Snyder Says Business Tax Breaks will Lead to Jobs

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Gov. Rick Snyder says he's positive a sharp drop in Michigan business taxes will create more jobs.
The Republican governor, however, ran into some skepticism Friday morning during a Michigan Public Radio Network call-in show.
Snyder said during the program that getting rid of the Michigan Business Tax while asking only a third of Michigan businesses to pay a corporate income tax was "a huge step forward." The tax change passed the Legislature Thursday and is headed for his signature.
Several callers asked pointed questions about how many jobs will be created by the $1.7 billion tax cut, which is being paid for by raising taxes on individuals and cutting services.
Snyder says he can't provide an exact number, but expects businesses will hire more workers without the tax.


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  • by Anonymous on May 16, 2011 at 05:27 PM
    It is kind of late about jobs.Michigan should of almost got rid of the taxes on businesses.we have seen many close,many leave,many lay off.this has hurt many.lost homes,belongings,hunger and how many more hardship the good people of Michigan have suffered.How many of those jobs that have left will come back,probably 0.How many can start new big businesses,not many if any.Do to people NOT spending money on many things due to gas prices and prices going up higher,many products will not sell.So more lay offs can happen.WE NEED JOBS.and I pray they will come.But it really don't look good.
  • by Anonymous on May 16, 2011 at 11:47 AM
    I think it is time for a part-time government!! The leaders are the ones who created the problems this state/country are having. They have too much time to spend on their personal agendas rather than the country. Part time is more than sufficient to take care of the business that the state/country really needs and NOT time for the so-called leaders to dream up ways to spend more money we don't have. THink of the money we would save!!! Being crooks has become a profession for our so-called leaders...get rid of them all.l
  • by Anonymous on May 16, 2011 at 10:15 AM
    Whatcha wanna bet that the money break that business gets goes for raises and bonuses for the top?
  • by Sans on May 16, 2011 at 07:01 AM
    Less taxes is suppose to mean businesses would like to come to our state. However, I think this is a we wait and see propisition.
  • by Anonymous on May 15, 2011 at 07:56 PM
    This will help businesses MAKE MORE MONEY,even the business R Snyder owns.No business has to hire any one.many will be letting people go because many people can no longer continue to buy products,even many are cutting back on foods.Gas prices still way to high.all bills going up for many.products that are have to have are one thing.Most are finding out they can live WITHOUT many things.SO This is a move to help the business,not the people needing jobs.This may keep some businesses from leaving.but hire?make new jobs?why? All now is made in china & we can't compete with 1 dollar an hr wages,no insurances,no anything.We don't want to be SLAVE labor.So we have NOT enough jobs so all can work.
  • by dale Location: brooklyn on May 13, 2011 at 08:06 PM
    is there really any company out there that has so much demand for their product or service that they want to hire more people, but can not due to a tax burden? i am sure if they need the help then they would hire some help. if they don't have the cash to do so then i am sure there is more to it than taxes. companies need customers to drive job creation. if they had the money to hire but not the demand for their product then they just will have more money for themselves and no jobs will be created. it's not as simple as lower taxes! THINK PEOPLE!
  • by Concerned About Michigan's Direction on May 13, 2011 at 05:33 PM
    What are the statistics behind trickle down economics? What types of jobs are going to be created? McDonalds, Wendy's, gas station attendants? How does Slick Rick know his counterparts are going to spend this money to expand their businesses or give themselves a nice, fat bonus on the back of the taxpayers? Well, I am positive Slicky Ricky needs a new career, this one doesn't seem to be working for him. Old ideas equal same results. Keep your head of Rick, maybe at the next McDonalds hiring blitz, you might get a job. Try making your living on minimum wage. Good Luck!!!
  • by Anonymous on May 13, 2011 at 05:03 PM
    Now is Michigan that pure Michigan.NO.give us dumb people,the ones u think are dumb,some credit for Not falling for that old jobs coming idea.our schools are not so great any more,there are homeless people every where,many roads are in need of repair,we have high tobacco taxes,and gas is not cheap or the tax on it,the crime rate is not low,and fire & police are getting to be few.That list goes on.Nothing "PURE" about MICHUGAN.Now really would any good business person want to bring his family to this state?How many things can you say about michigan?There are some great people.Many have no job,they want to work,as they need jobs all over this state,but will businesses come???This will help snyders business,make more money if nothing els.Is snyder hiring?
  • by Anonymous on May 13, 2011 at 05:03 PM
    Now is Michigan that pure Michigan.NO.give us dumb people,the ones u think are dumb,some credit for Not falling for that old jobs coming idea.our schools are not so great any more,there are homeless people every where,many roads are in need of repair,we have high tobacco taxes,and gas is not cheap or the tax on it,the crime rate is not low,and fire & police are getting to be few.That list goes on.Nothing "PURE" about MICHUGAN.Now really would any good business person want to bring his family to this state?How many things can you say about michigan?There are some great people.Many have no job,they want to work,as they need jobs all over this state,but will businesses come???This will help snyders business,make more money if nothing els.Is snyder hiring?
  • by butch elliston Location: United States on May 13, 2011 at 12:51 PM
    sounds like the same problems we had with former gov Engler nothing re-invented just old non working policy
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