Resolution Supporting Making Unemployment Compensation Benefits Tax Exempt From Federal, State, and Local Taxation
WHEREAS, taxing unemployment compensation benefits is a double taxation; and
WHEREAS, before 1981 unemployment compensation benefits were tax exempt from federal, state, and local taxation; and WHEREAS, unemployment compensation benefits were established to help working families who have lost their employment with financial aid; and WHEREAS, those receiving unemployment compensation benefits need all their benefits to pay for heating fuel, electricity, food, housing, health-care coverage, prescription medications, etc.; and
WHEREAS, taxation on unemployment compensation benefits is a heavy burden on everyone; and
WHEREAS, returning unemployment compensation benefits to their tax-exempt income would help our economy by putting additional cash flow back into our economy; and
WHEREAS, we believe in helping unemployed workers and our seniors who need it the most in federal, state, and local levels; and
WHEREAS, other government assistance programs are tax-exempt and so should unemployment compensation benefits: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Michigan Democratic Party urge all elected federal, state, and local officials to reinstate the tax-exempt status on unemployment compensation.
Resolution Calling on Congress to Make the Federal Income Tax Fair to low-wage working families:
WHEREAS, Workers making less than $15 an hour have not benefited from the tax changes passed in the last four years and are suffering economically since wages under $15 an hour barely cover expenses needed for housing, health care and saving for retirement.
WHEREAS, Families who have trouble paying for housing, food, health care and saving for retirement struggle today and have not benefited from the tax cuts that were given to wealthy individuals.
NOW,THEREFORE IT BE RESOLVED, Let the Michigan Democratic Party resolve to call on our Federal Elected Officials to revamp the federal income tax code to eliminate Federal Income Tax on the first $33,000.00 of income indexed for inflation so working families will have money to pay for housing, health care and future retirement.