SEARCH BLOG: MICHIGAN
As a resident of the only state in the Union that can claim to be in a recession, I find it quite incredible [but not unexpected] that government special interests are continuing to try to add to the burden of a sinking ship.
- The governor and her friends don't seem to correlate 7.4% unemployment and record foreclosures with the need to reorganize, restructure, and refrain from "trying to bleed turnips."
- Housing values have plummeted by nearly 20% in a state where housing values barely kept pace with inflation. That didn't prevent the governor and her friends from making residents pay their property taxes early.
- Now that more people are out of work or working at jobs that pay much less than the jobs they used to have, the governor and her friends are asking for an increase in the income tax rates.
- Of course, since gasoline prices have continued to stay around $3.00 per gallon here, the governor and her friends think raising the sales tax from 6% to 7% is a great idea because the sales tax applies to the gasoline purchases of those who must drive to their lower paying jobs.
- The governor and her friends appear to have given up on the idea of a new service tax, but only time will tell on that. "Cut your grass? That's $10 for me and a 20 cents for the governor and her friends." Don't worry, we'll take it out of your tip.
The governor and her friends have talked about revitalizing the state for the past 5 years... or was it the state government?
The inability of the governor and her friends to face the reality that business-as-usual left the state and government-as-usual must follow, leaves the state in pretty much a sad state...