Raising taxes is never popular. But apparently raising the gas tax and making Michigan's gas tax the highest in the country didn't sit well with Michigan drivers. Lansing lawmakers have altered their proposed solutions, but don't get too excited. They still want to increase taxes instead of prioritizing spending.
The Michigan Legislature will vote Thursday, February 28th on HB4111, a $30.6 million supplemental appropriation for federal funds to help implement a state-federal partnership health exchange. TAKE ACTION NOW to stop implementation of Obamacare.
How Michigan proceeds with our energy market will have a significant impact on our state economy, families, and the state budget. The question is: Will Governor Snyder and lawmakers in Lansing decide to pursue a more market oriented approach or will they continue with the current restricted policy?
Again and again, President Obama supports Medicare reform plans to consolidate power in the hands of bureaucrats removing choice and competition. This latest proposal embodies the President’s preferred outcome with dastardly results for seniors—a 40% increase in the price of insurance.
If lawmakers are serious about improving health care and expanding coverage, then they should pursue reforms that embrace market mechanisms. Expanding Medicaid under President Obama’s health care law is entirely the wrong approach.