Originally published in the Grand Rapids Business Journal, March 19, 2007
I know. I know. Again with the Michigan budget woes! But this week’s comic is a simple plea with a simple explanation: Perhaps Michigan leaders might take a look around to other, more successful Midwestern states (and apparently all of them are in fact more successful) to see what they are doing. Just pandering to beleaguered Michiganians with tax cuts, tax cuts, and more tax cuts seems a medieval solution to a modern problem. Brave Republicans (that is, ones no longer seeking public office) have been speaking out on this.
But this all might be crazy talk. I mean, hey, who’s the barber here?