Guest Column: History of Michigan in Taxes

A longtime resident reflects on the effects of state taxes over the years
by David Lonier

IMG_20150220_174546My Letter to the Editors…

76 Years of Life in Michigan…

Raising taxes has never improved anything for those upon whom the tax increase was imposed. “Anything” includes roads, education, or the economy in general.

In fact, the quality of all three has declined in direct proportion to the amount of the tax increase.

All tax increases have ever done is take money from the rapidly dwindling working class and give it to special corporate interests or ever-expanding government/welfare programs.

No Sales Tax

When there was no sales tax, Michigan’s roads were among the best in the country, as they should have been in the motor capitol of the world. Also, Michigan’s prosperity was second to none. Continue reading