Unfortunately, as many know by now the Medicaid Expansion bill HB 4714 passed the House, the same way it passed the Senate, with help from GOP “leadership” and members of the House and Senate.
State Rep. Greg MacMaster, R-Kewadin, was the only member to change his vote from June, going from a “yes” to a “no.” and that probability because he wants to run for the Senate seat of retiring Sen Walker (R) another Expansion voter.
In the end, 27 of 58 House Republicans voted for Medicaid expansion, joining all but one Democrat and the lone independent. Eight of 26 Republican Senators voted for the bill last week, which would not have passed either chamber without significant Democratic support. MLive.com
The Tea Party, who have been called radicals, other limited government activists and MIGOP members desire that Republicans vote like they are supposed to believe you know oppose Obama Care in its entirely, low taxes, less regulations, limit government yada yada yada, that’s NOT radical that’s a reasonable expectation
A friend of mine lamented to me just the other day and is now confirmed: We have a “Democrat controlled House and Senate!” Meaning that unfortunately, the House and Senate GOP majority are voting like Democrats and implementing a minority party Liberal agenda.
Ladies and gentlemen, THAT is radical!
However, there have been far to many votes for far to long and not just on a state level here in Michigan but on a national level that confirm what MANY voters believe now, There is no difference between Republicans and Democrats
The only thing left to do is NOT help or support in any way OR vote for ANY House Rep or Senator in 2014 (or beyond) who voted to implement the most critical component of Obama Care in Michigan, the Medicaid Expansion. Pitch forks and Torches applied.
Then replace them with citizen statesman who know that public office has a responsibility, and that responsibility is to Michigan’s Constitution and her citizens INSTEAD of a just another career path of money and power.
These are YES voters who are NOT term limited and up for re-election. Please feel free to communicate your disgust and pledge NOT to support them in 2014
I just did
Copy and Paste into your email program to send one email to all the YES voters
AnthonyForlini@house.mi.gov,FrankFoster@house.mi.gov, BenGlardon@house.mi.gov,BradJacobsen@house.mi.gov, KlintKesto@house.mi.gov, AndreaLaFontaine@house.mi.gov,
LisaLyons@house.mi.gov,MikeMcCready@house.mi.gov, DavePagel@house.mi.gov,EarlPoleski@house.mi.gov, AmandaPrice@house.mi.gov,AlPscholka@house.mi.gov, BillRogers@house.mi.gov, MikeShirkey@house.mi.gov, KenYonker@house.mi.gov, DaleWZorn@house.mi.gov
Frank Foster formerly District 107 is also considering running for the retiring Sen. Walker (R) (another Medicaid Expansion voter) represents the 37th Michigan Senate Phone: (517) 373-2629 Email: FrankFoster@house.mi.gov
Klint Kesto (formerly/http://gophouse.org/representatives/southeast/kesto/) archived link (R) District 39 Phone: (517) 373-1799 FAX: (517) 373-8361 Email: KlintKesto@house.mi.gov
Lisa Lyons (R) District 86 If you recall Lyons was touted as “rising young conservative” formerly/http://conservative.org/Fnews/Facu-announces-rising-young-conservative-leaders-to-address-cpac-2013 by The American Conservative Union (ACU) at CPAC 2013 Phone: (517) 373-0846 Toll Free: (855) 596-6786 Email: LisaLyons@house.mi.gov
Bill Rogers formerly (R) District 42 Phone: (517) 373-1784 Toll Free: (800) 295-0066 FAX: (517) 373-8957 Email: BillRogers@house.mi.gov
Assistant Majority Floor Leader Mike Shirkey, (R) District 65 Phone: (517) 373-1775 Toll Free: (888) 347-8065 [888 DIST065] Email: MikeShirkey@house.mi.gov
Dale Zorn formerly District 56 Phone: (517) 373-2617 Toll Free: (877) 967-6056 Email: DaleWZorn@house.mi.gov
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