Michigan Voters Smash Tax Hike Referendum
By Gary North
The Tea Party Economist
May 12, 2015
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Proposal 1 suffered the worst defeat Tuesday of any Michigan ballot measure since the current Constitution was adopted more than a half-century ago, as 80 percent of voters rejected the sales tax increase and road funding plan. . . .
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Saginaw County businessman Paul Mitchell set up an opposition group and began lambasting the proposal for directing $700 million to areas unrelated to repairing roads, such as education, cities, public transit and an expanded tax break for the working poor.
Mitchell called the non-road spending a “a $700 million toll to special interests,” defining the issue before the “yes” campaign could respond on the airwaves.
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Nice to see that the Michigan voters ain’t buying the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association, representing road builders, $5.4 million Safe Roads Yes propaganda.
Pretty good. Put in 5.4 to get 700 back.
With the appropriate payoffs to the politicians and astroturf groups.
No wonder “We, The Sheeple” are bankrupt.
Morally and fiscally.
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