It's time for the creation a statewide "Tax Me More" Fund. Just think of the possibilities.
When I got back in range of Michigan radio stations this morning and caught the diabetes-inducing, sugar-coating that Gov. Snyder and the proponents of this road funding sham were trying to spoon-feed Michigan Taxpayers, several things came to mind.
First off, why are we waiting until May to vote on this?
The law was changed to allow only four months for statewide elections: February, May, August and November.
We were told (repeatedly, actually) that generating revenue is important.
So, why wait?
The language for the ballot language has already been generated (Wow! That was quick) and the good people over at MLive have gotten a hold of a copy.
So, why isn’t someone going over to the Michigan Board of Canvassers and telling them to expedite placing it on the ballot in February?
Second, another common theme that I’m getting from the same people is that Michigan Taxpayers are eager to pass this in order to get Michigan Roads fixed.
Given the level of sweetener added to
bribe “induce” votes from each caucus like the expanded EITC and increased mass transit funding , of course you’re going to have people jumping on the vote “Yes” bandwagon.
So, why wait for Michigan Taxpayer approval?
We are told to “voluntarily” pay sales tax on internet purchases.
The Michigan Treasury even has a form for it (actually, several).
So why can’t the Michigan Treasury create a new form for the 16.7% sales tax hike (we can even call it what it is: a “Tax Me More” fund), so that those eager taxpayers can begin paying right away.
Just think of it, no need for an election in May.
No need for a tedious campaign in order to promote taxpayer support, which we are told already exists.
And the extra added benefit is that Lansing would immediately have a new source of revenue in which they can dole out payments to the various constituencies like the EITC-crowd, Mass transit and schools. But there is one major area that they could already be spending that money on right now. I can’t quite put my finger on it?
Oh well, it will come to me later.
Anyway, if they can generate petition language toot sweet, someone can just as easily crank out a new tax form for people to voluntarily send their payments into Lansing. Just remember to fill out every field on them correctly and make those monthly checks out to the “State of Michigan”.
And my one final “Why wait”.
The way this “palatable” package of bills was kludged together is remarkable.
In fact, based on the simplicity of its overall form, I’m at a loss as to why the people promoting this couldn’t have presented it for a vote much earlier.
Like, before November.
I’m certain that it would have been very informative to voters going into the polls, or staying away from them, when they get a stellar example of the results from their leadership in Lansing.
Oh well, que sera, sera.
Say, how long do you think it will take for the “Tax Me More” bandwagon to catch on?
I’m sure that it’ll be a huge hit!