They Already Tax Our Work. Don't Let Them Tax Our Play.
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  • Diane McCandless of Whitmore Lake: I urge everybody to keep pushing and oppose the newest tax proposed by Governor Granholm which affects America's family time. There's no doubt in my mind that Michigan's deficit could be reduced in other ways; seems the hard working citizens of Michigan are ALWAYS the first to be penalized. It's time to attack the gasoline prices in Michigan as well...
  • Michelle Valenti of New Baltimore: I have sent emails to the Governor, State Senator Alan Sanborn and Macomb County Representative, Daniel Aciavatti. I have gotten replies from Alan Sanborn and Dan Acciavatti stating that they don’t believe that such a tax will be put in place. I have yet to hear back from the Governor’s office.
  • Neal Schultz of Plymouth: Everyone else in the area are taking pay cuts and having to cut back on expenditures…why is the government the only one that doesn't have to cut back, but also wants more?
  • Lindy Stout of Harrison Township: the governor wants to tax everything and anything. All these taxes are prompting residents to move from the state!
  • Sandra Burdziak of Inkster: That is wrong. All kinds of people go to events not just the rich and tax will discourage people from going to the events that they love going to.
  • Thomas A. Stanek of Northville: It is time for the State Government to cut the waste. An example is having Limousine driving state Employees to the Airport. State staffs should be cut to reflect the current environment. Most of all NO EXESSIVISE TAX on services, including sporting events. Learn to living within a budget. Michigan residents have (they have no choice).
  • Sharon Graves of Canton: I'm on a fixed income and I entertainment is very limited. It will be nonexistent if there is an additional tax.
  • Dana Friess of Flint: Why should we have to be taxed on family time. This is totally outrageous.
  • Karen Holman of Howell: Ridiculous. How many people need to move out of Michigan before they start giving us breaks instead of extra fees?
  • Joseph Schembri of Allen Park: When we have desperate politician running our state, we get desperate decisions.
  • Mark Deering of Warren: A ticket tax is ridiculous. Why punish Michigan residents for living in Michigan even more than they already are?
  • Stacy Walling of Jackson: I know that the state is hurting, but we are not the only state in debt. Stop hurting the businesses and start looking at reducing some government salaries and other area that will not affect the everyday people. You already have to be doing good for yourself to be able to afford going to a game, and if you are not, then you have saved for a treat as this.
  • Kathy Kiehl of Perrysburg OH: Although I live in OH, I am a season ticket holder for U-M football and Detroit Red Wings. Due to this fact, my husband and I travel to Michigan quiet often and spend a lot of money in the state. We also spend a lot of time there attending concerts and shows and this is getting to be quite expensive. We may have to reconsider traveling to your state so often if prices continue to rise.
  • Mike Pitt of Grand Rapids: Granholm- stop taxing us and create jobs!
  • Mike Rizzo of Macomb: I can barely afford to go to sporting events as it stands right now. Don’t make the citizens pay for your mistakes.
  • Alan Meacham of Marysville: Tickets to sporting events are expensive enough! A normal family can’t even afford to go to the game now!!
  • Amy Goodlesky of Livonia: Please, people can barely afford to pay their bills. Money they can scrape together to take their kids somewhere fun will be near impossible to find, if this passes. Please don’t take more from us then you already have.
  • Pamala Mys of Shepherd: I am against the ticket tax. I think we pay enough taxes. Spending time with your family at a sports event/concert should not be taxed. A lot of families will not be able to afford going if there is a tax added.
  • Andrea Davis of Redford: I think its awful that the poor working class people have to suffer consequences of screw ups that are made by our politicians. I’m a single working mom who enjoys taking her children to the movies, sporting events, etc. … This is not a luxury for me, it is an expense. I rarely have an opportunity to do such and now that you’re trying to impose a new tax law, I may never be able to do so. Please stop punishing the little people for past and future mishaps. Bring our troops home and maybe we can rebuild our country/economy.
  • Mary Schmelze of Saint Clair Shores: I do not want to see a luxury tax on sporting events, concerts, etc. I can hardly afford taking my family to any entertainment as it is cost prohibitive as it is now. Thank you.
  • Angela Parker of Flat Rock: I strongly oppose the ticket tax. I have a hard enough time finding quality time with my kids and an even harder time finding things that I can afford to do with them. Ticket prices re escalating all on their own, the state does not need to add a tax to make the prices even higher.
  • Dana Vaughan of South Lyon: Sending this tax through would only hurt the economy because it would cause fans to stay away. I may be loyal, but there’s only so much I can afford on the money I make and in the Michigan economy….maybe you should think about taxing yourselves for your luxuries!
  • David Nagy of Redford: Tickets are expensive enough. I barely afford to take my family of 4 to any event. This tax will drive out the families.
  • Stephanie Blooming of Clinton: Tickets to theatre and sporting events are already expensive for the average middle class family, and even more so during playoffs, so to add another tax to the middle class would lower tickets sales and attendance at such events.
  • Michael Long of Ann Arbor: This is further incentive for me to leave this state. Why do you have to destroy everything that makes people happy? How about cutting some of the jobs within the office that are doing nothing? Take a pay cut. Do we have to foot the bill for you incompetence?
  • Daniel Randall of Clinton: I guess Gov. Granholm wasn’t kidding when she said we would be blown away.
  • Kevin Gyuran of Ecorse: Last one leaving Michigan, turn the lights out.
  • Ronald Phillips of Oscoda: Taxes, taxes, taxes, quit spending, the pot is running dry.
  • Stephanie Dantuma of Grand Rapids: This is a ridiculous tax that will effect many, many people. Whitecaps and Griffins games in Grand Rapids will lose many fans as families will not be able to afford to attend with the proposed tax. The government taxes us enough on other things. Leave our events tax free!!!!
  • Robert Fry of Portage: If this tax goes through, then, I guess I will be done going to events such as concerts because I cannot justify paying more money on already high event ticket prices.
  • Marlin Starkey of Grand Ledge: I am a republican and totally in disagreement with this governor, I am a retired hockey player from Marquette, and imposing taxes on sports and entertainment will result in less activities for families to participate in.
  • Mike Rellinger of Westland: Ticket tax would be an outrage to the entertainment industry and should not be allowed.
  • Sanar Hermiz of Trenton: They already tax everything else… but now taxing on our fun, it’s just not right!
  • Jason Owens of Detroit: We don’t have much good living left, tax this tax that which is good for us, but will it be in any way fair to tax entertainment when that’s supposed to be fun?
  • Don Carriere Jr. of Haslett: I oppose this tax. What are the Governor and Legislature trying to do? Drive even more people out of Michigan? Please do not tax the only things that are enjoyable in this state.
  • Paul Greenwood of Davison: This is the most stupid thing I have ever heard of. Since when is spending time with your family and friends a luxury?
  • Christy Whitney of Elgin, IL: We visit the Detroit area for recreation activities. I think this may deter people from visiting your city.
  • Felicia Hamilton of Ypsilanti: Are you trying to run everyone out of this state?
  • Sharon Cabage of Jackson: I feel that this would definitely decrease attendance at all entertainment therefore reducing spending in our state of Michigan.