July 28, 2014

Why vote no on State of Michigan Proposal 14-1= Fwd: Proposal 1 analysis #MIGOP #MIGOV


A friend, Kenneth A. has provide the best analysis and write up on Ballot Proposal 14-1 that will be on the August 5 Ballot.

Proposal 14-1
Legislative Plunder Progressive Style
Presented By Kenneth A. 
Proposal 14-1 is a proposition to expand the size of Local and State Government plain and 
simple. Expanding government comes at a severe cost to OUR liberty.
Proposal 14-1 carries quietly in the background its statutory partner Public Act 86 of 2014 which 
establishes a new level of Bureaucratic Socialism aptly named in § 7 as the "Local Community 
Stabilization Authority" and in § 9 the "The authority council".
The "Authority Council" is a gubernatorial commission composed of five appointed 
commissioners, who are the administrative managers of the "authority". 

The "Authority" is the "Local Community 
Stabilization Authority" sitting as an "Independent Metropolitan government" that will send out 
swarms of New Officers to eat out our Sustenance by imposing and collecting a six percent tax 
on everything we purchase, and own here in the lands of the Wolverine.
Proposal 14-1 is a deliberated political deception presented fraudulently by the Legislative 
Leadership in Lansing as a means to continue exacting the Personal Property Tax by authorizing 
a locally populated metropolitan authority to impose and collect annually forever more, a 6

"Sec. 3. (1) There is levied upon and there shall be collected from every person in this state a 
specific tax, including both the local community stabilization share and the state share, for the 
privilege of using, storing, or consuming tangible personal property in this state at a total 
combined rate equal to 6% of the price of the property or services specified in section 3a or 3b. 
The tax levied under this act applies to a person who acquires tangible personal property or 
services that are subject to the tax levied under this act for any tax-exempt use who subsequently 
converts the tangible personal property or service to a taxable use, including an interim taxable 
use. If tangible personal property or services are converted to a taxable use, the tax levied under 
this act shall be imposed without regard to any subsequent tax-exempt use. Penalties and interest 
shall be added to the tax if applicable as provided in this act. For the purpose of the proper 
administration of this act and to prevent the evasion of the tax, all of the following shall be 
Proposal 14-1 is stealth legislation pandered about under the false bravado of funding local 
services. Proposal 14-1 is a tax increase which is why by LAW it is on the Ballot. This fact 
contradicts the political advertisements appearing on local Television trumpeting this Proposal 
14-1 as good for local business. 
This Local Community Stabilization Authority may be established in compliance to Article VII § 
27 of the Michigan State Constitution of 1963.
Metropolitan governments and authorities:
§ 27: Notwithstanding any other provision of this constitution the legislature may establish in 
metropolitan areas additional forms of government or authorities with powers, duties and 
jurisdictions as the legislature shall provide. Wherever possible, such additional forms of 
government or authorities shall be designed to perform multipurpose functions rather than a 
single function

Proposal 14-1 does not articulate in the "Ballot Language" that this is a TAX INCREASE, which 
is the key to this political deception presented to us by a Republican Led State Legislative 
Chamber sitting under OUR State Capitol Dome in Lansing.
This proposal is being introduced for one purpose, to enable local government to feast on our 
Private Wealth without restraint by imposing directly a 6 percent tax on OUR personal property 
purchased to operate OUR locally privately owned small businesses.
This local bureaucracy will send out swarms of new officers to eat out our Sustenance at six 
percent every year, unless we the Voters VOTE NO on Proposal 1 on August 5! 
Simply put this is Legislative Plunder, Progressive Style.
Let's send a message to the Progressive dominated legislative leadership in Lansing, NO NEW 
TAXING AUTHORITY. Vote NO on Proposal 14-1.

Read more on The American Republic   

If everyone knew all there is to know, they would not do half the things they do, including myself, therefore I must foregive them, including myself.


  1. News Media Contact: Bill McMaster~
    Vote No on Proposal 14-1 on the August 5 Tuesday Primary Ballot.
    It’s a trick on Grassroots Taxpayers
    Detroit, MI., July 31, 2014 - - Lobbyists, Lansing politicians in both parties, and Big Business have teamed up to eliminate $500 million tax revenues derived from the Personal Property Tax (PPT) on business equipment and furniture. It is a much hated tax on businesses.
    However, the power brokers in our State Capitol have concocted Proposal 14-1 to make up “the lost revenue” by creating a “Local Community Stabilization Authority”. This new unit of non-elected government appointees will have taxing authority if the majority of voters approve the deceptive wording inherent in Proposal 14-1. In essence, if approved, voters will pre-approve blank check taxing power for the “Authority” as a new unit of government.
    Article 9, Section 31 of the 1978 Headlee Tax Limitation Amendment in our State Constitution prohibits any new tax increase without voter approval. Michigan Constitution, Article 9, Section 31 states:
    “Units of Local Government are hereby prohibited from levying any tax not authorized by law or charter when this section is ratified or from increasing the rate of an existing tax above that rate authorized by law or charter when this section is ratified, without the approval of a majority of the qualified electors of that unit of Local Government voting thereon.”
    If Proposal 14-1 passes with a majority vote, grassroots taxpayers will inadvertently empower the “Local Community Stabilization Authority” to make up the revenue lost from the Personal Property Tax with a mysterious new use tax. Speculation persists that the new tax will be on Internet Sales created by the 10-package of bills already lobbied through House committees and currently poised on the House floor for approval by a majority of the 110 State Representatives and then by a majority of the 38 State Senators and final signature by Gov. Rick Snyder who supports Proposal 14-1.
    August 5 Ballot language will give blind approval to the “Local Community Stabilization Authority” to tax whatever they want without grassroots taxpayers knowing what they were voting for.
    Bill McMaster, State Chairman (Volunteer), Taxpayers United MI Foundation, first circulated his statewide organization’s opposition to Proposal 14-1 at the Mackinac Conference of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce two months ago, but it was ignored by business, political leaders and news media.
    # # #
    Taxpayers United Michigan Foundation was founded in 1976 by Dick Headlee (deceased 2004) and Bill McMaster to successfully win statewide voter approval of the 1978 Headlee Tax Limitation Amendment. It has evolved into a tax deductible 501(c)(3) under the IRS code as a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational foundation helping educate grassroots taxpayers how to defend and control their Constitutional Rights despite exploitation by unethical public officials and units of government.
    Bill McMaster, State Chairman (Volunteer)
    2700 Robindale, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
    Office (248) 977-1865
    Cell (248) 798-8501
    Email Bill@TaxpayersUnitedMI.org

  2. You can't trust any politician. There is no difference between the parties. They are two sides of the same coin. They all want two things...money and control. They totally disregard the Constitution because it interferes with their agenda, to turn America into the USSA.


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