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Skubick: We need a Senate because we need adults in the Legislature

by: Eric B.

Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 12:00:00 PM EDT

He soft shoes it, but that's really the point he's making in a column saying that we need the state Senate in our ongoing experiment of the Dunning-Kruger effect to slow down stupid ideas.

Some folks in the GOP-controlled Senate are not so sure.

The chair of the K-12 school budget committee, Sen. Howard Walker, R-Traverse City, is “reticent” about punishing education. The chair of the higher education budget subcommittee, Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, is having some second thoughts, too. And the big hancho, GOP leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, is thinking this is not good thinking.

That pretty much means the House can have it both ways.

It can extract a pound of flesh from education, score some political points with its conservative anti-government base and then breathe a sigh of relief that none of this will happen thanks to the folks in the Senate.

If there was only one house, this could be a done deal, instead of a dead deal.

In other words, House Republicans can throw temper tantrums all the live-long day but in the end the damage from them will be marginal because the Senate will be there to clean up the mess.

File this under, "What term limits hath wrought."

Eric B. :: Skubick: We need a Senate because we need adults in the Legislature
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I'll believe it when I see it.  This is far from the first time Randy has taken something off the agenda only to be pressured into putting it back on.  I don't trust them any further than I can throw them, and in a body with a literaly Republican supermajority, it gets even harder for "moderates" within that Republican caucus to push down on the crazy.

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that they don't care what the voters think. Off the agenda? Only until it's on the agenda.

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