You know we the people oppose any tax hike because all it does is make your budget bigger and fatter.
Speak for youself and quit pretending to speak for "we the people." You sure don't speak for me.
I don't enjoy paying taxes any more than anyone does. Nor do I approve of wasteful spending. But I also recognize and accept the reality that in order to function for the general welfare of its citizens, a government must have revenues, which will be generated by taxation. Thus, I do not take not the knee-jerk, mindless reactionary's "no taxes" posture we hear so often expressed these days that it drowns out rational discussion of tax issues.
To reiterate what I've said before about this cockamamie proposal: Direct democracy works only to the extent that the people voting on a particular proposition have the opportunity to debate aqnd shape it, in the role of legislators. In Michigan, though, voters would only get opportunity to cast a yes or no vote on a proposition written and shaped by someone else. They have no opportunity to form the proposition themselves.
Thus, this really is not a proposal to expand democracy at all. It is a proposal to further weaken our republican form of representative government through which individual citizens actually can wield some influence on the legislative process through contact with their elected representatives. Like the failed experiment with legislative term limits this proposal actually would stifle rather than expand public opportunity to participate meaningfully in the process of governance. That is why it should be rejected.