TRIPLING the Gas Tax? Ridiculous!

Governor Gretchen Whitmer earlier this week unveiled a destructive new plan to triple the gas tax on Michigan workers and families – raising the tax by 45 cents per gallon!
 
If the scheme took you by surprise, you’re not the only one.  That’s because just a few months ago, Whitmer stood on a debate stage accused of planning to raise the gas tax by a comparatively small (but still substantial) 20 cents per gallon and she called the charge “ridiculous.”  She called it “nonsense.”  And the press reported her promise to voters who soon elected her.
 
But don’t take my word for it.  You can watch the shocking debate moment yourself!
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Nonsense

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Radicals Run Rampant!

Scandals. Corruption. Conflicts of interest. For Gretchen Whitmer, Jocelyn Benson and Dana Nessel, that’s just the first two months in office.
 
Lansing’s new Democratic leaders are off to staggeringly controversial starts at the helm of state government.

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Video: Hold the Line

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Whoops, there goes their integrity!

That didn’t take long.
 
In less than 2 months, Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel, and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson have fully abandoned those early-year bipartisanship vibes.
 
Not surprising. What is surprising is how thoroughly they’ve also abandoned their integrity.

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Democrats abandon their integrity

This column originally appeared in the Detroit News.

Bipartisanship from Whitmer, Nessel, and Benson? It didn’t last long.

We’re not even two months into their terms, and Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, and Attorney General Dana Nessel have already shed bipartisan problem-solving.

Instead of focusing on issues that matter to Michigan families — roads, jobs, schools —  Whitmer, Benson and Nessel have focused on scoring political points for their campaign contributors and radical special interests.

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Michigan Journalists Blast Whitmer Speech

Earlier this week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered her State of the State speech, and the reviews were unkind. Even from journalists.
 
“Lots of programs proposed, but where’s the money going to come from?” – Vickie Thomas, WWJ News Radio
 
“She’s running up the tab.” – Tim Skubick, WKAR
 
“No questions were answered tonight.” – Nolan Finley, Detroit News
 
“…Did not give one detail on how we’re going to fix this broken system.”  – Frank Beckmann, WJR Radio
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No Details. Just Spending.

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Jocelyn Benson is not good at ethics or bipartisanship

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, who campaigned as a champion for transparency, fairness, and honesty in the administration of elections, just completed the most hyper-partisan month in the history of the Michigan Secretary of State’s office.

Today, she managed to pull every tooth from Michigan’s campaign finance law to save Gretchen Whitmer and her Chief Strategist millions of dollars in fines and fees with a secret settlement of a massive campaign finance violation.
 
Benson declared today that Michigan campaign finance law does not matter while she is Secretary of State, and astounding violations of that law will essentially go unpunished. Her behavior is partisan, and it is corrupt.

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Smoke and Mirrors

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