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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Consider this a double feature with CS, and Jarrett Skorup at Mac Center
The Disney blockbuster "Oz: The Great and Powerful" opens tonight. The film cost the studio about $200 million to make, but Michigan taxpayers chipped in substantially for the production through the state's generous film subsidy program. In fact, the state paid more per taxpayer than the average price of a movie ticket - Michigan residents should be seeing the film for free.
What total crap. Lansing could only find a way to free up 29% of the monies for maintaining our waterways in comparison to what Hollywood ripped off on one movie filmed in a mismanaged broke-ass city with an EFM. You read that right. $11.5M, and STEALING $8.7M from projects already underway to pay for dredging.
The Governerd's half billion dollar piggy bank? Hands off. Damn near $40M in our tax dollars sent to Disney with assets totaling $74.8 Billion? No problem. The Water Wonderland? Take a hike.
This is why politicians are despised.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
For the premium paid, why are funds for dredging even an issue?
The state Senate is considering taking $30 million from Michigan's rainy day fund for emergency dredging of harbors and waterways this year to relieve shallows that threaten the state's boating industry as a result of historic low levels in the Great Lakes.
The article goes on to state that MDOT's budget may be tapped. Perhaps, that's not out of the question considering how many boats I see filling up at gas stations paying road tax. Well, at least the ones not using Rec Gas, and Off-road Diesel like I do, anyway. Better question is where in the Hell has all the registration fee monies gone? Has anyone actually sat down and looked at the Watercraft Fee Schedule? It's got-damn obscene. Add insult to injury, the article glosses over reviving a local tax grab scheme too.
"Everything is on the table," said state Sen. Geoff Hansen, R-Hart, who is taking the lead in the effort.
No, Sen. Hansen. $630M rainy day fund? It's enough of the Bee esS. No new taxes - period. Dredge the damn waterways.
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By JGillman, Section News
Everybody wants to operate under a fair taxing field.
Certainly this is the premise which the main street fairness act is being pursued. It is a means under which sales nexus will be identified, and taxes would be collected for sales made online for anything coming into the state that was purchased online. It has the support of our governor, and looks to be heavily pushed with the claim that even elected conservatives are interested in it.
Not this one.
This is another one of those deals where instead of removing the regulatory misery under which retailers and business owners operate, it is presumed the better way toward fairness is to inflict it upon as many others as possible. They are suffering, so can you. Share the pain. And our governor Rick Snyder is now embracing it.
What will this mean to online wholesalers like myself?
I will ultimately have to deal with a number of sales tax licenses and a nightmarish bureaucracy entanglement. I will have to report to not only my own state, but others within this compact agreement to be able to ship within those states legally. I will not be able to ship to my customer's customers in Michigan directly, without revealing the transparent drop ship patterns. Other states that are not a part of the compact would have their own plans which would cause harm to my model (California is already doing this) by imposing their own nexus rules even possibly based on volume shipped to their states.
It will hurt folks using my business model from the crushing paperwork aspect alone.
And it's just more big government making sure nothing escapes their grasp, by pretending small business actually wants it.
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Fred Upton's Committee Voting Tomorrow to Kill Obamacare "Death Panels!"
Everyone's attention is rightly focused on Michigan's big Presidential Primary today but I figured this would be as good a day as any to chime back in here at RightMichigan with some other important news that is flying way under the traditional media's radar.
Time doesn't stand still during the primaries.
See you below the fold ~
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By apackof2, Section News
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