One surefire solution to the crisis
For some reason it seems many citizens don't want to save themselves from higher taxes or from the specter of reduced state services. Perhaps it's the same reason some people don't want to believe the emperor wears no clothes!
The State of Michigan, which by law cannot run a deficit, faced a $1.75 billion deficit by the deadline of October 1, 2007. Under threat of a shutdown by Governor Jennifer Granholm —by the way, I understand that welfare recipients would still receive their checks—a "compromise" resulted in raising the state income tax from 3.9% to 4.35% and extension of the 6% sales tax to a large portion of the service sector....
The Coffee Coaster
Brian Wright, Proprietor