Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Rep Runestad To Senator Arlan Meekhof -Pass Constitutional Carry

State Rep
Jim Runestad
Fifteen House Republicans have signed a letter to Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof urging him to have the Senate quickly pass legislation that would end the need for a permit to carry a concealed pistol.

Mr. Meekhof (R-West Olive) placed the House-passed legislation (HB 4416, HB 4417, HB 4418 and HB 4419) into the Senate Government Operations Committee, which he chairs and tends to use as a burial ground for controversial legislation he prefers never see the light of day. Mr. Meekhof, however, does occasionally move bills out of the committee, and his spokesperson has said he has not buried it with the decision to place the bills there.

The 15 Republicans invoked the recent shooting at the Republican congressional baseball practice as further justification for the legislation. Five people, including U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) and former Michigan House staffer Matt Mika, were shot during that incident.

"We abhor the idea of politicizing a tragedy. But this incident itself was a political act and one that bears on us directly as lawmakers," the House members wrote in a letter led by Rep. John Reilly (R-Oakland Township). "It was an attempted mass assassination of Republican elected representatives. It was an attack on innocent people. It was an attack on our party. It was an attack on the Congress of the United States. It was an attack on our nation and its lawful governance. And it was only thwarted because one representative with armed security happened to be there."

A security team shot and killed the shooter.

The legislators said no law-abiding resident should be "prevented, encumbered or delayed from obtaining and carrying firearms for his or her personal safety."

Meekhof spokesperson Amber McCann said Mr. Meekhof has not decided whether to hold a hearing on the bill, "but he'll give Representative Reilly's request careful consideration."

Current law bars those who have committed various felonies and misdemeanors, as well as those involuntarily committed to an institution for mental illness, from obtaining a concealed pistol license.

Federal law already requires those purchasing firearms from a federally licensed dealer to undergo a criminal background check and supporters of the legislation have said that would ensure those wanting to obtain a concealed pistol license are law abiding. However, many firearms are purchased through private sales where no federal background check is required.

"We believe that the right to self-defense is God-given and that it is the duty of the state to protect that right for all law-abiding citizens. Regrettably, many laws still on the books infringe upon this fundamental right," the legislators wrote. "Senator Meekhof, we write to entreat you in your capacity as a senator and the leader of your chamber to expeditiously pass legislation to restore and expand the rights of law-abiding citizens to be armed and protected."

Mr. Reilly did not return a message.

Also signing the letter were Rep. Steve Johnson (R-Wayland), Rep. Joseph Graves (R-Linden), Rep. Jim Runestad (R-White Lake Township), Rep. Triston Cole (R-Mancelona), Rep. Shane Hernandez (R-Port Huron), Rep. Gary Glenn (R-Midland), Rep. Pamela Hornberger (R-Chesterfield Township), Rep. Julie Alexander (R-Hanover), Rep. Michele Hoitenga (R-Manton), Rep. Jeff Noble (R-Plymouth), Rep. Sue Allor (R-Wolverine), Rep. Tom Barrett (R-Potterville), Rep. Jim Lower (R-Cedar Lake) and Rep. Hank Vaupel (R-Handy Township)

Monday, June 12, 2017

A Mom's Plea After What Happened To Her Son With Down Syndrome

A mom's passionate plea over her son who has down syndrome goes viral after what happened to her son. 

Kristen Miller Rumphol with her son Brandon left

An open letter, 

To all that were at the Algonquin public pool. I am a special needs mother, my son Brandon has Down Syndrome. I never thought I would be one of those mother's that write an open letter for all to read but here I am.

Today while at the swimming pool my heart was breaking! You see NO ONE wanted to play with my son. He would go up to other kids and say " hi boy or hi girl." He is still categorized as nonverbal and he is hard to understand but he was trying his best! Every single time the kids would either look at him weird and say nothing or just swim away.

Brandon would look back at me with a look of disappointment. Not understanding why the kids were being mean to him.

Parents, please educate your children! Tell your children that children with special needs want the same thing they do, they want to be accepted. They want to be included and treated just like every other "normal" child. They want friends that won't judge them and will just accept them as they are. 
If they ask what is Down syndrome? Tell them it is a third copy of the 21st chromosome. Every person with Down Syndrome will learn to do the same thing as everyone else it just takes them longer to get there. They will need more help to there. But they WILL get there! 

Secretly I hope this might go viral. Please feel free to share this.. Help me to spread awareness for all children with special needs just not down syndrome. They just want to be loved, accepted and included!!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Democrat Party Fined A Record Amount For Election Fraud



While the Democrats keep trying to stick made up corruption and collusion charges against Donald Trump, their party continues to sneak by in breaking elections laws.    In Michigan one of the largest fines was just issued for a violation of election laws! 

