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Dale Behler April 16, 2014 at 09:48 am
I have no doubt that the IRS targeted those conservative groups. You would have to have your headRead More buried ten feet under the sand to think otherwise. The lady in charge of that section of the IRS keeps taking the Fifth to avoid incriminating herself, which should give the clueless liberal "leadership" in Washington and in their leftist liberal media a hint there was something fishy. The Democrats are so insulated from any real investigative challenge within the government or by our useless mainstream media that they feel they can get away with anything, and they do. I no longer recognize this country because of the total lack of accountability of our President, Attorney General and the rest of their henchmen in Congress. Our system of Checks and Balances has also been abandoned.
Boiling April 16, 2014 at 11:17 am
Mr. Bentley: The organization, “True the Vote” is, in my humble opinion, a poor exampleRead More for the point you are trying make here. The IRS describes 501(c)3 nonprofits as charitable organizations, with no mention of the political activities that True the Vote has taken. It is known that they are in lockstep with the “King Street Patriots”, the “Americans for Prosperity”, and other “Tea Party” groups. The bottom line: During George W. Bush’s administration Republicans led a search by the DOJ for voter fraud and found remarkably little. But the myth remains. Your attempt to pigeonhole Democrats and Liberals is a joke. I was an Independent with a constrictive slant until the last Bush Presidency and then our own Tricky Dick Nerd Governor. Today I honestly can’t say that I am interested in anyway in the Republican Ideology. Surely you can make a better argument without regurgitating Tea Party/Fox News speaking points. Don’t forget George Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” speech; it seems to me that no President has ever kept all of his promises, has not gone back on his comments, or frankly misled us. This doesn't necessarily make this right, but don’t act like this is something new.
Dale Behler April 16, 2014 at 04:18 pm
@Boiling....If you think the Democratic 501(c)3 groups are not doing anything to "True theRead More Vote" you must have blinders on. But they are not targeted for IRS harassment. And when any proposal is made to weed out voter fraud by voters who vote twice, use someone else's name, are illegal immigrants or are not still alive, the Democrats shoot it down. Chicago, for example, which is Obama's home territory and a Democrat stronghold, had one district where there were more votes cast than registered voters. There have been many cases in the past of dead people voting often there as well. I see nothing reasonably wrong with requiring voter picture ID the same as we need one to prove identity for cashing a check or getting an X-ray at a clinic. I assume those receiving Medicaid or public assistance also need some solid ID to apply for or cash their checks. The claim of voter intimidation by asking for solid voter ID is ridiculous. Bush is long gone, so let's start talking about Obama for a change. Make the current president finally accountable for his failed policies and his (and AG Holder's) frequent disregard for the Constitution. I would feel the same way if it were the Republicans committing these dangerous acts, and then stonewalling against full disclosure of the facts to Congress.
Barking Up the RIGHT tree
woods-walker April 16, 2014 at 08:45 am
Love it!
Debra April 16, 2014 at 12:53 pm
Well said!!!!! I hope MIchigan will return to its former glory under a new Governor!!
TAASMAN April 16, 2014 at 02:26 pm
A little bit premature at best. The Governor has run the state, as has the Governor of NJ, the wayRead More it should be, as a business. There are also some fine Democrat Governors who have done the same. So it is not a party thing - as I am a Democrat. The budget is balanced, there is a surplus, and for those of us who travel the country, we hear from our peers that Michigan, and specifically Detroit, is the place to be. It is a shame that we as human beings continue to beat up and massacre the people who have done what they said they were going to do. When the State can not figure out how much Credits are still out there from prior administrations that make me very scared. Yes did the Governor make some tough calls I did not like, absoultiely. But they needed to be made and my hope is that my children will have a future in Michigan because of it. I do not ever remember him saying the unions made Michigan poor, I remember him saying our Balance Sheet is leaning too much to the left, meaning our pensions and healthcare costs were disproportionate to the overall assets. That is what we call Detroit and Bankruptcy. Perhaps you should study Economics and Finance and understand the real issue that was going on. I find it appalling you have the gull to tell anyone our state and Governor has created mass issues, when in less than two years our budget was balanced, our liabilities and assets on track to be neutral, and our future looks great. Wonder what you really do for a living, a union leader who got his pay cut because the dues are down.
Puppet shows in the hot July sun.
tweb3161 April 15, 2014 at 09:54 am
Well now we know their plan. Something for their legacy after they are gone. They really want toRead More be known for the junk they left in the park? Are they so dumb that they think this will work? Do they really hate the City that much? Just spend our money and hope for the best. I don't know how to stop this madness, but if I could I would. Any suggestions?
Paul Schulz April 15, 2014 at 11:03 am
Its great to hear Mr. Doroshewitz speaking out against the leadership in Plymouth Township and thereRead More reckless spending and poorly thought developments. As a former candidate for the board of trustees I just wish you would have recognized this while campaigning during the last election. You could have spoke out then and changed the election. That could have led to a new Supervisor and Treasurer, and we could have possibly retained our experienced clerk. Instead you campaigned along side the incumbents and supported an inexperienced clerk. For years you were lock step with the boards majority. But better late than never. In the future please consider listening more clearly and thinking about the concerns of your constituents that attend board meetings that have voiced there concerns for years upon deaf ears. This is not to be taken as criticism, but merely my recognition of your newly found voice in speaking out and informing our taxpayers of the incompetence running our Township. As an elected official with better knowledge of dealings taking place within our community, please continue to keep us informed.
TJP1071 April 16, 2014 at 09:49 am
It's sad but true. sometimes I am disgusted to say I live in Plymouth. MY voice cannot be heard. MYRead More voice cannot make a change. We are STUCK with them! At least until the next election!
Joseph Borrajo April 13, 2014 at 02:20 pm
Prison's for PROFIt incarcerates people who have no business being in prison. All driven by greedRead More and the bottom line. Not my idea of an enlightened nation. P3
Mares Hirchert April 13, 2014 at 04:01 pm
Thank you for this fact based, thoughtful article on prisons. I'm sharing it. We need to educateRead More our communities. Here in Livingston Cty there is discussion of a new jail to hold more prisoners because of overcrowding. I wish there was a discussion of finding alternate justice for drug offenders.
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