Monday, July 4, 2011

New Transformers Flick Costs Each Michigan Taxpayer $1.36

New Transformers Flick Costs Each Michigan Taxpayer $1.36 [Michigan Capitol Confidential]
"Since the tax credit is refundable and has little to do with the company’s tax liability, it is effectively a subsidy check from the state treasury. According to the Michigan Film Office press release, 'Transformers' received $6.1 million in refundable tax credits from the state"

Macomb County inmate suing Snyder, the state over pornography ban in prison

Report: Macomb County inmate suing Snyder, the state over pornography ban in prison MLive.com

The Ugliest Face of Unionism

The Ugliest Face of Unionism - 620 WTMJ - Milwaukee's Source for Local News and Weather
"the request set off a debate among the leaders of the Racine firefighters union.
The problem: Gorniak had recently invoked a little-used provision in his union contract and opted out of membership in the Wisconsin State Firefighters Association.
Members of the executive board of the Racine firefighters union ultimately decided not to support or march with his float."

Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job

Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job The Weekly Standard
"the “stimulus” has added or saved just under 2.4 million jobs — whether private or public — at a cost (to date) of $666 billion.
That’s a cost to taxpayers of $278,000 per job.

In other words, the government could simply have cut a $100,000 check to everyone whose employment was allegedly made possible by the “stimulus,” and taxpayers would have come out $427 billion ahead."

'I want to punch him in his head'

'I want to punch him in his head' - Maggie Haberman - POLITICO.com
"Senate President Stephen Sweeney went to bed furious Thursday night after reviewing the governor’s line-item veto of the state budget.
He woke up Friday morning even angrier.
This is all about him being a bully and a punk,” he said in an interview Friday.
“I wanted to punch him in his head
.”"

ah, the "civility" of a democrat leader....

Motorcyclist Killed While Riding Without Helmet to Protest New York Helmet Law

Motorcyclist Killed While Riding Without Helmet to Protest New York Helmet Law - FoxNews.com

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