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November 4th Is Election Day In The U.S.

 
 
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jul, 2014 12:39 pm
There is a Repub primary in Georgia tomorrow to nominate a candidate for a seat to replace a retiring Repub member of the Senate. Neither of the remaining two got over 50% of the vote in an earlier primary.
The two contenders are Jack Kingston, a 20+ year member of the House, and businessman David Perdue.
Perdue got the most votes in the first primary. The latest polls show Kingston leading by a half dozen points ahead of Tuesday.
The two appear to me to not be very different. The deciding factor will be whether Repubs will buy into Perdue's argument that Kingston is too much of a Washington insider and what is needed is new blood and term limits.
The winner will face Dem Michelle Nunn in the November general election.

Georgia could be a critical factor in determining which party controls the Senate for the next two years.
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oralloy
 
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Reply Thu 7 Aug, 2014 06:21 pm
@oralloy,
oralloy wrote:
Michigan has a doozy of a ballot issue for the coming primary.

It's not really long, but I don't think it's written entirely in English. Is there a language called "Lawyerese"?
Quote:
APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL OF AMENDATORY ACT TO REDUCE STATE USE TAX AND REPLACE WITH A LOCAL COMMUNITY STABILIZATION SHARE TO MODERNIZE THE TAX SYSTEM TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES GROW AND CREATE JOBS

The amendatory act adopted by the Legislature would:

1. Reduce the state use tax and replace with a local community stabilization share of the tax for the purpose of modernizing the tax system to help small businesses grow and create jobs in Michigan.

2. Require Local Community Stabilization Authority to provide revenue to local governments dedicated for local purposes, including police safety, fire protection, and ambulance emergency services.

3. Increase portion of state use tax dedicated for aid to local school districts.

4. Prohibit Authority from increasing taxes.

5. Prohibit total use tax rate from exceeding existing constitutional 6% limitation.

Should this law be approved?

Actually I have figured it out. It's an attempt to slash business taxes and drain the coffers of the state treasury. But sheesh! What a load of convoluted gobbledygook!

Isn't there supposed to be a rule that the language of ballot measures clearly explain to the voters what they are proposing?

The monstrosity passed.

A lawsuit is planned:
http://www.freep.com/article/20140807/NEWS06/308070169/Warren-Mayor-Jim-Fouts-lawsuit-Proposal-1
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Tue 19 Aug, 2014 03:01 pm
Alaska Repub primary today. Biggee.
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