The Detroit Free Press reports:

“Games of chance have always been risky, but they also just got very costly for the Michigan Democratic Party.

The party has agreed to pay a hefty $500,000 civil fine to the Federal Elections Commission — one of the largest penalties every levied by that office — after an internal investigation of its bingo operation, which was used for political fund-raising, found numerous examples of shoddy record keeping, contributions that exceeded limits and campaign finance reporting inaccuracies. one of the largest fines eve levied by the federal elections commission.

It’s a fine that far exceeds the average penalty levied against candidates and political organizations over the years. The highest average fine over the past 40 years was $179,499 in 2006.

But the $500,000 fine will put a crimp in the party’s budget. It must pay $100,000 immediately and then pay off the rest in quarterly installments through mid-2019.  The party’s federal campaign fund has a balance of $147,915, according to reports filed with the FEC. Under state law, a political party’s state campaign finance reports do not have to include a summary sheet, which would detail how much disposable cash the party

Thursday, June 8, 2017

COMEY HEARING: What You Need To Know


By Kevin Tatulyan
Vice Chair Michigan Republican Party
Coalitions
A recap of today's hearing from former FBI Director Comey:

1. President Trump wanted the Russian investigation to continue.

2. No votes in the election were altered by Russia, and President Trump never asked for the investigation into Russian involvement be stopped.

3. President Trump did not try to interrupt or interfere with Russian investigation.

4. President Trump was personally not under investigation by the FBI.

5. Former Attorney General Lynch instructed James Comey to to call investigation into Hillary Clinton a "Matter' and not an Investigation.

These five points need to be shared with all our family members, friends, and especially those who worked so hard to elect Donald J. Trump as our 45th President of the United States.

Additionally, Marco Rubio nailed it out of the park when he stated: "The only thing that's never been leaked is the fact that the president was not personally under investigation."

I encourage everyone to follow Ronna Romney McDaniel on Twitter. She is doing an amazing job tweeting about today's senate hearing. Her twitter handle is: @GOPChairwoman. Retweet her tweets so you can help spread 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Jerry Seinfeld Defends Kathy Griffin


Seinfield with Kathy Griffin

Jerry Seinfeld is defending Kathy  Griffin and her disgusting act of holding a bloody real life looking Donald Trump head.

This is what Seinfeld said, 

“Yes, it was another bad joke. Every comedian tells bad jokes,” Seinfeld said. “We all do it. That’s how we find the good jokes. So someone told a bad joke — so what, I don’t understand the big deal.”

This is not the first controversy Jerry Seinfeld has found himself in. Back in 1993 the then just shy of 40 years old Seinfeld  was dating 17 year old Shoshanna Lonstein who was a senior at the prestigious Nightingale-Bamford School on the Upper West Side.

She was just Seventeen
Jerry Seinfeld with his teen girl Shoshanna Lonstein in 1993



Friday, June 2, 2017

Kathy Griffin's Bizarre News Conference Are You Connecting The Dots?

By: Randy Schaefer
I just learned that Lisa Bloom is representing Kathy Griffin, who is accusing the Trump family of bullying her.

 For those of you who do not remember, or do not know. Lisa Bloom is the fake investigative reporter from the Huffington Post who claimed that Donald Trump raped a 13 year old girl over 30 years ago, just days before the election.

 She and her mom, Gloria Allred, represented all 13 women who came forward with accusations against Donald Trump just before the election. She and her mom represented all five women who accused Bill O'Reilly and at least three women who accused Roger Ailes. 


They are also both large donors to the Clinton Foundation
and to Hillary Clinton's Presidential campaign. 

Her mom also represented Anita Hill when she was faslely accusing Clarence Thomas almost 30 years ago. Are you starting to see a pattern here.

 Are you starting to connect the dots?

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Why Trump Must Dump Paris Climate Change Accord



There are many reasons why President Trump must pull the United States from the Paris Climate Accord some of which include the facts that 1) Man Made Climate Change is a hoax - weather patterns are controlled by sun patterns, 2) It is a job killer that will weaken the U.S. Economy bankrupting us and 3) it is a back door TREATY that by-passes the required 2/3rd vote to be ratified by the U.S. Senate.   Obama knew this which is why he hurried to get us into the accord.

Here is a dirty secret in 1969 There was a  United Nations gathering in Vienna to sign the Treaty on Treaties.  The Treaty on Treaties was the frame work of how Treaties should be handled even if not fully signed by all willing or considered willing participating coutries.

