Democrats in Michigan’s state House are determined to squeeze more out of the state’s dry-lemon economy, but they can’t convince enough of their own to vote for it. They have been voting on a tax increase since 2 pm on Friday — that’s 51 hours of straight legislative boredom. For the third day in a row, all Republicans have voted “no.” Ten Democrats still have not voted. Democrats enjoy a 58-52 majority in the chamber…so far, there has been no serious effort to cut any spending — a tax increase has essentially been the Democrats’ first resort.
It’s hard to understand why the Michigan economy is lagging so badly. What we’re doing isn’t working, so we try to do more of it. (via Instapundit)