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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

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    I tend to agree (none / 0) (#4)
    by JGillman on Thu May 12, 2011 at 03:15:06 PM EST
    all things being the same.

    I would like to see all others brought down at first pass however.  :o)


    What would (none / 0) (#5)
    by grannynanny on Thu May 12, 2011 at 03:55:16 PM EST
    really be fair is the Michigan Fair Tax.  I get sick and tired of hearing about the "working poor" and how they can't afford to pay any more.  Well, when I start seeing the "working poor" giving up tatoos, state of the art cell phones, designer clothing, glasses, shoes and hair dos I may feel differently.  

    • Tattoos by JGillman, 05/12/2011 04:24:37 PM EST (none / 0)
    nonsense (none / 0) (#7)
    by goppartyreptile on Thu May 12, 2011 at 04:36:26 PM EST
    "House Staffer" you need to read the bill, or at least the analysis.  The idea that people pay "until they are 67" is completely wrong.  

    The bill says people currently sixty seven and over pay nothing, while it breaks into two different groups, based on age, what everyone else pays.  and always will pay.

    The House and Senate have voted for an unnecessary tax increase.  The revenue estimating conference on Monday will prove that.

    And, as to fairness:

    1. it's unfair that the rich don't pay their "fair share."
    2. it's unfair that someone that gets a haircut doesnt pay sales tax, but someone that buys a car does.
    3. people with bigger cars that ruin the roads don't pay their "fair share" of taxes to fix them.
    4. and on and on and on

    the GOP talking about "fairness" is madness.

    I'd also point out that the same GOP ripped Granholm to shreds over bumping up the income tax... and now they want to freeze it.

    So we've opened up a new tax source, and froze a rollback on the income tax, and are anxious to spend all the new money coming in to the treasury on restoring a bunch of cuts... ain't you glad you voted Republican?

    Your "huge business cut" was absolutely necessary, but the pension tax that "levels the playing field" only raises 300 million dollars.  That's almost an accounting error, even in this budget.

    If you're going to put out the 'facts,' you should've at least read the bill.  FYI.


    • No, you are wrong by HouseStaffer, 05/13/2011 04:34:42 PM EST (none / 0)
      • yeah by goppartyreptile, 05/13/2011 06:53:04 PM EST (none / 0)
    A valid argument, but the wrong solution. (none / 0) (#18)
    by KG One on Fri May 13, 2011 at 11:17:35 AM EST
    As I've mentioned earlier, I don't get a pension so this doesn't directly affect me, it's just the whole principle behind this asinine plan that's sticking in my craw this morning.

    I'd personally like to see all retirement income (i.e. IRA's, 401K's, etc.) exempt from taxes just like pensions were.

    It just stands to reason that the more of their own money retirees are allowed to keep, the better they will be able to take care of themselves (and the lees need for the benevolent hand of government to step in to take care of things for them).


    • Yes sir! by Corinthian Scales, 05/13/2011 11:56:34 AM EST (none / 0)
    • so... by Tom McMillin, 05/13/2011 01:53:25 PM EST (none / 0)

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