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cory777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 09:27 PM
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Study: Michigan among states raising poor's taxes
Source: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan is among just a handful of states raising taxes on low-income working families while cutting taxes for other groups, the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities said in a report released Tuesday.

The Washington-based group notes that Michigan, New Jersey and Wisconsin all have scaled back tax credits for low-income workers in recent years while cutting business taxes. In Michigan's case, low-income families will see their tax breaks shrink starting next year by about $260 million annually while businesses will get a $1.1 billion tax break starting in January and a $1.7 billion tax break the year after.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder originally wanted to eliminate the state Earned Income Tax Credit, but agreed to reduce it from 20 percent of the federal credit to 6 percent for tax year 2012. He said earlier this year that the state needed to make cuts to balance the budget and noted no cuts were being made in Medicaid programs providing health care to low-income working families. He also has said the business tax cuts will create employment opportunities.

"More and better jobs are at the heart of the governor's plan to improve and strengthen our economy so ALL can prosper and benefit," Sara Wurfel, a spokeswoman for the first-year Republican governor, said in an emailed response to the report.


Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/study-michigan-among-states-raising-poors-taxes-000348787.html



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erinlough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 09:31 PM
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1. As a Michigan Resident
I believe the goal is not to provide jobs, but to steal everything they can from us and then leave. There are no jobs in this, they are just taking what they can and then will leave this state worse off than ever. It saddens me, but I just hope the Republicans in charge are gone soon.
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PETRUS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 09:35 PM
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2. Yeah, our new guv is a piece of work.
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Moosepoop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 10:31 PM
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3. Well...
He's a piece of something, anyway. ;-)
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:05 AM
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4. Rick Snyder is Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in sheep's clothing!



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