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U.S. Taxpayers Party Opposes All Four Michigan Statewide Ballot Proposals on November 5.

Business Editors

LANSING, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 29, 2002

Political Party Calls Proposals "Unnecessary Tax Hikes"

When Michigan Families are Struggling to Survive Recession

The Michigan central committee of the U.S. Taxpayers Party has unanimously

voted to oppose all four proposals on the statewide November 5, 2002 General Election Ballot, it was reported today by Dan Malone, chairman.

"After both Pro and Con debaters assembled by the League of Women Voters admitted on Michigan Government Television that all four ballot proposals were actually tax increases, we decided as responsible citizens to urge our fellow taxpayers to vote NO next Tuesday because the ballot proposals are all unnecessary tax hikes when Michigan families are struggling to survive the recession," Malone stated.

"Our overriding concern is that Michigan is already a high tax state. Overspending has caused a $1.5 billion deficit in the state budget. We're paying the highest state, county, and local taxes in Michigan history. This is no time to vote ourselves still higher taxes when unemployment is so high, and more jobs are being lost every week.

"DaimlerChrysler just announced its next new plants will be built in Georgia and Canada. Detroit Diesel is laying off 700. The recession in Michigan is getting worse as the auto, high tech, agriculture and tourist industries downsize in Michigan while governments at every level grow and accelerate spending," Malone said.

U.S. Taxpayers Party became a "Ballot Qualified Political Party" under Michigan law last July. Opposing Democratic, Republican and Green Party nominees at the top of the U.S. Taxpayers Party ticket are Joe Pilchak for Governor, his wife Clara Pilchak for Lt. Governor, Chuck Conces for Secretary of State, and Gerald Van Sickle for Attorney General, Ron Monroe and Judith Czak for State Board of Education, Francis Gualdoni for U of M Board of Regents, Barbara Pacifico and Crystal Ann Van Sickle for MSU Board of Trustees, Hal Dunn and Robert Miller for Wayne State Board of Trustees.

Any one of the statewide candidates with more than 20,000 votes on Nov. 5 will qualify all candidates recruited and nominated by the U.S. Taxpayers Party on the next General Election Ballot in November 2004.

Sean Sullivan is the U.S. Taxpayers Party nominee for the Michigan Senate District 15. UST Party nominees for the U.S. House of Representatives are Robert Graeser in District 2; Dan Malone in District 11, and Steven Revis in District 12.