Stabenow was in Grand Rapids this morning, and Lansing later in the day, and her emphasis was on energy and energy efficiency jobs, as well as green manufacturing for wind turbines and the like. Note to GR: Please stop the "Mom likes you best" routine. Yeah, I do it too, but it's not very dignified coming from our officials.
Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., recently tweeted: "If you know of someone thinking of buying first home, now may be the time. Stimulus incentive is very generous! Up to 8k! Check it out."
The ABC story has the long list of GOP bandwagon jumpers.
Barbour is among a handful of GOP governors who claim they are considering turning down stimulus money to "burnish their conservative credentials", all the while knowing that they can and will accept it anyway. After all, if Mark Sanford has already changed his tune, they can too. Barbour's state of Mississippi is running a $1.7 billion dollar deficit next year. Do you suppose that Mike Bishop will take him aside and chew him out for his "overspending"?
Parts for utility-grade wind turbines, the gear or direct-drive control boxes, and the massive blades could all be made in Michigan, he said. The U.S. already has 120 wind turbine manufacturers, but 50 percent of the demand must be imported.
And that is where we can cash in. Get to it, auto people.