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Tue Dec 11, 2018, 02:04 AM

Carolers call out Republican lame-duck efforts outside Snyder condo

“I want our governor, who chooses to live in our city, to protect our democracy and veto the lame-duck session, all the stuff they’re doing to subvert the democratic vote that just happened,” said artist John Gutoskey, 56, of Ann Arbor. “... The thing that’s arguably the most upsetting is that they’re (using) trickery.”
Before Gretchen Whitmer picks up her veto pen in January, Republicans in the state legislature have been attempting to amend several voter-passed initiatives to curb gerrymandering, reduce voting restrictions and legalize recreational marijuana.
They’ve also proposed loosening existing laws that require employers to award sick time and raise the minimum wage to $12 by 2022 -- 2024 for tipped workers.

https://www.mlive.com/news/2018/12/carolers-call-out-republican-lame-duck-efforts-outside-snyder-condo.html
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Reply Carolers call out Republican lame-duck efforts outside Snyder condo (Original post)
safeinOhio Dec 2018 OP
James48 Dec 2018 #1
safeinOhio Dec 2018 #2
KelleyKramer Dec 2018 #3
llmart Dec 2018 #5
socdem60 Dec 2018 #4
llmart Dec 2018 #6
safeinOhio Dec 2018 #7
llmart Dec 2018 #8

Response to safeinOhio (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 02:22 AM

1. The next petition circulation

I’m going to do, is the one that calls for the elimination of the ability for a legislature to alter any voter initiated referendum, constitutional amendment, or otherwise alter a law that has been approved by the voters, until at least 180 days have passed since the date of the subject election.

This should be known as the cooling off period, and current legislators should not be able to alter either voter approved legislation, nor laws adopted by the legislature as the result of a petition, until the next legislature is seated.

Those bastards adopted sick leave so that voters couldn’t vote after we collected 400,000 signatures to put it on the balllt, and then turned around and outlawed it again after the election, but before it took effect.

There is a name for people who do crap like that.

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Response to James48 (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 02:40 AM

2. Be glad to sign it.

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Response to James48 (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 04:51 AM

3. That's a damn good idea!


Good for you!

The Republicans don't even pretend anymore, they just HATE democracy and they hate Americans having the right to vote

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Response to James48 (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 06:42 PM

5. Go for it!

I think that's a wonderful idea. I'll sign it.

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Response to safeinOhio (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 03:14 PM

4. socdem60

A few days ago I tried calling Governor Rick Snyder's office to let him know how I feel about this lame duck republican sneak attack on the voters of Michigan, his mail box is full and they will no longer receive emails. I don't think he has any integrity but if he doesn't veto these ridiculous bills he will leave as a failure for Michigan.

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Response to socdem60 (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 06:43 PM

6. He will leave as a failure anyway.

One word - Flint.

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Response to llmart (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 03:59 AM

7. Now says he might sign some and not others

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 07:02 AM

8. "I'm not a horse trader"...

You're not a governor either.

We need more Dems in the state legislature and more women.

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