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Governor “I’ll Take It From Here” Snyder
Fellow Michigan Republicans who cringe when I write something negative about the Governor ought to loosen up. This dude is so brashly non-republican in his nature it’s breathtaking.
Via MIRS News:
Gov. Rick SNYDER wrote in his veto letter today that restrictions lawmakers baked into the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 budget for the New International Trade Crossing (NITC) are unenforceable, marking the first time he’s made that determination.
Talking to the press today about the decision, Snyder downplayed today’s action by saying it was a difference of opinion between the two branches of government. He quickly spun the action into a positive, by saying that allowing the executive branch to focus on the bridge frees up the Legislature to do more of the items lawmakers would like to see done.
“I view it as a good operation of two branches of state government each understanding we have our roles and responsibilities and we’re both working on them,” he said. “Hopefully, we multi-task and get more done by doing it that way.”
Snyder, however, was confronted with both provisions last year in the FY 2012 budget and didn’t determine either was unenforceable at that time. A similar NITC (then called the Detroit River International Crossing) restriction stuck in the Department of Transportation (MDOT) budget since 2006 was also never determined to be unenforceable by Gov. Jennifer GRANHOLM.
“..a good operation of two branches of state government each understanding we have our roles and responsibilities and we’re both working on them,” No, Governor, the legislature is fulfilling its job, you are negating the will of the people by ignoring what we have said through our representatives.
Know who that reminds me of? How about the lawlessness of the Obama administration? The separation of powers means nothing, Snyder “deems” that what the legislature has done is unenforceable.
Look, we elected Republicans in 2010 in Michigan after the monumentally disastrous and ideologically-driven Granholm administration to bring some sense of justice and liberty to this state.
Snyder is acting like an appointed governor from King George would have, whose gross injustices caused so many to take up the cause for revolution.
Just listen to the condescending way he talks, “allowing the executive branch to focus on the bridge frees up the Legislature to do more of the items lawmakers would like to see done.”
Really? Leave it to this governor to look around Lansing and see only “lawmakers” when he should be seeing the people behind them. But this separation of powers struggle was brought on by the governor, just like it is happening in the nation’s capitol, and it is my opinion that this overreach will ultimately sink him given a primary challenge in 2014.
TYRANT: an absolute ruler unrestrained by law or constitution; a usurper of sovereignty
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Snyder said Wednesday that he unconditionally supports expanding the state's Medicaid rolls by roughly 470,000 people. There are 1.9 million people receiving benefits now.
"We're all here to support expanding Medicaid," Snyder said at a news conference called by a large coalition of groups that support the expansion. "We're moving forward with care for people who need it."
The ever-illogical argument that insuring more people will actually cost less. "But health care providers and advocates for the uninsured argue that the state will actually save money -- as much as $1 billion in the first decade -- if fewer residents have to rely on expensive emergency room facilities to address non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries."
Susan Dumass is really quite pedestrian. "The only thing standing in between 450,000 low-income Michiganders and health insurance is Tea Party Republicans' deep-seated hatred of Obamacare."
This week, Michigan’s Rick Snyder became the sixth GOP governor to propose expanding his state’s health insurance program to cover more low-income residents, in line with the Democratic administration’s strong recommendation.
Now that he's made the decision, Snyder must sell the plan to the state legislature, where some members of his own party have repeatedly attempted to distance themselves from the faintest whiff of "Obamacare."