Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Governor Who Never Met A Tax She Didn't Like

Even on the outs, in her last year of her last term as Governor and as Michigan continues to be blown away, with the highest unemployment and foreclosure rates in the nation, Governor Granholm is still proposing raising taxes.

The Detroit Free Press: Granholm's budget plan calls for tax on services
Gov. Jennifer Granholm's proposed new budget calls for lowering the state sales tax from 6% to 5.5%, and expanding it to services.

The additional revenue -- about $550 million in 2011 -- would all go to public schools.
She's truly a one-trick governor, with the only trick repeatedly trying to raise taxes. Oh, and cut vital services and education instead of less vital governmental programs.

And raise more new taxes:
Also, physicians would be taxed on gross receipts to generate $133 million, which would be used to leverage more federal money to pay for treatment of Medicaid patients.

The governor also called for a new tax on rental cars to fund the Pure Michigan national advertising campaign to draw more tourism to the state.

In return for the taxes she'd reduce some business taxes and stick it to non-union state employees. Nice.

There's a reasons she's glad she's not a Democrat on the ballot and she can't run this year:

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