Thursday, October 1, 2009
Giving them the middle finger of the Upper Hand
The State of Michigan has been running ads trying to get some foolish business to move into the state. The ad campaign has as it slogan, 'Michigan gives you the upper hand". Michigan is in dire straits with its huge entitlements and policy of increasing everything from the sales tax, gas tax and of course the state income tax. In reality it appears that Michigan is just giving its citizens the middle finger of the upper hand. Well, they have now decided to stick it to the physicians that have not left the state by imposing a 4% tax on all physican payments and other medical fees. By doing this they hope to decrease their multibillion dollar deficit. Since Michigan already has made sure that it has the lowest Medicaid payment rates and chased as many businesses out of the state as possible, it seems that the medical business will be the next to leave the state. On the bright side, Michigans Democratic Majority are trying to overturn what little tort reforms they had on top of all this.