Thursday, March 17, 2011

Republican Governors - Stealing From The Poor and Middle Class To Give To The Rich

john kasich, ohio - cut funding to public schools by 25%; slash $12 million from children's hospitals, $16 million from an adoption program for children with special needs, $1 million from food banks; tax cuts for oil companies, tax cut for the rich, repeal of the estate tax

rick scott, florida - slash corporate income tax; cut medicaid and education funding by $4 billion each

larry o'neil, georgia house leader - pushed for a budget that cuts corporate taxes by 33% while increasing health care costs for state workers by 20%

tom branstad, iowa - wants corporate income tax cut and a freeze on school spending

sam brownback, kansas - eliminating corporate income tax all together, cutting $50 million to education

paul lepage, maine (tea party governor) - tax cut for maine's richest 1%, property tax hike for middle class

tom corbett, pennsylvania - corporate tax cut, freeze on teacher's salaries

nikki haley, south carolina - wants to end corporate income tax, cut physical education from schools, medicaid reductions

rick snyder, michigan - (from: - letter to my fellow michiganders
Gotten the House and Senate to pass bills giving him "Emergency Management" powers such as the ability to appoint a corporation or a CEO who could literally dissolve town governments or school boards, fire the elected officials, nullify any local law and run your local governmental entity. That company then would have the power to immediately declare all collective bargaining contracts null and void.

Proposed giving business a whopping 86% tax cut while raising everyone's personal taxes by 31%! And much of that tax hike he believes should be shouldered by -- I kid you not -- senior citizens and the poor! He says these two groups have not been "sharing the sacrifice" the rest of us have been burdened with. So his budget proposes a $1.8 billion tax CUT for business and a $1.75 billion tax INCREASE for the rest of us, much of it from the poor, seniors and working people -- even though the top 1% in Michigan ALREADY pay a lower state tax rate than everyone else does!

Together with the legislature, introduced over 40 anti-labor bills in just the first two months of this session! They have wasted no time and have caught most people off guard. Much of this is being rushed through right now before you have a chance to raise your voice in objection.

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