Feb 5, 2001
Michigan's current governor, John Engler, promised "tax relief" when he campaigned for office the first time in 1990.
So, it's time for a balance sheet.
Taking into account all the changes in various state taxes, a working family with a total income of $50,00 a year with a home valued at $100,000, saved $550.
Compare this to the savings racked up by a family whose income came to $150,000 a year, living in a $300,000 home. They saved almost $3,000 this year.
In other words, people who earned three times as much money as working people saved almost six times as much money on their tax bill.
Engler promised to provide the most tax relief to those who need it most. He just forgot to tell us that in his world, the ones who need it most are those with the most money.