Time to Turn Michigan’s POUT upside down!

Michigan State Capitol with a statue of Austin...

Michigan State Capitol with a statue of Austin Blair in the foreground. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Buried in the State Budget Solutions 2011 Rankings, there were some scary facts for the State of Michigan:

P erformance – We were ranked 50th in the country

O utlook – We were ranked 25th in the country

U nemployment Loans – We were ranked 27th in the country

T otal Debt Including Pensions – We were ranked 42nd in the country

This is not a healthy ranking for the State of Michigan, but how do we go about turning this POUT upside down?  Here are some ideas:

Target 480 Plan – Recruit Fortune 500 Companies To Come To Michigan


Triple Zero Plan – Repeal the Gas Tax, The Corporate Tax, and The State Property Tax


Implement A Right-To-Work Legislation – Either Federal Legislation, or state-specific legislation


Repeal The Gas Tax – Preferably the Federal & State Gas Tax


About Todd Hagopian (@ToddHagopian)

Todd Hagopian received his BA from Eastern Michigan University with a major in Political Science. After graduation, he worked as a Financial Advisor and a Bank Manager before returning to school. He attended Michigan State University, where he completed an MBA with a double-major in Finance and Marketing. Todd is now a Senior Product Development Manager for a Fortune 500 company. He frequently writes about business issues, social media strategy, and political issues that he finds important. Enjoy the blog!

Posted on September 11, 2012, in Politics and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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