Schostak: Michigan Will Suffer Under Former Congressman Mark Schauer
May 28, 2013
Failed career politician thinks he can govern the comeback state
LANSING, Mich., May 28, 2013 – Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak issued the following statement in response to the announcement of former U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer’s bid for governor:
“Weeks after the Michigan Democratic Party began promoting failed one-term U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer for governor, his announcement is not at all surprising – or impressive. Former Rep. Schauer’s unappealing policies of increased spending and higher taxes caused him to lose his Congressional seat and will not resonate with Michigan voters. A failed career politician, former Rep. Schauer contributed to Michigan’s ‘lost decade’ in both the State House and Senate, proving he does not have the right agenda for Michigan.
“Thanks to the positive leadership of Gov. Rick Snyder and Republicans in Lansing, Michigan’s ‘lost decade’ is behind us. Budgets are balancing ahead of schedule. The job-killing Michigan Business Tax has been eliminated and our business tax climate is now seventh-best in the nation. Unemployment has dropped from its Granholm-era peak of 14.2 percent to 8.4 percent. Thousands of new jobs are being created and middle class families are staying in Michigan. We’re the comeback state now and Republicans are committed to that mission; why would we ever want to go back?
“With a voting history that plagued Michigan families and small businesses, former Rep. Schauer isn’t fit for the job. Gov. Rick Snyder has set Michigan on a path toward a comeback; his record shows he can govern our state well, and former Rep. Schauer’s clearly does not.”