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MICHIGAN SEN. DiNELLO CALLS FOR DOMINO'S PIZZA BOYCOTT

 MICHIGAN SEN. DiNELLO CALLS FOR DOMINO'S PIZZA BOYCOTT
 LANSING, Mich., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was released


today by the Office of Sen. Gilbert J. DiNello:
 State Sen. Gilbert J. DiNello (D-East Detroit) today asked Michigan taxpayers to boycott Domino's Pizza as a protest to higher taxes they will be asked to pay to bail out pizza mogul Tom Monaghan's Detroit Tigers.
 Sen. DiNello's call for the boycott follows the Senate's approval of HB 5300 under which Wayne County voters will be asked next year to approve new excise taxes on restaurant meals, car rentals and hotels to pay for a new Tiger Stadium.
 "The working people of Michigan need to show Tom Monaghan that they don't need another hand reaching in their pockets for more of their hard-earned money," said Sen. DiNello, who voted against the bill.
 "It's fine if the Detroit Tigers want to build a new stadium," he added, "but don't pay for it by hanging the cost on everybody who sets foot in Wayne County to buy a sandwich or stay in a hotel. Let Mr. Monaghan do it through private enterprise or do it through a tax on the people who go to watch the ballgames."
 Sen. DiNello said that if people in Michigan stopped buying Domino's pizzas for awhile "that maybe Mr. Monaghan would be more sensitive to what the average person is feeling when his paycheck vaporizes because of all the government handouts."
 The dean of the Macomb County legislative delegation, Sen. DiNello emphasized that HB 5300 is nothing more than a tax increase that will affect people in Macomb County, as well as the rest of Michigan.
 "It's a tax increase where people who patronize restaurants in Wayne County, hotels, (or make) car rentals will not have a say in the matter," he said. "It's a tax increase on my constituents without their consent. As long as they set foot in Wayne County, go to any restaurant, that is the smallest restaurant, a Coney Island, a Big Boy, or the restaurants in Greek Town, they are going to pay this tax. It's unfair. It's a tax increase."
 Sen. DiNello said the working people of Michigan can show their ire at having the Legislature thumb their noses at them and make another grab for their wallets "by patronizing the neighborhood pizza maker, the small businessperson who knows what it's like to earn a buck and to make ends meet after all these taxes."
 "Send a message to Tom Monaghan. Let him know you won't take it."
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 /CONTACT: Wes Thorp of Sen. DiNello's office, 517-373-7315/ CO: Office of Sen. Gil DiNello; Domino's Pizza ST: Michigan IN: FOD SU:


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