Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Courser And Yob Blast $10 Million 2016 GOP Primary Bill

State Rep. Todd Courser (Photo by Darlene Dowling Thompson/Kenneth A Ration)

By Brandon Hall     
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Count John Yob and State Rep. Todd Courser among those who oppose spending $10 million of state money on paying for a March 8th, 2016 MI GOP presidential primary.

Courser said the issue is a "litmus test" and blasted the bill, which passed the House earlier today.

"S44 and S45 - are bills that will be voted on today; I will be voting "no,"" Courser said."(T)hese bills move the date of the "taxpayer paid for election" and essentially gives the taxpayers the tab for the next Republican Primary (10 million dollars); it also creates some logistical problems for polling places on the date being chosen; it is bills like this that should give you litmus tests on who is and is not fiscally conservative in their core.

 I am totally against a taxpayer funded primary, as should be any fiscal conservative, our party and the dems can choose to do a caucus or a convention election, these options will cost the taxpayers nothing and in this case will allow republicans to pick their own nominee not the other party; we as a Republican Party should go to a caucus or convention election and save the taxpayers the money; or if not then the party should pay the tab itself; it is wrong to steal money from the people's treasury in general, but for the party in power to pass a bill to subsidize its own party functions is totally self serving and shows a complete lack of concern for the citizens who were forced to handover their hard earned dollars to pay for this party function

John Yob

Yob also voiced concerns via his group advocating a "no" vote for the May 5th "Road Tax package."

"The Michigan State House is going to vote today on a bill to spend $10 million on a partisan Presidential Primary two days before the State Committee is elected at the State Convention. The new State Committee will vote on whether this Primary is even used or not. Please call your legislature and urge them to spend the $50 million on new offices and $10 million on a meaningless Primary process on fixing our roads, rather than trying to raise taxes by 17% on the Middle Class.

The least they could do is wait until hearing from the new State Committee as to whether the Primary would be used or not. Seems logical before wasting $10 million of taxpayer dollars."


Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.
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Photo By Darlene Dowling Thompson

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