Citizens' Alliance for Life & Liberty
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Flash: I just received word that AFP-Michigan will be airing radio ads in targeted House districts. Below is the text of two ads, please click here to weigh in with your preference. Which ad do you think will be more effective?  
  
AD 1

 

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State Representative  Andrea LaFontaine voted for the largest expansion of state government in 45 years.  Rep. LaFontaine's vote to expand Medicaid by $1.6 billion was a vote to implement Obamacare plain and simple. 

 

Rep. LaFontaine will tell you a $1.6 billion expansion of state government won't result in higher taxes. 

 

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Tell Rep. LaFontaine we are tired of broken promises from politicians.  Call Rep. LaFontaine toll free at xxx-xxx-xxxx ask her why she voted for a $1.6 billion expansion of state government.

 

 

AD 2

 

<<VOICEOVER>>
  
BARACK OBAMA
<<If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.>>
  
<<Menacing Music>>
When it comes to health care issues, your State Representative Frank Foster sided with President Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi.
  
He voted to implement President Obama's Washington health care takeover in Michigan-forcing one out of every four people in Michigan into government health insurance.
  
Representative Foster voted to expand Medicaid like President Obama wants, and at a cost to taxpayers of $1.6 billion.
  
Call Representative Foster toll free at xxx-xxx-xxxx. Ask him why he voted to expand Medicaid.
  
  
Background
The governor was able to use the power of his office to arm-twist enough Republican House members to support the enormous expansion of Medicaid last week. Speaker Bolger violated the "Hastert Rule" which says "you don't bring a bill to the floor unless a majority of your own caucus supports it." Less than half of the GOP caucus voted for Medicaid expansion last week. The governor and Speaker wanted expansion so badly, they were willing to go to the Democrats to get it.
  
This week, Randy Richardville, Majority Leader in the Senate, has so far held to the Hastert Rule. He will not bring the Medicaid expansion bill to the floor without the support of a majority of his own caucus. 
  
A little math here here: Only 19 votes are needed for passage. Nineteen is a tie. Lieutenant Governor Calley would break the tie with an affirmative vote. There are twelve Democrats. Only 7 of the 26 members of the Republican caucus in the Senate are needed for passage.
  
I can guarantee you, the governor will push for passage without the GOP majority. Richardville has held so far, but late yesterday, it was reported that the governor is coming home from his trade mission to Israel early to get this done. Today is the last day of session for the Summer.
  
Do you want your children to be saddled with yet another financial burden that cannot be paid? Do you want to see this state beholden to a federal government that has virtually NEVER kept its financial promises? If not, now is the time to act. You need to melt the phone and Internet lines of every Republican Senator. Promise them a primary battle if they support this boondoggle.
  
Washington has "promised" to cover the huge increase in case load in Michigan with federal dollars. You know "it ain't gonna happen." Read this story from Capitol Confidential. Pete Hoekstra reports, Washington is already talking about cutting medicaid dollars at the federal end and putting more of a burden on the states. Are we going to let our legislators fall for this?   
  
OK, folks This is a battle between the governor and the people. What are you going to do about it?
  
Click here to find the names, phone numbers and email addresses. Make your message short, simple, emphatic, but respectful. Medicaid expansion will break the state budget and further deepen the chasm of debt that our children and grandchildren will never be able to repay.
  
Thanks for caring about this state and about your family's future.
  
For Liberty!
Jack Hoogendyk
Madison Project of Michigan