Suckers! With the successful campaign of "Save our Zoo" sort of like "Save our Children" you voted to take from others to give to a Zoo..and you gave them a "Windfall Profit" that they will never let go of.
Greed, envy, and jealousy of others that may have a bit more than you do, along with the indoctrination of liberal Democrats to share the wealth succeeded in more taxation in this already struggling state. You now make your neighbors pay for your visit to the Zoo.
In order to get cheap tickets to enter a Zoo, you have created a monster fund that they will spend like its going out of style. Its a shame that the "YES" votes shouldn't have to pay for all of this themselves..
Enjoy paying twice for a visit that you shouldn't have to pay at all, unless you decide to go look at the monkeys..and watch the rest of the state laugh at us. Suckers!
Socialism at its finest.
From Walter E. Williams comes this tonight..(updated at 1:23 am)
A Nation of Thieves
Edgar K. Browning, professor of economics at Texas A&M University, has a new book aptly titled "Stealing from Each Other." Its subtitle, "How the Welfare State Robs Americans of Money and Spirit," goes to the heart of what the book is about. The rise of equalitarian ideology has driven Americans to steal from one another. Browning explains that certain kinds of equality have been a cherished value in America. Equality under the law and, within reason, equality of opportunity is consistent with a free society. Equality of results is an anathema to a free society and within it lie the seeds of tyranny.
Browning entertains a discussion about when inequalities are just or unjust. For example, college graduates earn income higher than high-school dropouts. Some people prefer to work many hours and earn more than others who prefer to work fewer. Students who spend 25 or more hours a week on classroom preparation earn higher grades than students who spend five hours. Most would agree that these inequalities are just. There are other sources of inequalities that are unjust, such as: when incomes result from fraud, corruption, stealing, exploitation, oppression and the like. Such sources of inequality play an insignificant role in producing income inequality in America. Most economists agree that income is closely related to productivity.
And then he goes on to say...
So what's Browning's solution? First, he reminds us of the biblical admonition "Thou shalt not steal." Government income redistribution programs produce the same result as theft. In fact, that's what a thief does; he redistributes income. The difference between government and thievery is mostly a matter of legality. Browning's solution is captured in the title of his last chapter, "Just Say No," where he proposes, "The federal government shall not adopt any policies that transfer income (resources) from some Americans to other Americans." He agrees with James Madison, the father of our Constitution, who said, "I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents."
And you fine people of Michigan did just that!