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Michael Moore Letter to Michiganders & All

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Michael Moore Letter to Michiganders & All

Post by Tresa on Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:48 pm

http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mike-friends-blog/letter-to-my-fellow-michiganders

Friends and neighbors,

The call has gone out and I'm asking everyone who can to take Wednesday off and head to the State Capitol in Lansing to protest the cruel and downright frightening legislation currently being jammed down our throats.

What is most shocking to many is that the new governor, who ran against the Tea Party and defeated the right wing of his party in the primaries -- and then ran in the general election as "just a nerd from Ann Arbor" who was a moderate, not an ideologue -- has pulled off one of the biggest Jekyll and Hyde ruses I've ever seen in electoral politics.

Governor Snyder, once elected, yanked off his nice-guy mask to reveal that he is in fact a multi-millionaire hell-bent on destroying our state and turning it over to his buddies from Wall Street.

In just 8 short weeks he has:

* Gotten the House and Senate to pass bills giving him "Emergency Management" powers such as the ability to appoint a corporation or a CEO who could literally dissolve town governments or school boards, fire the elected officials, nullify any local law and run your local governmental entity. That company then would have the power to immediately declare all collective bargaining contracts null and void.

* Proposed giving business a whopping 86% tax cut while raising everyone's personal taxes by 31%! And much of that tax hike he believes should be shouldered by -- I kid you not -- senior citizens and the poor! He says these two groups have not been "sharing the sacrifice" the rest of us have been burdened with. So his budget proposes a $1.8 billion tax CUT for business and a $1.75 billion tax INCREASE for the rest of us, much of it from the poor, seniors and working people -- even though the top 1% in Michigan ALREADY pay a lower state tax rate than everyone else does!

* Together with the legislature, introduced over 40 anti-labor bills in just the first two months of this session! They have wasted no time and have caught most people off guard. Much of this is being rushed through right now before you have a chance to raise your voice in objection.

These actions are breathtaking when you realize they will drive our already battered state straight into the ground. What we needed right now was an inspiring leader to help us reinvent Michigan and to find creative ways to create new jobs and lift us out of our economic depression. The rest of the country may call what they're experiencing the "Great Recession," but few argue that Michigan is suffering a "one-state Depression."

I know many of you are filled with a great sense of despair and a justifiable loss of hope these days in Michigan. But you must not let things get even worse. You must stand up against these Draconian measures and this outrageous attempt to rip our democratic rights from us by turning our state over to well-paid hacks from Wall Street and corporate America. They see our state as one big fire sale -- and they are licking their chops to get their hands on what is still a state rich in natural resources and industrial infrastructure.

Please show up at noon on Wednesday for our first mega-rally against this insanity. Hundreds of groups are already organizing car pools and buses. You can right now just declare yourself an organizer and get your friends and neighbors committed to being in Lansing. If ever there were a day to call in sick, Wednesday is it (because this IS sick). Students, if ever there were a day to cut class and become a participant in your democracy, Wednesday is it. This event needs to be HUGE -- and I believe it will be if you will simply be there and take a stand.

Much attention has been paid to Wisconsin in recent weeks. Well, they got nothing on what's going on here in Michigan. Rick Snyder is Scott Walker on steroids. There's never been what even the AARP calls "an all-out attack" like this on us. Trust me, you will rue the day you sat home and did nothing while thieves posing as politicians stole your Great Lakes State from you.

Don't let it happen. Be at the capitol by noon on Wednesday for the largest demonstration the state has ever seen.

Go Spartans! Go Wolverines! Go Everyone Else In Between!

DO SOMETHING:
Bring a Little Bit of Egypt and a Little Bit of Madison to Your State:
Nothing happening in your state? That's because you haven't
tweeted yet. Be the first to begin organizing your local revolt!
#MadAL, #MadAK, #MadAZ, #MadAR, #MadCA, #MadCO, #MadCT, #MadDE, #MadDC, #MadFL, #MadGA, #MadHI, #MadID, #MadIL, #MadIN, #MadIA, #MadKS, #MadKY, #MadLA, #MadME, #MadMD, #MadMA, #MadMI, #MadMN, #MadMS, #MadMO, #MadMT, #MadNE, #MadNV, #MadNH, #MadNJ, #MadNM, #MadNY, #MadNC, #MadND, #MadOH, #MadOK, #MadOR, #MadPA, #MadRI, #MadSC, #MadSD, #MadTN, #MadTX, #MadUT, #MadVT, #MadVA, #MadWA, #MadWV, #MadWI, #MadWY (Include #MadNation Tag)
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Re: Michael Moore Letter to Michiganders & All

Post by mrgolf on Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:02 pm

Thanks for posting Tresa
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Re: Michael Moore Letter to Michiganders & All

Post by js123 on Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:11 pm

Tresa wrote:http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mike-friends-blog/letter-to-my-fellow-michiganders

Friends and neighbors,

The call has gone out and I'm asking everyone who can to take Wednesday off and head to the State Capitol in Lansing to protest the cruel and downright frightening legislation currently being jammed down our throats.

What is most shocking to many is that the new governor, who ran against the Tea Party and defeated the right wing of his party in the primaries -- and then ran in the general election as "just a nerd from Ann Arbor" who was a moderate, not an ideologue -- has pulled off one of the biggest Jekyll and Hyde ruses I've ever seen in electoral politics.

Governor Snyder, once elected, yanked off his nice-guy mask to reveal that he is in fact a multi-millionaire hell-bent on destroying our state and turning it over to his buddies from Wall Street.

