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The best thing you can say about the budget process being perpetrated by Mayor Dave Bing and the Detroit City Council is that none of it really means anything.
What was remarkable about tonight’s State of the State address from Governor Rick Snyder was how unremarkable it was. The state’s budget is balanced without tricks or gimmicks, its long-term liabilities are under control, and there is $500 million in the state rainy day fund. Even the “controversial” portion of One Tough Nerd’s speech – … Continue Reading →
In a depressingly familiar scenario, President Obama and his Washington Media chorus are singing the tired ol’ Beltway song that the only way to close the federal deficit is by raising tax rates on the wealthy. Never mind that the $160 million in extra revenue is a small fraction of Obama’s $1-trillion-a-year deficits. Never mind that major … Continue Reading →
Obama Part 2 meet Granholm Part 2. It’s Groundhog Day in America. A year after winning re-election over a rich, out-of-touch, China-outsourcing CEO (sound familiar?), Jennifer Granholm took Michigan to the fiscal cliff over tax hikes. The same song is being played in Washington today by Granholm’s Harvard-educated twin, Barack Obama. In D.C., nerves are … Continue Reading →