The country’s manufacturing sector is in decline. In 1979, about 19.6 million Americans were employed in manufacturing. Today the number stands at 12.3 million. Despite—or perhaps because of—this economic shift,...
- Wall Street Journal -- 'How to Skin a Wolverine'
Wall Street Journal -- 'How to Skin a Wolverine'
LANSING, Mich. -- While the national economy has robustly recovered from the recession, Michigan's economy has staggered, resulting in the Wolverine state being tied for the highest unemployment rate in the nation. This should be no surprise considering the Tax Foundation ranks Michigan's business tax the worst in the nation and overall business climate as 36th out of the 50 states.
In response to Michigan's economic woes, Gov. Jennifer Granholm has proposed a "revenue neutral" tax shift, borrowing $2 billion to invest directly into companies, and a budget that increases spending and raises taxes...
History and basic economics teaches us that Gov. Granholm's attempt to tax-spend-and-borrow Michigan to prosperity will fail.
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