Michael Moore: Hey, working class Michigan taxpayers should subsidize my crappy films
A real working class hero that Michael Moore:
A Republican [Michigan] state senator is calling out filmmaker Michael Moore for requesting $1 million in tax subsidies for his movie “Capitalism: A Love Story,” in which the filmmaker decried the government bailout of Wall Street executives.
State Sen. Nancy Cassis, R-Novi, is asking Moore to withdraw his application from the Michigan Film Office, which would reimburse up to 42 percent for costs associated with filming in the state. […]
Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s Kathy Hoekstra broke the story last week that Moore applied for the tax subsidy[…]
“He got caught in his own rhetoric and double standards,” Cassis said. “He decried capitalism and big corporations getting government handouts, and he asked for a handout himself from all the taxpayers of Michigan. He presented himself as a defender of the poor and downtrodden, and government should not be supportive of corporate welfare, but he himself is taking money from taxpayers.
She continued, “Michael Moore, if you stand by your position in ‘Capitalism: A Love Story,’ then withdraw your application from the film office for refunds at the expense of and subsidized by Michigan taxpayers.”[…]
“He put himself on the movie-making landscape by trying to get GM’s Roger Smith on the record,” Hoekstra said. “I find it ironic that he seems to be just as elusive as the subject of his breakthrough movie ‘Roger and Me.’”
More from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s Michael LaFaive:
“You cannot create jobs, you cannot enrich both Peter and Paul by robbing one of them,” LaFaive said. “And that’s what is occurring here. Mr. Moore should know better, since he so long has railed against this type of cronyism, these cozy relationships between government and the private sector.”
Michael Moore is your typical progressive–a bitter and self-loathing hypocrite. Bitter that others actually risk their own resources and time to produce wealth for the benefit of themselves and their families.
This degenerate spends most of his time tearing into our free market economic system and proponents of the same. But apparently he has no problem with that institution when he can use it to line his own, fat pocket.