Hail to the Taxers

by | Oct 3, 2007 | Stress Blog

from the WSJ

Actor Jeff Daniels makes a cool pitchman in those national TV spots inviting business to Michigan, but soon he may have to start pitching inside the state. At about 2 a.m. Monday, a handful of Republicans in the Legislature broke days of gridlock and handed Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm the $1.48 billion tax increase she has been demanding.

The state’s personal income tax will rise to 4.35% from 3.9%, and the rest of the revenue grab will come from a new 6% sales tax on business services. Already 14th in tax burden among the 50 states, according to the Tax Foundation, Michigan is now headed up in the rankings. Congratulations.

Excuse me if I don’t thank you for going all Smoot-Hawley on our ass. Nice job, taking nine months to round up enough previously loopholed evaders to put under your boot, Bitch.