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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 02:46 PM
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The Myth Unravels. Rick Snyder is Just Another Politician
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The Myth Unravels. Rick Snyder is Just Another Politician.
By David Holtz on February 18, 2011 9:45 AM

In his tightly scripted command performance yesterday that purposely avoided questioning from the media, Governor Rick Snyder did more than unveil a budget. Unintentionally, he began unraveling myths he constructed with nearly $11 million in campaign advertising last year.

Ironicallygiven that Snyder created himself on TVit was an actor today that began pulling the threads apart of Snyder myth #1. Michigans most famous actor, Jeff Daniels, suggested Snyder is just another junkyard dog in the mosh pit we call politics in Lansing.

This is what Daniels, who helped pioneer the Michigan film industry, told the Detroit Free Press after hearing Snyder gutted film incentives from the state budget:

"The sound you hear today is of people packing and leaving the state," Daniels said by phone, describing the potential impact of Snyder's budget proposal, which would eliminate the film tax credit as we now know it.

Daniels said Snyder told him privately that he didn't want to eliminate the incentives and discussed reductions in the current rate, which is up to 42%, and asked him what affect reductions would have.

"It's really disheartening," Daniels said of Snyder's budget plan. "It's not what he told me privately, so to be honest, I guess he's a politician after all. Say one thing, do another."

You can almost visualize a big kapow balloon connected to the punch to Snyders political gut delivered by Daniels, who is revered for his unwavering love and commitment to his home state. ...........(more)

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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 05:05 PM
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1. Taxing our pension to give to the business sector, typical republican.
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