From Paul Kane, White Lake Township:
Potential recipients of film industry tax incentives are working to receive more.
Via WJR radio, I recently heard numerous hours of discussions, pro and con. I also heard that our former state Sen. Nancy Cassis was the sole vote against this perk. I offer a belated thank you to her for her apparent lone voice.
This issue is a perfect example for explaining to those who continuously believe that big government is the answer to our problems, while many of us believe the opposite. (And as with every scientific “proof,” we begin with seemingly unrelated “givens” or bullet points).
None of us like other people sticking their noses in our business. We want to be left alone to take our own risks and to focus on our own attempts at being successful.
As long as we are law-abiding and hurting no one else, a Michigander should have the right to make an honest living and as pain-free as possible.
“All men are created equal” means “equality of opportunity” and “equality under the law.”
Government is the worst when it comes to meddling in our business. They take money from our pockets in order to pay themselves to do their busy-body meddling. And when they “pick their favorites,” it is always at the expense of those who aren’t picked while it also adds unpredictability to the business environment.
Anyone who seeks to be a business owner will do so only when the pain is not too great. Government creates pain with their heavy regulation, high taxation, busy-body meddling and inconsistent behaviors.
For Michigan to again be great, we need private sector businesses to employ Michiganders. To best ensure a predictable environment where government-induced pain is minimized and all honest business attempts are treated as if they are created equal, then all the busy-body big government intrusions must be kept to a minimum.
Voters all across our country understand this. That’s why Democrats were booted from so many elected positions last November. If the economy picks up, it will be because people trust that the government is more likely headed in the right direction. Why is the economy as bad as it is? Because new money-making ideas come from people with brains, and anyone with a brain does not trust a government that is as illogical, anti-capitalist and out-of-control as the government we’ve had for quite some time.
Let’s hope that the Republicans in Lansing keep this in mind as they successfully create a business-conducive environment. And that film industry is certainly welcome to be another business treated equally here in Michigan.