Governor Snyder is Michigan Biggest Joker

Governor Snyder’s campaign to raise taxes by $2 billion per year has centered on his claim that he is concerned about road safety in Michigan. His claim flies in the face of reality as he recently pardoned a political appointee for drunk driving.


On WXYZ – TV, Mother Against Drunk Driving (MADD) issued this statement in response to Snyder’s pardon:

"MADD is disappointed anytime someone chooses to drink and drive, especially someone in a position of authority or considered a community leader. Drunk driving is a violent crime and 100% preventable."

Statistics published by the Michigan State Police show that in 2013 there were 9828 alcohol-involved crashes, with 257 of those involving fatalities. Apparently the Governor is unfazed by these deaths and injuries.

The Governor has gone around our state attempting to scare voters into increasing Michigan’s sales tax by 16.7%. The Governor implies that if you don’t vote to saddle Michigan with the second highest state sales tax in the nation, then you don’t care about road safety.

Well Governor, your actions speaks louder than your words. Pardoning your political ally for drunk driving shows us how little you care about road safety. It is obvious that your embrace of the mantle of road safety is nothing short of Michigan’s Biggest April Fool’s Joke!

In recognition of his phony behavior, RetakeOurGov has selected Governor Snyder as Michigan’s Biggest Joker. We've also put together a two minute video in recognition of the Governor. Unfortunately for the Governor, the jokes on him as Michigan voters have seen this type of stunt before.

The Governor’s April Fool’s Joke has backfired on him.

It's a 16.6% Tax Increase

Below is an email exchange between Bob Hamer and Thayrone X of WAAM Radio. Bob encourages Thayrone to quit calling the Snyder Tax Hike a 1% increase, as increasing the sales tax from 6% to 7% is actually a 16.6% increase. Thanks Bob for pointing this out! Read more ...

Prop 1 is a Bait and Switch

Because the state will not assure us the one percent increase in the sales tax will go directly to road repair, this is another bait and switch by our elected leaders. Much like the lottery years ago. We were sold on the “fact” that the money from the lottery would be used to help fund schools.

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Prop 1 Funds Affirmative Action and Mass Transit

I can’t believe our parting Lawmakers would leave us with such a mess as the May 5 election Proposal 1. It is so confusing. Most will think it is just a simple proposal to change the Michigan Constitution to raise our sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent. Motor fuel taxes are increased on gasoline/diesel fuel. Vehicle registration fees are increased and no longer tax deductible for federal taxes. That is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Politicians Addicted to Taxes

This May voters in Michigan will go to the polls, but not to elect any politicians. We will be asked whether the legislature should raise the state sales tax. Sounds simple enough. One percent is a tiny amount, right?

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Fund Our Roads with Hollywood subsidies

The first step of what could be a major victory for Michigan’s middle class takes place in Lansing this week. The House Committee on Tax Policy will be voting on House Bill 4122. Passing this bill out of committee is the first step in eliminating taxpayer funded subsidies to wealthy Hollywood elites.

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Demand Accurate Prop 1 Ballot Language

Dear Election Officials and State Board of Canvassers,

I am writing to request that the title for Prop 1 and the specific ballot language for Prop 1 accurately reflect what Michigan citizens will be voting on when they cast their ballots on May 5, 2015.

I am proposing this as the title:

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MI Citizens do with less - so should Lansing

In response to Senator Mike Kowall’s commentary, “Michigan Senate sets an ambitious agenda for 2015,” I would like to respond.  Personally I would have preferred that the MI Senate had set an ambitious 2014 lame duck session and simply addressed one goal – fixing Michigan’s roads.   Instead the Senate voted down Bolger’s House Bill 4539, which would have generated an additional $1.2 billion/year in new road funding without increasing taxes on MI residents.

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