Trump v. Clinton seems to be the only thing on our minds these days. Whether or not we love or hate the candidates, it's getting tiresome and physically exhausting. As a state and a nation we all need a laugh. Well here you go; enjoy Clinton and Trump serenading the nation singing 'time of our lives.' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8Wde1fFvPg … [Read more...] about Video of the Day
Regional Transit Authority CEO Michael Ford has told the Detroit Free Press that the RTA plan will cost $4.6 billion dollars. As we have 'broke-down' in one of our previous pieces, proponents of the plan claim that the transit authority plan will only cost taxpayers $95 per year; a figure that is still astronomical when you add on the other taxes that you already pay for county millages, school millages, bonds, etc. Unfortunately, the plan will not cost $4.6 Billion dollars, it will cost … [Read more...] about The Regional Transit Authority Will Not Cost $4.6B
With the Presidential debate on Sunday, it has already been a long week for all of us. One thing that all Michiganders love is our 'Pure Michigan' ad campaign. Not only are the ads a favorite of ours but they have been a success for our state. Pure Michigan has brought in billions of dollars to our state and businesses, which is something we can all celebrate. Let's throwback to the first-ever Pure Michigan ad from 2011. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9U1hVRMkuE … [Read more...] about Throwback to the First Pure Michigan Commercial
One of the more popular phrases our politicians like to say is that "Michigan is the comeback state." A quick google search shows that 'Michigan's comeback state' has nearly 700,000 results and numerous articles on the topic from CNBC to the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. Michigan's unemployment rate is 5.4%, which is significantly lower than our all-time high unemployment rate of 15% in 2009. This is a big change and something that should be celebrated but we should not be overly optimistic … [Read more...] about Is the Michigan Unemployment Rate Actually 5.4%?
When we think of healthcare we tend to think in black v. white comparisons: does someone have health care or do they not, is their cost high or low, is their doctor accessible or are they not, but it is never that simple. Healthcare in Michigan is a lot different depending upon where you live and sometimes it can be the difference between life and death. In Detroit, healthcare is still a disastrous situation for many of its residents. The Michigan Chronicle wrote that “the city has three … [Read more...] about Don’t Get Sick in Detroit
One of the best parts of being a Michigander is that we understand the phrase, “Up North.” We are the only state who can tell our neighbors that we are going up north for vacation without leading to confusion during the conversation. From Kid Rock singing about up north to Tim Allen’s, Pure Michigan commercials, we all have a memory or a special connection to Michigan’s great outdoors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whXG3XxxxZo A lot of people connect to up north because they own a … [Read more...] about Your Cottage? Our Money.