Monday, February 11, 2013

2.11.13 Bee-otch of the Day: Rick Snyder

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Name: Rick Snyder
Age: 54
Occupation: failed CEO
Last Seen: Lansing, MI
Bee-otched For: screwing over the middle class... again

The nerd's doing it again.

Our beloved governor, Rick Snyder is trying to save his position, and he did so by having a town hall meeting last Thursday at WOOD-TV 8 here in Grand Rapids.

The program, which aired live on the NBC station had a small audience ask the governor some tough questions. One of them was likely the one where why he flip-flopped on the Right to Work issue.
During last year's town hall, Snyder said that he wasn't interested in the issue, but months later, the bill was on his desk and it was signed into law. However, the courts are trying to decide the Constitutionality of the law, which is expected to go into effect this Spring.

But one thing that has definitely angered Michiganders of all sides is the fact that Snyder is proposing raising gas taxes here in this state from 18 cents to 33 cents per gallon. He claims that it will raise over a billion dollars to fix this state's long-ailing roads, but'cha know, it will hurt everybody in the pocketbook.

When I was a kid growing up, I lived in rural northern Michigan. At one point, my mother worked in Traverse City, which was a 60-mile round trip daily. Thankfully, this was 20 years ago, back when gas prices were only a buck per gallon. If this were the same scenario today, she would wonder if working in the big city would be right for her, or to find a job closer to home, and bear in mind that there wasn't much were we lived back in the day.

Thing is, Snyder doesn't care about hard-working Michiganders who bust their asses off and are lucky to break even. He's just kissing billionaire ass, plain and simple. He's only in office because the previous governor, Jennifer Granholm wasn't all that popular because of people not realizing the negative effect Bush's policies had on this state. If Virg Bernero were Michigan's governor, I think what he would have done is the best solution to boost this state's economy: TAX THE RICH.

Remember, this state - especially Grand Rapids - is LOADED with 1%-ers. Devos, Meijer, they're all billionaires. How about if we took money from their overstuffed pockets to fix the roads? Better than it coming from mine!

But don't look at me. I didn't vote for him.

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