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  • Text of Michigan Democratic radio ads

    05/27/2004 12:13:59 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 7 replies · 230+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 5/27/2004, 2:04 p.m. ET
    (AP) — Details of new radio ads from the Michigan Democratic Party that began airing Thursday: ___ TITLE: "Cafe" LENGTH: 60 seconds. AIRING: Indefinitely in the districts of state Reps. David Farhat of Muskegon, David Robertson of Grand Blanc and Matt Milosch of Lambertville. SCRIPT: The ad begins with cafe/diner sounds. Guy: (Incredulous) "Can you believe this? Betsy DeVos says you and I are paid too much!" Waitress: (Pouring coffee) "Who's Betsy DeVos? Guy: "The state Republican leader. It's right here in the paper." Waitress: "She thinks we're paid too much?" Guy: "Let me read this to you. `Many, if...
  • Betsy DeVos: Michigan workers paid too much

    04/28/2004 4:52:10 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 48 replies · 1,524+ views
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | Wednesday, April 28, 2004 | Steven Harmon
    So, who does Betsy DeVos think is getting paid too much? The Republican state party chairwoman raised the issue Tuesday when she issued a press release saying high wages were partly to blame for Michigan's economic woes. "Many, if not most, of the economic problems in Michigan are a result of high wages and a tax and regulatory structure that makes this state uncompetitive," DeVos said in the prepared statement. The press release was issued as DeVos criticized Gov. Jennifer Granholm for pinning the blame on President Bush for Michigan's loss of nearly 200,000 manufacturing jobs. Granholm was in Washington,...
  • U.S. trade policies a joke, Granholm says

    04/28/2004 6:40:29 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 10 replies · 138+ views
    mlive.com ^ | Wednesday, April 28, 2004 | Sarah Kellogg
    Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Gov. Jennifer Granholm believes the United States is the "laughingstock of the global community" for failing to enforce trade treaties and agreements with foreign nations. Granholm's comments came Tuesday during a roundtable discussion with Democratic members of the U.S. House and Senate. She was joined at the forum by two other Democratic governors, Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania and James Doyle of Wisconsin. "Our country is in a crisis," said Granholm. "Our country is hemorrhaging manufacturing jobs. The United States ends up looking like a laughingstock of the global community for not standing up for our own...