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Voter Suppression

Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 4:38 PM
they also don't get any chance for "sweetheart deals" that make them rich on a legislator's salary. and lastly,they soon have to live under the laws they enacted,as an ordinary citizen,not as a "former lawmaker" or "celebrity".

December 2, 2012

Michigan voters went to the polls last month to consider six initiatives. The measures had been placed on statewide ballot by private citizens. They had organized and gathered hundreds of thousands of signatures from fellow Michigan citizens, all to earn an up-or-down vote on their respective issues.

All six measures went down to decisive defeat at the polls.

Deservedly so — with the exception of Proposal 5, which would have required a vote of the people or a two-thirds legislative vote in order to raise state taxes. I...