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Stabenow is against drilling, therefore against national security.
Gasoline – a consumable we love to hate and so misunderstand. Speculators, the Middle East, oil companies, etc., are all cast as culprits. We all long for plentiful and cheap gas, as it would help the economy greatly. Electric cars are seen as the future, but this old idea has been touted for 100 years. Get real.
What irritates me most is that politicians try to use this political football to their advantage. Democrats vilify oil companies and spout fanciful tales about how green energy will save the day, knowing green is suddenly nonviable when subsidies are removed. Republicans push for more oil drilling to create jobs and lower gas prices. I say they both miss the point.
To not see this as an issue of national security is to be blind to reality. We need to be immune from what some crazies in the Middle East threaten to do. America supports a micro-view of my point in the form of the Strategic Oil Reserve. This reserve is inadequate and we should be self-sufficient concerning oil, not so much to create jobs but to assure that we can negate international oil embargo threats.
I believe that prices would come down globally and that we then nullify the potential for a nation like Iran to really hurt us. Republicans are closer to reality on this issue, as they are on most every issue. Democrats’ anti-oil stance has hurt our economy and our pocketbooks so much. Drill baby drill.
Senator Stabenow, are you listening?
Welcome to the debate.
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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."