Politicians should stand up for taxpayers, not backslap Hollywood

By Jarrett Skorup | Michigan Capitol Confidential

Proponents of the Michigan film subsidy program, which like all corporate welfare programs takes money from taxpayers and gives it to large companies in the name of “job creation,” often say the incentives are temporary and needed to diversify the state economy.

Most of them say the programs eventually will be rolled back. This isn’t true.

Like all groups, businesses work to get as much money from the government as possible, regardless of the economic effects or evidence. Consider what’s happening in Maryland.

at Michigan Capitol Confidential.

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