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No thanks, 45 conservative Michigan townships decline federal stimulus money
Hi Mark, hope this finds you and yours safe and well. Happy holidays.
This doesn't surprise me a bit that there are small towns and townships that turned down the Eagle Shit. Many of their reasons are valid. There IS a lot paperwork and red tape. There are limited things it can be used for. There is a lack of need some places. There is a philosophical issue with using any Federal funds, particularly these ARA funds. You get outstate and Michigan can be very civil libertarian. That's OK. You get what you vote for. Let me repeat, you get what you vote for.
My township of almost 6,000 is receiving about $575,000. Reading the tea leaves, it's probably going mostly for broadband. Even though we're 15 minutes from downtown Lansing, we've got some folks with dial up modems. That's the big need. Might see some non-motorized (e.g. paved shoulders). Oh, and we're so conservative, that there are never any democratic candidates on the ballot. There were none in 2020 and I can't remember more than one in my 36 years in the township. They voted 55/45 Trump but 60/40 to raise 3 mil in taxes for fire and rescue. It's been our good fortune to have great people over the years on the Board and Planning Commission and staff. We've only had a very few shitheads and they didn't linger. That helps. We've got a great Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance, the budget's been balanced for over 15 years, we get along and there are flowers on the bridges (soon to be garland) . WTF do you want.
Rono, 3rd term elected Republican Trustee, Watertown Charter Township, MI.
and so it goes,
peace and wear the damn mask,
I believe the monies offered, in most cases; will benefit the communities involved.
Thank you for your time with this.
Thank you for the information. As for Mr. Palmer, well over my long exposure period to "humans" and encountering the various types from many cultures and countries; I still have problems understanding a "two face" as with his type.
This human condition, from wherever it arises falls into my "low life" human category;regardless of educational or other stature level.
T(His) psychological condition is more to the flim-flam type.
As I'm not inclined to this human nature, I never could have been a used car sales person. I've imagined the used car lot manager at a team meeting expressing that usually, at least 50% of the vehicles are reliable; but we have to sell all of them anyway.
Convince the potential customer they're getting a great deal on the purchase.
I wonder when tonight or any other night, that when Mr. Palmer lays his head upon a pillow for a night's sleep; does he ever contemplate what type of person he really is.....