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4.5 Billion More Reasons to Oppose Dems Green New DealFiat-Chrysler Announces Major Investment in Michigan Manufacturing LANSING, Mich., February 28, 2019–  The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Laura Cox regarding Fiat-Chrysler’s announcement that the company will be investing $4.5 billion in manufacturing within Michigan. It is estimated that this investment will lead to 6,500 new jobs within the state.  “Fiat Chrysler’s announcement that they will be investing $4.5 billion in Michigan is proof that under President Trump’s leadership American manufacturing is back. Thanks to the President’s economic vision 6,500 Michiganders will soon be working again, building full-size SUVs and electric hybrids that will move our state and nation forward. However, if Democrats get their way many of these new jobs will not exist.  Under the Democrats “Green New Deal” the production of nearly all these vehicles would be eliminated. Clearly, this announcement provides 4.5 billion more reasons why Michiganders should oppose the Democrats extremist agenda. While the coastal elites and environmental extremists who run the Democrat Party continue to be focused on destroying our economy, President Trump and Republicans are fighting to create high paying manufacturing jobs here in Michigan and across our nation.  We are proud that Fiat-Chrysler shares our vision to make American manufacturing great again.”  More >

The Big Green StealDemocrat Plan Could Cost Taxpayers $93 Trillion Yesterday, the American Action Forum released its estimate for the total cost for the Democrats proposed “Green New Deal,” will apparently take mountains of green to fund. According to the non-profit group, led by former Congressional Budget office Chief Douglas Holtz-Eakin, the proposal which is cosponsored by Michigan Democrats Andy Levin and Rashida Tlaib could cost American taxpayers $93 trillion or $600,000 per household over its first ten years. While Republicans do not support the plan, Republican Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell has pledged to give the bill a fair vote up or down vote in the Senate. “The Green new deal is the latest example of the extremism of the Democrat Party,” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman. Cox continued, “This $93 trillion boondoggle would bankrupt our economy and put a bullseye on Michigan’s two largest industries, manufacturing and agriculture, all in the name of environmental and economic extremism. This ‘big green steal’ would kill countless Michigan jobs, raise our taxes and cripple our state’s economy. The coastal elites who run the Democrat Party have clearly stopped listening to or caring about American workers if they work in a factory or on a farm.  Democrats are smoking something green if they think that the American people or the people of Michigan will support this insanity.” Much of the plan’s $93 trillion cost reads as a Progressive wish list, including massive subsidies for green energy, universal health care, and for... More >

Democrat Andy Levin Supports Job Killing ‘Green New Deal’Where do Slotkin and Stevens Stand? LANSING, Mich., February 07, 2019–  Today, Congressman Andy Levin (D-MI 09) stood with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY 14) as she announced her proposal for a “Green New Deal.” The resolution would commit the United States to reducing Green House gas emissions to net zero by 2029, require the retrofitting or rebuilding of every building in the nation, radically alter American travel, and ban forms of energy which make up 83% of our electrical grid. Additionally, the “Green New Deal” promises, in the FAQs section, “economic security for those who are…unwilling to work.” These proposals would cripple the US economy and destroy Michigan’s manufacturing and agriculture industries.  With Levin’s unexpected support, many Michiganders are wondering: where do the rest of the Michigan Democrats stand on the “Green New Deal,” especially fellow freshmen Congresswomen Haley Stevens and Elissa Slotkin? “For people who are supposedly fighting Global Climate Change, Levin and Ocasio-Cortez offered nothing today but hot air,” said Tony Zammit, Michigan Republican Party Spokesperson. “Make no mistake, you can’t support the ‘Green New Deal’ and Michigan jobs. Stevens and Slotkin need to make clear who they stand with.  Do Slotkin and Stevens stand with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her radical agenda, or the people of Michigan?”   More >

