The majority of Michiganders are angry and confused as to why Michigan has increased taxes, grown government and expanded Obamacare (Medicaid). A study just published this week, ranks Michigan as the seventh worst taxed state, by total dollars, right behind New York. Michigan residents pay 22% more taxes than the national average. Why is this?
One unique and intriguing clue came from the remarks of Representative Ray Franz last fall:
After the Michigan voters overwhelmingly sent a message that they would not tolerate more taxes by voting Prop 1 down by a super-majority of 81% in May of 2015, our State Government slapped us in the face with a 600 million dollar tax increase last October.
Michigan Rep. Ray Franz, R-Onekama, had strong words to share after voting on the road funding package:
“I firmly stand by my belief that tying the gas tax to inflationary increases sets a dangerous precedent for Michigan’s future, and I stood fast for as long as I could. Unfortunately, I lost that argument with my colleagues and I could not in good conscious be the lone obstacle to addressing the road package as a whole. I lost a piece of my soul last night because I betrayed my values, my principles and myself”.
Representative Franz’s confession was an admission of failure to faithfully serve his constituents.
It became tremendously obvious to me that the most important personal trait that any person in the Legislature must have is “moral courage”. Without it, even good men fail.
I know that Jeff Noble possesses this “moral courage”. I have known Jeff Noble for more than two years and have observed his integrity and tremendous work ethic in campaigning for Senator Pat Colbeck in 2014.
I, therefore, endorse Jeff Noble for State Representative of the 20th District in 2016.
Republican Precinct Delegate - Northville Township