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blue_onyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 01:58 PM
Response to Reply #14
15. Then you have to make a choice
I choose what's in my best interest and not what's best for corporations. I don't think Michigan will ever be able to compete at the same level of anti-union southern states. Nor should it. Businesses look at other things, not just taxes. If it was all about taxes, Michigan, California, New York, and many other states would be ghost towns while Wyoming would have millions of residents. We need to use things like our great university system to attract business. Additionally, smart use of tax incentives to attract new industries, like we've done with the film and green energy industries.

There are certainly change that could be made to our our tax system. Personally, I would like a progressive income tax, a sales tax that taxes services and products (3-4% rather than 6%), and elimination of the business sur-charge. I would also legalize marijuana and tax it heavily. Most of these changes will never happen though.

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