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Sun Jul 27, 2014, 03:41 PM

Michigan's Proposal 1 of 2014, is another Tax Shift disguised as Fathom Jobs....

"To say that Michigan's Proposal 1 coming to an PRIMARY election ballot near you August 5, 2014 is a hot pile of stinking mess, is a understatement. Commercials are marketing pitches, whose core design is to make the business, product, person or entity appear to be the best option to take.

Remember this statement when as a Michigan resident, you view the commercials sponsored by the States' Chamber of Commerce regarding how Proposal 1 of 2014 will magically create 15,000 jobs on its' own.

Why is Michigan's Proposal 1 of 2014 is a hot pile of stinking mess?

Problem One:

Well, a number of reasons but first and foremost, the appointed board who would decide where Usage Tax Funds are allocated. The Usage Tax in Michigan would increase on services such as renting a car, staying in a hotel room, receiving a haircut from a barber or hairdresser or buying equipment on Amazon.com.

Wait, buying equipment off of Amazon.com? Yes, that too as the State would ensure Amazon or any other e-commerce operated business charge the Michigan Sales Tax (6.0%), plus a new Usage Tax Fee on equipment purchases made over the internet.

Back to the "Appointed Board" determining where revenue received by Proposal 1 of 2014 Usage Tax is allocated to municipalities throughout the state. Normally, state governmental units quasi "Appointed Boards" are made up of political operatives who someone owe a favor, or the appointees themselves owe many favors to the Appointing Official(s).

For Proposal 1 of 2014 behalf, if passed into law, the board members would be Appointed by the Governor in office at the time. Yet, another reason this Proposal is a deep, long pile of stinking hot mess, while taking a moment to reflect on the last three years of Republican controlled and operated State Government in Michigan.

Problem Two:

Michigan's Proposal 1 of 2014 tall tales claims of tax savings for alleged "small businesses" the propaganda filled commercials boasting loudly about on a TV screen near you, are not the only businesses who will be the benefactors' of this "tax break".

Say hello to large businesses, yet again, getting another tax break at our expense."

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Reply Michigan's Proposal 1 of 2014, is another Tax Shift disguised as Fathom Jobs.... (Original post)
LovingA2andMI Jul 2014 OP
Purveyor Jul 2014 #1
LovingA2andMI Jul 2014 #2
LovingA2andMI Jul 2014 #3
Purveyor Jul 2014 #4
etherealtruth Jul 2014 #5
LovingA2andMI Jul 2014 #7
N_E_1 for Tennis Jul 2014 #6
LovingA2andMI Jul 2014 #8
Name removed Sep 2014 #9

Response to LovingA2andMI (Original post)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 03:53 PM

1. 1st, unfortunately I see no way that this proposal will be defeated. 2nd,

 

why when I click on Reply and click in the 'reply title' box, a new tab opens and takes me to 'Independent Underground'?

https://www.facebook.com/ROJSRadiolive

I do believe this is a TOS violation and if it something you have done, fix it. If not the admins need to know of the flaw.

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 03:58 PM

2. Tha REPLY should not take you anywhere except DU.....

Could you explain on how this is occurring to you as I can't or would want to change the HTML coding of the page? An explanation of what's going on would be most helpful?

Also, Proposal 1 is likely to be defeated the more resident learn it is TAX SHIFT. Thanks!

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 04:12 PM

3. Now, back to this supposed "weird" reply button incident Purveyor claimed existed....

Originally, line 3 of the bottom text stated "Follow Our Facebook Page Here". The Here was in bold text and contained a link to the Facebook page in it. There is no way what so ever we could change the reply HTML coding of this page as we are not the webmasters.

Moving on, we have changed line 3 of the bottom text to reference the entire FB page link.

Now Purveyor, are you still having your claimed issue?

Also, yes, Proposal 1 is indeed a Tax Shift to Michigan's Middle and Lower Class residents. The Usage tax is problem one as it will not go through any appropriations process where lawmakers can be held accountable by voters. Instead, the Governor in office at the time, will appoint individuals to a committee for deciding HOW the usage tax revenue is split among Michigan municipalities.

Furthermore C and S Corporations did receive a Tax Cut on Business Revenue (income) in 2011. In fact, we (the residents not owning a C or S Corp) in Michigan, pay their taxes now. Remember the tax hike to Seniors, cuts to the charitable givings credit and so forth and so on...

It boggles the mind how after learning the facts, anyone could vote for this "adhock" proposal. Also, why was the Proposal included in a Primary Election (where the turn out is normally less) than a General Election less than four months later, when the voter turnout is historically much larger?

Yes, there are many problems with Proposal 1 of 2014.

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 04:36 PM

4. That fixed it! Thanks.

 

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Original post)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 05:12 PM

5. Both of my elderly paremts and stepmother have already voted NO

... absentee

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Response to etherealtruth (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 09:50 AM

7. Good to hear.....

Everyone should vote NO, IMHO.

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 07:40 AM

6. Thanks, Loving

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 09:51 AM

8. No problem!

Thank you for reading.

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