The collapse of Michigans economy has nothing to do with state politics remember were not the only state in this fix, and for those who try to propagandate fear of social programs by using the term socialism, I say it is far better than a sucks to be you I only give a crap about myself conservative agenda. If conservative ideaology of tax breaks to the wealthy stimulates job growth (which by the way is the only suggestion they have to offer) we would be living high on the hog from the Bush tax cuts. If the income disparity continues to grow at the rate it has over the last 35 years and small business owners continue to have a House on the lake, a couple of jet skis, a pontoon and speed boat, a Lexus,BMW, and that nice little sports car, their membership to the local country club and funding for their kids college fund while continuing to complain about paying minimum wage and tax increases we are in big trouble. In the glory years in our country small business owners were satisfied with making little more than their workers. Remember this is not the first free market capatalist society,and the motor that drives the system (greed) is the same thing that has collapsed all the previous ones.