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Old November 12th, 2007, 12:07 PM   #1
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1. Gov Granholm is the 3rd highest paid Gov in the country at $177,000 in salary. This does not count her $60,000 expense account Only the Gov of New York and Calf make more than her!
2. Gov Granholm's husband has 3 assistants paid by the sate. The highest paid assistant makes $117,000 a year.
3. Our state Congressmen and Senators are the 2nd highest paid at $79,650 in salary. This does not count their $20,000 expense account. Only California legistalatures make more.
4. Our teachers are the 3rd highest paid teachers in the country
5. Our cigarette tax is the 4th highest in the country
6. Our Corporate Income Tax rate is the 7th highest.
Funny how we don't have enough money to pay our bills and the only answer is for us to pay more in taxes, when our public servants are getting fat on our sweat! also, we are one of 7 states that allow illegal immigrants to get drivers license.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 12:11 PM   #2
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Old November 12th, 2007, 12:47 PM   #3
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why do people still bitch about cigarette tax? people still smoke in this day and age?
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Old November 12th, 2007, 12:51 PM   #4
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why do people continue to bitch about granholm and do nothing about it?

I hear a ton of bitching, I partake in some of it, but I see no one asking for her recall?

Maybe I am not looking hard enough?
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Old November 12th, 2007, 12:54 PM   #5
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http://www.michigan.gov/gov/0,1607,7...647--F,00.html


What is the governor's salary? Answer: As set by the State Officers Compensation Commission, the governor's salary in 2001 is $172,000.


yep, sounds like it's granholm's fault what she gets paid
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Old November 12th, 2007, 01:00 PM   #6
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http://www.jennifergranholm.com/site...s_iv_ctrl=2261

sure, it's propaganda but not many elected officials of either party give back willingly...

for what it's worth, I haven't bothered to look in a while but I'm thinking that there are several County Executives that make figures approaching that salary...
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Old November 12th, 2007, 01:01 PM   #7
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4. Our teachers are the 3rd highest paid teachers in the country
5. Our cigarette tax is the 4th highest in the country
We should be 1st in both of those
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Old November 12th, 2007, 01:03 PM   #8
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it is hard work to run a state into the ground.

and she is doing such a great job she should be asking for a bonus!!!!
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# 1, 2, 3 are the only ones that are bad.

Teachers deserve a good pay day, just make sure to root the shitty ones out. Cigarette taxes should be even higher.

As has been said before, you want to get the politicians to fix retirement and healthcare, put them on the same healthcare and retirement as the general population instead of the gravy one they get now.
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Teachers deserve a good pay day, just make sure to root the shitty ones out. Cigarette taxes should be even higher.

I have no problem with paying for the best. How is Michigan's education in comparison to the other 50? How does our cost of living compare?
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It's in the politics forum, talk about it there.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 03:32 PM   #12
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Like Engler ran the state any better. All politicians are garbage.
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I'm glad our teachers are the highest paid. Look at the fucktards they have to deal with in their classrooms. And too bad they don't raise the cigarette tax to make it the highest, maybe I wouldn't have to smell other people smoke when I try to eat dinner in the no smoking section.
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amen steveo your a fucktard... period.. granholm didn't vote her raise, it was the other guy who got payed that much, who's children we payed for his wife to have, and all there nannies and helpers.. where are those numbers? where are the numbers for when engler cut out the property taxes to pay for schools so they would all get funded the same and they are all now equal and running into the ground with no money!!! agree they may be payed to much but not a single one of you could last one month in her job let alone do any better.. its not her fault the economy is in the shitter.. last i checked the auto industry that we were living fat on for so many years is in the shitter
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A. Referencing somebody who may have done something wrong in the past does not give anyone the excuse to do something wrong in the present.
B. Studies have shown that there is no direct correlation between how much money a school has and how well they perform. When schools fail, the easiest thing for them to blame it on is lack of money, and people buy it.
C. There actually is a correlation between Granholm's policy and the poor Michigan economy. Blame the auto industry all you want, but her tax increase will do anything but inspire new businesses to set up shop in Michigan, which is what is needed. Instead, they will move elsewhere.
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I'm glad our teachers are the highest paid. Look at the fucktards they have to deal with in their classrooms. And too bad they don't raise the cigarette tax to make it the highest, maybe I wouldn't have to smell other people smoke when I try to eat dinner in the no smoking section.
Having a smoking section in a restaurant is like having a peeing section in the pool.

And x2 for taxing the shit out of cigarettes.
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