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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:18 PM

Recalls about to get more difficult in MI, a LOT tougher - RWers having a legislative orgy

December 13, 2012 at 10:35 pm
EM, lighting bills sent to Snyder; Senate OKs recall changes
By Chad Livengood and Karen Bouffard
Detroit News Lansing Bureau

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The recall election legislation would shorten the number of days in which petition signatures can be gathered from 90 to 60, and limit the number of recall attempts to one per lawmaker per term.

Supporters said it's needed to allow politicians to vote their consciences without having to worry about being recalled. All but one Democrat voted against the reforms, saying the right of recall is part of the Democratic process. Sen. John Gleason of Flushing was the sole Democrat to cast a Yes vote.

"I've seen too many good people be attacked for political reasons," Gleason said. "I think every single one of us should vote to end recalls in this state."

The legislation passed 22-16, and now heads to the House for concurrence. The lower chamber previously passed the bill, but must sign off on some changes made in the Senate version.

Sen. Tupac Hunter of Detroit called the legislation "cowardly, selfish, downright swinefully arrogant."

Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer said that like right-to-work legislation passed Tuesday, Republicans were rushing it through to avoid public scrutiny.

"You're trying to inoculate yourselves against recall," Whitmer said. "You should be ashamed of yourselves."


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From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121213/POLITICS02/212130469#ixzz2EzpLKpfd

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Bozita Dec 2012 OP
neverforget Dec 2012 #1
Jeff In Milwaukee Dec 2012 #2
FightForMichigan Dec 2012 #3
regnaD kciN Dec 2012 #4
Fire Walk With Me Dec 2012 #5
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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:25 PM

1. They like democracy only if they are in charge

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:27 PM

2. But....But....

The nice man on Fox News said that right-to-work laws were in the best interest of workers. If that's so, what did they have to lock down the capitol and why are they now putting up barricades as though the workers won't appreciate the legislature's magnanimous gesture.

I'm confused....

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:43 PM

3. Someone save us

What's going on here is un-American.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:11 AM

4. Remember 2010...?

The year when progressive Democrats stayed home to "send a message" to Obama for not living up to their ideological purity test? Congratulations, guys...you got what you asked for.



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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:34 AM

5. "You say you want a revolution...."

 

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:03 AM

6. i keep saying: fascists.

 

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:38 AM

7. I gotta say

Lawmakers arent supposed to be there to "vote their conscience". They are there to represent the people who done elected their sorry selves.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:46 AM

8. Who said republicans are fascists?

Who ever it was, he or she was a very bright person!

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