My Gruel or Yours
other day as he tagged some of his opponent's plans, "lofty rhetoric
with few specifics.'
That was in a news release. Out on the stump he was more pithy
calling Rick's Snyder's ideas, "Paper thin. It's ridiculous. It's very
thin gruel. There's no there, there." It was a great sound bite.
Well turns out, it takes one to know one.
Mr. Bernero has the same problem when it comes to his "plan" to
revamp the Michigan Business Tax. At least Mr. Snyder has proposed a
6% flat rate levy. Mr. Bernero has proposed nada.
"That's something I'm going to work out with the business
community," he began his defense of having no meat on his biz tax
He's been running for governor since last January and still no
specifics on revamping the MBT? Don't the voters deserve a peak before
"Well, it's a good question. It's something we have to work out
but not everything is going to be exactly spelled out," he sounded just
a bit like Mr. S.
Does the phrase "trying to nail down Jell-O" mean anything to you?
The Mayor is a bit more forth coming on eliminating the 22%
on businesses. He says he will replace the lost $700 million by more
"cuts and efficiencies" but he has not listed where those will occur
And he did suggest he would likely eliminate the gross receipts
tax and no one would pay the tax if they did not make any money.
But he confesses that when it comes to the all important business
tax rate, your guess is as good as his. However he did not describe
his own lack of specifics as thin gruel or lofty rhetoric.
He could have.