by Ryan Felton
"Fuck no, we want to pay more taxes!"
Republicans in both the state House and Senate have been itching to roll back the state income tax ever since a nearly $1 billion budget surplus was discovered. Last month, the state's budget director said some form of tax relief was "inevitable."
Perhaps lawmakers should pump the brakes. A poll released today found that more residents are interested in having the minefield that is our roadways fixed than receiving extra cash for "a few McDonald's Happy Meals," as one person put it to the Freep today.
Lansing pollsters EPIC-MRA conducted the poll Feb. 5 through Tuesday, the Freep reports. Out of 600 residents, 38 percent say money should go to K-12 education, while 36 percent feel the roads are a mess. Only 11 percent agreed with Republicans who are vying to cut income taxes in an election year.
Bernie Porn, who heads EPIC-MRA, summed up the revelation nicely to the Freep: “You have to think, ‘Who are are they responding to?’ ”
(Photo from Flickr user The Opus)