This afternoon, Governor Rick Snyder gave a keynote address at a policy conference on Mackinac Island.
used some of his favorite platitudes, buzz words and campaign slogans,
like “relentless positive action,” calling Michigan “the Comeback State”
and talking about “reinventing Michigan.”
legislators and wealthy special interests applauded the Governor’s
speech and the policies he highlighted, I have to ask you, who were the
successes he touted really for?
Snyder said he got our economy
back on track, but his policies have only helped those at the top while
working families continue to struggle.
He succeeded in cutting
business taxes by billions of dollars while drastically raising them on
retired seniors and working families.
He claims he has increased
money for schools while cutting public education billions of
dollars—$470 per pupil—in his first year in office alone. And he and
Republican legislators have continued to steal hundreds of millions of
dollars from the School Aid Fund every budget year he’s been in office.
Snyder says he wants to move all of Michigan forward while he and
Republicans have passed socially conservative policies that unduly hurt
women, low-income workers and the LGBT community.
sound like successes to me, and I’m sure they don’t to you, either. And
it’s because Michigan Republicans consider these awful policies
“successes” that they need to be defeated this fall.
consider making a contribution today to help us unseat these
out-of-touch Republicans and start working toward real successes for the
people of Michigan. Thanks for all you do,
Senator Bert Johnson