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kpominville Donating Member (323 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 12:04 PM
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Good News for Michigan - Drolet Fails Again
This is good news for Democracy and for the rule of law. The far right wing fringe in Michigan failed to get enough signatures for their frivolous recall petition for House Speaker Andy Dillon. Their attempt to disrupt the state legislature would have been harmful to Michigan, especially at a time when we need constructve progress, not chaos from some angry extremists who don't understand how taxes or economies operate.

Drolet and ilk, such as far-right radical Grover "drown government in a bathtub" Norquist, are a group of anti-tax zealots who offer only criticism and negativity and present no solutions of their own to the many problems faced by the citizens of Michigan.

All they have to offer is exactly the kind of minimalist, ineffective government we saw respond to Katrina.

They have a very narrow, ideological view of taxation that is not based in reality or pragmatism. They obviously do not have the best interest of the citizens of the state at heart because they offer no constructive solutions to any of the real problems we face, such as record layoffs and foreclosures.

On the other hand, Andy Dillon has been instrumental in the bill earlier this year which created 29,000 new jobs by investing in Michigan and brought the movie industry to Michigan by offering the best incentives in the nation.

What people like Drolet and Norquist do not understand is that taxes are merely the mechanism by which government generates revenue and that governments are non-profit, so if they really wanted to lower taxes they would offer meaningful ways to lower costs so we can cut spending and thereby legitimately and responsibly lower taxes.

The sad, inescapable truth is that Leon Drolet is more interested in pushing a failed ideology than in helping the citizens of Michigan.

crossposted to: The Sarcastic Cynic

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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 12:07 PM
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1. Hey, you!
Nice to see you here.

Did you have fun at the rally Monday? How cool was it that Gore was there! I was beside myself when I found out.
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kpominville Donating Member (323 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 12:22 PM
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2. Hi Sharon!
It was a madhouse. I couldn't believe Obama packed Joe Louis arena like that.
I got an email from Gore earlier in the day saying he would be there, so I suspected it was going to be nuts.

Did I tell you I am running for the Macomb County Charter Commission?

If you know anyone who lives in Macomb in the 23rd district, tell them to vote for me! :)

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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 12:35 PM
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3. I found out while I was outside with all the other volunteers
I got the text message from the campaign on my phone and went nuts! They were so disorganized trying to get us into our various groups.

I didn't know you were running. That's great! Where is the 23rd district? I'll spread the word if I know anyone there.
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kpominville Donating Member (323 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 12:38 PM
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4. St Clair Shores
District 23 and 24 comprise the city of St Clair Shores.

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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 12:46 PM
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5. I do have a few DU friends there
Edited on Thu Jun-19-08 12:46 PM by SharonRB
I'll pass the word.
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GigiMommy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 09:29 PM
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6. Hi and welcome!!
:hi: Thanks for the information. Unfortunately, I can't vote for you because I live in Oakland County.
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 09:49 PM
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7. Hey kpominville!
I'm a friend of Sharon's...I'm in St. Clair Shores, but
the 24th district.

I was googling earlier and found a meet-up board of
crazy-ass libertarians who were trying to stop the
County Commissioner vote.

I had doubts about a County Commissioner, but these
crazies make me feel better about it.

I will try to get the word out that you have progressive
bona fides...

Perhaps you'd like to make an appearance at the next
SCS Democratic Meeting? I could introduce you!

:hi:
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 08:13 AM
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8. Thanks for offering to do this for him, PF
:hi:
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kpominville Donating Member (323 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 10:52 PM
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9. Thank you!
Hi PF!

I appreciate it!
I am already a member of the SCS Democratic Club though. (although I missed this month's meeting)
I am the guy who passed out the fliers with the Mother's Day Proclamation at last month's meeting at the old place.

We have another member of the SCS club who is running in the 24th district, I forget his name at the moment. He and I talked at that meeting and we agree that we would both like to see SCS maintain one county commissioner to represent just our city after they redraw the district maps. When this is all said and done the county government is going to be much more efficient and effective at meeting our needs.

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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-21-08 06:49 AM
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10. Here's what you're up against:
http://ronpaul.meetup.com/83 /

:rofl:

(I DO adore the Paulians, though.
They remind me of my Deaniac Days!)
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