Grassroots in Michigan

A Day of Infamy for Michigan ~ Gov Snyder Signs Medicaid Expansion into Law

One picture is worth a thousand words…   SIDEBAR: Fourteen Senators lead by Sen. Patrick Colbeck vote NO to give the bill immediate effect therefore the bill goes not become operative until April 2014, missing the Jan 1, 2014 when ObamaCare goes into effect. Michigan Constitution: § 27 Laws, effective date. Sec. 27. No act …

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Excessive taxation…will carry reason and reflection to every man’s door, and particularly in the hour of election.” Thomas Jefferson ~ Letter to John Taylor — 1798   If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street, If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat. If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat, If …

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Excessive taxation…will carry reason and reflection to every man’s door, and particularly in the hour of election.” Thomas Jefferson ~ Letter to John Taylor — 1798   If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street, If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat. If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat, If …

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Never Forget, Have We?

Do you remember were you were? Do you remember the confusion, the fear and most of all the voices,the faces? Did you vow to never forget? Did you make a promise to change your life,get involved, make America better? Get on your knees,and ask for forgiveness and for God? Have you forgotten? Did you change,get …

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  Michigan Citizens, 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 …

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Not So Fast! Medicaid Expansion STILL in the Senate! YOUR Voice Needed!

  Michigan Citizens, The Medicaid Expansion bill is still in the Senate. Why you may ask? After the initial vote there was ANOTHER vote to give the bill immediate effect. According to the Michigan Constitution there needs to be 2/3 majority vote to give a bill immediate effect or else the bill (HB 4714) does …

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Medicaid Expansion Passes Michigan Senate

Michigan Citizens, Unfortunately, the “Wall of Shame” just got bigger this evening as GOP Senators joined by Democrats voted to pass the Medicaid Expansion (HB4714). It was a marathon session with long recesses and Caucuses.  The first vote was 18 to 19 with Senator Patrick Colbeck not voting in order to deny Lt Governor Calley, …

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The Medicaid Expansion ~ Politics, Policy, Practicality, Principles

“There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily.” George Washington, letter to Edmund Randolph — 1795 “We lay it down as a fundamental, that laws, to be just, must give a reciprocation of right; that, without this, they are mere arbitrary rules of conduct, founded in force, …

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