Earlier this week, you spoke out, and Lansing heard you.
As lawmakers wrestled with their “lame duck” legislative agenda, we got word a major push was underway to resuscitate an obnoxious, tone deaf, and expensive tax dollar giveaway to some of the state’s biggest, best-connected corporations – and everyday taxpayers and small businesses would foot the bill.Read more
As if we needed more reasons to oppose corporate welfare, the state of Michigan decided to give us two more ridiculous stories involving these wasteful handouts this week.
Some in the legislature are still desperately trying to breathe new life into the “Good Jobs for Michigan” program before it phases out at the end of this year. The insurance company Acrisure – currently based out of Caledonia Township – was awarded $7 million in tax subsidies from “Good Jobs” to move their headquarters 17 MILES to Grand Rapids.Read more
Lansing seems hell bent on sticking it to Michigan workers. If it’s not Governor Whitmer pushing a disastrous 45 cent-per-gallon gas tax hike on the folks who can afford it least, it’s a handful of well-connected politicians in the state Senate now backing a tax plan that would force workers to pay their employers tens-of-thousands of dollars per year just for punching the clock.
This column originally appeared in the Detroit News.
Does anyone in Lansing care about taxpayers and working families?
Politicians like Gov. Gretchen Whitmer want a massive $2.5 billion tax hike to fix roads and fund other special interests. Democrats want working stiffs to foot the bill with a $0.45 per gallon gas increase.Read more