The zoo at feeding time.
Michigan Weekend Update:
“For starters, you eliminate all aid to higher education -- all of it,“ he said. The tuition increases that would cause would cripple research, damage building programs, prevent upkeep and throw college education out of reach of hundreds of thousands.
Even then, the savings would only close half the gap. So the lawmakers would also have to cancel all aid to community colleges and end revenue sharing. “And the budget would still not be balanced.” So you’d have to start cutting Medicaid.
Sometimes I think the reason they didn't run around and scare the hell out of us this year is because they knew they were going to run around and scare the hell out of us next year. Dillon has a "grand bargain" to increase revenue and have the budget done by March. Has that been cleared with Bishop yet? Why do I hear hysterical laughter in the background?
"If you've allowed your perceptions to become ideologies, and you've locked yourself into a particular position, they're probably not going to be influenced," he said. "The only proof I can offer is after they see the train wreck. I'm trying to avoid one."
Bloomfield Township will be seeking a 1.3 mill increase to save police, fire and emergency services before it becomes a matter of "life and death". Citizens there are in favor of the increase by a 52-39 margin, and that's according to Republican pollster Mitchell Research $ Communications. Wonder if that one will show up in Mike Bishop's next campaign e-mail.
General fund spending is at its lowest level since 1996 in actual dollars-and its lowest level since 1969 in inflation-adjusted dollars.
'Nuff said. Back to the better news...
Have a good Saturday!