Progress Michigan blog posts.

Satellite of Love

So while Michigan’s right-wing flank in the state Senate is voting to rescind a slight wage increase for state workers (who have already taken concessions on benefits and unpaid furlough days), they’re conveniently forgetting about the tens of billions of dollars in corporate tax loopholes that flood out of Michigan’s coffers every year. How much?…

If It Is Broken, Fix It

You can’t read this story in the Detroit News about Kirk Miller, a twenty-something who can’t afford his health insurance, and tell me big insurance companies are managing our health care system just fine on their own. He’s also suffering from a chronic blood disorder, making the emergency room his only viable treatment option. After…

Sarah Palin, Border Jumper

Alright, first, let me just say that one of my pet peeves is the misuse of the word, ironic. So let’s just review quickly. It is not, as Alanis Morissette would have us believe, "like rain on your wedding day." That’s just bad luck, and probably poor planning. It’s also not "a free ride" when…

Rick in Wonderland

“We have outsourced a substantial portion of our manufacturing operations to countries in Asia…” The far right already has its Tea Party. Now, it’s got a Mad Hatter. Because you’d have to be mad, right, to think that what Michigan needs is a corporate CEO. Because those CEOs have done a lot for the country,…

Hypocrisy thy name is Business Leaders for Michigan

If you want to know the meaning of hypocrisy, take a minute to observe those much-touted millionaire CEOs from Michigan aka Business Leaders for Michigan in action. With their usual flair for faulty, bended statistics and green eyeshade vision, Business Leaders for Michigan wrote state lawmakers urging them to take back a 3% raise slated…