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Twitterverse Reaction to Snyder Budget

Below is a sampling of some of the Tweets sent out today in response to Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget proposal. @gretchenwhitmer Gretchen Whitmer I don’t need a study with metrics to tell me that slashing education and elimination of EITC is NOT the ‘right thing’ for kids in Michigan. —————————————————————————————————————- @joedisano Joe DiSano I am…

Descent into madness

Get ready for March madness, by which I mean a brutal, full-contact assault on public employees, their unions and, in the words of Campaign for America’s Future analyst Dave Johnson, “on government and democracy itself.” Beginning today when President Obama unveils his federal budget proposal, and on to Thursday when Gov. Snyder does the same…

Fossil Fred Upton Invites Disaster

What happened to Rep. Fred Upton? Fred used to have reasonable ideas about climate disruption and potential solutions, that is, he accepted the reams of scientific data proving the disruptive nature of carbon emissions. Fred backed the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and supported the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Fossil Fred…

Stay Classy, Paul Scott

Normally, I try to stay away from judging other people’s decisions. But when they use their money and position to attempt to cement their judgment of other’s decisions and actions into binding legislation, I think they’re fair game. Enter state Rep. Paul Scott, who has called himself the Tiger Woods of the GOP. Turns out…

Public employees, not public enemies

Michigan’s budget is in crisis, and it’s going to take sacrifice, ideas and innovation to fix the deficit. But that means everyone must sacrifice, everyone must bring ideas to the table, and everyone must be willing to craft innovative solutions for a decade-long problem. Gov. Rick Snyder’s recent report titled “Citizen’s Guide to Michigan’s Financial…