Yes considered willing countries, if  a country is considering some or all of a Treaty according to the Treaty of Treaties section 18 you are basically ratifying the Treaty when you agree to all or party the treaty even if you haven't signed the treaty .

This is why Trump must pull us out of the Paris Climate Accord as it is a treaty in its own right and under the Treaty of Treaties section 18, if we agree with any part of it verbally we are considered bound,   Now since the accord was agreed to by Obama but not passed by 2/3rds of the U.S., Trump has the ability to undo Obama's agreement.  However if he does not pull out, we could be stuck with being in the Paris Climate Accord unless we get 2/3rds of the Senate to pull us out. 

Trump can save face by saying that we are pulling out of the Accord, as it is considered a Treaty, and it must be passed by 2/3rds of our Senate.   There it will likely die and President Trump won't have to take the blame as he alone didn't make the decision to get out of the Paris Climate Accord alone but wanted the U.S. to accept the accord/treaty under the laws of our Constitution.

Here is the clause of the 1969 Vienna Convention Treaty on Treaties, which by the way never was ratified either by 2/3rds of the U.S, Senate.


Article 18. OBLIGATION NOT TO DEFEAT THE OBJECT AND PURPOSE
OF A TREATY PRIOR TO ITS ENTRY INTO FORCE
A State is obliged to refrain from acts which would defeat the object and pur
pose of a treaty when:

(a) It has signed the treaty or has exchanged instruments constituting the treaty
subject to ratification, acceptance or approval, until it shall have made its in
tention clear not to become a party to the treaty; or

(b) It has expressed its consent to be bound by the treaty, pending the entry into
force of the treaty and provided that such entry into force is not unduly
delayed.


Michigan City To Farmers: You can't sell blueberries unless you affirm gay marriage

Tennes Family

The Tennes family has been farming in Michigan for generations.

They grow all sorts of crops at the Country Mill Farm – organic apples, blueberries, pumpkins, sweet corn.

And for the past seven years, Steve Tennes and his family have sold their produce at the farmer’s market owned by the city of East Lansing.

But this year – city officials told the devout Catholic family that their blueberries and sweet corn were not welcome at the farmer’s market – and neither were they.

Last year, someone posted a message on Country Mill’s Facebook page inquiring about whether they hosted same-sex weddings at the farm.

Tennes told the individual they did not permit same-sex marriages on the farm because of the family’s Catholic belief that marriage is a sacramental union between one man and one woman.

City officials later discovered the Facebook posting and began immediate action to remove Country Mill from the Farmer’s Market – alleging the family had violated the city’s discrimination ordinance.

"It was brought to our attention that The Country Mill's general business practices do not comply with East Lansing's Civil Rights ordinances and public policy against discrimination as set forth in Chapter 22 of the City Code and outlined in the 2017 Market Vendor Guidelines, as such, The Country Mill's presence as a vendor his prohibited by the City's Farmer's Market Vendor Guidelines," read a letter the city sent to the family.


(Read More)  H/T Todd Starnes Fox News

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Homage to Mother


By Susan Tabar
(C)  May 9 2010
Mothers’ are a gift from God
They nurture you like a pea in a pod

They pick you up when you are feeling down
Making sure to prevent a momentary frown

Even when mistakes are made
They protect you like a “band-aid”

Exuding unconditional love and caring
With no limitations and no sparing

Of total commitment from the heart - with no bounds
And an intuition beating continuously, sometimes with no sounds

There is nothing that can replace a mother who embraces attentive affection, deep understanding and moral dignity
As she will be there to help and guide you through eternity…



Susan with her mother Dorothy
Susan was a gifted writer, radio host, tv reporter and political strategist.  She joined her mother in eternity in heaven on 4-22-15 after a lengthy painful battle with a rare disease known as amyloidosis.
                                             


Friday, May 12, 2017

Liberal ABC TV Cancels Conservative Sitcom "Last Man Standing"



Tim Allen, known to be a rare Hollywood Conservative had his show "Last Man Standing Cancelled by ABC after a successful six year run.  The sitcom focused on a conservative business owner  in a post-modern world, as he contends with new-age liberalism, politically correct politics, and the universal nature of being middle-aged as the whole wide world moves away from everything you thought to be true.
Reportedly hitting a ratings high in its sixth season (perhaps in correlation to the rise of President Donald Trump and it's extensive poking of fun at Hillary Clinton) it’s odd such a successful and timely show would find itself cancelled. The show averages between 5-6 million viewers an episode, which is about the same viewership as  “Law and Order: SVU,” the current season of “Modern Family,” a little under “Game of Thrones,” and six times higher than Lena Dunham’s recently ended ‘Girls’. 

