Tag Archives: tax policy

What’s up with the Ypsilanti street light fee?

I don’t generally take requests, but, seeing as how we haven’t talked for some time about how the tax burden in Michigan is increasingly shifting onto the backs of the poor and middle class, I thought that I’d take this suggestion for a post that was sent in last night, and run with it… Here, […]

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Middle class Michiganders to pay considerably more in taxes despite the anti-tax rhetoric of Lansing Republicans

Reading an article in the Detroit Free Press this evening about how taxes are going up precipitously on working class Michiganders, I’m reminded of something that I wrote about a year ago for this site. Here’s how my post began. Why is it that we allow the Republicans to refer to themselves as the anti-tax […]

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White people, seeing Emergency Managers in their future, begin to demand change

The Detroit Free Press, in an editorial yesterday, suggested that maybe, now that predominantly white cities, like Allen Park, are beginning to stagger toward financial collapse, and state takeover, our elected officials in Lansing might be willing to look at the underlying structural issues which are pushing our communities, one after the other, toward catastrophic […]

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How do you convey to people the seriousness of what’s happening to Michigan’s working class?

Why is it that we allow the Republicans to refer to themselves as the anti-tax party, when they keep demonstrating that they clearly aren’t? Sure, they’re all for the cutting of business taxes, inheritance taxes, and other taxes that would threaten to decrease the wealth of their party’s high-net-worth donors, but, invariably, those shifts in […]

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Michigan continues to dismantle valuable community infrastructure, shift tax burden to working class, in order to pay for tax breaks for business owners

As you may have read on Eclectablog a few days ago, Joseph Harris, the Emergency Financial Manager installed by the Governor’s office to oversee the dismantling/privatization of Benton Harbor, recently put the City’s small, in-house radio station up for sale on Ebay. Well, Rachel Maddow just picked up on the story. Here’s her report. Visit […]

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