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MOTOWN TEA PARTY SLATED; TRADE ADVOCATE WANTS JAPAN TO PAY TAX SHARE

 MOTOWN TEA PARTY SLATED; TRADE ADVOCATE WANTS JAPAN TO PAY TAX SHARE
 BIRMINGHAM, Mich., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The following comments may be attributed to Burl C. Adkins, founder of Michigan Back to Basics, and a popular spokesperson for fair trade issues:
 Michiganders are paying higher taxes in the face of decreased job opportunities for themselves and their family members. This tax dilemma wouldn't happen if Japanese car companies paid their fair share of tariffs.
 We'll serve tea and cookies to remind ourselves and others that we don't have to shoulder the tax burden "Japan Incorporated" has placed upon us.
 Since opening their U.S. factories in the 1980s, Toyota and Nissan have received special government exemptions that allow them to pay duties of no more than 2.5 percent on parts they import from Japan for final assembly. Duties for auto parts actually range from 3.1 percent to 11 percent. Tax grants were initial rewards for creating jobs.
 In actuality, transplant car makers siphon jobs from America. American suppliers lose valuable contracts. Municipalities lose tax- based funding for schools, roads and police. Workers lose jobs. The country loses its reputation for manufacturing might.
 Let's stop the erosion of taxes and jobs before it's too late. Every transplant job created results in four eliminated from U.S. rolls.
 Members of Michigan Back to Basics will stage a Motown Tea Party and Protest March at noon Saturday, April 11, at Red Holman Toyota, 35300 Ford Road, just east of Wayne Road, in reference to federal tax week.
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 /NOTE: Media representatives are invited to attend the Michigan Back to Basics Motown Tea Party and Protest March.
 CONTACT: Elise Minch or Sharon Theisen of Lapides Publicity Group, Inc., 313-644-5140, for Burl C. Adkins and Michigan Back to Basics/ CO: Michigan Back to Basics ST: Michigan IN: AUT SU:


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