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    Tag: Fair Tax

    Taxed Enough Already

    By JGillman, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Fri May 24, 2013 at 09:28:11 AM EST
    Tags: TEA, Michigan, Kerry Bentivolio, IRS, Fair Tax (all tags)

    Just write em out of existence Kerry.

    Get that Fair Tax legislation ready.

    (11 comments) Comments >>

    Tax Symposium Tomorrow

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 11:13:46 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Tax Policy, Forum, Northwoods University, Fair Tax (all tags)

    Those interested, can submit tax policy questions at the Northwood University Tax Symposium November 1 at 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Griswold Lecture Hall on Northwood's Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive.  A panel moderated by Dr. Keith A. Pretty, Northwood University president and CEO, will begin with a general overview of the current state of the U.S. tax policy relative to the rest of the world by Dr. Timothy G. Nash, David E. Fry endowed professor in free market economics at Northwood University. The panel will consist of:
    • David M. Olander, majority chief tax council, U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means
    • The Honorable Maurice P. McTigue, former cabinet minister of the New Zealand Parliament and vice president, the Mercatus Center, George Mason University
    • Jonathan Williams, director, Tax and Fiscal Policy, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
    • Leo E. Linbeck, Jr., co-founder and chairman, Americans for Fair Taxation
    Those interested in attending the free symposium should send a request for seating to taxevent@northwood.edu.

    For complete info see the press release.

    Comments >>

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    If you are going to do it...

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Feb 12, 2010 at 09:13:17 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Granholm, Taxes, Mackinac Center, Fair Tax, MIFAIRTAX (all tags)

    At least pay attention to the Proposals already on the table. In fact take a look at a study of one such proposal already provided by the Hillsdale college scholars.

    Governor Granholm has been continuing her path of raising taxes on Michigan as if no one is paying attention any longer.  Her most recent budget includes additional spending, (more than this current fiscal year) and she has attempted to manipulate the revenue stream so that the actual tax increase on the citizens is hidden.  

    Her proposed small shift downward in the sales tax looks good on its face, but she hopes to expand the things taxed to services in hopes of generating the needed $2 Billion plus in revenue to cover that spending.  Though she claims it is revenue neutral by 2013, how well can we trust the judgment of the most fiscally imprudent executives the state has ever seen?


    (13 comments, 538 words in story) Full Story

    Detroit Free Press: Granholm Has Been A Nightmare

    By Theblogprof, Section News
    Posted on Sat Jun 06, 2009 at 11:42:48 PM EST
    Tags: Granholm, Michigan, yaxes, fair tax (all tags)

    Cross-posted at theblogprof

    OK - that's not exactly what they said. It's more subtle but basically they let through a quote that said as much. The article is titled: State's economic recovery expected to start next year.

    Comerica Bank's chief economist predicted Friday that Michigan's battered economy will finally start to recover next year, aided by a rebound in the national economy.

    "This long nightmare now in its sixth year ... the end is going to be in 2010," Dana Johnson told a large crowd of the bank's business clients gathered at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills.

    Johnson's forecast came despite a grim prognosis for the ailing state. He expects Michigan's real gross domestic product -- the inflation-adjusted value of all goods and services produced in the state -- to drop by 4% to 5% this year, compared with a 1.5% decline in 2008.

    And Michigan could shed 50,000 to 60,000 more auto and auto parts manufacturing jobs, up from the 33,000 that were lost last year.

    So many factories have closed that auto manufacturing jobs now only account for 2.9% of the state's total nonfarm jobs, compared with 6.9% at the start of the decade.

    Johnson said it's important that the state create a business environment that nurtures growth, reminding the audience that innovative, job-creating companies like Google Inc. can spring up unexpectedly.

    "This long nightmare now in its sixth year..." What happened around 6 years ago? Thinking... thinking...

    (1 comment, 522 words in story) Full Story

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