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Bourbon On The Rocks BANKRUPT Edition.

This is a SPECIAL Bourbon On The Rocks Fraser is going BANKRUPT Edition.

Joe Nichols says Fraser is on the same path fiscally as Detroit is and will go BANKRUPT. Is he right?

Also fun with audio as things never to be said with a live MIC and SAY MY NAME SAY MY NAME title edition.

Check it out and if you live in Fraser make sure to watch the whole Fraser City Council meeting to get up to speed on what is being done for and TOO your city.


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Snark Factor With Fingers Malloy #538

Snark Factor With Fingers Malloy #538 finds Fingers on assignment in Dallas eating theater popcorn so Lauren Bouton of the Franklin Center fills in. We talk about last weeks Franklin Center in Detroit and also why ketchup DOES belong on a hot dog. Also Sarah Rumpf gives her breakdown of the dueling circuit court decisions. All this and MORe for Snark Factor on Tuesday July 22.2014

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Snark Factor With Fingers Malloy #535

The Snark Factor With Fingers Malloy for Wed July 16th has Fingers and Tracy Connors filling in for Tania Gail while Duke gets ready to attend Netroots 2014 in Detroit, MI


Michigan Gives Up

By T. LaDuke

Just .85 cents worth of difference between these guys Mark Schauer (L) and Gov Rick Snyder (R)

Michigan last night just gave up.

Sorry MI-GOP but it is true. Last night under the leadership of Gov “Relentless Positive Action” you just let the Democrats own you for eternity.

The GOP legislature led by the Guv passed Minimum Wage hike to $9.25 to TRY and prevent a ballot proposal to raise it to $10.10. The spin from the GOP is that the $10.10 increase phased in until 2017 is DEVASTATING to the economy while the $9.25 increase phased in until 2018 will be easier on business. For those keeping score at home that is a .85 cent difference.

They both will kill jobs.

The GOP can’t even participate in a debate about entry level job wages becasue they don’t actually believe what they say during elections about bringing jobs to Michigan. You see the difference between 9.25 and 10.10 is .85 cents. Yet one is palatable for business and the other isn’t if you listen to the spin/dribble from the GOP.

That is really the argument they are making. A .85 cents per hour increase over what they proposed was going to tank the economy. Never-mind that raising the wage at ALL from the current $7.40 up $1.85 a hr is not a great plan either but add on that extra .85 cents and we might become Illinois.

Scratch that. We are Illinois without the Mayor of the largest city who used to do ballet.

Let me real quick do a numbers breakdown for my friends who might not understand why this is bad. Under the 40 hr work week ( Which Obamacare is destroying but that is another post) the current wage of $7.40 a hr produces $15,392 dollars per year. The new GOP rate of eventually $9.25 will produce $19,240 and the one the Dems wanted at $10.10 will be at $21,008. ( I will leave out the auto increases tied to inflation being I don’t want to have a stroke)

So the GOP just supported a additional burden on business of $3,848. Now the argument is that the ballot proposal the Dems wanted will add $5,616 more to business a year so that is REALLY REALLY bad, but business will be able to handle the almost $4000 increase the GOP did becasue????????????? Magic? Love? Pure Michigan ads?

Hell is there any doubt the CEO of Gateway Rick Snyder would pack up and move to China if he were to face this increase? ( See kids that is how mindless rhetoric works and you will never win that unless you fight it)

The GOP braintrust will argue that they got ahead of a bad deal and are saving jobs. All wage increases kill jobs. All. If you can’t have a very public debate about this shame on you. If you do and lose being the ballot proposal passes than the state tanks and your hands are clean. You bury the Dems for a generation and you did it on principle not political expediency becasue there is a election this November and you really want to be liked.

Michigan has done this the past 4 years under Gov Snyder in regards to expanding Government………

Common Core

Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

and a Michigan taxpayer bailout of Detroit

now add passing this min wage hike and it is clear there is no difference between the two parties on substantial issues.

Well maybe a .85 cent difference.

Vote them out.

BANKRUPT…. How Cronyism And Corruption Brought Down Detroit

FTR Media in conjunction with Ben Howe and Mister Smith Media are proud to bring you a documentary of how the once great city of Detroit has fallen so far from being a world class city to a shell of its former self.

Please leave any comments below or if you would like to talk to director Ben Howe contact

Earthquake on East Coast interrupts Obama’s golf game.

How long before George Bush gets blamed for this?

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 struck near Washington, D.C., the U.S.Geological Survey said.

The epicenter was in Mineral, Virginia. Did you feel it? Send CNN an iReport.

The quake was felt in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New York City and on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, where President Barack Obama is vacationing. Cell phone service has been disrupted in New York City part of which has been evacuated.

Traders in the New York Stock Exchange felt the shaking and shouted to each other, “Keep trading!” CNN’s business correspondent Alison Kosik reported from the floor at 2:20 p.m. E.T.

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