Sales Tax Increase for Transportation Constitutional
5, 2015 PROP 15-1
RAISES the SALES TAX from 6%
4%, THEN 6%, NOW 7%
IT IS NEVER ENOUGH
SALES TAX will be
THIS is 16.7% INCREASE
SALES TAXES PAID! $2.1 BILLION
RAISES MULTIPLE OTHER
CONSEQUENCES of 10 OTHER LAWS
THERE is NO CONSTITUTIONAL
CAP on the FUEL TAX UNDER PROP 1
ONLY 1/3 "ROAD TAX" FUNDS
will go to ROADS
WELFARE PAYMENTS EMBEDDED
in the STATE CONSTITUTION.
THIS is NOT
the ONLY CHOICE
THERE IS an OPTION B for
WHAT PROP 1
RAISES SALES TAX FROM 6% TO 7%
WILL HAVE 2ND
THIS IS A 16.7%
INCREASE IN TAX PAID.
NONE of the $1 BILLION raised
with sales taxes goes to roads, only the
fuel tax does.
MORE TAX on CARS, HOUSES and MOST OTHER GOODS
MAKES MICHIGAN LESS COMPETITIVE
THAN MANY OTHER STATES.
RAISES COST OF LIVING IN MICHIGAN.Will HURT TOURISM
This is a Michigan Constitution change and is very difficult to reduce.
RETAIL GAS TAX and REPLACES
with a $0.417
WHOLESALE FUEL TAX.
0.23 / GAL INCREASE, a 100+% INCREASE
NEW FUEL TAX IS SCHEDULED
THE GAS TAX RATE.
This will raise delivery
costs for food and all other goods. FOOD WILL COST MORE
This higher fuel tax will hurt the TOURIST industry
Legal tax problems for off road use
If all of the gas tax goes to "Transportation", why even have a Sales
Could double tax propane fuel
Could rise annually by no
more than inflation plus 5 cents.
Protected, FOREVER--NO CAP
IS A BAIT AND SWITCH SHELL GAME SCAM.
VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEES $150 MILLION.
DEPRECIATED FEES ON USED CARS. USES NEW CAR PRICE ONLY.
Tax payers will lose $410 MILLION in Federal Tax Deductions.
MONEY TO SCHOOLS. WHY IS THIS IN A ROADS BILL????
IS THIS BACK DOOR FUNDING
MONEY TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.
LOCKS CERTAIN SPENDINGS
INTO THE CONSTITUTION, NOT ANNUAL BUDGETS.
BE CHANGED BY FUTURE
$269 MILLION EITC EXTRA BONUS
in WELFARE PAYMENTS.
IS THIS IN A ROADS
Income Tax Credit (EITC) from 6
percent to 20
Some 775,000 low-income households could claim an annual EXTRA
MILLION every year, built
the State Constitution.
This is a 233% INCREASE IN
BONUS WELFARE CHECK PAYMENTS.
This is not "Tax Relief", this is a midnight, back room, LAME DUCK SCAM
IS PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST
REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH.
WELFARE PAYMENT RATES should not be part of a Constitutional
Change. THIS IS A BUDGET
WELFARE PAYMENTS can NOT
be changed by FUTURE
Many working people have not had a raise in several years or have had
hours cut. Now pensions are taxed under Gov. Snyder.
How many EITC recipients are high school dropouts?
How long have these recipients collected EITC payments?
How many are seniors, children or disabled? How many are not in
the prior group?
How many recipients smoke, drink alcohol or use drugs?
What is the TOTAL that recipients ALREADY GET in subsidized housing,
food stamps, SSI, TANF,
SNAP, WIC, FIP, AFDC, CACFP,
BTSCFA, EITC, OPF, unemployment compensation, student lunch,
Program, Gov. Cheese, Medicaid, Obamacare
supplements, maternity benefits, child day
care, Obamaphones, Amtrak
and bus subsidies, long term job
training AND ALL OTHER welfare
How many recipients have cars, motorcycles, snowmobiles, boats, video
games, big screen TVs, computers & smart
How many recipients gamble, go on cruise ship vacations, theme parks,
go to spas, salons, movies, strip clubs?
How many recipients have hunting and fishing licenses? Cable
Will this include payments to Illegal Aliens as does the Federal EITC?
How much more FRAUD
Illegal Aliens are in
Michigan? Will this proposal attract more? Michiganistan
We are close to a tipping point of having more TAKERS, than MAKERS.