Could this be revenge for what Tim Allen said on Jimmy Kimmel earlier this year?

On Kimmel, he shared his experience about going to Donald Trump’s inauguration and how being a conservative in Hollywood is like living in 1930s Germany.

“I was invited, we did a VIP thing for the vets, and went to a veterans ball, so I went to go see Democrats and Republicans,” the Last Man Standing actor said. “Yeah I went to the inauguration.”

“I’m not attacking you,” laughed Jimmy Kimmel, after Allen turned defensive.

“You’ve gotta be real careful around here,” Allen replied. “You get beat up if don’t believe what everybody believes. This is like ’30s Germany. I don’t know what happened. If you’re not part of the group, ‘You know what we believe is right,’ I go, ‘Well, I might have a problem with that.’ I’m a comedian, I like going on both sides.”

Allen, who’s previously spoken out about Hollywood being “hypocritical,” told Megyn Kelly on Fox News last year that he finds it “odd” that Hollywood didn’t like Trump because he was a bully. “But if you had any kind of inkling that you were for Trump, you got bullied,” he explained.

If you want to complain to ABC about the cancellation of the show, here's how:
Call ABC and tell them NOT to cancel "Last Man Standing"!!!

Call; 818-460-7477. Then push 1, then 2, then 2, then 527 and leave a message (up to :30 seconds);




Thursday, May 11, 2017

Rand Paul: Comey Firing Was Right, Congressman Justin Amash: Comey Firing Was Wrong

Rand Paul and Justin Amash


Two Libertarian Republicans' differing views are sure to have Libertarian's scratching their heads.   Rand Paul and Justin Amash have been the favorite sons of the Libertarians who have been trying but failing miserably to get Libertarian candidates in national office. Both though have different views on the firing of former FBI director James Comey.


Senator Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told FOX & Friends Wednesday morning that he lost confidence in fired FBI Director James Comey a long time ago. He said any accusation of Russian collusion in the election is a "huge myth" and a product of sour grapes.

"It's sour grapes over the election," Paul said. "The whole Russian thing has been propagated by people who are upset that they lost the election. They've sunk their teeth into something, they think they'll eventually find something. But everything is sort built upon a huge myth as far as I'm concerned. I don't think there has been any facts presented that anybody broke the low and yet this goes on and on."

Paul said Comey's firing couldn't have happened soon enough:

SEN. PAUL: I think it couldn't have happened soon enough. I lost confidence in Comey a long time ago. In fact, I never even voted for his confirmation because I doubted his ability to run the FBI. But I would say that most of America thought that he botched the Clinton email scandal. All the Democrats thought he said too much and all the Republicans thought he didn't do enough. So he had all the confidence of almost no one. Chuck Schumer said six months ago that he lost confidence in him. 

But I thought it was especially telling in the letter that the [Deputy] Attorney General sent, he said Eric Holder said that Comey had violated long-standing Department of Justice procedures. And I think without question that's true. And I think he politicized something by making way too many statements to the press. So I think it is time for new leadership at the FBI.



Republican Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.) has signed onto legislation from Democrats to create an independent commission to investigate Russian election interference, becoming the second GOP lawmaker to do so.

Amash became a cosponsor of the Protecting Our Democracy Act this week after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, his spokeswoman confirmed Thursday following a BuzzFeed report.

Amash had indicated on Tuesday in the hours after Comey’s bombshell firing that he was inclined to back the legislation.


“My staff and I are reviewing legislation to establish an independent commission on Russia. The second paragraph of this letter is bizarre,” Amash tweeted, referring to the paragraph in Trump’s letter to Comey that states “I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation.”

The bill, authored by Reps. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), has been endorsed by all 193 House Democrats, along with four delegates who caucus with them.

Before Amash, Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) was the only Republican co-sponsor.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Yes Christians Have The Right To Judge As Jesus States In Scripture




By Jim Wright

 I often hear or read of people saying we are not to judge. Really? We need to understand when we are to judge. 

Question: "What does the Bible mean that we are not to judge others?"

Answer: Jesus’ command not to judge others could be the most widely quoted of His sayings, even though it is almost invariably quoted in complete disregard of its context. Here is Jesus’ statement: “Do not judge, or you too will be judged” (Matthew 7:1). Many people use this verse in an attempt to silence their critics, interpreting Jesus’ meaning as “You don’t have the right to tell me I’m wrong.” Taken in isolation, Jesus’ command “Do not judge” does indeed seem to preclude all negative assessments. However, there is much more to the passage than those three words.

