Michigan bond ratings upgraded...

Michigan's bond rating is upgraded from AA- to AA to some that might not mean alot but it will save taxpayers a lot of money.

The ratings upgrade looks to be due to a more competitive automotive industry, business tax cuts, reforms to the public school employee retirement system, austere budgeting practices and the return of a meaningful rainy day savings fund, which is budgeted for $505.1 million this fiscal year.

This is a good start in the right direction,some good news for a struggling state in despair...

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It probably helps that Detroit's finances are now being overseen by a successful and educated man instead of the City Council thugs.

this is all Snyder's fault damnit and that damnable republican house and senate he works with.

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Look at the cities of Michigan. Half of the largest are under emergency managers and the rest are complaining about cuts in revenue sharing. Then we have the road situation where all the roads in Michigan are in disrepair without a solution for funding.

Guest commentary: Snyder's policies stifle local governments, undermine local control
http://www.freep.com/article/20130322/OPINION05/303220003/
Letter-to-the-editor signed by:

Dean Reynolds, Clinton Township trustee
Chuck Warpehoski, Ann Arbor City Council
Jerry McKart, Monroe City Council
Ken Fletcher, Delta Township supervisor
Matt Sous,Mt. Pleasant City Council
Ellen Ellenburg, Burton City Clerk
Andrew Linko, Brownstown Township supervisor
Mary Clark, Delta Township clerk
Don Cooney, Kalamazoo City commissioner
Annie Boensch, Saginaw City Council
L.D. Hollenbeck, Ithaca City Council
Steven Sneideman, Canton Township trustee
Maryion Lee, Flushing Township treasurer
Howard Pizzo, Delta Township trustee
John Magee, Wolverine Lake Village president
Arnold Harper, Madison Township clerk
Angela Wilson, Meridian Township trustee
Larry Spataro, Muskegon City commissioner
Monie Shackleford, Ironwood City Commission
Ken Rathje, Caseville City Council

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I don't know why I bothered, but I did. I checked the first five names on the list and it's no suprise they are all Democrats and a few have ties with big labor. Of course they'd like the state to continue to pass revenue back to the cities it gives them something to give away in big plastic check photo ops, and they don't have to be fiscally responsible.
The first name on the list in fact proves just how ignorant he is when dealing with taxpayer money when he tells a trustees meeting that $800,000 is not much of a savings to taxpayers. REALLY?! $800,000 might not be a lot to Mr Reynolds but that's only because it isn't his. You know Dean "if it saves just one dollar".

So one again the ignorant Wolfman hitches his horse to free spending liberals and unionists who don't realize just how much $800K is worth.

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Only ignorant Wolfman could take good news like a bond upgrade and turn it into bad news. Here's a link to the story done by the Detroit Free Press http://www.freep.com/article/20130402/NEWS06/130402083/Michigan-gets-fir... take special note of the final paragraph which explains why this is good news.
In the ignorant Wolfman world a letter to the editor by a group of disgruntled liberals holds more importance than a bond rating from a firm that has been around since 1913.

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Democrats lead in Michigan gubernatorial race
http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/03/democrats-lead-in-michig...

Raleigh, N.C. – Michigan voters are unhappy with their Republican leaders. More Democrats than Republicans are favored in the Michigan legislature and for the Governor’s race next year.

Not helping incumbent Republican Governor Rick Snyder’s re-election race is his current approval rating. Sitting at a 37% approval rating and larger 54% disapproval rating, Snyder has dropped one point in his approval rating since a previous poll in December.

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Great story. And all the way from North Carolina too! So the ratings for the governor are down, while the bond ratings for the state are up. Given a choice I think Snyder will take the bond ratings, I know I sure think that's more important than whether a bunch of disgruntled dems like me or not.

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Had to go all the way to North Carolina to get a source that the Red Neck Libertarians would not dispute. If I used the Freep you would have discredited it.

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The truth is, you had to go to North Carolina to find a souce that you agree with.

Meanwhile, a Michigan based pollster out of Lansing says you're full of chit.
Both Mitchell Research & Communications and Michigan Information and Research Service are BASED IN MICHIGAN.

Mitchell Research "said the sample was split 42 percent Democratic and 34 percent Republican, including voters who supported President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney by a wider margin than that."
(translation, the poll favored Michigan Democrats 42% to 34% and STILL show Snider in the lead and RTW is popular)

"Mitchell said in a statement that “public opinion has stabilized” in the weeks since Snyder signed right-to-work legislation last month. A Mitchell poll released shortly before right-to-work bills were introduced pegged Snyder’s job approval rating at 47 percent, with 35 percent disapproving."
http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/01/snyder_poll_right_to_wor...

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

Poll: Snyder's approval rating plummets after right-to-work law passes
http://www.freep.com/article/20130212/NEWS15/130212106/michigan-governor...
LANSING — A poll released to the Free Press today suggests that support for Gov. Rick Snyder dropped sharply after he did an about-face in December and backed the speedy passage of controversial right-to-work legislation.

The poll by EPIC-MRA of Lansing, released exclusively to the Free Press and WXYZ-TV (Channel 7), found that 61% of Michigan voters surveyed between Feb. 5 and Feb. 10 gave Snyder a negative job rating, while 36% gave him a positive rating.

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BAM!

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