MICHIGAN: Soapy's Solution

Michigan Republicans last week felt real power in political muscles that had lain flabby during the eleven years in which Governor G. Mennen Williams has been serving his six terms. Thanks to the state's prolonged case of insolvency (TIME, May 13), Democrat Williams' political hopes for presidential attention were stalled—and even the Democrats knew it.

Governor Williams' proffered solution to the money worries was a graduated state income tax, and that sent shudders of horror down Republican spines, and for that matter, down the spines of many of Michigan's industrial workers who are no strangers to income tax forms. As the...

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