RetakeOurGov has long advocated getting rid of corporate welfare. Handing out our tax dollars to politically connected companies is just plain wrong. Lansing should not be in the business of picking winners and losers, nor should it be rewarding wealthy political donors with handouts to subsidize their business ventures.
During a recent interview with Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick, former Lt. Governor Candidate Wes Nakagiri once again stated his opposition to corporate welfare.
Here is how Skubick summarized things in a recent article published in mLive.
During two recent interviews, two opponents of the tax increase made the same case for cutting "corporate welfare."
Take a look at the MEDC, argues Keith Allard, a west Michigan anti-taxer.
Good idea, echoes Wes Nakagiri of Tea Party fame.
Now it seems that the sentiment against corporate welfare is gaining bi-partisan traction in the Michigan Legislature. Skubick’s mLive article contained the following passage:
The other day two members of the house budget committee were on the same page bemoaning spending at the MEDC and suggesting it was time to start slicing and dicing its budget. One was a D and the other was an R.
The time is right for citizens to help in the push to rid our state of corporate welfare. As shown above, this issue has bi-partisan support. Please join in the fight and contact your State Representative and State Senator and let them know you would like Lansing to do away with corporate welfare and spend the funds on road repair.
Do you want to do more to help? Please write a letter to the editor of your local paper in support of transferring corporate welfare funds to road repair funds.
I urge you to spend your time delivering our message to those outside the conservative movement, rather than “preaching to the choir” and communicating only with your circle of conservative friends.
Did you know that Letters to the Editor are the third most read section of the newspaper? Only the sports page and comics rank higher in popularity than Letters to the Editor. Every activist needs to get into the habit of writing letters to the editor of their local paper, as this is the best way to deliver your message to citizens who are not directly involved in the conservative movement. Please contact us if you need help in developing your letter writing skills or letter writing strategy.)
Click here for some examples of letters written by other conservative activists. Don’t sit on the sidelines! We have an opportunity for a two-for-one! Let’s defeat the Snyder Road Tax and eliminate corporate welfare!
- MEDC stands for Michigan Economic Development Corporation
- Other forms of corporate welfare include Hollywood film subsidies and green energy subsidies.
- The Mackinac Center has written extensively about corporate welfare. Here is one of many articles.