Despite clear messages to the contrary from the majority of Michigan voters, the Republicans will go ahead with plans for legislation:
- Undermining workers' rights
- Instituting voucher-style "reform" of public schools
- Cutting taxes even further for corporate special interests
I guess they're hoping we're all busy preparing for the holidays and won't notice what they're up to. But, being an Involved Voter means being committed to eternal vigilance. So, let your State Representative and Senator know you're watching and will remember what they do when the next election comes around.
Republicans at the national level haven't gotten the messages of the November 6 election yet either. They're still resisting tax rate increases on the wealthy - protecting them at the expense of everyone else and claiming they are all "job creators." A recent opinion piece by self-made billionaire, Warren Buffett, pokes holes in their arguments and makes the case for a fairer tax structure. See the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/26/opinion/buffett-a-minimum-tax-for-the-wealthy.html?ref=opinion and then tell your Representative what you want him or her to do.