Our first episode for 2015! Today we talk about the Hastert Rule, corporate welfare queens, and student athlete unions.
We kick off with Kevin Cotter, the new Michigan Speaker of the House. He’s considering bringing the Hastert Rule to Lansing, ensuring that the minority can never get a vote on a bill unless the majority of the majority caucus agrees with it. What does that mean by the numbers? 78 out of 110 State Reps can want to vote on something, but unless 32 of them are Republicans, Cotter won’t let it come to the floor.
This disenfranchises the majority of Michiganders, since over 50% of Michiganders voted for Democratic representation. #gerrymandering #puremichigan #hashtagsoutsideoftwitter