Under new legislation passed by the Senate, Senate Bills 1153-1155, your employer will be able to keep your income taxes. If a company has 500 or more workers they would be eligible to receive the income tax abatement. Now on the surface this seems like a good idea, more businesses will be willing to stay or move to Michigan in theory because of this bill, but this bill is nothing more than corporate welfare. First off, we must remember that the majority of Michigan businesses wouldn't be … [Read more...] about Corporate Welfare is Back
"Stupid Taxes in Michigan"
The Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is trying to tax pop and other drinks that are filled with sugar. Mrs. Prenckwinkle claims that the tax is supposed to, "fight obesity and diabetes." Jim Morris, in a letter to the editor to the Chicago Sun-Times, claims that the tax will add 60 cents to a 2 liter of pop. 60 cents may not sound like a lot but it essentially doubles the cost. In the article. Jim Morris says that he will simply drive to the neighboring county to buy his pop; Jim … [Read more...] about Cook County in Illinois wants to Tax Pop
A few weeks ago, The Washington Post broke a very important, but under-looked story; a group of East Coast states are looking to tax motorists for the miles they drive instead of taxing their gas. This is a dangerous precedent, and one we should care about in Michigan even if currently it isn’t being discussed by our government. Here’s a few reasons why you should care about this radical proposal: … [Read more...] about Why You Should Care About The Proposal To Tax Motorists
MIRS News Services has reported that the Department of Health & Human Services are proposing new regulations for tattoo artists and piercers in Michigan. Some of the new regulations include new rules for jewelry and what kind of material the jewelry must be made out of. Although MIRS News states that a lot of tattoo artists and piercers support these new rules, it is another example of government overreach. Let's be clear, the government should have no say over the type of jewelry that … [Read more...] about New Day, New Regulations
Yesterday, the Michigan House passed the $38.8 billion budget bill by a vote of 76-32. 1 The budget includes a variety of important expenditures such as funding for veterans programs. There is no question that we must take better care of America’s greatest class of citizens. Needless to say, this deal was too good to be true. Included in the budget deal was funding for the Capitol Views project. In case anyone is unfamiliar, the Capitol Views project is a new building for senate offices, … [Read more...] about The Capitol Views Project