"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need".
Karl Marx Communist Manifesto
This "Earned" Income Tax Credit BONUS, despite the title, is
money that is EARNED.
If the Legislature wanted to increase welfare benefits, why not raise
bridge card benefits in the annual budget?
Bridge card benefits are for food only, NOT alcohol, tobacco.
MICHIGAN RECENTLY HAS RAISED THE MINIMUM WAGE.
You could PAY $2000.00 TAX and someone else will GET $2000.00 BONUS
YOUR TAX DOLLARS GIVEN AWAY.
This is basically a scheme to BUY poor
people votes to push
ENORMOUS pork barrel crock bill through.
These EITC-tax credits total amounts are NOT
EVEN LISTED IN THE
Why is Gov. Snyder, his band of RINOs and all the Democrats pushing
THIS IS 12% OF THE TOTAL.
WHY IS THIS OBSCURED??? IS THIS
THE $269 MILLION BLANK CHECK,
PORK BARREL, GRAVY TRAIN YEARLY FREEBIES
This May 5 ballot is MISLEADING
Voters have difficulty understanding how this
COMPLICATED, OBTUSE 47,000 word proposal
other laws and adds CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES to LOCK in future spending.
This is like 3 card monte or a shell game con.
THERE ARE BETTER OPTIONS.
road deal hurts federal tax filers
Consequences of post midnight, LAME DUCK legislators.
Glitch in the ‘Road’ Tax Package
even READ the 47,000
word bill in the 7
hours before voting?
$269 M Back door EITC
$400 M SCHOOLS AND LOCAL GOV
$600 M "TRANSPORTATION"---$200 M
M ROADS after Oct 2017
$831 M GENERAL FUND
of the Sales Tax goes to Roads
OF $2.1 BILLION "PROP 1 ROADS TAX" GOES TO ROADS WHY???
Why is Prop 1 a 47,000 word convoluted bill?
the Roads need to be fixed.
CUT WASTE in the
DON'T RAISE TAXES. VOTE
are BETTER ALTERNATIVES for Safe Roads than PROP 1
MICHIGAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (MEDC) $300
picking winners and losers at the EXPENSE of other businesses and level
Attract new businesses and grow the
Michigan economy by reducing the sales tax.
Trim Corporate Welfare to $0
NO MORE FILM CREDITS
billion worth of incentives and does not include sports stadiums.
government ‘spends’ $30 billion more this year than
good at making tax deals
M-1 RAIL WOODWARD AVE., DETROIT 3.3 MILE $137 MILLION
New M-1 Light Rail Line America's
for ONLY 3.3
of light rail. Lipstick on a pig.
This includes six $5,000,000.00
streetcars built in
Europe. Why not built in America?
Operating Costs $5.5+ Million every year. DETROIT IS
Tickets will never pay for this project.
Does not connect to Cobo Hall and the Renaissance Center.
What if electric costs rise significantly?
Large Lithium batteries. Replacement cost? Fire Safety?
one breakdown or collision will stall the whole system.
5 per hour Schedule. 20 stops.
Reduced parking on Woodward Ave. Also affects mail and delivery
Tax subsidized tickets for welfare recipients?
NO Safe and secure guarded parking lots?
NO armed guards on streetcar and stations. This route goes
through ghetto neighborHOODS.
CUT WALLY RAIL $32.4 MILLION + $7 MILLION PER YEARS EXPENSES
River Walk $117 MILLION
3-CUT $70 MILLION
NEW STATE GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING
4-CUT $10 MILLION for
off year, single issue SPECIAL ELECTION
ONE MILLION SPECIAL INTEREST
5-CANCEL MICHIGAN'S OVER
PRICED, $150 MILLION SUBSIDIZED RENEWABLE ENERGY MANDATES
How many Illegal Aliens get benefits for FREE?
HOW MUCH DOES THE STATE PAY AMTRAK for Subsidies and Rail
$410 MILLION IN LOST
FEDERAL TAX DEDUCTIONS
A CAP ON THE $20 BILLION CATASTROPHIC INSURANCE FUND
use $2 BILLION for ROADS Plan
TAKE 3.5% OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND AND USE FOR ROADS
REFINANCE EXISTING STATE BONDS TO A LOWER INTEREST RATE.
The State has a better credit rating now than under DEMOCRAT Gov. Grandholm
IF ROADS are the major priority, Why is $800 Million going to paying
off bonds FIRST?