The Bible’s command that we not judge others does not mean we cannot show discernment. Immediately after Jesus says, “Do not judge,” He says, “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs” (Matthew 7:6). A little later in the same sermon, He says, “Watch out for false prophets. . . . By their fruit you will recognize them” (verses 15–16). How are we to discern who are the “dogs” and “pigs” and “false prophets” unless we have the ability to make a judgment call on doctrines and deeds? Jesus is giving us permission to tell right from wrong.

Also, the Bible’s command that we not judge others does not mean all actions are equally moral or that truth is relative. The Bible clearly teaches that truth is objective, eternal, and inseparable from God’s character. Anything that contradicts the truth is a lie—but, of course, to call something a “lie” is to pass judgment. To call adultery or murder a sin is likewise to pass judgment—but it’s also to agree with God. When Jesus said not to judge others, He did not mean that no one can identify sin for what it is, based on God’s definition of sin.

And the Bible’s command that we not judge others does not mean there should be no mechanism for dealing with sin. The Bible has a whole book entitled Judges. The judges in the Old Testament were raised up by God Himself (Judges 2:18). The modern judicial system, including its judges, is a necessary part of society. In saying, “Do not judge,” Jesus was not saying, “Anything goes.”
Elsewhere, Jesus gives a direct command to judge: “Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly” (John 7:24). Here we have a clue as to the right type of judgment versus the wrong type. Taking this verse and some others, we can put together a description of the sinful type of judgment:

Superficial judgment is wrong. Passing judgment on someone based solely on appearances is sinful (John 7:24). It is foolish to jump to conclusions before investigating the facts (Proverbs 18:13). Simon the Pharisee passed judgment on a woman based on her appearance and reputation, but he could not see that the woman had been forgiven; Simon thus drew Jesus’ rebuke for his unrighteous judgment (Luke 7:36–50).

Hypocritical judgment is wrong. Jesus’ command not to judge others in Matthew 7:1 is preceded by comparisons to hypocrites (Matthew 6:2, 5, 16) and followed by a warning against hypocrisy (Matthew 7:3–5). When we point out the sin of others while we ourselves commit the same sin, we condemn ourselves (Romans 2:1).

Harsh, unforgiving judgment is wrong. We are “always to be gentle toward everyone” (Titus 3:2). It is the merciful who will be shown mercy (Matthew 5:7), and, as Jesus warned, “In the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you” (Matthew 7:2).

Self-righteous judgment is wrong. We are called to humility, and “God opposes the proud” (James 4:6). The Pharisee in Jesus’ parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector was confident in his own righteousness and from that proud position judged the publican; however, God sees the heart and refused to forgive the Pharisee’s sin (Luke 18:9–14).

Untrue judgment is wrong. The Bible clearly forbids bearing false witness (Proverbs 19:5). “Slander no one” (Titus 3:2).

Christians are often accused of “judging” or intolerance when they speak out against sin. But opposing sin is not wrong. Holding aloft the standard of righteousness naturally defines unrighteousness and draws the slings and arrows of those who choose sin over godliness. John the Baptist incurred the ire of Herodias when he spoke out against her adultery with Herod (Mark 6:18–19). She eventually silenced John, but she could not silence the truth (Isaiah 40:8).

Believers are warned against judging others unfairly or unrighteously, but Jesus commends “right judgment” (John 7:24, ESV). We are to be discerning (Colossians 1:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:21). We are to preach the whole counsel of God, including the Bible’s teaching on sin (Acts 20:27; 2 Timothy 4:2). We are to gently confront erring brothers or sisters in Christ (Galatians 6:1). We are to practice church discipline (Matthew 18:15–17). We are to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15).

Recommended Resources: Judging Others: The Dangers of Playing God by Ken Sande

Friday, May 5, 2017

The Truth About Obamacare's Repeal The Left Doesn't Want You To Know



By: David Trott
MI 11th Congressional District Congressman (R)
Since coming to Congress, I have supported replacing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) with a market-based plan that reduces costs and provides better care for the American people. 

That's why, yesterday, I voted in support of the American Health Care Act-legislation that replaces Obamacare with a patient-centered system, lowers costs for families, and protects Americans with pre-existing conditions.  

While this bill is far from perfect and there is plenty that both sides are not satisfied with, I do believe it is a better approach than was taken by Obamacare.

