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Intro: "A group seeking to force new Michigan Governor Rick Snyder into a recall election cleared a first hurdle on Friday when an election panel approved the proposed wording on petitions seeking voter support."

Thousands protest Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal to tax pensions during a rally at the Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, 03/17/11. (photo: Rod Sanford/AP)
Thousands protest Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal to tax pensions during a rally at the Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, 03/17/11. (photo: Rod Sanford/AP)

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+17 # New Paradigm, MBA 2011-04-30 17:43
I'm sure there are a sufficient number of people who will suffer under economic marshal law that look forward to recalling Dick. @joinamerica, it's not about bankrupting the state. It's about our priorities. Corporations have a right to exist to the extent they serve society, not take from it. Dick's tax cuts for wealthy corporations and service cuts for the state's poor are the absolute wrong direction.

Revenue increases through income and property tax - which is too low now. People have been flooding out of the state for years - decades to find work. Now that there is no where to go, they live in poverty, pool resources and property values/taxes plummet. Dick's "right to work (for slave wages)" proposal is good for business but not people. Since business will pay little to no taxes under the Dick regime, employees making a fraction of their former income will not make up the difference.

I've never been a fan of unions (because of their corruption and sleeping arrangements with big business) but pitting the little guy against the corporation serves to intimidate the people for which the government and business is here to serve.
+14 # New Paradigm, MBA 2011-04-30 17:43
@Htos1, when governments and corporations are allowed to break contracts, they cry about consumers doing the same. Big banks strategically default but expect homeowners to keep contractual agreements? HA! What is good for the corporations is already being adopted by homeowners. The abuse against every day people is spewing out like a pimple squeezed under. But instead of the little guys falling into helplessness, they are fighting back.

What you have in Michigan and the country is called fascism. The secret is out. Even the uneducated and once ignorant population is becoming informed. While the ideals of capitalism are awesome, the application is criminal.
+2 # KittatinyHawk 2011-05-02 12:56
Naziism is more like it.
+16 # DPM 2011-04-30 22:52
I can't wait to leave Michigan, except I can't sell my property. Still, I want to stick around long enough to sign the petition and vote for the "Big Dick's" recall. He makes Walker look like an amateur.
+9 # RSJ 2011-05-01 05:03
When I was there in the '70s, Michigan was a very strong union state but things may have changed since then. In the face of all they've been through, it's hard for me to believe they still elect Republicans -- even back 30-odd years ago, the average Joe and Jane in MI knew the GOP was anathema to the state's auto-based union economy.
+12 # Never give up 2011-05-01 09:56
Go get him, Michigan! We in Wisconsin wish you well and God's speed in this. We will soon be on the same path to make Mr. Scott Walker the shortest termed governor in our state. Never give up!
+1 # KittatinyHawk 2011-05-02 12:59
First Hurdle is over, congratulations.
Let us hope to see all our States including Penna get on track and remove the hypocrites from unemployment either.

Pa we will not stop with Governor....We have Bad Representation in House and Senate also on Federal and Local Levels.
time to get the Petitions under way. Heard Jersey is going to.
+4 # Kayjay 2011-05-02 18:12
Like Wisconsin.... "on Michigan"! Hopefully RECALL in these two states will show people that they do indeed have some recourse.

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