CUT Regional Transit Authority -- $500 million
Pays for empty buses
CUT New Ice Arena -- $650 million endorsed by Gov. Snyder
14-Use Better Construction Techniques--Davison:
Nation's first freeway was built
the first time--50 YEARS
15-CUT TRAIN STORAGE--MDOT
pays $1.1M a year for rail cars it can't use
WASTE, FRAUD and ABUSE.
need more transparency in government to see where the money goes.
ARE MANY OPTIONS FOR SAFE ROADS--NOT JUST PROP 1
The House passed two different PLAN B, but was rejected by the Senate
The are 5 New road funding
proposals in 2015 without raising taxes.
MUCH DOES THE STATE SPEND
ON RAILROAD MAINTENANCE?
State in the railroad business?
Government plan on how to spend $10
Trillion of your taxes on
DEFICIENT MDOT BRIDGES IN MICHIGAN
faults MDOT oversight of flawed road projects
MDOT Database Compromises Auditor General's Bridge Inspection
Call MDOT for answers. 1-517-373-2131
BUDGET CUTS for $2.1 Billion
YES, THERE IS A ROADS PROBLEM.
The Michigan House passed 2 bills in 2014 to fix the roads
WITHOUT raising taxes.
They were both voted down by the Senate.
What is the balance in Non-GENERAL "OTHER" funds?
Michigan Catastrophic Insurance Fund $20 BILLION
Michigan Strategic fund $146
the PEOPLE MOVER-the Horizontal Elevator to Nowhere
Continuous Annual Waste of TAX Dollars. WHAT IS THE CRIME RATE?
MORE RAILROAD UPGRADES, BIKE PATHS AND ROUNDABOUTS UNTIL ALL ROADS AND
BRIDGES ARE FIXED. WE NEED PRIORITIES IN MDOT.
Gov. Rick Snyder's circuitous, complex, convoluted Prop 1 gambit
raise the Michigan
sales tax from 6% to 7% to "FIX
This would raise a projected $2
This is State
Amendment JAMMED through by the
midnight on the last day of a lame
duck session in 2014.
PUBLIC INPUT ON THIS BACK ROOM DEAL.
This bill was submitted by a term limited Rep. in his last hours in
This bill is 47,000 pages
obscure legalese that ACTIVATES
10 other LAWS.
only be modified by another State wide vote, NOT
by the legislature.
VERY DIFFICULT TO CHANGE.
Why didn't the 2014 legislature do their job and pass a budget?
The budget should
be part of the Michigan Constitution.
The budget is the responsibility of our CURRENTLY elected officials.
Let the newly elected legislators set the budget, not a proposal rammed
people after Midnight on their last day. In 2015, in the
Republicans have 63, Democrats have 47. In the Senate, the Republican
have a majority of 27, the Democrats have 11.
The newly elected legislature has more than 5 proposals, Plan B
to save the roads without
a tax increase.
A way to fix roads without
raising gas taxes
DUCK GOOSE EGG VOTERS
out of 110
TERM LIMITED, RETIRED or DEFEATED, LAME DUCK REPRESENTATIVES VOTED ON
Muddles Magnitude of May Tax Hike Vote It's
This will raise the Michigan sales tax to the 2nd HIGHEST
in the US.
Increased taxes will make Michigan less competitive with other states.
This is a very obtuse, convoluted and complicated bill that
will affect 10
Will money go to Gov Snyder's new international
and the Detroit Bailout?
How will money be divided if above or below projections?
6% sales tax on
$10,000.00 = $600.00
$600.00 x 16.7%
= $100.00 INCREASE
Total AND 7% of $10,000.00
7% SALES TAX of $40,000.00
NOT JUST A PENNY, IT'S $2 BILLION
Taxpayers of Michigan Outline 40,000 word Ballot Proposal Language
May Tax Proposal
1 would raise taxes $2 BILLION
BILLION TAX INCREASE
is Passed, Michigan Would Have the Second Highest in the U.S.
5 proposal costs taxpayers $410M in lost deductions
COST OF THE MAY SPECIAL ELECTION $10,000,000.00
DELAYED Vote scheduled during POT HOLE season to EXPLOIT
like school boards threats to cut busing.
WHY HAVE NOT THE ROADS BEEN FIXED WITH OUR CURRENT BUDGET?
Was the 2015 Road Budget
WHAT DID WE GET FOR $14.87
IS MDOT A BLOATED, BIG GOVERNMENT, INEFFICIENT BUREAUCRACY?
