Washtenaw County Republicans,
Join us for lunch, stimulating political discussion and like-minded fellowship!
Saturday, March 21, 2015
12:00 to 2:00 PM
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Please RSVP HERE so we know how much food to order.
On February 12, 2015, the Washtenaw Republican Executive Committee passed a resolution in opposition to Proposition 1, a ballot proposal that voters will be asked to decide on May 5th. The proposal represents a 17% increase to Michigan’s sales tax, which would make it the second highest in the nation. That combined with other taxes and fee increases that are part of this proposal, amounts to a nearly 2 Billion dollar tax increase and has been characterized by the Detroit News as a "Massive Tax Hike". Americans For Prosperity (AFP) estimates Prop 1 will cost the average Michigan family of four about $560.00 per year.
Please join us at the NCMS Building, 3025 Boardwalk in Ann Arbor for free pizza and pop on Saturday, March 21 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM while our special guest, Michigan Senator Patrick Colbeck, explains why Prop 1 should be voted down on May 5. Senator Colbeck is opposed to this tax increase legislation and this ballot initiative. You’ll hear Senator Colbeck explain better ways to fund our road repairs, education and other state initiatives without raising taxes.
You’ll also find out how you can help us spread the word to your friends and neighbors, in your precinct to help defeat Prop 1. We need your help to inform our voters and get them out to vote against this unfortunate effort to raise the taxes of Michigan citizens.
Please remember to RSVP HERE .
See you all Saturday!
John K. Taylor
Chairman, Washtenaw County Republican Committee
Remember this commercial?
Well, here are the teachers who appeared in it:
|Alexandra Dey||Thurston Elementary|
|Gillian Williams||Lincoln Consolidated|
|Jason Patton||Plymouth Educational Center|
|Janice Stewart||Thurston Elementary|
|Chandra Madafieri||Novi High School|
|Robert Gaines||Cloverdale Development Training Center|
|Syndeara Jackson||Neinas Elementary|
The commercial, of course, accused Governor Snyder of cutting $1 Billion from K-12 educational funding when he had, in fact increased K-12 funding by about $1 Billion.
Here is a link to one of the many independent observers who documented the untruthfulness of these allegations: CapitolConfidentialArticle. Additionally, the Detroit Free Press made the following observation: "To summarize, Schauer's claim that Snyder cut $1 billion from education is false and Snyder's answer that he has increased state K-12 funding by just over $1 billion since he took office in 2011 is true.”
What, if anything, should the public do about this? Broadly speaking, there are two possible explanations for the teachers’ behavior. Either
- They knew that the ad was false, but decided to go ahead with performing in it anyway, or
- They were not capable of understanding the facts of the case or did not take the time to diligently investigate the matter
It doesn’t really matter which of these is true, though, because in either case we need to ask
Are these the kinds of people we want educating our children?
And that is the subject of this poll. Please choose one of the options listed below and click the "Vote" button. And, especially if you choose the first option, please feel free to fill in the Comments/Suggestions box before voting.