Dirty Secret, Not a Penny of Sales Tax for Roads
I am tired of arguing with people that think they have the May 5th ballot initiative figured out and say I’m an idiot for not supporting it. Then I explain that not one penny of the sales tax increase will go to roads or bridges or anything else related to infrastructure. They tell me I’m crazy at that point. Then I tell them that the Michigan constitution mandates that sales tax can only be used for schools and local units of government. It is simply not legal to use a single penny of sales tax revenue to fix so much as a single pothole. Not one penny of the sales tax being pushed on Michigan voters goes to fix the roads.
It’s about this time that they give me a strange look. “That’s not true”, Jeff blurted out as soon as I told him the dirty little secret about the scam being pushed by Governor Snyder and his band of Merrymen (and women)
The truth is we elected a whole host of clowns that are now all performing at the circus in Lansing now. Unfortunately they are on a high wire act with out a net and it’s all about to come crashing down. The latest polling from Epic MRA shows the initiative will lose by a margin of better than 3 to 1.
I guess I was an optimist when I began predicting back in early January that it would lose by a 2 to 1 margin. It’s going to be much worse!