One of Our Own in the White House…


Originally published in the Grand Rapids Business Journal, November 10, 2008


  • Michigan has been in recession for, oh, eight years: nothing. Other states go into recession this year: massive funding.
  • Michigan has been foreclosing houses the traditional way — we lost our jobs & health care and went broke: nothing. Other states start foreclosing house because of endless speculation building, flipping, and creative(!) financing: massive funding.
  • Michigan automakers ask for free $25 billion handout: nothing. Financial institutions on the coasts ask for free $700 billion handout: massive funding.

I could go on….


  1. Tyler said,

    November 23, 2008 @ 5:40 pm

    Which is why I live in Seattle! :0

    Just kidding. I love the rain.

  2. John said,

    November 23, 2008 @ 6:42 pm

    I remember this stat back when Onyx was wooing us — states with the most cloudy days: (1) Washington, (2) Oregon, (3) Michigan. But after the 300th cloudy day, does it really matter who is first? So you can’t fool me — you left us for a better life, admit it!

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