As of this writing, it looks inevitable that the ill-fated tax on services will be repealed by the end of next week. In a previous blog I printed a list of cuts that the Republican caucus published. It had about $670 million in immediate cuts. These cuts would allow us to repeal the service tax and replace it with NOTHING.
But I doubt there is enough political will to make those cuts. Look for an expansion of the Michigan Business Tax instead.
Now is the time to contact your legislators, especially those who voted for the new tax increases and tell them, NO MORE! Michigan cannot endure any more tax increases. It will lead us further down the path to the economic wilderness. With the thousands of additional layoffs announced by Chrysler, tax revenue will drop further. We need to start making cuts to government NOW.