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Discussion in 'Political Discussions (FreeMichigan.com)' started by Luv2hunteup, Sep 12, 2017.
Republican front runner for governor.
Here are some stats from a recent EPIC MRA poll. Surprisingly, 48% don’t recognize our Lt. Governor.
Now, I would like to read the names of several political figures. For each one, please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of that person.
Do not recognize – 24%
Favorable – 26%
Unfavorable – 18%
Undecided/Refused to answer – 32%
Do not recognize – 48%
Favorable – 16%
Undecided/Refused to answer – 29%
Do not recognize – 57%
Favorable – 12%
Unfavorable – 6%
Undecided/Refused to answer – 25%
Do not recognize – 9%
Favorable – 27%
Unfavorable – 40%
Undecided/Refused to answer – 24%
If the candidates for Governor were Gretchen Whitmer and Bill Schuette, would you vote for Bill Schuette the Republican or Gretchen Whitmer the Democrat?
Schuette – 37%
Whitmer – 37%
Undecided/Refused to answer – 26%
If the candidates for Governor were Geoffrey Fieger and Bill Schuette, would you vote for Bill Schuette the Republican or Geoffrey Fieger the Democrat?
Schuette – 43%
Fieger – 33%
Undecided/Refused to answer – 24%
Isn't Bill Schuette the guy who has deep ties to Dow Chemical, and opposes the use of legal Michigan Medical Marijuana?
I will most likely vote for the rep that goes against the pension tax if one does .Many retirees are having medical issues and need all the income they can get .
I wouldn't vote for schuette if he was the only candidate on the ballot
If I recall correctly; his father was head of the Michigan Division of Dow Chemical and, as I understand very well liked and respected. His Father-in-Law was Carl Gerstacker, his mother remarried after his father died.
Carl A. Gerstacker chairman of the Dow Chemical Company from 1960 to 1976 - http://www.nytimes.com/1995/04/26/obituaries/carl-a-gerstacker-78-dow-chemical-chairman.html
When Bill was a US Representative he was often referred to as the Congressman from Dow.
The pension tax isn't going away and IMO it shouldn't. It is income. $42 per $1000 earned isn't breaking the bank and if it is you probably should have stayed working.
People born before 1946 can subtract $50000 from the pension income for tax purposes
People born between 1947 and 1950 can subtract 20000
People born between 1950 and and 1952 can subtract 15000.
Double those numbers if married filing jointly.
Which communist/socialist will the dems choose? Neither party has been showing outstanding candidates the last couple elections.
Snyder got two terms by default because of the dems choices.
Unfortunately not many people want to employ someone that has fractured their back .
According to a Labor Day Report done by the Michigan League for Public Policy, it appears that many of them are staying. The share of Michigan’s labor force that is 55 years old or older was nearly doubled from the years 2000 to 2016
MICHIGAN’S GRAYING LABOR FORCE
Not only has Michigan’s labor force shrunk over time, its composition has begun to shift toward older workers. From 1979 (the earliest year data on worker ages is available) to 1982, the share of Michigan’s labor force that was 55 years of age or older was between 12% and 13.2%, leveling out at 10-12% from 1983 to 2000. Following 2000, however, this age group began comprising a steadily larger share of the workforce, and in 2016 their share (22.2%) nearly doubled that in 2000, while the portion in prime working age decreased from 70.4% to 62.3%. Younger workers, those from age 16-24, comprised a moderately smaller share of the workforce in 2016 (15.4%) than in 2000 (17.9%) but considerably smaller than in 1979, when they accounted for more than a quarter of the workforce (Figure 6).
To understand Michigan’s shrinking labor force and the shift in its composition, it is helpful to look at the labor force participation rate of each of the three age groups. In recent years, a larger percentage of Michigan residents 55 years and older are participating in the workforce than before. In 1995, participation by this age group was at its ebb (26%), but has risen fairly steadily since then and by 2016, nearly 37% of residents 55 and older were in the workforce either employed or looking for work (Figure 7). The lack of a “big dip” in the participation rate of older workers suggests that the decline in the labor force was not driven significantly by unemployed workers choosing to retire early.
The higher labor force participation rate for workers 55 years old and over is likely driven by a number of reasons. According to one study, factors include: rule changes in Social Security and pensions that incentivize later retirement, improved longevity, higher levels of education, less physically demanding jobs and the decline of retiree health insurance.
How much can people born after 1952 subtract? Oh ya, that is a big fat $0.
Too bad all that extra state revenue is subsidizing snyder's tax cut for business and will continue to unless it is balanced out. There is no "shared sacrifice", business got a record breaking windfall gift and all individuals got the shaft. And, I am not just talking about pensioners.
He does not respect voters wishes, I will not reward that with my vote. Hopefully we have a better conservative to vote for.
Don't like a lot of the things the AG has done. I will hold my nose and vote for Geoffrey Fieger. At least he has cool hair.
Is this a 1970's rock star? No! It's future Michigan governor Geoffrey Fieger!