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blue_onyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-27-09 12:46 PM
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2. We've probably already lost jobs
Edited on Mon Jul-27-09 12:48 PM by blue_onyx
because of the talk of decreasing or ending the film incentives. Nancy Cassis has been obsessed with destroying the film incentives. "Production companies are already getting cold feet about shooting in Michigan" because of her push to limit the incentives.

Is the film incentive really losing money? Last year, they brought in 125 million but only cost 48 million. Yes it cost money but we got more money than we spent. Any sane person would realize that gaining 77 million is a good thing.

I wish they would look at Granholm's service tax idea. Many wrote it off without give it a thought. If we decreased the current sales tax to 3% (or 3.5-4% if necessary) and expanded it to services, we may be able to fix the budget deficit. It would also update our tax policies to fit an economy that is now more service-based. Depending on how much the expanded service tax brought it, we may be able to eliminate the business sur-charge, which would make the GOP happy.

What ever happens, the film incentives need to stay fully intact.
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