Tuesday, April 5, 2011

No More King Snyder


This is for a card I made to pass out at some of the rallies that are protesting against Michigan Governor, Rick Snyder. There is currently a major effort underway to recall the Republican governor. Snyder has recently passed legislation that will devastate local governments and school districts throughout the State. In essence, it allows the governor to dissolve cities, villages, townships and school districts without any kind of vote by residents. The legislation also allows local elected officials to be replaced by "for profit" corporations to provide service. In addition, the governor plans to raise taxes in Michigan $1.7 billion on seniors, poor people and anyone making a donation to public universities. He then is giving that money away in the form of $1.8 billion in corporate tax cuts. The net short term effect on the state’s budget will be zero or worse. In a related story, the ultra conservative think tank group, The Mackinac Center recently filed an FOIA request to the Labor Faculty professors at University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University, demanding to see any private emails containing the words “Scott Walker”, “Wisconsin”, “Madison” or “Maddow.” The Mackinac center inspired the basis of this far reaching policy in Michigan. The Rachel Maddow Show was the first national news outlet to report in detail on that policy. The Mackinac Center is well funded; however, they don’t disclose the names of their donors. Visit firericksnyder.org for recall info.

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