Tag: Jobs

Medicaid Expansion for Dummies, Part 2

Medicaid Expansion for Dummies, Part 2

Take note, Michigan GOP: It’s not just good for Michigan’s health. It’s good for Michigan’s economy, too.

I’m having trouble remembering the last time I heard Michigan Republicans talk about creating jobs, what with all their carrying on about defending religious liberty, protecting the unborn, railing against the LGBT community and … well, pretty much everything except creating jobs.

So let’s give them a nudge and make it easy for them to understand: Medicaid expansion will create jobs. It will increase economic activity and revenue. Which is what the GOP has always claimed is their top priority. Right?

In part 1 of this series, I wrote about why Medicaid expansion is good for the health of Michigan’s citizens. But I’m not entirely sure that’s enough to get through to those in the Michigan GOP who are dead set on crushing anything related to Obamacare. So it’s time for a primer on the positive economic impact of Medicaid expansion.

Click through for details.

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Enbridge Energy funds anti-Proposal 3 effort, President Clinton endorses

Enbridge Energy funds anti-Proposal 3 effort, President Clinton endorses

Vote YES! on Michigan Proposal 3

Enbridge Energy, the company that owns the pipeline that spilled over a million gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River has donated $10,000 to Clean Affordable Renewable Energy (CARE) for Michigan, the deceptively-named group fighting Proposal 3 which would require 25% of Michigan’s energy be from renewable sources by 2025. Clean Water Action is decrying this donation and demanding they spend their money cleaning up the environment catastrophe they are responsible for.

Meanwhile, President Bill Clinton has endorsed a YES vote on Prop 3. Details of both after the jump.

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Ruh roh, Raggy. Someone went and checked Romney’s crazy jobs claims.

Ruh roh, Raggy. Someone went and checked Romney’s crazy jobs claims.

Zoinks!

You knew (or at least HOPED) that, eventually, someone in the mainstream media would look into Mitt Romney’s claim that his “plan” would create 12 million new jobs. Well, someone, i.e. the Washington Post, finally did.

It ain’t pretty.

Details after the jump.

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Vote YES! on Michigan’s Proposal 3 – A new energy standard for our future

Vote YES! on Michigan’s Proposal 3 – A new energy standard for our future

Follow the money

Changing energy policy in our country is very, very difficult. There are many things that make it so hard but the main impediment is the staggering amount of money that Big Oil companies and utility companies spend to fight any change from the status quo.

Nowhere is this more true at the moment than the fight against Proposal 3 – a ballot proposal to increase Michigan’s use of renewable energy to 25% by 2025. When you vote on November 6th, you should turn the ballot over to vote in the nonpartisan section and VOTE YES ON PROPOSAL 3.

All the details after the jump.

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Obama campaign now attacking Romney on two fronts: private & public sector employment record

Obama campaign now attacking Romney on two fronts: private & public sector employment record

How fail is Mitt Romney? Let me count the ways.

We all know how hard it is to pin Mitt Romney down. That’s why, when he’s attacked on his private sector job growth history — and by “growth” I mean “you call that growth?” — he pivots to talking smack about public sector employees.

Rather than trying to keep up with his dancing, weaving and bobbing, the Obama campaign is simply hitting him on both fronts simultaneously.

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New Obama campaign ad: “Jobs” and yet more lies from Mitt Romney

GOP: The Goddam Obstructionist Pissants The Obama campaign has a powerful new television ad out titled “Jobs” that calls out Republican obstructionists in Congress who refuse to act on the President’s jobs plan: From the Obama campaign: Obama for America today released a new television advertisement called “Jobs” that asks Americans to join the President in calling on Congress to […]

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Job opportunities in Michigan – MichAGAIN & the MiVirtualCareerFair

Michigan’s back, Jack This is a guest post from my Daily Kos friend dkmich. It talks about a couple of new economic development initiatives working to bring jobs to Michigan. Take a look: “Osama bin Laden’s dead & GM is alive”The Great Recession gave a knock out punch to an already struggling auto industry and thousands of Michigan engineers and […]

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Some good news for Detroit: Chrysler adds shift, 1,100 jobs at Jefferson plant

Good news is hard to come by in Detroit these days but, yesterday, they got some very good news. Chrysler announced it is adding a third shift at the Jefferson Assembly Plant, restoring 1,100 jobs. Chrysler Group LLC said Thursday that it will add a third shift — with 1,100 new jobs — at its Jefferson North Assembly Plant in […]

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Mich GOP Senate contender on the wealth gap: “I think it should be wider”

Here’s how the GOP rallies “the 99%”: In regards to the Occupy Wall Street movement, [GOP Senate candidate Clark] Durant said the protesters should “go find a job.” In regards to the wealth gap the movement decries, Durant said, “I think it should be wider.” Get a job, hippy! Too bad there aren’t jobs available. As I recently pointed out, […]

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More hiring of military vets & spouses announced by FLOTUS Michelle Obama

After an announcement last month about a similar agreement with the American Logistics Association, there’s more good news on the hiring of vets and their spouses today from First Lady Michelle Obama: First Lady Michelle Obama Announces Major Private Sector Commitments to Hire 100,000 Veterans and Military Spouses in Support of Joining Forces Leading Organizations Answer President Obama’s Challenge to […]

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The White House is really starting to get it on messaging

The White House is really starting to get it on messaging

Check this out: That single graphic conveys an enormous amount of information about President Obama’s jobs plan in comparison with the “jobs plan” of the Republicans. This is the kind of stuff they need to be doing year-round, not just during campaign season. LOVE it. H/T Bob Cesca’s Awesome Blog

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