August 04, 2014

#Michigan Proposal 14-1 creates State gestapo tax authority #MIGOP #MIGOV #rightmi #UAW

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.
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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

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