The Mackinac Center Blog is absolutely a success in a few short months with hits in the hundreds of thousands and used by media and politicians alike. The research is highly respected and dependable and has gained a national audience. I'm going to leave it to you to check them out--
We will still point out tidbits from the Capitol Confidential, however, with news such as IT'S NO DARN WONDER MICHIGAN CAN'T BALANCE A BUDGET WITH BILLS LIKE:
SB 552 subsidizing gas stations that increase ethanol sales; SB 777 which subsidizes a renewable power conversion manufacturer; SB 418 subsidizing energy businesses; HB 4126 subsidizing selected auto industry suppliers for job retention; and HB 4515 subsidizing electric cars. Doesn't there come a point where subsidies are counter productive? Why do the taxpayers have to make up the difference when perhaps it's just not good business in the first place?
And it's just a thought, but if GM is going to pay back their loan next year and the government will profit from it, how about a little marketing for the guys who really got hurt in this fiasco? Seems to me if GM wants to get back their customers who would rather not deal with Government Motors their Marketing Department might try a little bribery of their own and give a little credit to stockholders who, depending on when they turned in their stock, may have gotten a nickel on the dollar or other varying amounts including zero?
And tell me, please, why Nancy Pelosi should go jetting off to Copenhagen at our expense? She has no legitimate reason to be there other than to see and be seen. When many folks are depending on others to help their kids get a visit from Santa you would think that at least she might pretend to be concerned.
I'm sure the folks who peek at this blog are those who have been helping by their charitable giving and we thank you for it.