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Oh yeah, one other thing, the House thumbed its nose at Michigan's citizens

by: Eric B.

Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 09:26:26 AM EST


I remember a day when it was a priority for the likes of John Engler to not let the feds run things that Michigan could run itself, like enforcing environmental regulations. We once had to be threatened with federal enforcement because the Engler administration did its level best to not enforce laws, but they eventually got around to it when threatened with losing autonomy.

Those days, sadly, are over.

If you thought the Detroit City Council was the main attraction at the Museum of Governance by Self-Delusion, perhaps you've not met the members of the Michigan House of Representatives.

The House's GOP majority failed this week (for at least the third time) to pass legislation that would set up a Michigan-based nonprofit to manage the health care exchanges required under the Affordable Care Act.

This, after the Supreme Court decreed this summer that health reform is here to stay. And after the Nov. 6 election handed a second term to President Barack Obama and two more U.S. Senate seats to the Democratic majority.

So, who thought this was a great idea? Wendy Day, the lady who thought that maybe FEMA was going to suspend the election earlier this month, and Bill Schuette, who wants the support of Michigan's Wendy Day demographic to get his party's nomination for governor or the Senate.

Eric B. :: Oh yeah, one other thing, the House thumbed its nose at Michigan's citizens
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