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News Release: How Dick Devos will pay for Michigan tax cuts

October 22, 2006

How Dick Devos will pay for Michigan tax cuts

There has been great consternation and outcry in radio and television, asking “Mr. Dick DeVos, how the heck are you going to pay for the $3.5 billion or more in tax cuts you are promising?

Actually, nobody seems to be asking that but IN CASE THEY DO, let me say loudly and unequivocally: This is all the Governor’s fault. Granted, Job-loss Jenny’s failed policies did not directly cause the implosion of the auto industry. Apparently skyrocketing retirement costs, lower labor costs in other states and countries, and competition from companies who weren’t focusing everything on making and marketing gigantic gas hogs did that. Still, nobody can deny that our Gal Governor DID fail miserably in replacing the tens of thousands of jobs lost in the auto industry and related sectors.

What’s more, our Liberal Leader Lady has some sort of “plan” in place. She is saying things like “In five years, you’re going to be blown away by the strength and diversity of Michigan’s transformed economy.” (1) and “In this first round of funding, 500 companies applied … 500 companies who want to come to Michigan and to grow in Michigan and hire tens of thousands of people in Michigan in areas that won’t be outsourced. And so my friends, we are thrilled with how this economic plan is working.“(2)

Blown away? Thrilled? Is this the kind of optimism Michigan needs? Heck no! Four years to recover from the collapse of Michigan’s #1 industry since 1939 is four years too long! We can’t afford to wait – we require immediate results. We also require everyone to be as upset and pessimistic about the future as possible. It would also be nice if the Detroit Tigers lost the baseball series quickly so that our campaign can get maximum mileage out of our “empty Comerica Park” ads. (3) You could also all buy some soap.
In conclusion and and addressing once and for all how Dick Devos will pay for his tax cuts I want to say: Read my lips, it’s the Governor’s fault!

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Footnotes…

(1) 2006 State of the State Address
http://www.michigan.gov/gov/0,1607,7-168-39899—,00.html

(2) Actual speech at the 2006 MDP Convention
https://secure2.convio.net/gfg/video/Convention_JMG.mov or
http://www.granholmforgov.com/site/PageServer?pagename=convention2006

(3) “Go” Tigers! Empty Comerica Park:
See “Twice” on http://www.devosforgovernor.com/Multimedia/VLog/
and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfNLDeMwIG8

(4) I know that after all this, your big question is: Where the heck can I get myself a tricked out flying typewriter like yours??!!

See the ad referenced above from YouTube.

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