Tuesday, November 08, 2016

A Massive Tax Increase

What you already pay for mass transit in SE MI:
$100 per $100,000 of taxable value on your home & business in Macomb & Oakland Counties, up to $276 per $100,000 in Washtenaw County.
5.5¢ of every gallon you buy at the pump & ten percent of your car’s annual registration and plate fees are spent on mass transit.
Mass transit taxes you already pay could lease every regular user of mass transit in metro-Detroit a brand new Chevrolet Trax SUV every two years – and still have $150 million left over.
How much more you WILL pay for mass transit under the ballot proposal:
$120 more per $100,000 of taxable value on your home and business which equals $2,500 per $100,000 over the 20 year duration of the tax.
The new mass transit authority is authorized to initiate an additional 25% increase in your existing annual vehicle registration fee you pay.
The $4.6 billion proposal spends enough to provide every regular user of mass transit in metro-Detroit with a brand new leased Cadillac every three years- and have hundreds of millions left over.

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The Tax Hike
This is a massive tax hike that will cost taxpayers $4.6 billion over the next 20 years. Click to learn where the money will come from and how it will be spent.
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More Traffic Congestion
Many major roads will have lanes closed to create ‘bus only’ lanes – congesting traffic for car drivers and increasing commuting times.
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Blocks Mass Transit Innovation
Some cities are contracting out transit services to Uber, Lyft, & others that provide more efficient service, while this proposal spends billions on old tech like buses & rail.
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