Thursday, October 19, 2006

Detroit Democrats Better Wise Up by Akindele Akinyemi

Anyone who is going to conduct an smear attack on DeVos is going to have to explain several things to us over here at One Detroit.

First, all of you Detroit Democratic precinct delegates need to get on board with the facts. You guys are so oput of touch with reality that it is not funny.This includes BOTH Michigan and Midtown Young Democrats, and the Democratic State Central Committee need to stop taking Black people to hell on fabrications.

I would like to point out to our Young Democrats (and I know you will be voting for DeVos in November..thank you) several things.

1. Your MDP Chairman, Mark Brewer, has defended the Ku Klux Klan in the past. How do you really feel about that?

2. If Jennifer Granholm is the Governor you want back in office I suggest you pay close attention to this:

Since Jennifer Granholm has been governor, Michigan has lost nearly 100,000 jobs (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Since Governor Granholm introduced her Jobs Today, Jobs Tomorrow Plan Michigan has lost nearly 40,000 jobs (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Michigan's unemployment rate is 7.1%, this is the nation's highest and is 50% above the national average (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Nearly 20% of Michigan's children are living in poverty (Detroit Free Press, 8/30/06).

Michigan's median income has dropped below the national average for the first time ever (Detroit News, 8/30/06).

In 2005 89,473 Michigan citizens filed for bankruptcy. This represented an all-time high in filings. (Detroit Free Press, 9/18/05; United States Bankruptcy Court)

From February 2004 to February 2006, the rate of home foreclosures in Michigan doubled to a rate that is 2 ½ times higher than the national average. (Muskegon Chronicle, 2/27/06)

Michigan's foreclosure rate is now the 6th highest in the nation (Detroit News, 9/13/06).

Including Washington DC, Michigan ranks 51st in the nation in home values. (CNN Money, 12/1/05)

According to a recent report by the Small Business Foundation of Michigan, the state received a despicable grade of "D "in supporting in-state business growth. (Detroit News, 6/14/06).

When Governor Granholm took office Michigan ranked 13th in the country in unemployment. Today, with a rate of 7.1%, Michigan is ranked highest. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a jobs fair in Detroit for displaced refugees was flooded by unemployed locals. (Detroit News, 9/27/05)

Only 4% of small business owners in Michigan considered their business climate to be favorable. (Small Business Conditions Poll, 12/1/05)

Michigan's single business tax was rated to be the 2nd worst business tax in the country. (Tax Foundation, 3/06)

Companies from Wyoming have hosted job fairs in three separate Michigan cities in which 1,200 Michiganders have attended. In addition, 770 Michiganders filed on Wyoming's website as being active job-seekers (Grand Forks Herald, 4/29/06).

The governor's Department of Environmental Quality held up a retail development in Escanaba causing a shipbuilder to expand operations in Pennsylvania instead of Michigan. (Escanaba Daily Press, 12/8/05)

The Electrolux factory that Granholm has repeatedly used as example to illustrate how NAFTA is hurting Michigan moved nearly the same amount of employees to South Carolina as they did to Mexico (MIRS Capitol Capsule, 5/04).

Overall hiring of college graduates in the State of Michigan will decrease by 43%. The rest of the country will see a 6% increase. (Collegiate Employment Research Institute, 2005-2006 Recruiting Trends Survey.)

Michigan is the only state not hit by Hurricane Katrina to lose jobs in 2005. (Escanaba Daily Press, 2/8/06)

Earlier this year, Governor Granholm vetoed legislation that would have halved a small business tax known as the alternative tax. (MIRS Capitol Capsule, 2/3/06)

In 2004, Governor Granholm vetoed a package of 11 bills called the business start-up package. The legislation would have extended tax credits and exemptions for new and small businesses. (MIRS Capitol Capsule, 5/28/04)

Despite the governor's support for repealing Michigan's single business tax, Governor Granholm vetoed a bill earlier this year that would have accelerated that tax's elimination. (MIRS Capitol Capsule, 3/31/06)

In last Monday's debate, Governor Granholm said her plan to replace the eliminated SBT was to cut the tax's rate. THIS PLAN WOULD NOT ELIMINATE THE SBT.

Polls have consistently shown that less than 30% of Michigan residents believe that the state is heading in the right direction. (EPIC/MRA)

Then I want you to take a look at the following information:

This came from the Detroit News THIS MORNING. While Jennifer Granholm is blaming President Bush for Job losses in Michigan here is what the article said in the Detroit News:

Michigan's unemployment rate of 7.1 percent didn't budge from August to September, the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth said Wednesday.

"The unemployment rate stays the same, which means it remains absolutely dismal," said Patrick Anderson, economist and founder of Anderson Economic Group LLC in Lansing.

Even Percy Hicks of Flint wants out:

No change in the unemployment rate is bad news for many of the 364,000 unemployed in Michigan, including Percy Hicks, a 38-year-old Flint resident. He's been surviving by baby-sitting for friends and family ever since he was laid off from a light industrial job earlier this year.

Hicks was among the 1,500 who attend a job fair last weekend sponsored by the state of Wyoming, which has come to Michigan three times to lure frustrated residents.

"Even the auto jobs don't pay much anymore -- like $6.50 to $7.50 (an hour)," Hicks said, referring to nonunion auto supply jobs in the Flint area. "That's why I'd be interested in moving" to another state, he said.

Yet, you STILL insist we elect and support this woman.

While she is blaming George Bush for job losses in Michigan read this:

Since Governor Jennifer Granholm has been in office, the unemployment rate in the United States has gone down from 5.8% to 4.6% (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Since Jennifer Granholm has been governor, the Bush fueled United States economy has created 5.5 million American jobs (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

The Bush Administration has achieved over $4 billion in tariff reductions from countries that the United States has completed or are negotiating Free Trade Agreements with. The president IS leveling the playing field (United States Trade Representative and Department of Commerce).

Manufacturers estimate that the Australia Free Trade Agreement alone, will add $2 billion dollars a year to the U.S. manufacturing economy (United States Trade Representative and Department of Commerce).

The Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce and others concluded in a 2004 study that only 1 out of 8 jobs being lost in Michigan is a result of international trade. Thus nearly 90% of jobs lost are not from international trade.

According to a Michigan Manufacturer's Association panel, the main reason for manufacturing job loss was not international trade agreements, but increased productivity (Novi News, 6/1/06).

When Governor Granholm took office Michigan ranked 13th in the country in unemployment. Today, with a rate of 7.1%, Michigan is ranked highest. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

We know when you cannot back yourself up with facts because then you go to slander. Typical Detroit Democratic response.

The sad reality is that you have relatives and friends out of state who have urged you to move to their area to WORK AND LIVE. Yet, you decide to live in a fantasy world where you think Granholm can turn Michigan around. The only people who are supporting Granholm are people who she has hookcapacityth jobs, worked under her in some capcaity or union people. Period.

The average brother or sister who is graduating with a Bachelors or Masters cannot find a job in their field of work is leaving Michigan. What does Granholm say about this? Find a backdoor approach to getting a job blossesI am too busy blaming Bush for job lossess in Michigan.

In other words, if I'm not in your clique then I don't get paid.

You better wake up and join the winning team before it's too late.

1 comment:

Baba Kwame said...

well said son..keep up the pressure to break the democratic stronghold here in Detroit.