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    A Pig in a Poke

    By Croton Crier, Section News
    Posted on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 12:16:02 PM EST
    Tags: Jon Bumstead, Adam Wright, MI 100th District, Baker's Green Acres, feral swine, DNR, DEQ, feral pig, food freedom, small farmer, small business, big agriculture (all tags)

     Our family attended the Baker's Green Acres Celebration of the Farm this past Saturday to show solidarity with a small farmer who is being persecuted by the DNR of Michigan. After arriving at the farm, we city slickers with little experience in farming observed a scenic setting where a variety of animals are raised in a clean and quite pretty environment.

    The question that came to my mind as I weighed the invasive species accusation against the Baker's versus the reality of what I observed was: How in the world did we get here?

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    C4L Thanks Amash For Opposing Internet Sales Tax

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed May 29, 2013 at 01:16:06 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Congress, Internet Sales Tax, Business Killer, Small Business, Regulatory NIGHTMARE, Justin Amash, Dumb Things Legislators Do (all tags)

    Good there is SOME resistance to that Cluster Foxtrot in the making.

    Campaign for Liberty President John Tate today thanked Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) for signing Congressman Thomas Massie's (R-KY) letter in strong opposition to the Internet Sales Tax and urged him to continue to fight against new taxes on businesses and consumers as the battle moves to the House of Representatives:

    "It is good to see Congressman Amash take a strong stance against the job-destroying Internet Tax Mandate," said C4L President John Tate. "I hope the citizens of Michigan can continue to count on Congressman Amash to fight against tax increases and burdensome regulations on small businesses. I urge Congressman Amash to encourage his fellow representatives from Michigan, to join the fight against tax increases, as well."


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    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Reason #5,961 why I Have No Use for the Republican Party

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Thu May 02, 2013 at 07:57:00 AM EST
    Tags: Sales Tax, Internet Sales, More Taxes, More Paperwork, Online Model, Small Business, Main Street Fairness, DICK Durbin Plan, Big government, Big Budget, Michigan, GOPe, Democrat-lite, Centrists lost 2012, Republicans, 2014, Primary, One Term Nerd (all tags)

    The $460,000,000.00 fleecing of Michigan citizens.

    Internet retailers that have a physical presence or affiliated companies in Michigan, such as Amazon.com, would have to collect sales taxes on purchases under legislative proposals debated Wednesday in a House committee.

    The House Tax Policy Committee held its first day of public testimony on Republican-sponsored legislation that would change the definition of legal presence for out-of-state companies that sell merchandise toMichiganians on the Web. Amazon owns Brilliance Audio in Grand Haven.

    The Republican response:

    "These are not bills that constitute new taxes, rather they're measures that aid in (the collection of) taxes that are already owed," said state Rep. Rob VerHeulen, R-Walker.

    Blow it out your ass, Rob.  If you don't have the funds currently, it's a new tax.  And, it's a nightmare of paperwork for business.

    Rep. Jon Switalski, D-Warren, said the bill sponsors can't sugar coat the end result of taxing Internet purchases after years of Michigan consumers enjoying tax-free Web shopping.

    "We talk about this as fairness ... but the reality is people are going to pay more after these bills pass than they're currently paying," he said.

    No kidding.  

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    Just When it was Safe to Shop the Net

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:19:23 AM EST
    Tags: Sales Tax, Internet Sales, More Taxes, More Paperwork, Online Model, Small Business, Main Street Fairness, DICK Durbin Plan, Big government, Big Budget, Michigan, GOPe, Democrat-lite, Centrists lost 2012, Republicans, 2014, Primary, One Term Nerd (all tags)

    Money grubbing, wallet pilfering Lansing, strikes again with the internet sales tax.

    HB 4202

    Eileen Kowall - (primary) Andy Schor, Kurt Heise, Jim Ananich, Phil Cavanagh, Peter Pettalia, Bill Rogers, Wayne A. Schmidt, Matt Lori, Hugh D. Crawford, Ellen Cogen Lipton, Bruce R. Rendon, Kevin Daley, Jon Switalski, Marcia Hovey-Wright, Frank Foster, Rob VerHeulen, Stacy Erwin Oakes

    Introduced by Rep. E. Kowall, on February 6, read a first time, and referred to House Committee on Tax Policy.  Printed bill filed on February 7.

    HB 4203

    Rob VerHeulen - (primary) Andy Schor, Kurt Heise, Jim Ananich, Phil Cavanagh, Peter Pettalia, Bill Rogers, Wayne A. Schmidt, Matt Lori, Hugh D. Crawford, Ellen Cogen Lipton, Bruce R. Rendon, Kevin Daley, Jon Switalski, Frank Foster, Eileen Kowall, Stacy Erwin Oakes

    Introduced by Rep. R. VerHeulen, on February 6, read a first time, and referred to House Committee on Tax Policy.  Printed bill filed on February 7.

    I mention before about the Governerd's scheme that Two Penny Jenny tried with raising taxes. Well, a mere 6 days after writing about it, there you have it.  Lansing Nerdpublicans have resurrected the 2012 dead.

    Pettalia, you're such a disgrace.

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    Unintended Consequences?

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Sat May 12, 2012 at 09:19:43 AM EST
    Tags: Main Street Fairness, DICK Durbin Plan, Rick Snyder, Tax Enforcement, Internet Sales, Online Model, Small Business, Michigan, Equal, Taxes, More Taxes, More Paperwork, Commerce, 9-9-9, Herman Cain, Federal, Sales Tax (all tags)

    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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    Surprise - I like it.

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Sun May 15, 2011 at 07:17:49 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Taxes, MBT, Seniors, Pensions, Tapping school pensions, fairness, Manufacturing, small Business, Growth, Obligations, Brian Calley, Lansing (all tags)

    Its time I weigh in.

    Not that my opinion is any more valid than those of you who have posted on this already.  In fact I have carefully considered the arguments, and added in the known variables along with best guesses and personal experience.  I rely on your observations as much as my own, however this is one of those times I must respectfully disagree with some of you on the negative impact of the state's new tax policy.

    Last night I was lucky enough to attend the Leelanau County Republican party Lincoln dinner with my wife and a great number of friends. Some of those friends are either retired and/or retiring soon, and have a reason to be concerned about higher taxes, the loss of exemptions, and changing tax policy that may directly affect them.  There was no shortage of Republicans present, and many of those were folks one would find in 912 groups, Tea Parties, and other constitution interested organizations.

    I believe the Leelanau county chair suggested the numbers involved in the county party were even more than last year.  And last year we had great success in moving the bar back toward conservative government structure with landslide elections both statewide and nationally.

    The reason I mention this, is to establish that this group, even while containing a number of "old guard" party types, it was hardly a pushover crowd.  While being a social affair, there is/was still an undeniable no-going-back attitude, and frankly there were enough who had a concern as do many in this forum, that this was not the way to start off.

    For the most part, I too could be counted as one who was also troubled about extending tax levels, and elimination of particular exemptions.  My understanding of the MBT going away and the Corporate tax replacement was not yet complete.

    ~ More below ~

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