Sunday, September 30, 2007

September 30, 1990, 17 years ago today...

...George Herbert Walker Bush broke his "read my lips" pledge. Today, the Michigan House of Representatives voted to raise the state income tax from 3.9% to 4.35%. It will generate about $765 million in new tax revenue per year. In the end, Chris Ward (R) Brighton, and Ed Gaffney (R) Grosse Pointe, voted with the majority of Democrats to approve the new tax. Both are in their last terms. They are not worried about reelection.

Mike Simpson (D), a vulnerable from Jackson voted NO. He got off the hook, thanks to two Republicans.

Please send thank you notes to and and I made life a little tougher for them when I asked folks to write them and ask them not to vote for tax increases.

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