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It’s a well-worn technique used over and over and over again by Michigan Republicans: send up a trial balloon of something outrageous that even folks from their own party ask “What the hell???” Then, they come back with something slightly less outrageous but still truly outrageous hoping we’ll all fall for the head fake. I call this the “fake concession” and I’ve written about it before (many times, actually.) Well, they’re at it again. As I reported last week, Michigan Republicans were proposing a complete elimination of the state income tax. Given the dire straits we’re in here in Michigan, particularly after billions of dollars in tax giveaways to corporations, the idea is patently absurd. So absurd, in fact, that even Gov. Snyder is against it. Yesterday, Republicans backed away from this destructive plan and are now backing an equally destructive plan to roll back the state income tax from 4.25% to 3.9% over four years. It does the same thing as the original plan: it takes $1.1

Source: Don’t buy the fake concession: Michigan GOP still wants to blow a $1.1 BILLION hole in our state budget | Eclectablog


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