Today’s the day. 10 million taxpayer dollars are going directly toward funding the Republican Primary. Despite the Democrats’ urging them not to do so, Republicans forged ahead with their plans to waste taxpayer money. Money that Republicans so nonchalantly removed from the School Aid Fund, pensions, public services and the unemployed.
As Senate Democrats made clear in session, the primary could and should be held through a caucus, to keep Michigan taxpayers from footing the bill. All other political parties are nominating their candidates through privately funded processes, an option which Republicans threw out the window.
Not only did they insist on this unnecessary primary, Republicans even went so far as to add President Obama to the ballot, fabricating a Democratic primary to hide behind their own actions with bipartisan illusions. If you’re going to blow 10 million taxpayer dollars, at least be transparent in doing so.
Where, oh where is the shared sacrifice that our Governor so proudly spoke of? Senior citizens, students and the unemployed are feeling the sting, but Republicans somehow carry on as if we have all the money in the world, when it comes to their own interests.
What will be the result? I think Sen. Gretchen Whitmer sums it up well: