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livvy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-14-08 04:32 PM
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Bwahahaha...Couldn't happen to a better couple....
Penalty presents problems for DeVoses
Sunday, April 13, 2008By Ted RoelofsThe Grand Rapids Press
It is a slogan few would argue: All Children Matter.

A national political action committee network under that name embodies founders Dick and Betsy DeVos' long-held passion for private school vouchers and charter schools.

But in the wake of a record $5.2 million fine levied April 3 by the Ohio Elections Commission, the issues pose a challenge to their stake in Michigan politics. It would not be the first time.

In 2000, the DeVoses poured nearly $5 million into a failed ballot measure in Michigan that would have offered vouchers for private schools.

Betsy DeVos resigned as state GOP chairwoman that year, due in part to clashes with Republican Gov. John Engler over the tactical wisdom of putting it on the ballot. Nearly 70 percent of voters rejected it.

Former Amway President Dick DeVos tried to put vouchers behind him in his 2006 GOP bid for governor, saying the people of Michigan "spoke clearly."

But the same year, the All Children Matter PAC in Virginia funneled $870,000 to the All Children Matter PAC in Ohio.

Donors to the Virginia PAC frequently cut checks in 2006 for six figures -- or higher.

There was just one problem, according to the Ohio Elections Commission: The Virginia All Children Matter PAC was not registered in Ohio.




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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-14-08 09:13 PM
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1. ROFLMAO
:rofl:
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Mendocino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 07:34 AM
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2. Betty Devos is..
Edited on Fri Apr-18-08 07:36 AM by Mendocino
...the brother of Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater. Could corruption be a family trait?

Edit: Erik instead of Eric.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 09:58 AM
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3. And it should be Betsy, not Betty
And, um, yeah, I think it's definitely a family trait.
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Mendocino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 08:48 PM
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4. Betty Betsy Eric Erik
:-) Sorry, too early, not enough tea, too much tea, I'm not sure?
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 08:52 PM
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5. Doesn't matter
Edited on Fri Apr-18-08 08:52 PM by SharonRB
Whatever you call them, we all know what they are!
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Mendocino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 09:12 PM
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6. I'm in NW Ohio,
so Michigan topics are close to home. Devos couldn't win office even with economic turndown. Hail Michigan (from a Buckeye).
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 10:36 PM
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7. They all think they are royalty
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