Why is the State of Michigan in the RAILROAD business? How
much is spent repairing track???
How much was spent on road repair and bridge
repair? How about easy to read, concise reports?
How many new roundabouts and bike paths?
ROADS. We need PRIORITIES in Lansing.
TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT.
JUST CUT STATE BUDGET OF $52 BILLION BY 2 % = 1 BILLION FOR ROADS
We need to cut wasteful spending and set PRIORITIES. Fix the
roads and dangerous bridges BEFORE building
more $5 Million roundabouts and
What does it cost to fill one pothole? How much did MDOT SPEND on
Why are 25% of Michigan bridges structurally deficient or functional
highway bridge information on STRUCTURAL
Bridge Detailed Report
REPORT--ROAD WARRANTIES NOT ENFORCED
MDOT IS MISMANAGED AND NEEDS MAJOR REFORM BEFORE THEY GET NEW MONEY.
Gov. Snyder as been a major advocate of Prop 1 tax grab that raises
in new taxes. WHY?
Governor, we already have:
High Sales Taxes--2nd Highest with
High Personal Income Taxes
High Corporate Income Tax-10th
High Unemployment Insurance Tax.
High Person Property Tax
High Use Taxes
High Property Taxes
High Car Medical Insurance-Highest
FALSE PROMISE OF SAFETY
“protection” rackets Shakedown
Politicians love this type of tax increase because they can say THEY DID NOT VOTE for a tax increase.
What is Gov. Rick Snyder's long term personal AGENDA?
He signed an executive order deal for the New International
after the Michigan House and Senate voted NO.
Snyder taxed senior's pensions, then gave millions to the Detroit
Liberal RINO Snyder is a TAX and Spend Big Government Egotist
Snyder let the DNR shut down 2000 family hog farms without a vote of
the legislature. This is bureaucracy ABUSE.
Is Snyder using the $2.0 BILLION Prop 1 TAX Increase as a stepping
stone to the White House?
Gov. Snyder and his merry band of RINOs orchestrated this complex Prop
1 with back room manipulation.
Prop 1 is using tax dollars for PAYOLA
to push this FUBAR over the finish line.
Tell Slick Rick NO to this massive TAX grab and PORK freebies.. This is
a bridge too far.
THE MICHIGAN SALES TAX WAS RAISED FROM 4%
WHERE DOES THE $2.6 BILLION LOTTO MONEY GO?
HOW MUCH WILL THE NEW INTERNET SALES TAX -USE TAX GENERATE?
There is NEVER ENOUGH MONEY
for BIG SPENDING POLITICIANS.
four years with Gov. Rick Snyder and RINOs, the overall budget has
spiked by $4.7 Billion.
Why are road contractors and "one million SPECIAL INTEREST STAKEHOLDERS"
spending $45 Million
on ads to get this
What are stakeholders--aka RECIPIENTS, getting for their endorsements?
WHY EXPLOITIVE SCARE TACTICS??? The Sky is Falling--The
Sky is Falling
Do any of the 42 LAME DUCKS work for these donors?
TV and Radio ads, Newspaper ads, Multiple Mailings, SIGNS,
THE MONEY $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Video on Details of Proposal 1
B to fix roads with NO tax increase
Vote “NO” on Raising the Sales Tax to 7%
Taxpayers of Michigan
May Tax Proposal---Mackinac Center
Raise taxes $2 billion
Economic Group Study of Prop 1
Issue – Talking Points
Against Middle Class Tax Increases
Against Higher Taxes and Special Interest Deals
the middle class tax increase
Disaster That is Proposal 1 --Sales Tax Retention on Off-Road Fuel
Disaster That is Proposal 1 ---Sales Tax Retention on Off-Road Fuel
Budget At A Glance
Highest Sales Tax in the Nation and Chasing Away Employers
Highest Gas Tax Coming To Michigan?
includes sales tax increase, $700 million more for non-road spending
yes or you all will D-I-E
Tax Retention on Off-Road Fuel Will Trigger Pandemonium in Michigan's
Fuel Distribution Network
Wanted for Highway Robbery
of the May 5 "Special" election
Proposal 15-1 become a bridge too far for the GoverNerd?
