House Dems Spin On Road Impasse
Kalamazoo Democrat Rep. Jon Hoadley tells The Richard Piet Show on WBCK an income tax rollback that GOP members have proposed as part of a potential roads deal in Lansing would only benefit those who make the most money.
Hoadley said the proposal which some House Republicans back calls for an income tax break for the upper income brackets in the state, as illustrated in the above graphic Hoadley shared this week on social media.
"This is why the roads plan is at an impasse. Tying and increase in road funding to a decrease in our flat income tax results in (potentially) improved roads, higher tax bills for most of Michigan, and a HUGE giveaway for the richest citizens.The problem was that we didn't have enough money already. Let's not make it worse," Hoadley posted on Facebook.
Hoadley also talked about what House Democrats call the "Blueprint for Michigan's Families" proposal introduced by Rep. Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak), which seeks to change Michigan's income tax from a flat tax to a graduated income tax. Hear the interview by clicking the video below.