Thursday, January 11, 2007

Granholm creates panel of political hacks - pushes for tax increase

Granholm creates a panel of government hacks for the tax replacement. We have leading the way Bill "RINO" Milliken, the creator of the SBT. We have Jim "38% increase" Blanchard. We have Joe Schwarz who ran on tax increases in 2002, and we also have Frank Kelley, the most overrated AG in state history. Where is the private sector represented here? The panel is made up of the jokers who messed things up in the first place. Milliken and Blanchard's terms were made up of "Last one out of this state, please turn out the lights."

From the Free Press

Gov. Jennifer Granholm announced Wednesday the formation of a special commission of public sector experts, led by a pair of former governors, to advise her on how to remedy the state's dismal financial situation.

Some of the governor's critics said the makeup of the group indicates Granholm is looking for political cover for proposing a tax increase.

Ex-Govs. William Milliken and James Blanchard will co-chair the Emergency Financial Advisory Panel, which Granholm asked to come up with ideas to address the growing imbalance between state spending and income


David Littmann, senior economist at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, an advocate of limited government, said the panel's composition almost certainly guarantees it will recommend more taxes, more government spending and more borrowing.

"These are the people who presided over Michigan's economic decline," Littmann said. "The probability they will come up with something creative is as close to zero as you can get."

Littman is right. Considering that I don't have a lot of confidence in the state house or state senate to stop Granholm's tax plan, we better get the petitions ready to go. Else, this state and our wallets are in for a professional arse kicking.

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