Gov. Rick Snyder says public school cuts will be 'difficult,' but denies he's trying to break unions
Published: Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 6:00 AM Updated: Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 12:25 PM
a projected $652 million surplus in the state's school aid fund for fiscal 2012." (source)
eliminating the minimum number of hours or days students must attend each year? Because, what, the problem with student achievement is that they're just spending too darn much time getting taught stuff?
But there's plenty of money to give businesses a $1.73 Billion tax cut, right? (source)
Although, to be fair, that cut is apparently paid for by squeezing more money out of Michigan's retirees.
Snyder’s proposal applies the personal income tax to public and private pension income, eliminates the Earned Income Tax Credit that low-income senior wage-earners rely on, scraps the $2,300 exemption seniors can claim on their returns and could lessen the value of the Homestead Property Tax Credit for senior households.
Because obviously, Ford Motor Company needs tax relief more than Grandma Oldenstein.
Seriously, Rick Snyder has got to be the worst governor in America.