This stance needs to be called out, and the self proclaimed "Business leaders for Michigan" need to get called out to the carpet as well for pushing this crap with the services tax. Business Leaders for Michigan is formerly "Detroit Renaissance" and it is extremely influential with the Lansing insiders. They need to feel the heat, and so to the reps.
Bouchard joined Hoekstra in support of the services tax.
From the Detroit News:
Bouchard: I'll back services tax if it's neutral
Mark Hornbeck / Detroit News Lansing BureauOakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard told The Detroit News today he can support extending the sales tax to services -- as long as the net effect of reshaping the system is neutral or a tax cut.
Bouchard, a Republican candidate for governor, added the rationale for tax reform must be to make Michigan a better place to do business.
"We have to make ourselves more competitive with other states," Bouchard said in a wide-ranging interview with The News' editorial board. "That has to be the goal."
From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.com/article/20100617/POLITICS02/6170489/1361/Bouchard--I-ll-back-services-tax-if-it-s-neutral#ixzz0rVOzevyx