In just 8 short weeks he has:

* Gotten the House and Senate to pass bills giving him "Emergency Management" powers such as the ability to appoint a corporation or a CEO who could literally dissolve town governments or school boards, fire the elected officials, nullify any local law and run your local governmental entity. That company then would have the power to immediately declare all collective bargaining contracts null and void.

* Proposed giving business a whopping 86% tax cut while raising everyone's personal taxes by 31%! And much of that tax hike he believes should be shouldered by -- I kid you not -- senior citizens and the poor! He says these two groups have not been "sharing the sacrifice" the rest of us have been burdened with. So his budget proposes a $1.8 billion tax CUT for business and a $1.75 billion tax INCREASE for the rest of us, much of it from the poor, seniors and working people -- even though the top 1% in Michigan ALREADY pay a lower state tax rate than everyone else does!

* Together with the legislature, introduced over 40 anti-labor bills in just the first two months of this session! They have wasted no time and have caught most people off guard. Much of this is being rushed through right now before you have a chance to raise your voice in objection.

These actions are breathtaking when you realize they will drive our already battered state straight into the ground. What we needed right now was an inspiring leader to help us reinvent Michigan and to find creative ways to create new jobs and lift us out of our economic depression. The rest of the country may call what they're experiencing the "Great Recession," but few argue that Michigan is suffering a "one-state Depression."

I know many of you are filled with a great sense of despair and a justifiable loss of hope these days in Michigan. But you must not let things get even worse. You must stand up against these Draconian measures and this outrageous attempt to rip our democratic rights from us by turning our state over to well-paid hacks from Wall Street and corporate America. They see our state as one big fire sale -- and they are licking their chops to get their hands on what is still a state rich in natural resources and industrial infrastructure.

Please show up at noon on Wednesday for our first mega-rally against this insanity. Hundreds of groups are already organizing car pools and buses. You can right now just declare yourself an organizer and get your friends and neighbors committed to being in Lansing. If ever there were a day to call in sick, Wednesday is it (because this IS sick). Students, if ever there were a day to cut class and become a participant in your democracy, Wednesday is it. This event needs to be HUGE -- and I believe it will be if you will simply be there and take a stand.

Much attention has been paid to Wisconsin in recent weeks. Well, they got nothing on what's going on here in Michigan. Rick Snyder is Scott Walker on steroids. There's never been what even the AARP calls "an all-out attack" like this on us. Trust me, you will rue the day you sat home and did nothing while thieves posing as politicians stole your Great Lakes State from you.

Don't let it happen. Be at the capitol by noon on Wednesday for the largest demonstration the state has ever seen.

Go Spartans! Go Wolverines! Go Everyone Else In Between!

DO SOMETHING:
Bring a Little Bit of Egypt and a Little Bit of Madison to Your State:
Nothing happening in your state? That's because you haven't
tweeted yet. Be the first to begin organizing your local revolt!
#MadAL, #MadAK, #MadAZ, #MadAR, #MadCA, #MadCO, #MadCT, #MadDE, #MadDC, #MadFL, #MadGA, #MadHI, #MadID, #MadIL, #MadIN, #MadIA, #MadKS, #MadKY, #MadLA, #MadME, #MadMD, #MadMA, #MadMI, #MadMN, #MadMS, #MadMO, #MadMT, #MadNE, #MadNV, #MadNH, #MadNJ, #MadNM, #MadNY, #MadNC, #MadND, #MadOH, #MadOK, #MadOR, #MadPA, #MadRI, #MadSC, #MadSD, #MadTN, #MadTX, #MadUT, #MadVT, #MadVA, #MadWA, #MadWV, #MadWI, #MadWY (Include #MadNation Tag)


Some of these politicians are going crazy. Who the heck does Synder think he is? I wish I could attend but will be thinking of you and the rest of the protesters. We need to take a stand and protest. Good work and good luck!
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Re: Michael Moore Letter to Michiganders & All

Post by Michfemale11 on Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:33 pm

Wow I'm so glad I left that state! I was born there and spent 37 years in it. Everyone griped that Granholm was doing nothing...well this guy looks like he's going to be doing something alright...actively destroying it!
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Re: Michael Moore Letter to Michiganders & All

Post by rubeNG on Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:44 pm

Posted this vid a few days ago in another thread. Like what he says towards the end.

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Post by Quiethawk on Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:47 pm

"what's happening in Michigan really makes Scott Walker look like an amateur".

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/14/michigan-set-to-enact-sweeping-financial-martial-law_n_835526.html
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Re: Michael Moore Letter to Michiganders & All

Post by js123 on Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:08 pm

We need Michael Moore to step up and stand with the 99ers also. The unemployed also need help. You think by writing to him and asking him to help us he would consider?

I wish all the 99ers could protest in Washington D.C. and rock the capitol like the protesters in Wisconsin. Just wishing.
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Post by Guest on Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:42 pm

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Post by flowergirl on Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:44 am

I’m trying to figure out how these “New State Governments” are going to be stopped when everyone finally wakes up. Who is going to fire the CEO’s that shut down local governmental entities, or school boards, or nullify laws that negatively affect all BUT the rich? Who or what will be available to help the senior citizens being taxed more than businesses that can NOT be FIRED by these CEO’s, or what will happen if all the unions are gone? How will any of this return to normal? How will any of these absurd and disastrous decisions help our state or national debt? For the life of me, I really can’t figure out how these State’s allowing these undemocratic laws to be passed can ever return to any semblance of normalcy? Wait until the next election…if folks do NOT wake up soon, even voting in new Governor’s to repeal these laws will discover it will take decades to rebalance the system again.

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