Ohio State vs. Michigan

November 16, 2007

OK, it’s been 10 days since we have posted anything new, so I thought I’d post about the big game tomorrow.

I hope Michigan wins, of course, but I have my doubts about it.

I think Ohio State is a stronger team overall and their single loss last week has probably got them steamed. They dropped like 9 places in the polls and now have no real chance at a national championship, so I think the Rose Bowl is in their sights.

Michigan, on the other hand, lost their first 2 games and last week’s game, so their recent loss probably will not be as much as a motivator as Ohio State’s loss.

Again, I hope Michigan emerge victorious and I’ll be rooting them on.

But if I were a betting man, my money would be on Ohio State even if giving up 4 points.





Trying to Squeez Ron Paul Out

October 3, 2007

According to Gambling911.com, the betting odds of Ron Paul becoming President are 6 to 1, making him a bigger favorite than Mitt Romney. However, those odds may soon diminish because the Republican Party, in various states, is (quietly) closing the primaries to allow only registered Republicans to vote. This means many Independents, Libertarians and Democrats who support Ron Paul will not be able to vote.

Some states, including Michigan, are aiming to move their primaries to earlier dates which may result in other states doing the same. The end result will mean even fewer people voting in the primaries for Ron Paul because the momentum he has obtained and continues to gain will not be what it could have been if the primaries were held later.

And so far as I know, Ron Paul is the only candidate who will end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan ASAP.

Ron Paul

Michigan Income Tax Increase: Will It Really Be Rolled Back?

October 1, 2007

According to The Detroit News, the new bill just passed to avert a government shutdown

would ratchet up the levy from 3.9 percent to 4.35 percent to raise $760 million. The rate would begin a gradual rollback in 2011 and return to 3.9 percent by 2015.

My question: Will the income tax ever be rolled back to 3.9 percent? Ever?

I predict that the Michigan income tax will never see 3.9 percent again. Ever!

This is the way government usually works: Squeak something in via “compromise,” place some kind of “rollback” or “sunset” provision in order to get it passed, and later pass new bills that remove the “rollback” or “sunset” provision.