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Another reason to fire Whitmer (as if we needed more)

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Another reason to fire Whitmer (as if we needed more)

Post by Matt » Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:00 am

So it’s indefensible that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently line-item vetoed a new investment in Michigan’s young readers that was sure to help improve their skills.

The plan was simple: Michigan families could receive $1,000 reading scholarships to help less than proficient readers in grades K-5 hire a tutor or attend a summer learning program. It passed the Michigan House and Senate with nearly unanimous support.

The program was fully paid for with federal COVID relief funds appropriated by Congress, designed for exactly this purpose: helping mitigate the significant COVID-related learning loss. And make no mistake, that learning loss was exacerbated here by how long the governor appeased the teachers' union bosses and kept schools closed.

Whitmer didn’t outright say why she chose to veto such a seemingly common-sense program, but the answer is obvious when you look at what campaign donors said. The Michigan Education Association said the money should have gone to school districts, which “are proven to do a good job for students.”
This is an op-ed from Betsy DeVos, so I'm sure Whitmer supporters will attack the source rather than addressing the fact that her line-item veto was bought and paid for by the MEA. Those idiots pushed to keep schools closed as long as they could and now they want additional money when they have proven they are UNABLE to produce results.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/opini ... 060388002/



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Re: Another reason to fire Whitmer (as if we needed more)

Post by Mike Oxlong » Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:43 am

From what I'm seeing from other places, this bill had a LOT of non-educational pork in it.



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Re: Another reason to fire Whitmer (as if we needed more)

Post by Matt » Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:18 am

Mike Oxlong wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:43 am
From what I'm seeing from other places, this bill had a LOT of non-educational pork in it.
Was any of that line item vetoed, or was it allowed to go into law because it was supported by the MEA thugs?



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Re: Another reason to fire Whitmer (as if we needed more)

Post by MWmetalhead » Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:48 pm

Good find, Matt. Thanks for sharing.

This evening, the Freep of all sources is reporting that Whitmer plans to "ignore" individual campaign contribution limits. The article is behind a paywall, so I didn't read it, but how can she do that? Isn't that a violation of the law?

She really does act like a queen.


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Re: Another reason to fire Whitmer (as if we needed more)

Post by MasterB » Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:22 am

Shameful Bitchmer doesn't care about kids reading which should be founded why would MEA not like founds going to a reading program to help the kids. Former Police Chief Of Detroit run for governor please and give Bitchmer a run for her money.


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Re: Another reason to fire Whitmer (as if we needed more)

Post by FakeAndyStuart » Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:18 am

The governor of Michigan ain't going nowhere... all you complainers have actually helped her raise beaucoup bucks.

https://news.yahoo.com/gretchen-whitmer ... 00199.html



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Re: Another reason to fire Whitmer (as if we needed more)

Post by Matt » Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:14 am

FakeAndyStuart wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:18 am
The governor of Michigan ain't going nowhere... all you complainers have actually helped her raise beaucoup bucks.

https://news.yahoo.com/gretchen-whitmer ... 00199.html
Money isn't everything - ask the woman who the "I'm with her" sticker on your prius is supporting.

She's getting out of state money AND she's breaking campaign finance law under the bullshit guise of the possibility of a recall.



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Re: Another reason to fire Whitmer (as if we needed more)

Post by Matt » Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:24 pm

"Multiple" donors have given $250,000 - this is starting to look like a serious violation.



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Re: Another reason to fire Whitmer (as if we needed more)

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:16 pm

James Craig will prove to be a very formidable opponent to Whitmer, provided he makes no significant blunders on the campaign trail. As it stands now, he BY FAR is the Republicans' best option for victory in 2022.

The remaining announced GOP candidates for governor do not impress me in the least.


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Re: Another reason to fire Whitmer (as if we needed more)

Post by Matt » Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:21 am

Mark Bernstein, a statewide elected official is in the quarter mill donation club as is the governor of Illinois. Mark's brother, ANOTHER statewide official might have to rule on the legality of these donations. Any word on whether Richard has returned stateside?



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Re: Another reason to fire Whitmer (as if we needed more)

Post by Rate This » Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:21 am

MWmetalhead wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:16 pm
James Craig will prove to be a very formidable opponent to Whitmer, provided he makes no significant blunders on the campaign trail. As it stands now, he BY FAR is the Republicans' best option for victory in 2022.

The remaining announced GOP candidates for governor do not impress me in the least.
That’s if the Republicans are willing to nominate him.



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Re: Another reason to fire Whitmer (as if we needed more)

Post by Matt » Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:49 am

FakeAndyStuart wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:18 am
The governor of Michigan ain't going nowhere... all you complainers have actually helped her raise beaucoup bucks.

https://news.yahoo.com/gretchen-whitmer ... 00199.html
38.6% is out of state money and she's breaking campaign finance laws.



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Re: Another reason to fire Whitmer (as if we needed more)

Post by audiophile » Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:23 pm

She make Hillary look like a saint.


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Re: Another reason to fire Whitmer (as if we needed more)

Post by MotorCityRadioFreak » Sat Aug 07, 2021 5:05 pm

Matt wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:21 am
Mark Bernstein, a statewide elected official is in the quarter mill donation club as is the governor of Illinois. Mark's brother, ANOTHER statewide official might have to rule on the legality of these donations. Any word on whether Richard has returned stateside?
He's been back. He was on a humanitarian mission. Fox 2 had a good story on it a month ago.


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