Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Tax-and-spend Cushingberry wants to "restore" income tax

House appropriations chairman George Cushingberry, (D)-Detroit has proposed raising the income tax from 3.9% to 4.6% to help finance the governor's insatiable appetite for more of your money. When challenged on it, he told MIRS that it was not a tax hike, only a restoration of the previous tax rate. When accused by former Rep. Leon Drolet of pushing a tax increase, he called Drolet a liar. "Irresponsibility and lying to me is grounds for recall...and it's a lie to say we are trying to raise taxes. We're just trying to restore them" to previous levels (MIRS, May 24, 2007).

Maybe Rep. Cushingberry is on the right track, maybe we should restore them...to 1966 levels, when the income tax rate in Michigan was ZERO.


Anonymous said...

I fully agree. No state income tax!

Anonymous said...

What do you cut? For all the blowhards in Lansing demanding that no taxes are raised, I don't see one with the balls to make the cuts which would bring reality to their worlds.

Hot air--nothing backing it up-- and no will to do the hard work. Cutting taxes is easy. Cutting spending is tough and no one has done that in Lansing in a long time.