56th Assembly District
Bush, Arizona Anti-Immigration Act, Palin, Passing laws that benefit her financially
"I fear our country is really at a crossroads," Litjens said, "and we've got two directions we can go in: The one with more government, more taxes. I see us (leaning) toward socialism. Or the other path of less government, less taxes and more freedom. I think I need to do something about it."
Litjens’s bill would “prohibit municipal utilities from placing tenants” unpaid utility bills on a landlord’s property tax bill at the end of each year. Litjens is pushing the burden away from landlords back on to tenants who DO pay their bills on time.
Litjens and her husband, Tony, own and manage 24 apartment buildings in Oshkosh. “The state’s Ethics Board has said when you don’t have a direct benefit, there is no ethical violation,” Litjens said. “If my tenants all paid their water bills, it wouldn’t affect me at all.”
"People need to take responsibility for their communities and not look to the government to fix everything anymore," Litjens said. "In the towns, when the town hall parking lot needs to be plowed or a culvert cleaned out, someone raises their hand and it's done. The more government promises to do, the less we help each other. In towns, people take responsibility for each other."
Oshkosh delegate Michelle Litjens said there were many delegates on the floor who were disappointed that they would see Bush only in a video speech. "There were a lot of people who still have a great affinity for the man and they wanted to show him, with a long-standing ovation, that they still have a lot of respect for him and thank him for what he has done," she said. Litjens said she was looking forward to hearing what vice presidential running mate Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska has to say tonight. "As a mother and a business owner, she is familiar with my life and I think she is going to do an outstanding job representing Americans at the White House," she said.
Oshkosh Northwestern, 09/03/2008
A poem making fun of immigrants and welfare recipients surfaced on the Winnebago County Republican Party's Web site, a newspaper reported. Winnebago County Republican Party chairwoman Michelle Litjens did not immediately return messages Saturday from The Associated Press.
The Associated Press State & Local Wire, 08/02/2003
"We have very hard working state employees in Wisconsin, and this isn't about punishing them - it's about getting our state's fiscal house in order," she said. "No one loses their pensions or their health care coverage, and no one is being asked to take a cut in wages."
Post Crescent, 09/15/2004