Back in 2009, the American people were promised health premiums would decline by $2,500 per family, but the average premium has actually gone up and the average family's employer-sponsored health care plan now costs more than $18,000 a year. In Michigan, premiums for individuals are expected to climb nearly 17% in 2017. Last year alone, we saw deductibles increase an average of $492 across all plans on the Obamacare exchange.

What I have heard from many families and small businesses in Southeast Michigan is that this top-down, Washington-centered approach to health care has not worked. Citizens that I represent have told me concerns regarding increasing premiums, higher taxes, fewer choices, and less access to care. 

After carefully reviewing the American Health Care Act and the amendments made to the bill, I believe this legislation makes several key improvements, such as:  

  • Eliminates the individual and employer mandate penalties, which forced millions of workers, families, and job creators into expensive, inadequate Obamacare plans that they don't want and cannot afford.
  • Dismantles the Obamacare taxes that have hurt job creators, increased premium costs, and limited options for patients and health care providers. 
  • Guarantees coverage to Americans with pre-existing conditions and bans health insurers from charging a patient with pre-existing conditions higher premiums as long as they maintain continuous coverage, or sign up for new coverage within 63 days of exiting a previous insurance plan.
  • Helps young adults access health insurance and stabilize the marketplace by allowing dependents to continue staying on their parents' plan until they are 26.
  • Modernizes and strengthens Medicaid so states can better serve  patients most in need. 
  • Empowers individuals and families to spend their health care dollars the way they want and need by enhancing and expanding Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).
  • Help Americans access affordable, quality health care by providing a monthly tax credit-between $2,000 and $14,000 a year-for low-and middle-income individuals and families who don't receive insurance through work or a government program. 
Yesterday, I also supported the Public Health Service Act, legislation that requires Members of Congress to live under the American Health Act, ensuring there are no exemptions for Members or their staff. 

Regrettably, there has been a lot of misinformation spread about this bill, especially regarding how the bill protects people with pre-existing conditions.  Here is the truth:
Under no circumstance can people be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. Current law prohibiting pricing customers based on health status remains in place and can only be waived by a state if that state has chosen to take care of the people through other risk-sharing or reinsurance mechanisms. Even if a state asks for, and is granted a waiver, no person may be priced based on health status if they have maintained continuous health coverage.
On November 8th, citizens voted for President Trump and Congressional Republicans on the promise to replace the Affordable Care Act with real patient-centered reforms. The American people have already rendered a verdict on Obamacare and I am committed to fighting for the kind of reforms the citizens of this country expect to see.

We all knew that bringing change to Washington would not be easy - there are many special interests and partisan groups who will always fight to keep the status quo. Making the kind of tough decisions that are needed to turn our country around will require real leadership and teamwork.  
Today's vote is the first step in a longer, three-phase legislative process that will move away from the big government mandates in the Affordable Care Act and instead allow people both the freedom and the ability to choose the quality health care they want. 
You can learn more about the legislation and read the text of bill by clicking here.
I believe the American people send their lawmakers to Washington to tackle big challenges - and I am committed to doing just that.

Thank you for standing with me in this fight. 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Patriot falls victim to Obamacare

A hard working patriot falls victim to the death panels of Obamacare.  This patriot's story is why President Trump is trying to repeal Obamacare.  

Here is the story his friends wrote on a gofundme page they set up for him.  If you feel like contributing click here.  Any amount will do:



Michael Krausman is a fighter. He is also one of the kindest, most generous and hard-working men you will ever know. When he was just 3 yrs. old living in Chicago he was kidnapped, beaten and left for dead next to a dumpster. Soon after that, Michael and his brothers were placed in an orphanage for a couple of years then eventually taken in by foster families for the next 5 years where they were in good hands and living somewhat normal lives for the first time. While they were in foster care, Michaels mother was notified his father was killed in Viet-Nam and she fought to get them back and they moved to Michigan. Michael lived a very tough life without a father and a very young mother who was really a child herself. He was determined to be self-sufficient however, and refused to ever think of himself as a victim. 

Michael worked very hard and became a successful Realtor. He saved enough money to purchase and remodel his own home. Last year, without warning, Michael’s world was turned upside down. He began to have balance issues, memory loss and seizures that turned into multiple seizures every day, and he found himself becoming increasingly confused and disoriented. He was forced to stop working, as he was unable to focus long enough to read a single sentence. As a real estate agent he does not have the option of unemployment or Workmen's Compensation to rely on.

