“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 the “default solution” of rising taxes. We require real representation that addresses the problem of a too big government that burdens us with ever increasing taxes and less freedoms. We want an end to the political “pulling the wool” over citizens eyes with terrible policy like Prop 1
“Proposal 1 asks voters to condone and participate in the political games we loathe our representatives for playing: Passing massively complex packages of unrelated policies, to address a crisis created by their own negligence, while exploiting the crisis for a glut of new spending elsewhere.
This is a bold test of what voters will tolerate. Voters must turn out this Tuesday to reject this shakedown.”
The other “bold test” is to see how our current legislators respond to a defeat of Prop 1 and the bigger message that Michigan voters are sending: LIMITED GOVERNMENT REQUIRES LIMITED SPENDING
Michigan budget has increased “nearly 10%, from fiscal years 2012 to 2015.”
Additionally, as we reported in “Chickens Coming Home to Roost in MI”
“The drain on Michigan’s budget because of Gov. Snyder’s Medicaid Expansion. The Expansion pushers “estimated” that 450,000 people would sign up. It’s now over 600,000. Legislators do not want to try to fund the necessary money now with the road tax increase in the mix so the rumor is to roll over the money into the October budget, where….There still is no money to fund it however,they are hoping that the Prop 1 tax increase will pass and “save the day”with extra taxpayer revenue.”
Defeating Prop 1 should be the first step in this new legislative session of REAL “relentless positive action” of limited government and building on Right to Work. Less taxes, less regulation, more transparency and more freedom, putting Michigan on the REAL road to prosperity for her citizens and her next generation of citizens.
“A politician thinks of the next election.
A statesman, of the next generation.”
James Freeman Clarke
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