Tag: Michigan Republicans

MI-07 Republican Tim Walberg’s insulting hypocrisy on “local control” takes aim at state-based retirement programs

MI-07 Republican Tim Walberg’s insulting hypocrisy on “local control” takes aim at state-based retirement programs

Michigan Republican Congressman Tim Walberg is a tea partier’s tea partier. According to his rhetoric and actions in Congress, there are very few things that wouldn’t benefit from “local control”. He wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act and return healthcare programs to local control. He regularly talks about “improving education and job training initiatives through more local control“. When […]

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While we’re all distracted by Trump’s antics, Michigan Republicans poised to blow a $1 BILLION hole in the state budget

While we’re all distracted by Trump’s antics, Michigan Republicans poised to blow a $1 BILLION hole in the state budget

The costs to replace the lead service lines in Flint is estimated to be north of $50 million. Governor Rick Snyder estimates that it will take $2 billion a year to fix and maintain Michigan’s roads and bridges. Disinvestment in education and our cities has schools being closed and cities on the brink of insolvency. When you add it up, […]

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Republican Tim Walberg is hiding from and lying to his constituents, refuses to meet with them

Republican Tim Walberg is hiding from and lying to his constituents, refuses to meet with them

Last month, a group formed around The Indivisible Guide in the small city of Dexter, Michigan had their first organizational meeting. Over 150 people showed up. In fact, their “Indivisible Dexter” Facebook page now has nearly 650 people on it. That’s over 15% of the entire population of Dexter. The one question that seems to have this group’s attention above […]

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BOOM! Republican who called for “another Kent State” for protesters resigns, deletes social media accounts, loses radio show

BOOM! Republican who called for “another Kent State” for protesters resigns, deletes social media accounts, loses radio show

BOOM! Dan Adamini, the odious Republican from Marquette, Michigan who called for “another Kent State” for student protesters has resigned from his position as the Marquette County Republican Treasurer. Not only that, he deleted his Twitter account, deleted his personal Facebook account, deleted his radio show’s Facebook account, and has lost his right-wing radio show “In the Right Mind” for […]

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UPDATED x2: Northern Michigan Republican calls for “another Kent State” to deal with campus protesters

UPDATED x2: Northern Michigan Republican calls for “another Kent State” to deal with campus protesters

On May 4, 1970, members of the Ohio National Guard fired on students, killing four of them and wounding nine, one of whom was paralyzed for life. The crime for which they were murdered was, for some of them, peacefully protesting the invasion of Cambodia. For others it was simply being near the protest. 29 of the 77 guardsmen present […]

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Gov. Snyder spent 70 seconds talking about cows, 95 seconds about the #FlintWaterCrisis in State of the State Address

Gov. Snyder spent 70 seconds talking about cows, 95 seconds about the #FlintWaterCrisis in State of the State Address

To say that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State Address last night was a whitewash of the reality we face in our state is an understatement. He avoided any serious discussion about his plans to remedy the slow motion infrastructure catastrophe that is in visible progress. He never mentioned the tens of thousands of out of work Michiganders […]

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Michigan Republican Senator preps bill to blow $9 BILLION hole in state budget

Michigan Republican Senator preps bill to blow $9 BILLION hole in state budget

In a state facing massive infrastructure problems from roads that have gone unrepaired for years to a city poisoned by lead that needs tens of thousands of lead water service lines replaced, one Republican Senator has a plan: pass a law ending our state income tax, a move that will blow a $9 BILLION hole in our state budget: Senate […]

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Republican Congressman Bill Huizenga: Spokesmodel for Betsy DeVos

Republican Congressman Bill Huizenga: Spokesmodel for Betsy DeVos

If you have any misconceptions about how powerful Betsy DeVos and her family’s money is – not just in Michigan but nationally – have a look at the video below. That’s Congressman Bill Huizenga who represents the highly conservative 2nd Congressional District on Michigan’s west coast. Huizenga is a former classmate of his good buddy Erik Prince, founder of the […]

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Michigan GOP enacts laws to make selling fetal tissue MORE illegal and to ban local plastic bag regulations

Michigan GOP enacts laws to make selling fetal tissue MORE illegal and to ban local plastic bag regulations

Apparently things are just fine in Michigan because Republicans here have resorted to (a) making something illegal more illegal and (b) to restricting local municipalities from passing local regulations for their community. So much for “local control”. The first bill makes the sale of fetal tissue resulting from abortions more illegal. I say it makes it “more illegal” because it’s […]

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Labor’s lame duck victories in Michigan offer a blueprint for the battles ahead

Labor’s lame duck victories in Michigan offer a blueprint for the battles ahead

The following guest post was written by Ron Bieber, president of the Michigan AFL-CIO. You can sign up to receive legislative action alerts from the Michigan AFL-CIO HERE. You can also follow them at facebook.com/miaflcio, twitter.com/miaflcio, and twitter.com/ronbiebermi. Enjoy. Lame duck sessions are when bad bills happen to good people. That’s been true in Michigan after every major election since […]

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GOP Rep. Huizenga: It’s being “responsible” for your own healthcare to let 10-year old son suffer with a broken arm

GOP Rep. Huizenga: It’s being “responsible” for your own healthcare to let 10-year old son suffer with a broken arm

“There’s definitely going to be changes in the health care delivery system. We can’t just continue to squeeze providers to say this is how we are going to save money. It’s forcing health care providers … into some very different actions that in most people’s opinion is unhealthy … At some point or another we have to be responsible or […]

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