Illegal Contributions, Campaign Collusion, and Criminal ImmunityHow Gretchen Whitmer Broke Michigan Campaign Finance Law and Got Away With it LANSING, Mich., February 12, 2019–  The following is a research briefing from the Michigan Republican Party outlining the knowing and intentional violation of Michigan campaign finance law by Gretchen Whitmer, her campaign “Whitmer for Governor,” and her dark money special interest group “Build A Better Michigan.”  These violations could have resulted in a multi-million dollar fine and possible jail time for many involved. In addition, our research shows that there was not only collusion between the organizations, but that they shared the same paid staff. In a backroom settlement, Whitmer and her co-conspirators were fined less than 2 percent of their illegal political expenditures and granted immunity from criminal prosecution.    Whitmer cheated, and despite her campaign promises to be “more open, transparent and accountable to Michigan taxpayers” in order to “infuse integrity in governance and earn back public confidence,” Whitmer has started her service as Michigan’s governor under a cloud of corruption.   WHITMER BROKE THE LAW Secretary Of State Benson Ruled That Governor Whitmer And Build A Better Michigan Violated Michigan Campaign Finance Law. Secretary Of State Benson Ruled That Gretchen Whitmer And Build A Better Michigan Violated Michigan Campaign Finance Law By Coordinating Political Ads That Expressly Advocate Her Candidacy. (Jocelyn Benson, Letter To Build A Better Michigan And Whitmer For Governor, 2/5/19) SOS Benson Signed A Conciliation Agreement Allowing Build a Better Michigan To Pay A Insignificant Fine And Absolving Whitmer... More >

Whitmer WhiffsGovernor light on Details, Heavy on Spending LANSING, Mich., February 12, 2019–  The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ron Weiser on Governor Whitmer’s State of the State address delivered tonight before a joint session of the state legislature: “During the ‘Lost Decade,’ Michigan learned the hard way that we can’t spend our way to prosperity. Due to the poor economic decisions of a previous Democrat Governor, Michigan’s unemployment rate led the nation and tens of thousands fled our state to find opportunity elsewhere. Tonight, Governor Whitmer pledged her administration to the same failed agenda: laying out billions in new government spending without any plan to pay for it. These pie in the sky ideas will result in higher taxes, smaller paychecks, and cost of living increases for Michigan families. “As for details on her plan to fix the “damn roads,” the Governor was silent, proving there is no real plan behind the catchphrase.  New Democrat Governor, same failed Democrat agenda.” More >

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4.5 Billion More Reasons to Oppose Dems Green New DealFiat-Chrysler Announces Major Investment in Michigan Manufacturing LANSING, Mich., February 28, 2019–  The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Laura Cox regarding Fiat-Chrysler’s announcement that the company will be investing $4.5 billion in manufacturing within Michigan. It is estimated that this investment will lead to 6,500 new jobs within the state.  “Fiat Chrysler’s announcement that they will be investing $4.5 billion in Michigan is proof that under President Trump’s leadership American manufacturing is back. Thanks to the President’s economic vision 6,500 Michiganders will soon be working again, building full-size SUVs and electric hybrids that will move our state and nation forward. However, if Democrats get their way many of these new jobs will not exist.  Under the Democrats “Green New Deal” the production of nearly all these vehicles would be eliminated. Clearly, this announcement provides 4.5 billion more reasons why Michiganders should oppose the Democrats extremist agenda. While the coastal elites and environmental extremists who run the Democrat Party continue to be focused on destroying our economy, President Trump and Republicans are fighting to create high paying manufacturing jobs here in Michigan and across our nation.  We are proud that Fiat-Chrysler shares our vision to make American manufacturing great again.”  More >

The Big Green StealDemocrat Plan Could Cost Taxpayers $93 Trillion Yesterday, the American Action Forum released its estimate for the total cost for the Democrats proposed “Green New Deal,” will apparently take mountains of green to fund. According to the non-profit group, led by former Congressional Budget office Chief Douglas Holtz-Eakin, the proposal which is cosponsored by Michigan Democrats Andy Levin and Rashida Tlaib could cost American taxpayers $93 trillion or $600,000 per household over its first ten years. While Republicans do not support the plan, Republican Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell has pledged to give the bill a fair vote up or down vote in the Senate. “The Green new deal is the latest example of the extremism of the Democrat Party,” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman. Cox continued, “This $93 trillion boondoggle would bankrupt our economy and put a bullseye on Michigan’s two largest industries, manufacturing and agriculture, all in the name of environmental and economic extremism. This ‘big green steal’ would kill countless Michigan jobs, raise our taxes and cripple our state’s economy. The coastal elites who run the Democrat Party have clearly stopped listening to or caring about American workers if they work in a factory or on a farm.  Democrats are smoking something green if they think that the American people or the people of Michigan will support this insanity.” Much of the plan’s $93 trillion cost reads as a Progressive wish list, including massive subsidies for green energy, universal health care, and for... More >

