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blue_onyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 01:15 PM
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11. Yes, cigarette taxes are hurting....
Edited on Sat Jul-25-09 01:20 PM by blue_onyx
Michigan's ability to attract business :eyes:

Michigan overall tax burden is usually rated in the middle of all states (I think 22nd). The idea that MI's economy is hurting because of higher cigarettes is laughable. I'm happy we have one of the highest cigarette taxes. Health problems related to cigarette smoking are very costly and there should be an incentive to stop people from smoking.

Yes, you can find a few taxes, like the cigarette taxes, where MI is at the higher end of the scale. MI overall, however, IS NOT A HIGH TAX STATE. It is a Republican talking point and it will be used extensively in the 2010 governors race.



Edit: We are ranked 20th for tax burden, below most other neighboring states (other than Indiana).

http://www.ppinys.org/reports/jtf/businesstax.htm
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