Weekly Roundup - Sept. 18
NRTW - Both candidates for governor "punt" on right-to-work.
Michigan View - Some former congressional "spendaholics" are now taking a U-turn.
Grand Rapids Press - The court should end the forced-unionization of child care workers.
Ann Arbor.com - Bernero says Snyder is a wimp and a nerd.
Michigan View - Stabenow says female politicians are better legislators than men.
Mackinac Center - Michigan schools contract out more than ever.
The Blog Prof - Irony: Politicians are now calling for the government to help businesses who were harmed by the "stimulus."
Fox News - Vice president Joe Biden's "Summer of Recovery" meant construction, not jobs.
Wall Street Journal - The president takes a pass on helping school children in D.C.
Hit & Run - Los Angeles got stimulus money going to $5 cups of coffee and $2 million jobs.
POLITICO - Democrats fret over John Dingell's "safe" seat.
Quote of the Week
"A retired teacher paid $62,000 towards her pension and nothing, yes nothing, for full family medical, dental and vision coverage over her entire career. What will we pay her? $1.4 million in pension benefits and another $215,000 in health-care benefit premiums over her lifetime. Is it 'fair' for all of us and our children to have to pay for this excess?"
-New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
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