After returning home from an evening meeting I sent out a press release blasting Governor Snyder's road plan. During this meeting of conservative activists I caught a portion of Snyder's State of the State address. His plan to fix the roads is nothing short of "Highway Robbery." Why did I call it Highway Robbery? Well, during his first term in office spending has increased by $4.7 billion per year yet he claims he can't find $1.2 billion to fix the roads. His mismanagement of our tax dollars is equivalent to robbing Michigan citizens of their hard-earned wages.
His solution to the road problem is to increase our sales tax by 16.7%. This would stick Michigan with the second highest state sales tax rate in the nation. Snyder needs to use his training as an accountant to reallocate about 2% of current spending to fix our roads.
My press release was referenced by a couple of local news organizations. Click the links below to view recent media stories about Snyder's Highway Robbery.
Here is an audio recording of the January 21, 2015 news article heard on WHMI 93.5.
You too can help spread the word about Snyder's Highway Robbery. The best way for an individual activist to help deliver our message is to write one or more letters to the editor of your local newspaper.
RetakeOurGov has assembled a list of reasons why citizens should oppose this Highway Robbery. We encourage you to select one of these reasons and write a letter to the editor of your local paper and express your opposition to this Highway Robbery.
(Did you know that Letters to the Editor are the third most read section of the newspaper? Only the sports page and comics rank higher in popularity than Letters to the Editor. Every activist needs to get into the habit of writing letters to the editor of their local paper, as this is the best way to deliver your message to citizens who are not directly involved in the conservative movement. Please contact us if you need help in developing your letter writing skills or letter writing strategy.)