Will the Last Employers to Leave Michigan Please Turn Off the Lights?

Those wily Michigan Democrats have come up with some interesting proposals that would pour gasoline on the fire that is burning down the Michigan economy.  State party Chairman, Mark Brewer wants to test support for potential ballot initiatives that will:

"give voters the chance to circumvent recalcitrant politicians in Lansing, he said, demonstrating that Democrats are "on the side of the people."

The brainstorms the Democrats are proposing include:

"Hiking the minimum wage to $10 an hour for all workers.

  • Imposing a blanket moratorium on home foreclosures for 12 months.
  • Cutting utility rates 20% across the board.
  • Requiring all employers to provide health care to their employees.
  • Hiking, by $100 a week, and extending, for six months, unemployment benefits."

Where do they find these crackpots?  Hiking the minimum wage will produce an increase in the Michigan unemployment rate, which now is
over 15 %  and should reach 20% before the summer is over.  Why not make the minimum wage $50.00 an hour?

Imposing a foreclosure moratorium will further hobble Michigan bankers, while cutting utility rates will cripple Wolverine power companies.  Mandatory health care requirements should finish dissuading any potential employers who might still consider remaining in Michigan; it sees inconceivable that any viable employer would actually re-locate to the state.

The only folks left in Michigan will be the Democrats and the unemployed-why not give them an extra 100 bucks a week for their last 6 months there.

Then they can follow the jobs to a state where sanity prevails.

Ralph Alter blogs at Right on Target
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