Seniors Say “No” To ‘Granny-Tax’ On Pensions

DETROIT (WWJ) – As Michigan faces a 1.4 billion dollar deficit, Governor Snyder has proposed taxing pensions.  Local seniors have other ideas how the state can raise money, but A. Griffin, of Detroit says don’t tax his pension.

Griffin says, “they’re going to tax my pension , take the water, they have put a stranglehold on us.”

Beth Fisher reports some seniors have other ideas of how the state can raise money.
Janie Vaughn, of Detroit, says charge a fee for people who use Belle Isle, but don’t tax her pension.Vaughn says she’s very upset because what is there to tax? “I’m already taxed to death . I get little pension and social security…what is there to tax?” Vaughn says.

“They could put a tax on our park, like Belle Isle, what other park you go to that you can drive in free? Why can’t they charge two dollars per car or whatever, that would help the city,” says Vaughn.

Vaughn also says to cut the waste in government, while Marilyn Williams has a message for Governor Snyder.

“Why would you put a granny-tax on the seniors and supplement it, in the fill the hole for the big corporations,” says Williams of Detroit.

“What about you, I understand that you are going to give up your one year, your salary, but what about your staff, (and their salaries),” says Williams.


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