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Verifiable
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Post Number: 51
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Friday, June 15, 2007 - 10:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Anyone else see where Mike Ilitch, one of Forbes 400 Richest Americans (top ten in Michigan) is against the luxury tax/entertainment tax Gov. Granholm's pushing?

Apparently he's behind a very agressive PR campaign to block it.

http://www.clickondetroit.com/ news/13510310/detail.html?rss= det&psp=news

Doesn't he understand that without new taxes, you can't have "taxpayer subsidies?" What would Mike Ilitch do if taxpayer subsidies dried up?
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321brian
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Post Number: 374
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Posted on Friday, June 15, 2007 - 10:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Because every dumbass who buys a ticket will complain that he raised prices even more.
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Bob
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Posted on Friday, June 15, 2007 - 11:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bill Davidson, Minor League Baseball, Live Nation Ticketmaster are all against this proposed tax on tickets. Illich just is getting the most press because he had the Comerica Park people pass out flyers against the tax.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/s tories/M/MI_STATE_BUDGET_TICKE T_TAX_MIOL-?SITE=MIDTF&SECTION =HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2007 - 12:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does anyone need to to ask, really? His entertainment empire will be directly affected by the proposal to add taxes to certain services and entertainment.

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