This week’s map is a GIF showing the year each state adopted its gasoline excise tax. Oregon was the first state to do so in February of 1919 (Colorado, New Mexico, and North Dakota also enacted them later in the year)....
- 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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