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Old 08-01-2007, 06:39 AM
 
Location: South Seattle Suburbs
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So basically, to sum this all up, it was a choice between Dumb and Dumber?
Wow, just like the '04 presidential election!

Thank goodness for third parties ... that's all I can say.
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:35 AM
 
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Default Grandhole

Just look at the abusive language that Granholm-bashers use on this forum: "Grandhole", "Can't Understand Normal Thinking", "Mole", etc. I guess the insinuation is that because she is a woman and has moles on her face, she can't be a good governor.


Well if you really want to know what Grandhole means.....

She is the Black hole of MI. She is sucking MI economy including the schools right in. She doesn't care about education-she has cut so much with the schools that the schools have had to increase tuition etc. just to stay alive. We need a change in our gov't to turn MI around. I feel sorry for our next Governor they have a lot to clean up.
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:46 AM
 
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When is her, Granholm's. term up?
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Old 08-05-2007, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Grandholm is not the one to blame for cuts. The Michigan constitution requires a balanced budget. If the legislature refuses to raise revenues sufficient to fund all current programs, then cuts must be made somewhere.

Mike Bishop refused to compromise at all on the issue of raising revenues this year. His party even refused to allow Granholm to delay a scheduled reduction in the income tax a couple of years ago, and they also refused to allow the elimination of certain tax breaks, if I remember correctly.

Those who blame Granholm for the budget need to understand how our state gov't is set up, and they also need to pay more attention to what the various officials have actually been doing (assuming they really want to know what's going on, and aren't just engaging in partisan attacks regardless of what the facts may be).
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Old 08-05-2007, 07:05 PM
 
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Grandholm is not the one to blame for cuts. The Michigan constitution requires a balanced budget. If the legislature refuses to raise revenues sufficient to fund all current programs, then cuts must be made somewhere.

Mike Bishop refused to compromise at all on the issue of raising revenues this year. His party even refused to allow Granholm to delay a scheduled reduction in the income tax a couple of years ago, and they also refused to allow the elimination of certain tax breaks, if I remember correctly.

Those who blame Granholm for the budget need to understand how our state gov't is set up, and they also need to pay more attention to what the various officials have actually been doing (assuming they really want to know what's going on, and aren't just engaging in partisan attacks regardless of what the facts may be).
Don't kid yourself, Democrats aren't exactly racing to raise taxes, either. The citizens of Michigan are hurting economically. Unless you just got elected to a four-year term (Granholm), you're probably not enthusiastic about socking your constituents in the pocketbook. Don't you realize how very unpopular raising taxes is?
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:16 PM
 
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When is her, Granholm's. term up?
2010 and she's done.
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