Michael had purchased Obamacare a couple years earlier so he was insured, however, after several tests and 7 days in the hospital, Obamacare informed the hospital that they were no longer able to cover any further testing or treatment. Michael was in jeopardy of losing his house, and for the first time in his life was finding himself in a position he never thought he would be in. He sold his house and moved to a small condo with his dog, but his condition got worse and his medical bills continued to grow. He reluctantly signed up for Medicaid, as he was told they would cover more tests than Obamacare. After blowing through all of his savings, doctors still don't know the cause of Michael's seizures and horrible constant headaches. Last month it was suggested to him that he try a hyperbaric chamber treatment as an attempt to reverse some brain damage. At a minimum, health care professionals told him the treatments might be able to help alleviate his constant headaches. After 6 long months of brutal headaches, Michael was shocked to find he was finally able to experience some relief and is beginning to able to focus on things much better. The problem is, the $200.00 a day treatments aren't covered under Medicaid. Since Michael spent all of his savings on medical bills, he began maxing out his 3 credit cards to pay for the treatments. 

Michael spends his days at home with his dog, never knowing when he’ll have his next seizure, worrying about how he's going to pay for his next hyperbaric treatment, or how he'll pay for a series of tests that he needs to diagnose and (hopefully) treat his condition. The doctors are not going to be able to properly diagnose or treat Michael if he can't afford to pay for tests that are rejected by Medicaid. 

We are asking everyone who reads this to consider helping Michael by donating to this campaign. 100% of the money we collect will go to Michael to help pay for his hyperbaric chamber treatments and any tests that Medicaid won’t cover. Any additional money will go towards helping Michael to pay off the credit cards he's used to pay his medical bills. The stress he's feeling after working so hard his entire life isn't helping his condition. 

Please help us make it so Michael doesn't have to worry about how he's going to pay off his credit cards and continue with his treatments. He would never ask for help, so we're doing it for him. You don't have to give a lot, every little bit will help. 

Anyone who knows Michael will tell you he is one of the kindest and most generous people they have ever known. He would literally give you the shirt off his back. We’d like to return the kindness Michael has shown so many of the course of his life. He didn’t have a lot, but he was always the first person to offer to help someone in need. In addition to your contribution, Michael has strong faith and would very much appreciate your prayers. With God's help, he has proven that he is capable of overcoming obstacles many of us can never imagine.

Please help us to help Michael overcome the biggest challenge he’s ever had to face. 
God bless, 
Friends of Michael Krausman
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Sunday, March 19, 2017

LEFT MEDIA LIES AGAIN: TRUMP DID NOT KILL MEALS ON WHEELS


The left propagandists  have been pushing out a false narrative saying that President Donald Trump is killing the program to help the elderly and the poor known as Meals on Wheels.  Meals on Wheels provides low cost to free meals to those in need.  However what Meals on Wheels receives from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services may surprise you.  President Trump's budget proposal will NOT kill the Meals on Wheels program.  

READ THE MEALS ON WHEELS STATEMENT TO CLEAR THINGS UP: “The nationwide Meals on Wheels network, comprised of 5,000, local, community-based programs, receives 35% of its total funding for the provision of congregate and home-delivered meals from the federal government through the Older Americans Act, administered by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living. Other federal funding sources that support Meals on Wheels program operations may include the Community Development Block Grant, Community Services Block Grant or the Social Services Block Grant. In addition, programs rely on contributions from state or local governments, private donations and other resources to cover the rest, demonstrating one of the best examples of a successful public-private partnership. Meals on Wheels America, the largest and oldest national organization representing senior nutrition programs across the country, receives only 3% of its funding from the government, specifically to run the National Research Center on Nutrition and Aging.

Friday, March 10, 2017

The 11th CD Majority Committee Is Not The 11th Congressional District Republican Committee

Altered 11 CD Majority Committee Facebook Cover
submitted by an angry delegate that wants to remain anonymous


Delegates beware there is a new club that has formed in Michigan's 11th Congressional District.  This club is not tied to any political party and is an independent committee.  Their goal though is to mirror the real 11th Congressional District Republican Committee and to work against that committee.

The group is run by Matt Maddock, who unsuccessfully tried to become the 11th Congressional District Republican Committee Chairman, by hijacking the Oakland County Republican Convention in January.  Mr. Maddock would have faced a race against current 11th Congressional District Republican Committee Chair Deb O'Hagan.  Because of his behavior with the violation of Robert's Rules and Michigan Republican Party Rules, Maddock's portion of the convention was thrown out and he ended up with just a few votes at time of Chair election.

