Michael Moore speaks from Madison, WI clearly about the greed and corruption that brought us to this point. Wall Street fat cats and banksters are enjoying record profits once again, while Main Street suffers. We must demand better.
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Too many of our fellow Americans are on the edge and hurting. We shouldn’t be shy about defending programs and policies that provide hope and help for those who need it most. I am against compromise that results in leaving people behind.
Beyond the massive state revenue sharing cuts, the Governor’s most damaging proposal for Michigan’s cities is the elimination of Brownfield and other tax credits that incentive’s redevelopment of urban centers. This one-two punch is a deadly prescription that will stunt growth and hobble our cities and state.
Republican agenda: Power to the corporations. Divide and conquer the “little people” and keep them in a subservient position, kinda like it is overseas, in the emerging markets they love so much. Unions give regular folks a voice, so who needs them?
Our state cannot prosper if our cities do not prosper. Michigan needs cities and metro regions that work. The fastest growing states have the fastest growing cities in them – that is no accident. Michigan needs an urban agenda.
As Michigan’s budget battle looms, who will stand for those without a lobby here in Michigan? Who will stand for the folks who rely on the bottom rungs of the ladder to pull themselves upward? Who will stand for the embattled middle class?
Budgets are about priorities; they say in clear terms what is important, what matters most to us. The budget is where the rubber hits the road, so let the battle begin. There are things worth standing and fighting for… We can’t just go along to get along.
Read more here, President Obama sets stage for budget battle