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Images of Michigan and the proposal 1 vote in May, 2015
In early May 2015 the citizens of Michigan will go to the polls to either adopt another new tax or turn it down.
Think about the one primary question that should weigh heavy on your mind - "Does the government ever have enough money?"
The Michigan legislators were not brave enough to pass the bill themselves and decided to act like chickens and pass the decision onto the backs of the voters by abdicating the jobs they were voted into office to do.
Our legislators and the governor already gave us a tax increase this year in 2015 in the form of an internet tax that drove the SBA and Michigan Retailers silly.
They think that taxing the big internet companies will save their storefront businesses and they are wrong.
They will tell you that Prop 1 is the only solution to fix the roads.
They will tell you that Prop 1 is the only way to provide funding for schools.
They will tell you that they want to have open and fair wages for all races and genders.
They won’t tell you about how there are already new taxes voted on and approved by the legislature and current Michigan governor placed upon the citizens of Michigan.
Senior citizens are now paying taxes on pension and all consumers will soon be paying taxes on their internet purchases.
These are new taxes put in place by the people who are telling you that life is unfair.
These are new taxes that push Michigan seniors to establish residency in Florida instead on Michigan.
These seniors are now buying groceries, vehicles and other products in Florida as they are now forced to spend just over 6 months of the year down there instead of spending their full and substantial amount of money in Michigan.
The storefronts in your towns have been complaining since the dawn of the internet about how unfair it is that taxes were not taken in from online purchases and that is why their storefront businesses are suffering.
These storefront businesses originally held all the advantages of existing clientele and yet decided to refuse to build an online presence while other, forward thinking online entrepreneurs took the larger share of their business.
So now they beg for mercy and actually think they will have it in July, 2015 when Michigan consumers begin paying taxes on their internet purchases (this is a new tax) - but it won’t stop Amazon and other companies from running them out of business.
These storefront businesses will not and have never considered that internet purchases are pushing them out of business because of the free shipping, because of the reviews on these sites, and because of the convenience of ordering from home, saving consumers’ time and not having to drive on Michigan’s horrible roads.
So, with this vote, if you approve it, you will have allowed the State of Michigan to impose a third new tax since Governor Snyder came into office.
They will tell you how life is unfair to the young, the groups of people who graduate from schools and universities and minorities.
They won’t tell you that the reason graduates are leaving is precisely the lack of vision on the part of the past governors and current governor.
They are leaving because of the weaknesses of the legislature and the lack of hope because there is no one in Michigan's leadership with the guts and courage to make a stand and do the right things for Michigan.
It is all a game and the citizens of Michigan are the pawns on the chess board…..