|May 4th, 2006, 02:27 PM||#1|
Kitten I'm gonna eat you!
Join Date: 11-07-05
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Grandholm can lick my left one
OMG I got an email from Jennifer M. Granholm!!!
I've gotten two of these now, one from her and one from someone else. I'm getting about 30 emails a day now and I can honestly say that I'm not planning on voting for her come election time. I just wish I wasn't getting spam from the govenor, especially since during her term my schooling has gone up 20%
Fuck you, Jennifer M. Granholm, fuck you
So often when I hear from friends, relatives and supporters they ask
me, "Why do you want to lead Michigan as its'
Governor?" The answer for me is an easy one: Michigan needs help
and I have a plan to move us forward.
When I was first elected, my predecessor John Engler had left this
state without a plan to succeed in a changing world. In the past four
years, President Bush has turned his back on Michigan and refused to
fight for fair trade policies that would support our working families.
I have spent my term in office fighting for Michigan families. I know
what we need to do, and I have a plan that will make a difference for
Michigan's economy. And, despite challenges in the legislature,
I have been able to make some real progress. Now, I need your help to
keep us moving forward for four more years. I hope that you will click
on one of these links and contribute $25, $50, $100 or even more to my
I have traveled around the country and world bringing jobs back to
Michigan, and I will continue to go anywhere and do anything to bring
good paying jobs to this state. My investment missions to Germany and
Japan won commitments from businesses to create hundreds of jobs and
invest more than $140 million in this state. I will travel all over
the globe, in America and abroad, in order to sell Michigan as the
place to create jobs.
My Jobs Today, Jobs Tomorrow economic plan has created thousands jobs
since its inception and will create tens of thousands more. This $3
billion initiative not only creates good paying jobs, it also helps to
diversify our economy.
The MI Opportunity Partnership, which trains unemployed people and
puts them into existing jobs, has helped 34,000 Michigan citizens get
back to work. The 21st Century Jobs Fund is attracting job-creating
businesses to Michigan.
While we have been able to make progress despite the leadership in the
state legislature, I know that there are many issues that still need
to be addressed. I want to remain Governor to make sure Michigan keeps
moving forward. I am hoping that you will join me in my ongoing fight
for a brighter, better, more secure Michigan.
Following my plan, Michigan is getting back on the right path. And I
know that we can keep doing better. But things under the Republicans
could get much worse because we know they fought for and presided over
policies that have caused so many of our problems, like unfair foreign
trade agreements, outsourcing, and a lack of investment in the
education, health, and safety of our citizens.
I want the best for our children, and I want to keep them home in
Michigan -- in our land and our lakes, our schools and our streets,
leading and working for Michigan businesses. But if we don't raise the
bar, we won't jump any higher. That is why I pushed the legislature to
raise the minimum standards for high school graduation. If we
don't teach our children to expect more from themselves we are
not giving them the tools they need to compete for jobs in this global
Can you imagine the possibility of a Michigan where our children
attend the best schools in the country? I see a Michigan where every
child who graduates high school is guaranteed a $4000 Merit Award
Scholarship to obtain a college degree or technical training. I am
fighting to make sure that Michigan leads the nation in our commitment
to our children and their success in life.
We need to continue the policies my administration has initiated.
However, that will not happen if my campaign does not have the
resources it needs to win this election:
As you have no doubt noticed, my opponent is already on television. I
do not have billions of dollars in a family fortune that I can turn to
in order to fund my campaign. What I do have is you. It is my hope
that you will continue to do what you have done so often in the past:
reach into your own pocket and help.
We need to continue to ensure that the phenomenal beauty and resources
of our peninsulas is protected and appreciated not sold off to be
drilled through, dumped on, and diverted away from our state. Our
lakes should be filled with healthy fish, not poisonous mercury. That
is why I recently insisted mercury levels in our lakes be lowered to
One of our greatest resources is our diversity. The face of our state
is black and white, Jewish and Christian, Muslim and Arab, and yes,
Republican, Democrat and Independent. I have been working in Lansing
to solve problems, not fight over them. I believe that good government
can still triumph over ridiculous partisan bickering. I hope that you
will stand with me:
This is the Michigan that I see, and I have a plan to get us there. I
work my plan every single day and I want to see it through -- for you,
for our kids, and for the future of our great state.
But I need your help to stay in office. Contributions to my campaign
may be made via check or a credit or debit card. Please take a moment
to make a $50, $100, or $250 by clicking here right now. You and I
both know that DeVos has the wrong priorities for Michigan. Stay with
me and together we can continue on the path that will make things
I appreciate your support, your enthusiasm and your vote in November.
I won't let you down.
Jennifer M. Granholm
|May 5th, 2006, 10:22 AM||#4|
Let me guess -- you signed her stupid on-line petition calling for lower gas prices, right? That's nothing but a gimmick to get e-mail addresses and snail mail addresses so you can be carpet-bombed with gubernatorial garbage. :miff:
|May 5th, 2006, 01:44 PM||#5|
Join Date: 03-13-06
Location: Fenton or Houghton
I don't think he did cuz then our mailbox would be full of the crap.
Think it has to do with MTU, as I've gotten spam like that into my inbox as well. I had to reply with a "why should I vote for you if you just spam my inbox account?" Haven't received one since. :p
|May 6th, 2006, 11:31 AM||#7|
Join Date: 12-12-05
Location: Washington Twp
I didn't waste my time reading all of it but the only thing I got out of it was "Re-elect me so I can galavant around the world and waste your money in a lame ass attempt to meet with foreign business to bring jobs to the state"
She wouldn't need to run all over the world to try and bring jobs here if she didn't impose a tax that destroyed small businesses that already exist
Somebody kill that canadian dyke
"And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts and I looked and behold a pale horse, and his name that said on him was Death... and hell followed with him."
|May 8th, 2006, 04:51 PM||#8|
Get Up and Go
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Oak Park, Michigan
Not here to promote any particular point of view, just got curious and decided to see if Granholm actually imposed this Single BUsiness Tax or not. Seems like she gets blamed for it an awful lot. Kind of like blaming Clinton for NAFTA.
Internet searches can bring a wealth of facts without the political spin we have all become accustomed to.
|May 8th, 2006, 04:55 PM||#9|
|May 8th, 2006, 05:01 PM||#10|
Join Date: 11-03-05
Location: OC - MI
The problem is, all 50 states had this SBT, and we are the only state left with it..
And there is a reason why 47 other states economies are growing, and we are not.
This was put through michigan's congress, and it was going to be removed. She veto'd it
|May 8th, 2006, 05:08 PM||#11|
|May 8th, 2006, 05:26 PM||#12|
Join Date: 11-03-05
Location: OC - MI
Of all the reading I can find, almost every state elimintated the numerous amounts of different taxes applied to business, and made them into a few taxes.
But our surrounding states, ohio, indiana, and wisconsin have all since switched back to actually REWARD small business, as opposed to punishing them.