The following was originally published in The Detroit News.
There’s an old saying about people in glass houses and the throwing of stones. Not a parable Michigan Democrats are familiar with, apparently.
Michigan liberals have spent countless hours lecturing Republicans about the need to distance themselves from their presidential nominee because, they claim, the way he talks isn’t dignified. His behavior, they say, sets a bad example for our children.
Their arguments might be worth taking a little more seriously if they practiced even for a moment what they preached.Read more
Several weeks ago, our own Greg McNeilly wrote in the Detroit News about the effect corporate cronyism is having on the price Michiganders pay at the electric meter.
DTE and Consumers Energy last year raised rates on families by $364 million a year, and are back again with hundreds of millions more in planned rate hikes. At the same time, the monopoly energy providers have spent over $4 million pushing Senate Bill 437 – the Nofs-Nesbitt energy plan—in the state legislature trying to outlaw electric choice.
Not surprisingly, a couple former lawmakers came to the utilities defense, claiming calls of “corporate cronyism” are “just a distraction.”