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WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

Granholm extends unemployment benefits

You must not understand how the unemployment system works the FOC will take 50% of the unemployment check to go towards child support. and all the while you will be charged weekly of the amount you had been paying further and further winding up in the hole. Repeated requests to adjust the support amount dur to unemployment earning go unanswered, thus when far enough behind they sunnons you to court to "show cause" and further penalize you...you really should take a long hard look at the system before you sput off on what you do not know!  (Apr 21, 2009 | post #40)

WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

GM concession talks with UAW break down

And lest we forget I also am paying those wages and benefits...I do applaud you for your service and thank you...but hence the discussion is using government money....maybe it should be a longer career in the military to get MY monies worth for you to collect such benefits on my dime....now it's ok for you to collect from my pockets but it's not fair for me to collect from your pocket. Just food for thought. My great grand children will still be paying for Iraq. You had the ability to get everything from the governments money..now I don't get that. You also chose to go to the military and I chose to work here, since you don't know me you don't know if I am lazy or not. Just because of a union affiliation I am considered lazy.  (Feb 16, 2009 | post #268)

WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

GM concession talks with UAW break down

What is a real worker, I suppose you are a highly educated freak, again I say just jealousy. You continuing to buy foreign products really bolsters the USA. Maybe your education is a lousy one, and you couldn't secure a job at one of the big three, labor accounts for a little less than 10% of costs for buying a car. So Republican, the worker deserves nothing but you continue to support foreign countries who employ children. I would seriously consider asking your educational institution for a rebate or something because you are so brainwashed.  (Feb 16, 2009 | post #183)

WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

GM concession talks with UAW break down

How many pay cuts have you accepted? Why should I accept less money? Why should I accept lower health benefits or none at all? Worker inefficiencies? Where do you get this BS? What makes you think I should make less or give up what I have, I hope someone starts to take things away from you? Oh that's right you won't mind, because you live in a world that we should just accept lower standards! You must be a republican, because you speak every word of it. You have no problem telling me what I deserve, but when I say hey "How come you have more?" you tell me "You should have worked harder!" What nonsense..we are heading back wards in this country, why force people to take less, does that stimulate an economy, or will it in the end fill your pockets with cash that should have been mine.  (Feb 15, 2009 | post #69)

WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

GM concession talks with UAW break down

What did the Union ruin? They don't run the company, and furthermore, those contracts are mutualy agreed upon. That means GM agreed to it too. Just to let you know that it takes both sides to make a contract. Second, The VEBA payments were agreed upon MUTUALLY. I wouldn't want it in stock either, doesn't garuntee any payment. Any way the Union didn't bring this on. It's absurd to think that they make to much. I hear no one hear complaining how much a doctor makes. Maybe they should take a pay cut to alleviate healthcare costs, yea right that will never happen. People are just jealous of what a Union member makes in wages, it's plain and simple.  (Feb 15, 2009 | post #65)

Somerset, KY

Anti-Smoking Law Needed

lmao  (Feb 10, 2009 | post #930)

Somerset, KY

Anti-Smoking Law Needed

Most people don't understand that the tag that they are seeing is the isp base not necessarily where you live, mine changes constantly it say Saginaw right now and that is nowhere close to where I live.  (Feb 10, 2009 | post #764)

Somerset, KY

Anti-Smoking Law Needed

I thank you as an American for your service. Truly. As a side note could it possibly been to asbestos exposure?  (Feb 10, 2009 | post #763)

Michigan

Mich. counties, businesses clash on smoking bans

Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates. Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked. On January 13, 2005, Dr. Richard H. Carmona, the U.S. Surgeon General, issued a national health advisory on radon. Visit www.cheec.uiowa.ed u/misc/radon.html for more on a study by Dr. William Field on radon-related lung cancer in women. I will be traveling to neighborhoods to randomly bulldoze houses in to protect your health, also I will only accept cash for my services. If I do not pick your home to be bulldozed in , I may be able to accommodate those of you who are concerned for your health and offer a two for one bulldoze deal. First come first serve of course. I am not doing this to become wealthy, I like you are concerned for your health and I am sure you will agree that I AM DOING THE RIGHT THING!  (Feb 9, 2009 | post #55)

Somerset, KY

Anti-Smoking Law Needed

Remember that the states sued the tobacco companies for monies related to ilnesses from smoking so I should be covered thanks again and when did you want your house bulldozed in because of radon gases, I want to keep you healthy remember that.  (Feb 9, 2009 | post #377)

Somerset, KY

Anti-Smoking Law Needed

Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates. Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked. On January 13, 2005, Dr. Richard H. Carmona, the U.S. Surgeon General, issued a national health advisory on radon. Visit www.cheec.uiowa.ed u/misc/radon.html for more on a study by Dr. William Field on radon-related lung cancer in women. I will be traveling to neighborhoods to randomly bulldoze houses in to protect your health, also I will only accept cash for my services. If I do not pick your home to be bulldozed in , I may be able to accomadate those of you who are concerned for your health and offer a two for one bulldoze deal. First come first serve of course. I am not doing this to become wealthy, I like you are concerned for your health and I am sure you will agree that I AM DOING THE RIGHT THING!  (Feb 8, 2009 | post #247)

WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

What are you doing?

