Whitmer’s Protection Racket – Pay Up or Else

The state legislature this week continued their work on the state budget, holding hearings, passing bills, and meeting the needs of schools, universities, and even Michigan’s roads.
 
What didn’t they approve? Republicans did not include Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed 45 cent-per-gallon gas tax hike in their budget. (Democrats didn’t ask them to, either. Not a single legislative Democrat has, to-date, been willing to introduce the tax-hike bill the Governor’s demanded.)

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Nessel’s Nasty Nature

Attorney General Dana Nessel is on the hunt for bigotry in Michigan, but should start by looking into the nearest mirror.
 
Rarely anywhere in Michigan politics does a politician display such naked hate and bigotry towards a group of individuals as Nessel has displayed in recent weeks towards Michigan’s Catholic community.

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Shutdown threats bad for business

This column originally appeared in the Detroit News.

Government shutdowns are bad for working families. Michigan learned that the hard way just a decade ago, when a pair of shutdowns paralyzed the state, took police off the road, and put the proverbial flashing neon sign at the state’s southern border, warning workers and job creators to stay far, far away.

Here we go again. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is threatening to shut down state government this year if Republican lawmakers don’t acquiesce to her demands for a regressive $2.5 billion annual hike in our gas tax, a $600 a year punch in the gut for working families who can afford it least.

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100 Days of Tax Hikes, Scandals and Broken Promises

The first 100 days in power for Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel, and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson couldn’t have been more disastrous.
 
Just look at the trio’s dubious list of “accomplishments.”
 
Governor Whitmer’s signature move through 100 days has been to propose a massive 45-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike - after calling such a tax hike "ridiculous" on the campaign trail - and a giant new tax on small businesses that provide great local jobs. She’s even threatened to shut down state government completely if Republicans don’t tax their constituents through the nozzle.

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How does Gretchen Whitmer define lying?

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has come under new fire for a broken campaign promise not to raise Michigan motorists’ gas taxes to pay for more government spending.
 
Whitmer made the pledge on the debate stage just last fall, calling accusations that she’d raise the tax “ridiculous” and “nonsense.” Now, WXYZ TV 7, Detroit’s ABC television affiliate, is grilling the governor over her campaign-trail whopper and her response is going to shock you!


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Double Down on Deception

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Michigan Freedom Fund Staff Forms, Then Promptly Dissolves Union

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There’s a reason we call it the Frontlines

This week’s news stories haven’t been kind to Michigan’s executive branch: “Nessel oversteps authority in axing laws.” “Secretary of State customers forced to wait in line as part of online scheduling system remains down.” “Whitmer accused of favoring urban areas over rural.”
 
In just three short months, the governor, attorney general, and secretary of state have left a partisan trail of bad policies and broken promises.
 
At every turn the Michigan Freedom Fund is there, on the frontlines, shining the light on their schemes, probing behind the curtain to find the truth, and holding them accountable to taxpayers across the state. We’re fighting for workers’ rights, a transparent government, and the rule of law, and our work is only possible because of your support. 
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Whitmer's Corporate Cronies Come First

Governor Gretchen Whitmer wants to raise your gas tax by 45 cents per gallon. Depending on what you drive, that could be nearly $10 per fill-up, and depending how much you drive, it could be $20 a week – or more.
 
It’s a galling attack on the Michigan residents who can afford it least – low income and working families living paycheck to paycheck.  The Whitmer tax is all the more appalling given the fact that only a few months ago the Governor told every voter in the state that she wouldn’t raise their gas taxes.  She called the idea “ridiculous… nonsense.”

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Whitmer's record of corporate tax giveaways

This column originally appeared in the Detroit News.

Imagine a politician who lacked the courage to be honest with voters during an election about her intention to push massive taxes on the working class. Imagine she springs the scheme on voters within weeks of being sworn in. Now imagine this politician simultaneously had a track record of supporting corporations pilfering the public treasury for their own gain.

It’s the Gov. Gretchen Whitmer story.

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