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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

One and Counting

It's pretty amazing that this guy is getting any media coverage at
all.
After all, he has no money, no organization, no political
connections and some unkind louts would say he has no brain either.
The other stuff is true but Steve Harry does have some gray matter
and he's on a one-man crusade to put it to good use by abolishing the
Michigan Senate, abolishing term limits, abolishing collective
bargaining for public employees and converting the union-dominated
State of Michigan into a Right to Work state which would gut the union
movement big time.
Harry wants to launch four petition drives and recently appeared
before a state election agency to get approval of his petition forms.
That's the easy part and didn't cost him a dime.
Isn't state government grand?
Now all he needs is about $2-3 million dollars, by his own
estimate. He's probably short about a mil or so, but then who is
counting.
"I think by April, we can come up with the money," he
optimistically says while trying to convince the doubters that maybe he
doesn't need a brain transplant.
"I can't do this alone," he confess in the under statement of the
month.
Yep. He will need help and he hopes to drill a successful hole
by asking the Tea Party folks to join in the fun
"I will talk to them," he suggests.
Now all he needs is about 400,000 signatures to put these four
reforms on the state wide ballot.
And if he gets those, he'll need another couple bucks to sell
it to the voters.
Mr. Harry is a former state worker, a self-avoided liberal
democrat and ready to do his part to revamp the government.
Maybe he could get the Nerd to help out. Ya know..hold some
town hall meetings, draft a four-plan and then hope Virg Bernero gets
angry again and comes out against it.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't the same individual who currently enjoys a state pension and health care from his time in the Union while working for DHS? I believe that this then would come in as a form of definition of the word "hypocrite". Or... "I got mine,, now to heck with the rest of you".

December 22, 2010 at 6:37 AM 
Blogger Steve Harry said...

I don't think I was ever in a union when I worked for the State. In my last years, I was in the "Administrative Unit" which voted not to be represented. But no union was necessary anyway - the Civil Service Commission and the Legislature were always very generous with state employees. The dues you current employees pay don't really get you anything. You can't strike, so you have no clout. Your union does use your dues to buy politicians, however, and that is what makes them generous.

December 22, 2010 at 11:20 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy is known as a nut job, hypocrite is probably just a furhter refinement of the kind of nut job Harry is. The venality of this guy is gagging...

December 22, 2010 at 3:15 PM 

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