Michigan's Governor says she will veto any item of the budget plan that she doesn't like.
All the items she plans on vetoing are cuts to her "pet-project" and she is also pissed because the senate/house budget plan handed to her (with no help from her) doesn't include raises taxes on Michigan's residents.
Granholm isn't going down without a fight this year. But if you thought she would come out Thursday with a comprehensive plan for this state, you'd be sorely mistaken. She merely reasserted her constitutional right to veto cuts she didn't like (duh) and tossed out her tired ideas for tax hikes.
Michigans government was shut-down last year because she didn't like the plan that was presented to her and it will be the same for next year too.
And since Jenny can't run next year she's trying to save her reputation in hopes Obama will give her a job.
The guv's goal, as always, is to rehabilitate her personal reputation in hopes that someone, anyone -- the Obama administration, preferably -- is still watching and waiting to whisk her out of this backwater state. (Anyone who thinks Granholm plans to stay in Michigan after her term's up, please raise your na´ve little hand).
So she had these cute notices splashed on state buildings several hours before Thursday's midnight budget deadline:
"State offices are CLOSED effective Thursday, October 1, 2009 due to the Michigan Legislature's failure to act to meet its constitutional responsibility to enact a balanced budget for the fiscal year that begins October 1, 2009, as of this posting."
Childish but wrong, the legislature has given her a balanced budget. She doesn't like it because it makes cuts to her projects and doesn't raise taxes on the citizens who can't afford tax increases. She is already using the federal stimulus funds to fill in holes in the budget, next year there won't be any extra federal money lying around for her to avoid doing what needs to be done.
She is definately not helping the democrats next year any with her tantrums.
Not to mention the fact that 2010 happens to be a watershed election year in Michigan, with term limits sweeping out the governor and every elected executive officer, three-quarters of the Senate and about one-third of the House.
That is right almost the entire State of Michigan government is up for re-election and also many Congressmen and our 2 boot-licking, Obama loving democrat senators.
The election season next year is going to be brutal.
Oh and her pet-projects that she will veto is cuts to them are included?
Maneuvering over the state budget continued Monday, with Gov. Jennifer Granholm saying she will use her veto pen to find money to pay for her priorities and Senate Republicans warning her against it.
The governor declined to say what she would veto to fund college scholarships, local police and firefighters and Medicaid if lawmakers don't send her bills with revenue increases. But she did say she would not veto entire budget bills.
Medicaid, the welfare, democrat voters pay-off and college scholorships for every graduating high-school senior in Michigan. The "scolorships" are enough to pay for maybe the first year of college, while it's a great idea I would think not raising taxes to pay for it is the greater responsibility. Also her priorities need to be re-thought if she thinks those are the most important things that need to be taken care of in the state of Michigan.
I am going to put it out there again, I beleive Michigan will go red in the 2010 elections.
Posted by Quality Weenie at October 13, 2009 08:50 AM