We have, of course, taken Dick DeVos to task for his slippery rhetoric and dishonesty in his campaign for governor. Governor Jennifer Granholm hasn't been much better. Today she ran a campaign ad on t.v. declaring that she would never take money from our public schools to give tax breaks to "rich corporations".
Oh really? And what is her economic plan founded upon other than tax breaks to select companies? According to the Wall Street Journal earlier this week, in April Guv Jen doled out $40 million in tax breaks to General Motors to retool a couple of its plants. In September she gave away $28 million in tax breaks to Ford to overhaul its powertrain plant in Flint. The month before she told Ford she is ready to "invest" $151 million in the company to retain 50,000 jobs in Michigan. That figure would be in addition to the $315 million in tax breaks and loans that the good governor showered upon favored businesses in just August and September this year as the campaign heated up.
No doubt Guv Jen has a slick answer about how all these giveaways don't contradict her campaign ad, just don't believe it.