Richard Hammel thinks we owe him
House Bill 4073 introduced by Richard Hammel (D - Genesee) thinks Michigan tax payers owe him things they don’t get themselves -- guaranteed tax payer funded health care benefits. Experts estimate the current price tag for providing guaranteed long term health care benefits for public sector employees at over $39 billion dollars.
In context the entire state budget is $42 billion. Where does this money come from Representative Hammel? What are we going to give up to pay for this? Representative Hammel is either willing to support this with massive tax increases or a complete elimination of all competing state services (including funding for K12 education).