Michigan citizens "recalled" elected politicians back in 1983 who raised taxes then and were quite successful against amazingly powerful anti-recall groups. See http://www.mitaxpayers.org/recall1983.html for details.
Perhaps it is time again?? Michigan Taxpayers Alliance is initiating the fight and they are being non-partisan. 5 republicans and 5 democrates are targeted.
According the WSJ, Michigan currently has the 14th highest tax burden in the country, the highest unemployment, top three in foreclosures, (and horrible roads). Shouldn't that be reversed? Shouldn't Michigan politicians make Michigan a "job magnet" ? Is raising taxes how that is done? Could a liberal chime in here.
The new budget - just passed - is $1 Billion more then the previous year - how does that create the "environment" for new jobs and new business? What message does that send to companies that actually do hire workers?