TEA Party leaders from all around the state of Michigan met in Dewitt, Michigan on November 12th to discuss a plan in working together to elect a Constitutional Conservative to the United States Senate. At that meeting a letter to Senator Stabenow which was transcribed on a 2 foot by 3 foot scroll was signed by over 100 TEA Party leaders, stating "we feel those decades of being surrounded in the political culture and entanglements have distanced you from the daily lives of what it means to work and raise a family in Michigan....Therefore, with the rise of the conservative conscious in America, the emergence of the modern day Tea Party, and your own more social-liberal perception on issues, we find ourselves at odds....So it is with great respect that we convey to you that we cannot and will not support you in the November 2012 general election".
Senator Stabenow serves on the Budget Committee - as of December 12th it will have been 958 days, or nearly 3 years since our United States Senate has passed a budget. This is irresponsible, especially in this economic climate of uncertainty. Senator Stabenow also serves on the Finance Committee - the financial situation in our country is in shambles with out of control spending, inflation increasing everyday and the national debt passing an unprecedented and unsustainable $15,000,000,000,000 that future generations will be straddled with. Although Senator Stabenow's website states that creating jobs in Michigan is her top priority, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the unemployment rate for Michigan was at a historical low of 3.3% in March 2000, shortly before she was sworn in as U.S. Senator. As of October 2011 the unemployment rate in Michigan is now an unacceptable and disastrous 10.6%. This is not the kind of leadership that Michigan needs right now.
These examples, among others, of failed progressive policy, highlight the need for new leadership in the United States Senate representing Michigan. The signed Michigan4conservativesenate pink slip will be delivered to Senator Stabenow on Wednesday, December 14th. Other organizations showing their support behind this endeavor include.....See picture of signatures.