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conservative policies at the state level by: Bill Thomas

conservative policies at the state level

To the editor:

There is an election coming up and with it a chance to help determine the direction that our country will take.

We currently have a federal government that has gone off the rails into lawlessness and a Congress that is unwilling to assert its rightful authority to serve as a check against a runaway executive branch.

With little hope of seeing a change in federal policies, it makes it all the more important that our state government operate with constitutionally based fiscally responsible policies.

Our economy is not in very good shape. A lot of people are not working, or if they do have a job they are not working at their full potential. The government publishes unemployment and inflation numbers that are as truthful as Soviet era statistics on tractor production.

The policies at the federal level have enriched a select few with little productive economic benefit for the majority of citizens.

If we want to have any chance of improving our local economic condition, we should make sure that we pursue conservative policies at the state level.

Some questions to think about before choosing a candidate in the next election.

Do we want various Government functionaries to pick winners and losers or favor certain industries? A good example of the hazard of this approach is that the City of Allen park is currently coming out of bankruptcy after the local government decided to get into the movie business.

Do we want to be taxed for bad decisions (such as the Detroit bailout) that were made by people that we had no voice in electing?

Is more Government the solution to everything? Is taking more money from people who are already economically distressed a good idea?

Who knows better how to spend your money, you or someone else?

If we want jobs, are we doing everything we can to encourage new business and the expansion of existing business in Michigan?

Yes we need roads, schools, and essential public services. But there is already a huge amount of money being extracted from our economy through taxation and the hidden taxation of inflation. We should exhaust every avenue to eliminate waste and non-essential and unconstitutional departments before we ask our already burdened taxpayers to dig deeper.

The interests of Lapeer County and the State of Michigan would be best served by having a conservative voice in Lansing.

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