The following is what I e-mailed to Sen. Bruce Patterson as well as my representatives:
What State are you residing in? It can't be the State of Michigan that is suffering from an economic crisis. Or, don't you give a brass monkey?
Calling for increases in judges' pensions at a time like this when so many are losing their jobs, benefits, and homes to foreclosures. Since you are now term limited are you planning on running for or getting appointed to a judicial position?
Senate Bill 524 is a selfish and inconsiderate proposal. Most of the judges in Michigan make salaries and perks well over $100,000 a year and well over the medium income of those residing in Michigan. This is an unfit time to be asking for increases on anything -- whether judicial, legislative, or in the executive branch of Michigan government.