Today it was announced that Michigan’s unemployment rate hit 11.6%. What is governor Granholm’s reaction? She announces her support for an increase in gas taxes! Great idea! She has already succeeded in increasing the income tax by 12% and increasing business taxes by 22%. That seems to be working out really well. Not.
Her insatiable appetite for more of your money won’t be quenched until no one in Michigan is left with a job.
“In five years, you’re going to be blown away by the strength and diversity of Michigan’s transformed economy.” – Governor Granholm, State of the State address, January 25, 2006 (unemployment rate was 6.2%).