Michigan’s economy didn’t get where it is overnight – it took 50 years of growing slower than the rest of the nation.
So we aren’t going to correct this situation in year or with just one or two “silver bullets.” It’s going to take us all supporting a holistic package of reforms – that means we have to put Michigan first and give a little of what we want today for the good of our long-term future.
You might think that’s going to be a tough sell in a state the leads the nation in unemployment and whose per capita income has fallen to 37th in the nation! In fact the opposite is true – polls say the people want bold reform and recognize it has to include both budget and tax changes.
So tell your legislators, who are getting pressured everyday by those that resist change, that you are behind them and will support them if they put Michigan ahead of the short term interests