October 06, 2007

Michigan, the state where you pay more in taxes then you make

Michigan's new slogan should be ...

"Michigan, the state where you pay more in taxes then you make"

It's bad enough that the dumocrats were successful in taxing us last week by increasing the state income tax and adding the sales tax to services now they want to increase the state sales tax.

House Speaker Andy Dillon set off a firestorm of reaction Friday when he said he is considering the possibility of asking voters, as early as Jan. 15, to increase the state's 6 percent sales tax to 7 percent -- a $1.4 billion annual tax boost

Yep, instead of looking for budget cuts (like the Republicans want) they figure since we took up the butt the other increases we won't mind a raise in sales tax.

But thank the lord jesus that the sales tax can only be raised by a change to the constitution, which can only be changed by a vote from the public.

But the dumocrats think we will approve it ..

Dillon did not suggest tinkering with the just-approved increase in the state's income tax rate from 3.9 percent to 4.35 percent, saying most voters seemed resigned to that hike. (emphasis mine)

We didn't have a choice, but the republicans think differently ...

"It sounds like someone has buyer's remorse," said Matt Marsden, Sen. Bishop's spokesman. "We hate to say we told you so, but we Republicans were never fans of these tax increases from the beginning when citizens wanted cuts and reforms. This is going off the reservation after we arrived at an agreement, as bitter and distasteful as the agreement was to Republicans."

Michigan is taxing it's citizens out of the state.

Posted by Quality Weenie at October 6, 2007 10:07 AM | TrackBack

Ah you have to love the tax and spend mindset. One suggestion though - never move to the Chicago area. 7% was long ago surpassed on the sales tax front. Last I heard - Cook County was looking to up their sales tax to 11% - it's currently at 9%. *sigh* They are trying desperately to run Chicago into the gutter.

Posted by: Teresa at October 6, 2007 10:55 AM