As Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) was pushing through a tax hike as she enters the last days of her failed tenure as governor, she picked on the Magnolia State to make her case.
Granholm: “Now is the time to stand up for those priorities. What we’re fighting for is Michigan not becoming Mississippi.”
Report Michigan covered the story and has some good information we need to share with you.
At 9.5 percent, Mississippi’s unemployment is the 33rd lowest in the nation. Michigan has the nation’s highest at 15.2 percent. Chief Executive magazine ranked Mississippi as the 30th best state overall in 2009 (a jump of 15 positions since 2008) while Michigan ranked 49th. Forbes puts Mississippi 40th among best state’s for doing business. Not great, but much better than 49th for Michigan.
The truth is Michigan needs to worry about not resembling a third-world country while Detroit needs to worry about becoming safer than Baghdad.
But next time I’m in Michigan I’ll be sure to drive around in my made-in-Mississippi Nissan Titan.