Raise the sales tax from 6% to 7 or 8%, then every single person who buys anything will contribute. This 2% service tax will kill the small business in Michigan. Think about it ... Any restuarant will now have to charge a service tax, you need a new battery for that Jeep, AutoZone will now have to charge you a 2% service tax just becuase the guy checks you out at the counter. This Service tax will be applied to any business that pays someone an hourly wage to provide a service for you (ie: waitress, mechanic, bartender, the minimum wage guy at the McDonald's drive thru ...). on paper it looks great for the $$$ it will raise, but how long before everyone turns to the internet, or leave the frick'n state so they can afford to live?
Say what you will about Engler, but the state was in a much better "state" when he was driving his Buick to the Mackinaw Mansion!
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