Category Archive: Taxes

Dec 05 2017

Tis the Season!

Tis the Season! However, its also the season when politicians try to ram bad policy through COUNTING on YOU being distracted by the Holidays. Truthfully, you SHOULD be able to focus on the Holidays but this bill is NOT something you want to find in your stocking! First of all before the information about SB …

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Nov 13 2017

Michigan News You Want to Know

Michigan Citizens, Houston we have a problem. Obama holdovers, Never Trumpers and deep state operatives are obstructing President Trump’s agenda and policy. And this time Michigan’s Rep. Kelly was a victim of that obstructionism after going through a grueling 8 month process. Michigan Rep. Tim Kelly out of running for federal post over offensive blog …

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Dec 31 2016

Happiest New Year in Eight Years!

2017 is looking bright and I am encouraged! As Americans, we were granted a “stay of execution” by the grace of almighty God. Michigan is now a RED state for the 1st time since 1988! Something that many thought would never happen. Just like many thought Michigan would never become a Right to Work state. …

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Oct 19 2015

**SHOWDOWN IN LANSING** Road Funding Debate – Your Invited!

Downtown Lansing, Capital Square   In our last Newsletter we spoke about Senator Colbeck’s challenge to his colleagues in the Senate and House to dispense with politics-as-usual and debate on road funding to fix roads without raising your taxes in an open and public manner. SEE IT ON YOU TUBE HERE   Someone has taken …

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Oct 14 2015

WIN WIN Situation Here Folks!

“The simplification of anything is always sensational.”   “There is only one thing that stands in our midst, attenuated and threatened, but enthroned in some power like a ghost of the Middle Ages: the Trade Unions.” – A Short History of England – G. K. Chesterton Quotes We have an opportunity here to fix roads …

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May 05 2015

TODAY TUES. MAY 5 is VOTING NO ON PROP 1 DAY!

“Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.” Calvin Coolidge “I go on the principle that a public debt is a public curse, and in a Republican Government a greater curse than any other” – James Madison     Today is the day Michigan citizens send a message: We will no longer tolerate …

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Apr 19 2015

Prop 1, Earned Income Credit, Illegals & YARD SIGNS!

“Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.”- Calvin Coolidge “I go on the principle that a public debt is a public curse, and in a Republican Government a greater curse than any other” – James Madison   First off we need to remember that Prop 1 is tied to a whole bunch …

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Jan 01 2015

Happy Limited Government New Year!

“The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress (Legislators) meets.” Will Rogers First of all I want to extend a Happy New Year to you and yours.   Secondly, this year is a defining year for Michigan and her citizens. We have an opportunity to undo a great deal …

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Dec 18 2014

Snyder’s New Proposal for Road Funding

“I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” Sir Winston Churchill   The legislature is being asked to approve a wholesale tax on motor fuels, registration changes for motor vehicles registrations and heavy …

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Dec 11 2014

**TODAY** Not to Late to Stop the Internet Tax!

“I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” Sir Winston Churchill CALL YOU HOUSE REP HERE: NO INTERNET TAX!! You may also wish to contact House Speaker Bolger Jase Bolger Phone: (517) 373-1787 …

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Jun 13 2014

**Follow-Up** Legislature Adjourns Without Tax Increase!!

“The ultimate arbiter is the people of the Union.”  Thomas Jefferson letter to William Johnson — 1823   Despite the best efforts, arm twisting, promises and amendment upon amendment) of Gov. Snyder, Senate majority leader Randy Richardville (term limited) and Speaker of the House Jase Bolger (term limited) to put lipstick on a pig the …

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Jun 11 2014

**TODAY** Politicans Push for YOUR Money! Call to Say “NO”!

“Excessive taxation…will carry reason and reflection to every man’s door, and particularly in the hour of election” Jefferson letter to John Taylor — 1798   This it it folks, Senate Majority leader, Randy Richardville is pushing for a roll call vote today because he is being pushed by the Governor to increase fuel or sales …

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Feb 27 2014

**BREAKING** HELP STOP THE NEW TAX!

  “Excessive taxation…will carry reason and reflection to every man’s door, and particularly in the hour of election”  Jefferson letter to John Taylor — 1798   “An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.”  John Marshall McCullough …

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Jan 02 2014

“Main Street Fairness”: More Taxation Without Representation (Part 3)

“The Tax-Man’s Tangled Web – Exposing the ‘Main Street Fairness’ Act” State Sales Tax Law Sameness is “Main Street Fairness”??? (Part 2) Readers will recall that Part 2 explained that Michigan’s “Main Street Fairness” legislation is part of a policy agenda begun in 2000, which has resulted in significant changes to Michigan’s and 23 other …

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Nov 20 2013

State Sales Tax Law Sameness is “Main Street Fairness”??? (Part 2)

Part one of this series was an overview regarding information discovered in researching issues related to a Michigan two bill legislative package dubbed “Main Street Fairness”, H.B. 4202 and H.B. 4203. Behind the two bill legislative package approved by the House Tax Policy Committee in September, is a policy that has resulted in changes to …

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Nov 05 2013

Transparency, Accountability and Your Pocket book!

There so many bills introduced and many BAD bills that no one can possibly keep up and at times its is overwhelming.  Additionally, we are all unpaid volunteers with other responsibilities, home family, jobs. However, there are certain bills that so egregious IF we can catch them, we should. And there IS time to catch …

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Oct 11 2013

The Tax-Man’s Tangled Web – Exposing the “Main Street Fairness Act – Part 1

As Joan reported in September, a number of Michigan officials are working to change state sales tax law. In that September 12 article, Joan warned about legislation with the word “Fairness” in the title because she wasn’t the least bit wooed by the transparently emotional label attached to the “Main Street Fairness” package. She saw …

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Sep 12 2013

The Taxman Cometh! Stopping the Internet TAX in the House

Excessive taxation…will carry reason and reflection to every man’s door, and particularly in the hour of election.” Thomas Jefferson ~ Letter to John Taylor — 1798   If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street, If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat. If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat, If …

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Aug 14 2013

Governor Snyder Playing Russian Roulette with Michigan Cities

An interesting item crossed my desk today. Michigan comes to market with transportation refunding deal This appears to be a PR attempt by the Governor that Michigan can borrow (via bonds) and nothing will change in consideration of the fact that the Governor Snyder and his emergency manager, Kevin Orr  have included guaranteed bonds by the city …

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