Thursday, March 20, 2008

Oakland County Commissioners Meeting 3/20

To be honest, today was pretty boring. It seems like all the real interesting stuff must occur in the committee meetings.

Just a couple little tidbits. First, there was a resolution to support the AARP's Divided We Fail effort. You've probably seen the commercials on TV, with the little kids saying they won't vote for candidates that don't have plans to solve the health care crisis in America or the financial security problem. Well, the resolution passed 22-1. The only commissioner voting against the resolution, Bob Gosselin from Troy. I don't know what his deal is, but I don't pretend to understand the lizard brain of Republicans.

The Divided We Fail Movement asks people to:
  • Vote for candidates who will ensure tha tall Americans have access to affordable, quality health care.
  • Vote for candidates who will ensure all Americans have peace of mind about their lifetime financial security.
  • Vote for candidates who are specific about what they'll do and how, and who stop speaking in generalities.
Bob Gosselin (R-Troy) Today's Worst Oakland County Commissioner in the World

Also today there was a plan to increase fees charged by the Oakland County Health Department. There was a bipartisan agreement that had been worked out but when it came up for a vote of the full commission it didn't pass. Eileen Kowall was overheard saying in committee during recess of the full commission, that her husband would be upset if she voted for increasing fees, so she couldn't vote for the plan.

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