Just finished two of our children's birthday parties. One is six and one is nineteen, yup two on the same day thirteen years apart, Had good fun, good food and of course good company.  (Feb 7, 2009 | post #10)

WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

Delphi cuts would affect W. MI retirees

More frickin' propaganda to lead people to believe Unions caused all this nobody held a knife to either sides throat to make them comply...these are mutually agreed upon terms. They should be honored...repo a car, pay the difference after it is auctioned off. Honor the damn agreement, Corporation have left us wrokers with a bad taste in our mouth, I assume future contract negotiations will reflect this. I would like all my payment abolished because I didn't foresee the cost. I would like a rebate on all my incendiary spending because all of sudden I realize it is going to cost me. BS. Just flat BS. They knew the ramifications of these contracts, if the CFO and his cronies didn't foresee this then they should be fired for poor performance. That's how it works in the real world.  (Feb 7, 2009 | post #38)

WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

Delphi cuts would affect W. MI retirees

Your statements are so true. Let's just sit back and whine and cry about others because we can't get off our butts to change things.  (Feb 7, 2009 | post #16)

Michigan

Mich. counties, businesses clash on smoking bans

"Dear Mr. XXXXXXXXXX: Thank you for contacting me regarding the proposed tax increase on tobacco products to help fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). I appreciate hearing your views on this program. According to 2007 U.S. Census data, there are 45.7 million uninsured people in our country who do not have the access they need to health care services, including 8.7 million who are children. Unfortunately, these numbers will likely increase as the nation continues to lose more jobs and as the ranks of the unemployed continues to rise. The focus of considerable debate in Congress is on the most effective way to provide all Americans access to affordable, quality health care. The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (P.L.105-33) created the state children’s health insurance program as part of the Social Security Act. This law allows states to insure children whose families are above Medicaid eligibility levels. Much like Medicaid, states are given flexibility in designing these programs. Currently, there are approximately 7.4 million children enrolled in children's health insurance programs. During the 110th Congress, the Senate Committee on Finance approved a proposal to reauthorize CHIP and to expand the program by $35 billion over five years. In order to help fund this increase, the Committee proposed an increase in federal taxes on a number of tobacco products. This proposal has overwhelming support, with support spanning across age, economic and political affiliations. Senators Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) were instrumental in negotiating the agreement to raise tobacco taxes. This proposal seeks to help fund needed improvements to SCHIP and would result in a reduction in cigarette use. The President of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network stated that, “for every 10 percent increase in the price of cigarettes, we will see a 7 percent drop in youth smoking rates and a 4 percent decline in adult smoking rates.” Experts estimate that the $0.61 increase in the tax on a pack of cigarettes would lead to an additional $9.44 billion in revenue per year, a 9.2% decline in youth smoking, a 2.5% decline in adult smoking and $43.9 billion in health savings. This legislation was not enacted before the adjournment of the 110th Congress. On January 14, 2009, the House of Representatives passed Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (H.R.2) with overwhelming bipartisan support. On January 29, 2009, the Senate passed its version of this legislation by a vote of 66 to 32. The Senate-passed bill would expand CHIP coverage to include an additional 4.1 million children and would safeguard coverage for the 7.4 million children currently enrolled in children's health insurance programs. The estimated costs of H.R.2 would increase health care assistance by $32.8 billion over 4.5 years. In order to prevent citizens from bearing the burden of this increase, the costs would be offset by an increase in the federal tobacco tax. Under this legislation, tobacco taxes would increase beginning April 1, 2009, including a federal cigarette tax increase to $1.00 per pack. Differences between the Senate and House versions must now be resolved in conference. We have a moral obligation as a nation to ensure that uninsured, low-income children have coverage. I am a strong supporter of CHIP and will continue to fight to ensure that all children have access to quality health care. I will keep your views in mind when this issue comes before the full Senate. Thank you again for contacting me. Sincerely, Carl Levin" This is a direct response that indicates the federal tax will go up if the bill is passed. I find it hard to beleive that they really want me to quit, when in fact it is clear that they want me to pay taxes, unfair I might add, to fund(how ironic) insurance to children. How profound an act how about we all contribute instead of a smoker's tax.  (Jan 30, 2009 | post #29)

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