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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 02:23 PM
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Retiree groups warn Michigan Legislature of pension tax fallout
Source: Detroit Free Press

Retiree groups warn Michigan Legislature of pension tax fallout
11:10 AM, Dec. 2, 2011
By Paul Egan
Detroit Free Press Lansing Bureau

LANSING Four retiree groups joined forces at a news conference today to warn state lawmakers its their last chance to repeal a pension tax set to take effect Jan. 1, or suffer the consequences at the polls.

We want to make our members ready for the election, said Eric Schneidewind, president of AARP Michigan.

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He said the groups together represent 1.5 million people and two-thirds of retirees are regular voters.

Leaders of the groups said the states partial removal of income tax exemptions for public and private pension income is unfair for those who planned their retirements under the old system and the change is particularly galling because the $330 million the tax raises next year will go to reduce business taxes, not to pay for needed services.




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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 02:32 PM
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1. The Nerve!
"because the $330 million the tax raises next year will go to reduce business taxes, not to pay for needed services"

No...Fucking...Way!

To reduce "business taxes"?

No...Fucking...Way!

Time to VOTE these bastards out of office.
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 02:38 PM
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2. ALEC and KocheadBros at work.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 02:43 PM
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3. Boy Michigan between Carl Levin and this, it's getting real obvious who is writing the legislation-
ALEC....
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libinnyandia Donating Member (526 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 03:06 PM
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4. A lot of the people affected probably voted Republican. So sad.
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 04:51 PM
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7. The Dem's in this state didn't want to raise taxes in the state on the wealthy either.
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libinnyandia Donating Member (526 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 05:54 PM
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8. The democrats can change their minds. nThe republicans never
will.
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 06:52 PM
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9. None of them will in Michigan. Dem's included.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 04:39 PM
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5. The wife and I are pissed off that governor douche bag is going to cost us
about 1500 dollars next year.
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 04:50 PM
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6. K&R
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 09:45 AM
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10. Kick!
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