Another reason to vote ‘no’

Detroit News

The intrusion of Grover Norquist into Michigan politics should serve as a final cue for voters to reject Proposal 6 in the Nov. 6 general election. Norquist, head of Washington D.C.-based Americans for Tax Reform, is famous for tying the U.S. Congress in knots with his no-tax pledge signed by many of the GOP members. He now hopes to influence state policy here by befriending Ambassador Bridge owner Matty Moroun and proclaiming a proposed public bridge between Detroit and Windsor, which would involve no public spending by the state of Michigan, to be “a bad deal for MI taxpayers.” The bridge, which also would bring billions in badly needed federal road revenue to Michigan, is a good deal for taxpayers. The bad deal would be to approve Prop 6 and enshrine in our constitution a law that could affect all future bridges but is being promulgated to serve the special interests of a single billionaire, Matty Moroun.