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Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Mike Cox. and Pizza
Mike Cox the Attorney General of Michigan paid a visit to the Muskegon County Republican HQ on Henry St. Tues. Mr. Cox is running for Governor and wanted to state his case for some of the party faithful. He did.
David Farhat helped round up and put together a nice spread with pizzas, pop, beans coleslaw and biscuits along with chicken nuggets from Domino’s. We had a good time talking and eating our lunch then Mike Cox stood up and gave a talk with questions from the audience after.
I counted at least 30 people. It was a pleasant event. Senator Jerry VanWoerkom joined the party also.
The Attorney General then stood and gave a nice talk. I was impressed with his ability to give specifics about state government; about the problems we face and some specific solutions to those problems. Mike Cox does seem to have a grasp on the working of our state government.
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One of his main points he made was that we had a triple deficit.
1. Budget deficit
2. Jobs deficit
3. Leadership deficit
Mr. Cox told us of his plan to cut the Business Tax in half and also cut the personal income tax. He then showed how his experience from the Marines thru the Attorney General had given him the ability to lead. He told of how he stood alone against the flow backing the Mi. Rights Initiative simply because he thought it was the right thing to do.
Mr. Mike Cox said Republicans needed to stand by their principles and he said he has found that when we do we can win. He gave himself as an example.
One of his main points was the importance of personal and business freedom, and how that translated into the economics of the state. Stifle freedom either personal or business as the Granholm Cherry administration has done through higher taxes and regulation and you lose jobs and the economy suffers. In other words a deficit in leadership has caused this economy and high unemployment. Cut taxes and cut red tape and things will improve.
I came away with a feeling that Mike Cox has a vision and the experience to carry it out.
Regards, Live Dangerously Be A Conservative