Friday, August 29, 2014

TGIF Linkages

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Some of the news and views on the internet this morning that have caught my eye...

MARK SCHAUER: WHY WE'RE FIGHTING FOR MICHIGAN
On Labor Day, Mark Schauer's two-minute video essay on his vision for Michigan is especially appropriate.

MICHIGAN DEMOCRATS UNANIMOUSLY PASS RESOLUTION CONDEMNING DAVID TROTT'S UNETHICAL FORECLOSURE PRACTICES
The issue isn't that David Trott, the GOP congressional candidate in Oakland County, is a vulture who has become incredibly wealthy preying on the misfortune of others (he has). He also lobbied his Republican buddies in the Legislature to make it easier and more profitable for him to prey on the misfortune of others.
The Democratic Party has called him out on it but, inevitably, the media will ignore the resolution on the grounds that a political party is all about winning elections and shouldn't be taken seriously on actual policy questions.
The always excellent Eclectablog details the resolution, and why Trott isn't exactly an example of WWJD.
(Full disclosure: the Curmudgeon was a member of the Democratic Party platform committee which recommended the resolution to the full convention.)

TERRI LYNN LAND'S TRANSPORTATION PLAN IS... INTERESTING
The non-partisan Alliance for American Manufacturing has look at Silent Terri's plans to cut federal transportation spending, forcing Michigan to double the gas tax just to stay in place (and a pothole-filled place it is). They aren't exactly impressed, especially when it could end up costing American jobs.
"Here's the problem: Land's plan would eliminate federal Buy America requirements, which ensure that the steel, iron and other manufactured that go into Michigan's roads, bridges and highways are Made in America, whenever possible."
Terri Lynn Land: Still Not Ready for Prime Time

Jack Lessenberry: WORKERS IN MINNESOTA SEE WAGE GAINS, WHLE WORKERS IN MICHIGAN SEE STEADY WAGE LOSSES
Still another study demonstrates that Michigan's economic game-plan of cutting taxes for the wealthy and corporations, slashing education and multiple takeaways from the working poor and middle class isn't working. Instead of trying to be Mic
hissippi, maybe the Great Lakes State should emulate the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

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