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Thursday, May 14, 2009

[O/T] The Good Times

(I know, I know ... I should have a generic blog for stuff like this.)

When even the eternal optimists in our state government issue a forecast this grim, you have to stop and wonder what the hell is going on.

Unemployment next year is forecast to average just a whisker less than 17%.

If our pals in Washington insist on having Federal Motors build products that people won't buy (absent the return of $4 gas) or if they decide not to "bail out" - by paying for goods provided - suppliers, lolbankruptcytrickedU, that figure will be scary low.

State income tax collections are expected to be down nearly 20%. That's down 20% from this year when we already have double digit unemployment and nobody's made money in the stock market.

A variety of stealth tax increases starting with liquor, tobacco and the state parks are already in place. More increases are coming - our beloved governor is enamored of the idea of a "progressive" income tax and has an opportunity to jack up the gasoline tax by making it a percentage instead of a flat amount.

I guess I should look on the bright side - as long as I don't make any money or ever go out and do anything, I won't be affected by any of this. And I'll never be unemployed as long as I'm self-employed. Woo hoo!

We used to joke that the last one out of Michigan should turn out the lights. There was always somewhere where things were better. I don't know where that is anymore.

1 comment:

SirFWALGMan said...

Self-employed people can be unemployed. Sucks. What you really need to do is become filthy rich and put the money in your mattress and hope that your house does not burn down.