Continuing with his quest for power, and in this author's opinion a sore loser, Mr. Maddock aided by his wife Meshawn formed the 11th Congressional District Majority Committee.  The name "Republican" was left out of the title as some legal minds have suggested to avoid a potential lawsuit while others have joked that the group is filled with many Libertarians who are following Libertarian leader Peter Schiff's plan to take over the Republican Party through infiltration.  

Mr. Maddock has a history of either intentionally misleading delegates or using poor use of words mislead the delegates. A couple of weeks ago a post was made in the Michigan Delegate Facebook Group about a training session that was available to delegates.  Since Mr. Maddock used the word "mandatory" in his promotion in a Delegate group this confused many and though they had to sign up and pay for this training.  This training was being put on by a group Mr. Maddock supports.  

Quite few delegates were confused and upset by an e-mail received by the 11th CD Majority Committee, which to this day the title doesn't make sense, majority of what?  One has stated to this author just that, "Majority of What"  They have yet to win an election, have a successful fund-raising campains and they typically lose in the primary. 

The following is a copy of the e-mail delegates received from the group's Secretary, Kathy Chestnut, whom by the way was put on the real 11th Congressional Republican Congressional District Committee, in addition to Lauren Burriss (also on the 11th CD Majority Committee)  as a sign of good faith that all are welcome on the real 11th Congressional District Republican Committee.


Dear Members of the 11th Congressional District,
Last Thursday’s meeting at the Emagine theater was a hugely successful night. We elected our 11th District Majority Executive Board and District Committee. We also set up 5 sub committees:Our Fundraising Committee, Candidate Recruitment Committee, Legislative Committee, Community Outreach Committee and lastly our Bylaws Committee.We also decided on the date of the first 11th Majority District Committee Meeting, March 20 at Buffalo Wild Wings in Novi in the closed in patio. 6:00 pm for dinner, 7:00 for the meeting. At that time we will break  into our subcommittees so as to decide on sub-committee chairs and other relevant issues pertaining to each subcommittee.Some who reside in the 11th have asked if it is too late to join a committee, the answer is there is always room on the sub-committees for people interested in helping!You do not need to be on a committee to attend the meetings.Please join us at:Buffalo Wild Wings on March 20th6:00 pm for social/dinner, 7:00pm for the meeting Please also check out the registration for FACL Training on April 8Featuring energetic field instructor Shawn Dow from Colorado.If you’re interested in making the most effective difference in the political world you are going to want to attend FACL (Foundation for Applied Conservative Leadership) Training, held right here in Walled Lake.Find out more here Sincerely,Kathy ChestnutSecretary of the 11th District  Majority Committee
The real 11th District Congressional Republican Committee is offering outreach and training as well for all Republican's not just a select few that have to pass a litmus test. The real 11th Congressional District Republican Committee sent out the following notice to all delegates and those interested in participating in the real 11th District Congressional Republican Committee:


 YOU ARE INVITED to a11th CDRC STRATEGY SESSION ! Enjoy some food and beverages; Meet fellow Republicans;Share your ideas for a winning 11th!you know you have an idea :-) To make it easier for you to attend, we divided the district into three regions. 
Attend the strategy session closest to you or one that fits your calendar! 
RSVP to:   rsvp@migop11.orgplease include names of those attending and region  (not mandatory but will help plan for food) A new program will be announced at the strategy sessions and there is an active role for everybody interested!  Politically yours,
Deb O'Hagan and your 11th CDRC leadership team!

The regions/venues/dates/times:
Wayne 11th region: Thursday, March 16th 6:30 pmGeorge's Senate & Coney Island39430 Dun Rovin Dr, Northville MI 48168Pasta and Salad will be served!
East Oakland region: Tuesday, March 21st 6:30 pmOCRP Headquarters 42611 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304Pizza and Pop will be served!
West Oakland region: Saturday, March 25th 9:00 amLakes Diner (formerly Big Boys)800 North Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake,  MI 48390Muffins, Bagels, & Coffee will be served!Full Breakfast available for purchase.   If you have a special goal, passion or interest for a successful 11th Congressional District, we want to hear about it!
So please join us at your region's strategy session! 
There are numerous clubs that any can belong to and that includes the club of the 11th CD Majority committee.  Ask questions though as to how your time, talent and treasure will be used.  The real 11th Congressional District Republican By-Laws state that the committee as a whole shall remain neutral in contested Republican Primaries and will support/endorse the winner of the Republican Primary in the November General Election.  Will the 11th CD Majority do the same? Research the group you wish to join before you make a mistake and realize you wasted your time talent and treasure for something that may not be what you thought.  Also get it in writing, see the by-laws.  In politics few tell the truth especially if they are power and money hungry.