US Taxpayers Party of Michigan

Resolution in Opposition to Proposition 2015-1

US TAXPAYERS PARTY OF MICHIGAN

Affiliate of the U.S. Constitution Party

RESOLUTION

2015-1

A RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO BALLOT PROPOSAL 15-1 FOR RAISING

THE SALES TAX IN MICHIGAN

WHEREAS, the May 5th, 2015 Statewide ballot Proposal known as Proposal 15-1 would raise

taxes by $2 Billion, every year, by raising the sales tax in Michigan from 6% to 7%,and increasing

licensing fees, with the bulk of the increase in revenue accruing into the State’s

General Fund for general purposes, it will increase gasoline taxes by $450 million, Increase

annual Michigan driver registration fees by $95 million, result in an estimated extra $100 million

a year in federal taxes with the average Michigan family paying between $680 and $800 per

WHEREAS, Proposal 15-1 would send 40% of the $2 Billion to Lansing special interests not to

Michigan’s deteriorating roads, and increases mass transit spending every year by over $100

million and expands the current EITC welfare program by over $250 million annually and

increases discretionary spending by over $150 million.

WHEREAS, The US Taxpayers Party of Michigan believes passage of this proposal would

negatively impact the people of Michigan, and

WHEREAS, there are alternative plans for road funding that do not raise taxes, including but not

limited to that put forward by members of the Michigan Legislature

THEREFORE, it is resolved, by a unanimous vote of the state central committee of the US

Taxpayers Party of Michigan to urge the citizens residing in Michigan VOTE NO on Proposal

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the US Taxpayers Party of Michigan requests its Secretary

make our position publicly known to any and all members residing within the State in a timely

manner and encourage the adoption of similar resolutions in their county parties.

Dated this 25th, day of April 2015

By Order of the US Taxpayers Party of Michigan

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