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August 27, 2007


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To bad your not in sports because you are real good at reading out of the playbook. Personally, I am sick and tired of throwing money at educators who don't teach. Those who are hard working teachers, get to see the product of their efforts leave the state because there are no jobs here for the educated.

Seems to me that our legislators are more concerned about the lobbyists then the average person.
The long overdue choice that the legislature has failed to make has been the choice to spend our money wisely. If I hear barebone budget from anyone at the state one more time I think I will scream. You want barebone try living on a budget where govenment takes more each year even if you don't get more. Try loosing your house, you job and your children because they have moved away. Try paying for college for your children when the governor wants you to pay for everyone else to go to college.

Leon Drolet can do little by himself. He must have the consent of the residents of this state who agree with him.

Rose Bogaert, Chair
Wayne County Taxpayers Assn., Inc.

IMO: Repealing or extending term limits would help give legislators the perspective and institutional memory they need to do the right thing. Otherwise, they'll continue to be tools of lobbyists and puppets of extreme wings of their parties unable or unwilling to do the courageous and hard work of negotiation and moderation that might earn them the wrath of extremists like Mr. Drolet and whoever his counterpart might be on the left wing.

My curiosity was caused me to write
these comments.My correct surname is MacDiarmid and my Grandfather was Hugh MacDiarmid. A session in the navy during ww2 somehow got my name changed. I know this should be on a geniology site - but what the hell, nothing lost, nothing gained. I am wondering if Hugh MacDiarmid comes from Islay.

Mr. Lessenberry offered this observation:

"That’s partly because they fear a guy named Leon Drolet, who travels around with a pink fiberglass pig and threatens to recall any lawmaker who votes to raise taxes. Drolet, by the way is a taxpayer-funded government employee."

That last part was apparently intended by Mr. Lessenberry to offend the sensibilities of small-government/lean-government conservatives.

For my own part, it is actually comforting to know that there is someone out there like Leon Drolet, however eccentric he might be, when we have state-sponsored news outlets like NPR and WUOM that offer an unchallenged platform for higher-tax advocates like Mr. Lessenberry.

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