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blue_onyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-19-09 09:54 PM
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2. Yes, the fact that nobody wants to do their job is hurting MI
These ideas that Sen. Whitmer introduced won't go anywhere. Nothing will get done until 2011. Everybody is too worried about their next job to actually do their current job.

Unfortunately, if anything is to get done in Michigan, the voters will have to do it ourselves. I hope to see some ballot proposals in 2010. It's our only hope to fix our state. I want to see proposals to:

1. Enact a graduated income tax

2. Expand the sales tax to services (possibly decreased to 5%)

3. Legalization of recreational marijuana. Tax it and use the money to provide a college education to all Michigan students who have a 2.50 GPA and have lived here for 5 years. If we are to improve our economy, having a highly educated workforce is key.

With the Republicans controlling the Senate and DINO Dillon controlling the House, these types of changes will never happen unless the voters take charge.

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