Barack Obama versus Michigan
You better see this, Nick!
I feel silly stating that the President of the United States is targeting Michigan. For the past six or eight years Governor Jennifer Granolm blamed the economic ruin that she has transformed our state into… on the President of the United States. Back when the American economy, for the most part, was healthy, vital, whole, and growing, there were only two (or three) states that were not enjoying economic growth. There was only one state in 2005, 2006 that was not by a hurricane that underwent economic collapse. That was Michigan. Michigan was the only economically ruined state at the time. Governor Granholm never owned up to her responsibility in the damage to Michigan and its residents’ lives. She always blamed the state’s problems on Governor John Engler or President Bush.
It was always stupid to claim that the world or national economy was good for every state except Michigan. It was especially stupid that so many Michiganian voters believed her. They were stupid at the time in November 2006. How could President Bush target Michigan just like that?
Enough with this prefacing:
President Barack Obama’s proposed cap-and-trade system on greenhouse gas emissions is a giant economic dagger aimed at the nation’s heartland — particularly Michigan. It is a multibillion-dollar tax hike on everything that Michigan does, including making things, driving cars and burning coal.
It still looks ridiculous, except that President Obama is the man with the mind that in a recession we should raise taxes. Michigan runs, when it runs, very precarious on a set of industrial output. Cap-and-trade is merely taxing. Whatever the tax dollars are spent on is not an even transformation, one that is useful in comparison to what is lost.
So as it is we have really do have a specific policy that can do harm to the citizens, taxpayers, economy in general specific to my state, among others.