Worth repeating: from Tammy LaBouef

Triston Cole State Representative Triston Cole — You Co sponsor this legislation. You believe this to be a good idea. You took a lobbyist paid vacation. You basically challenge me to call out other reps that voted for this in the past. I responded to your message and your challenge. Many others have responded on this post as well…. But from you crickets!!!! What say you??? Be a Man, stand up and defend yourself! What do you say to your constituents that feel betrayed by you???? What about the post that show 82% of your campaign donations come from PACs and Lobbyist???? Please tell us how proud you are and the things you are doing for us — liking going against our vote and raising the gas tax? Why have you not started legislation on restoring MI to Part Time Legislation??? Why not go after lowering our insurance rates??? Why not fix the Capital View mess?? What about asset forfeiture reform??? How about Michcon and DTE monopolies that you let to continue to seal from us and charges some of the highest energy ratres in the nation….. Oh yea you took money from them so you sway their way, I almost forgot about that. Tell all of us how we are to dumb to know what the state’s needs, and we don’t know what we want, or what’s best for us. Tell all of us how we just don’t understand politics. Tell all of us about your superior intellect and how educated you are. Why are you so easily bought when no-one runs against you, you don’t need the campaign war chest. Do you have to get talking points from your handlers on this? You sold out to the highest bidder and sadly your constituents are even bidding on you. We have lost faith and trust in you. I thank God for term limits as this will be the last term you can be my districts State Rep. I feel sorry for the people you will pretend to represent going further. When your political career is over in 2020 or when ever….How will you walk the streets of Northern MI??? I hope the fat pockets you will have will help you. God Bless you, you are going to need all the blessing you can get. I’ll be praying for you.

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Capitalism’s replacement?

December 1, 2013

Seemed worth passing along:

Obama Flowers – Have you ordered yours yet?

(Receptionist) Hello, Welcome to ObamaFlowers, My name is Trina. How can I help you?

(Customer) Hello, I received an email from Professional Flowers stating that my flower order has been canceled and I should go to your exchange to reorder it. I tried your website, but it seems like it is not working. So I am calling the 800 number.

(Receptionist) Yes, I am sorry about the website. It should be fixed by the end of November – or maybe December. But I can help you.

(Customer) Thanks, I ordered a “Spring Bouquet” for our anniversary, and wanted it delivered to my wife.

(Receptionist Interrupting) Sir, “Spring Bouquets” do not meet our minimum standards, I will be happy to provide you with Red Roses.

(Customer) But I have always ordered “Spring Bouquets”, done it for years, my wife likes them.

(Receptionist) Roses are better, sir. I am sure your wife will love them.

(Customer) Well, how much are they?

(Receptionist) It depends sir, do you want our Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum package.

(Customer) What’s the difference?
(Receptionist) 6, 12,18 or 24 Red Roses.

(Customer) The Silver package may be okay, how much is it?

(Receptionist) It depends sir, what is you monthly income?

(Customer) What does that have to do with anything?

(Receptionist) I need that to determine your government flower subsidy, then I can determine how much your out of pocket cost will be. But if your income is below our minimums for a subsidy, then I can refer you to our FlowerAid department.

(Customer) FlowerAid?

(Receptionist) Yes, Flowers are a Right, everyone has a right to flowers. So, if you can’t afford them, then the government will supply them free of charge.

(Customer) Who said they were a Right?

(Receptionist) Congress passed it, the President signed it and the Supreme Court found it Constitutional.

(Customer) Whoa…..I don’t remember seeing anything in the Constitution regarding Flowers as a Right.

(Receptionist) It is not really a Right in the Constitution, but ObamaFlowers is Constitutional because the Supreme Court Ruled it a “Tax”. Taxes are Constitutional. But we feel it is a Right.

(Customer) I don’t believe this…

(Receptionist) It’s the law of the land sir. Now, we anticipated most people would go for the Silver Package, so what is you monthly income sir?

(Customer) Forget it, I think I will forgo the flowers this year.

(Receptionist) In that case sir, I will still need your monthly income.

(Customer) Why?

(Receptionist) To determine what your ‘non-participation’ cost would be.

(Customer) WHAT? Your can’t charge me for NOT buying flowers!

(Receptionist) It’s the law of the land, sir, approved by the Supreme Court. It’s $9.50 or 1% of your monthly income…..
(Customer)interrupting) This is ridiculous, I’ll pay the $9.50..

(Receptionist) Sir, it is the $9.50 or 1% of your monthly income, whichever is greater.

(Customer) ARE YOU KIDDING ME? What a ripoff!!

(Receptionist) Actually sir, it is a good deal. Next year it will be 2%.

(Customer) Look, I’m going to call my Congressman to find out what’s going on here. This is ridiculous. I’m not going to pay it.

(Receptionist) Sorry to hear that sir, that’s why I had the NSA track this call and obtain the make and model of the cell phone your are using.

(Customer) Why does the NSA need to know what kind of CELL PHONE I AM USING?

(Receptionist) So they get your GPS coordinates sir
(Door Bell rings followed immediately by a loud knock on the door)

(Receptionist) That would be the IRS sir. Thanks for calling ObamaFlowers, have a nice day…and God Bless America.

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