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livvy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 03:46 PM
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7. I was looking at a chart that showed all the changes coming up...
for the Michigan taxes. People are going to be blown away when they go to fill out their forms next January. Because of the poor media coverage, there are a lot of people who have no idea that any changes took place, or just think...ok, so people have to pay taxes on their pensions... 'bout time.
Homestead tax deduction for many...gone
Political deductions...gone
Charitable deductions...gone
Higher education deductions...gone
and of course pensions taxed unless you are over 67.

Looking at the list I was struck by who ultimately would be hurt by these changes, and it all goes back to those who can afford it the least. Not one of the changes will truly affect those that can afford it. And the real kicker is where these new dollars will go. They won't balance the budget. They will be spent in tax cuts for corporations who don't even need the cuts.

It's criminal and it makes me very sick and very sad, and soon much poorer to boot.

Please volunteer some time to collect signatures. Roughly at least 50%-70% of the people you ask will sign.

St. Clair Shores City Captain here, and I'd love to add you to my team! :)
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