3 GOP voter suppression bills, Speaker Bolger resorts to bringing up nonexistent ACORN

Hallelujah

In a surprising blow to conservative Michigan Republicans working to make it harder to vote in our state, Governor Rick Snyder vetoed three key components of a package of voter suppression bills. The move apparently caused House Speaker Jase Bolger to temporarily lose his mind.

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