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Venture Capitalist and former CEO of Gateway computers, Rick Snyder,  takes the Governorship Chairman & CEO of the State of Michigan.

Snyder’s new ‘portfolio company’ is now called "State of Michigan Corporation" or "SOMICH Corp." (Traded on DJI:  MI or MICH)

Day after 2010 Michigan Mid-Term Election...


What would your CAPTION be?

Note: A "Washout Round" is a Private Equity or Venture Capital investor term for a financing round whereby the previous investors, founders, and management suffer significant dilution.

Originally posted to Hector Solon on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 07:09 AM PDT.

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  •  I can't wait for all the (1+ / 0-)
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    Sylv
    Republicans that have cottages to go "What? you want to sell my water?" "Keep your hands off my lake."

    I like how the Nerd said we will have customer service government and he looks to us for solutions and how the government can get out of the way....such a conflict.

    I can't believe we went red all the way :(

    Vote 11.2.10 the penalty for refusing to participate in politics you end up being governed by your inferiors. Plato

    by coffejoe on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 07:43:31 AM PDT

    •  Michigan is already leading... (3+ / 0-)
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      Cordelia Lear, Egalitare, coffejoe

      ... the country in "eGovernment" in terms of on-line services and automation of processes since 2007.

      See "Delaware and Michigan Are Best States for American e-Government" July 24, 2007.

      Delaware and Michigan are the best states for e-government in the United States, according to the eighth annual e-government analysis conducted by researchers at Brown University.

      Darrell M. West, director of the Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University, and a team of researchers examined 1,548 state and federal sites. The researchers analyzed 1,487 state Web sites (an average of 30 sites per state), plus 48 federal government legislative and executive sites and 13 federal court sites. Research was completed during June and July 2007. This series of e-government studies has been released annually since 2000.

      Customer service is pretty high in Michigan, Snyder most have not hired the right consultants to figure that out.

  •  This is what Jack... (2+ / 0-)
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    Cordelia Lear, Egalitare

    Lessenberry might put in based on his Op-Ed "A map to our future" in the Metro Times this morning.

    "Well, we could try giving them hope."

    Jack also suggests everyone read Dr. Charley Ballard's book "Michigan's Economic Future: A New Look".

    Love Dr. Ballard, he tells it like it is, or to the best of his experience, which is considerable.

    •  Rick Michigan's problem is a Michigan Legislature (1+ / 0-)
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      Hector Solon

      ...COMPLETELY CONTROLLED by his party that is NOT interested in doling out "hope." They are intent on a lot of things, but employing citizens of Michigan is not at the top of the list.

      Crushing Organized Labor is on the list.

      Especially PUBLIC EMPLOYEE UNIONS.

      There was a lot of concern that Michigan could become a "Right to Work" state with a GOP takeover of Government. A "compromise" for Rick Michigan could be to "reluctantly" accept legislation from his Legistlature that would eliminate the right of public employees to collectively bargain. That way he guts most of the actual dues paying (and Union PAC donating) members  in the state, but maintains the fig leaf of not having sought to or participated in destroying the rights of  "Traditional Unions" to collectively bargain.

      Not very "hopeful", is it?

      "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." -- Frederick Douglass

      by Egalitare on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 02:46:28 PM PDT

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