October 2007

  1. Should the Washtenaw GOP support the recall of 10 legislators that voted to raise taxes?

    • Posted on: 12 October 2007
    • By: ericgl

    Michigan citizens "recalled" elected politicians back in 1983 who raised taxes then and were quite successful against amazingly powerful anti-recall groups. See http://www.mitaxpayers.org/recall1983.html for details.

    Perhaps it is time again?? Michigan Taxpayers Alliance is initiating the fight and they are being non-partisan. 5 republicans and 5 democrates are targeted.

    According the WSJ, Michigan currently has the 14th highest tax burden in the country, the highest unemployment, top three in foreclosures, (and horrible roads). Shouldn't that be reversed? Shouldn't Michigan politicians make Michigan a "job magnet" ? Is raising taxes how that is done? Could a liberal chime in here.

    The new budget - just passed - is $1 Billion more then the previous year - how does that create the "environment" for new jobs and new business? What message does that send to companies that actually do hire workers?

  2. GOP candidate Ron Paul speaking on Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00pm on the Diag.

    GOP candidate Ron Paul speaking on Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00pm on the Diag. We expect a very large crowd. Hope to see you there.

  3. Cheer Up! Republicans are too gloomy....

    Excerpts from the story by William Kristol in this week's Weekly Standard....

    • The Bush tax cuts have been thoroughly vindicated: National wealth is up, unemployment is down, and the federal deficit is lower than the day the 2003 tax cuts were passed.
    • On the Hill, we're about to have a big debate over eavesdropping and wiretapping--areas where Bush's policies have kept the country safe and helped foil terror plots abroad too.
    • Have you noticed we're winning the war in Iraq--despite the assurances of Democrats, including their Senate leader, that the war was already lost?

    The entire article can be found here: http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/014/214lenrb.asp