Dan Kildee, Democratic candidate for 5th CD – US House

A couple of weeks ago I had the good fortune to catch up with Dan Kildee. Dan is running for the 5th District US House seat that is currently held by his uncle Dale Kildee. Dale is retiring at the end of this term. You could say that Dan benefits from the name recognition of […]

Tim Walberg voted against extending the middle class tax cuts & extending unemployment insurance

Yesterday during Roll Call Vote 946, my Representative, Congressman Tim Walberg, voted against extending the middle class tax cuts and unemployment insurance for unemployed Americans. The bill is H.R.3630. I just sent him this note and I urge you to do the same: I am appalled that my Representative to Congress voted AGAINST the bill […]

Tim Walberg attends ribbon cutting for facility funded with Recovery Act funds he opposed

Yesterday afternoon, there was a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new facility at the Veterans Administration Ann Arbor Medical Center. The VA Ann Arbor Medical Center will hold an open house for its Hematology-Oncology Infusion Center on Monday. […] Infusion therapy is a type of treatment in which medications or other treatment agents are delivered directly […]

More details on the “Death of the Middle Class” Eric Cantor protest in Ann Arbor

As I reported last week, Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is giving a speech on Monday to the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. >> NOTE: the event itself is at the Michigan League Building, not the Ford School. Also, please note the new start time of NOON.

Rep. Eric Cantor to speak at University of Michigan on Oct. 31, will be greeted by protesters

Next Monday, October 31, 2011 (Halloween!), Congressman Eric Cantor will be giving a speech on the Campus of the University of Michigan. When he arrives, he will be greeted by a multitude of protesters angry with his obstructionism and his anti-Middle Class agenda. Dear Fellow Graduate Student or University or Michigan faculty member, After previously […]

Rep Tim Walberg brings jobs fair to southern Michigan – blames regulation for lack of employer participation

This past week, Rep. Tim Walberg (MI-07) sponsored a jobs fair. So far, so good. I’ve been waiting for him to do something, anything related to jobs so I view this sort of thing favorably. Unfortunately, the fair doesn’t appear to have been very successful. On Wednesday, I hosted a Job Resource Fair at the […]

Ahhh…so THIS is why they don’t want to tax millionaires

It’s because they ARE millionaires. Here’s a tribute to the Michigan millionaire federal lawmakers against the millionaires tax (the so-called Buffett Rule), put out by The Agenda Project’s Patriotic Millionaires: Here is their powerful national ad: 48 percent of Congress members are millionaires while only 1 percent of all Americans are millionaires 55 members of […]

Tim Walberg doesn’t want to hear from you about JOBS!

When this year’s crop of Republicans got elected, I went to their fledgling websites and looked for a section about “Jobs”. I didn’t find any which was pretty shocking. But, at that point, most of them were using the same basic boilerplate site, probably provided to them by the party or the government or something. […]

Ohio Congressman confiscates cameras at town hall meeting


OMG.  I just created the “can’t not blog” category for crazy bits like this. Media were permitted to record the event, making the ban on citizen cameras all the more baffling. Clearly no “security” threat existed; rather, as one of Chabot’s staffers told ThinkProgress, they wanted to “prevent” people from “making a show” of the […]

Michiganders Express Buyer’s Remorse, Deliver “Return Ballots” to Rep. Tim Walberg’s Office


From my friends at Working America: Working America members to hold lawmakers accountable for ignoring jobs crisis. On Thursday August 18th, Working America members and organizers will gather at a “Buyer’s Remorse” booth in Jackson, MI to accept “return” ballots from Michiganders who are disgusted with the broken promises of Rep. Walberg who told voters […]

Like Hosni Mubarak – These Bankster governments are now losing their consent to govern

First the Arab Spring – now the European Summer? Violent riots continued for the third straight day across London and a number of other British cities – leaving buildings ablaze – cars torched and turned over – and storefronts vandalized and looted. The riots began in Tottenham after police shot a man to death – […]

Mainstream Media Ignores S&P Attack On Republicans

Have you seen, anywhere, in any media, or even heard reported or repeated on NPR, the following sentence? "We have changed our assumption on this because the majority of Republicans in Congress continue to resist any measure that would raise revenues, a position we believe Congress reinforced by passing the act." It's right there on […]