Proposal 1 spends an extra $116 million on mass transit
15-1 Power Grab
1 is bad public policy
Morphing Into A Very Expensive White Elephant
Water Tea Party on Prop 1
lacks key business ally in road tax fight
1 is to initially use most of the new transportation revenue to repay
past road repair debt
1 Fine Print
need money, but Proposal 1 badly flawed
Calley, Obamacare, and Their 42%
Plummets in Economic Outlook Rankings Among States
traffic deaths fall 8% in ’14
So… Safe Roads,
Million More Down the Drain Every Year
Spent $100 Billion on 18 Food Programs Last Year
Stamp Fraud Cases
Busted in Mass Welfare Fraud
in Michigan Busted for Welfare Fraud
Bonuses’ in Tax Code: Illegal Immigrants to Receive Earned Income
Many Wives Can a Muslim Have on Welfare in Michigan?
Expansion for a 16.7% Sales Tax Hike for *roads*
big government “assistance” welfare: Press 3 for Arabic!
bans welfare recipients from seeing movies, going swimming on
Which State Is Handing Out Welfare in ARABIC?
SafeRoadsYes! Has A
Road Proposal” that seemed deceptive
rail cars could cost Michigan $4.4M more
car insurance is priciest in the U.S.
‘no’ on Prop 1 because of Prop A
Boosts Their Lies 109% to Get Your Vote
Liars Club Expands
roads proposal: May election could cost state $10 million to conduct
Good news from
Northern Michigan Republicans.
is for, against Proposal 1?
Final Word On Proposal 15-1
bill would curb taxpayer-subsidized junk-food purchases
to help Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder raises prospect of Republican
From the Stage: The Downfall of RINO GOV. Rick Snyder
WASTE IN THE
DON'T RAISE TAXES
PROP 1 IS JUST A BAIT AND SWITCH SCAM
THERE ARE BETTER CHOICES.
THERE IS an
OPTION B for SAFE ROADS.
More Laws, Regulations and TAXES, the Less LIBERTY
The LIBERAL BIG
CAREER LANSING POLITICIANS=
RINOs are just for TAX and SPEND LIBERAL MODERATE REPUBLICANS
"LIBERAL MODERATE" RINOs are Progressive Democrat ENABLERS, NOT
Dominance, Michigan Budget Keeps Growing by Billions
people in Lansing are supposed to be Conservatives.
House and Senate Voting Record
I DON'T LIKE ANYTHING
ABOUT THE WAY POLITICIANS USED BACK ROOM DEALS TO
PASS A LAME DUCK AMENDMENT PROPOSAL TO THE CONSTITUTION. Gov.
Snyder did not recommend a tax increase BEFORE the election.
THERE ARE TOO MANY STRINGS ATTACHED.
THERE ARE SEVERAL OTHER ALTERNATIVES TO BUDGETING FOR SAFE ROADS.
PROP 1 IS NOT
THE ONLY CHOICE.
will you vote on Proposal
1, the May 5 statewide ballot issue regarding fixing
Michigan’s roads and bridges that includes a state sales tax
The More Laws, Regulations
and TAXES, the Less LIBERTY
MAY 5, 2015 PROP
YES 20% NO 80%
- 15-1 VOTES NOT ONE
Unpopularity to Voters was Unprecedented
TAXPAYERS ARE FED UP.
THIS is a MAJOR DEFEAT for DEMOCRATS, Big
Spending GOV. SNYDER and
his merry band of RINOs. They are out of touch with tax payers.
From the Stage: The Downfall of Rick Snyder
Wayne Schmidt was chairman of the House Transportation department
for 4 years..
POT HOLES HAVE GOTTEN WORST IN 4 YEARS.
WAYNE GAVE A MAJOR PUSH FOR PROP 1---WHY????
Call Sen. Schmidt and ask what we got for the money.
ASK WHY HE Didn't FIX
THE ROADS on HIS Watch.
Why is a one year college
drop out, store clerk
BILLION of public TAX money?
Why didn't Wayne fix the potholes when he was the 4 year chair of the
House Transportation committee?
"There are men running
government that should not be allowed to play
“Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the
reason.” Mark Twain
has raised a total of $807,403 in campaign donations as a CAREER
THE MONEY OF A BIG SPENDING,
CRONY, LANSING ESTABLISHMENT, CAREER POLITICIAN
Northern County GOP parties on record in opposition to proposal 15-1
Sen. Wayne Schmidt and Rep.
Larry Inman were
both in attendance at GT GOP that passed
by unanimous vote even though Wayne voted for this
proposal and both Wayne and Larry support it.
NEED HONESTY, TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN MICHIGAN GOVERNMENT.
B.S. NO PROP 1
DON'T STEP IN IT
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