Democrat Andy Levin Supports Job Killing ‘Green New Deal’Where do Slotkin and Stevens Stand? LANSING, Mich., February 07, 2019–  Today, Congressman Andy Levin (D-MI 09) stood with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY 14) as she announced her proposal for a “Green New Deal.” The resolution would commit the United States to reducing Green House gas emissions to net zero by 2029, require the retrofitting or rebuilding of every building in the nation, radically alter American travel, and ban forms of energy which make up 83% of our electrical grid. Additionally, the “Green New Deal” promises, in the FAQs section, “economic security for those who are…unwilling to work.” These proposals would cripple the US economy and destroy Michigan’s manufacturing and agriculture industries.  With Levin’s unexpected support, many Michiganders are wondering: where do the rest of the Michigan Democrats stand on the “Green New Deal,” especially fellow freshmen Congresswomen Haley Stevens and Elissa Slotkin? “For people who are supposedly fighting Global Climate Change, Levin and Ocasio-Cortez offered nothing today but hot air,” said Tony Zammit, Michigan Republican Party Spokesperson. “Make no mistake, you can’t support the ‘Green New Deal’ and Michigan jobs. Stevens and Slotkin need to make clear who they stand with.  Do Slotkin and Stevens stand with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her radical agenda, or the people of Michigan?”   More >

Illegal Contributions, Campaign Collusion, and Criminal ImmunityHow Gretchen Whitmer Broke Michigan Campaign Finance Law and Got Away With it LANSING, Mich., February 12, 2019–  The following is a research briefing from the Michigan Republican Party outlining the knowing and intentional violation of Michigan campaign finance law by Gretchen Whitmer, her campaign “Whitmer for Governor,” and her dark money special interest group “Build A Better Michigan.”  These violations could have resulted in a multi-million dollar fine and possible jail time for many involved. In addition, our research shows that there was not only collusion between the organizations, but that they shared the same paid staff. In a backroom settlement, Whitmer and her co-conspirators were fined less than 2 percent of their illegal political expenditures and granted immunity from criminal prosecution.    Whitmer cheated, and despite her campaign promises to be “more open, transparent and accountable to Michigan taxpayers” in order to “infuse integrity in governance and earn back public confidence,” Whitmer has started her service as Michigan’s governor under a cloud of corruption.   WHITMER BROKE THE LAW Secretary Of State Benson Ruled That Governor Whitmer And Build A Better Michigan Violated Michigan Campaign Finance Law. Secretary Of State Benson Ruled That Gretchen Whitmer And Build A Better Michigan Violated Michigan Campaign Finance Law By Coordinating Political Ads That Expressly Advocate Her Candidacy. (Jocelyn Benson, Letter To Build A Better Michigan And Whitmer For Governor, 2/5/19) SOS Benson Signed A Conciliation Agreement Allowing Build a Better Michigan To Pay A Insignificant Fine And Absolving Whitmer... More >

Whitmer WhiffsGovernor light on Details, Heavy on Spending LANSING, Mich., February 12, 2019–  The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ron Weiser on Governor Whitmer’s State of the State address delivered tonight before a joint session of the state legislature: “During the ‘Lost Decade,’ Michigan learned the hard way that we can’t spend our way to prosperity. Due to the poor economic decisions of a previous Democrat Governor, Michigan’s unemployment rate led the nation and tens of thousands fled our state to find opportunity elsewhere. Tonight, Governor Whitmer pledged her administration to the same failed agenda: laying out billions in new government spending without any plan to pay for it. These pie in the sky ideas will result in higher taxes, smaller paychecks, and cost of living increases for Michigan families. “As for details on her plan to fix the “damn roads,” the Governor was silent, proving there is no real plan behind the catchphrase.  New Democrat Governor, same failed Democrat agenda.” More >

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