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Peters Seeks Extension of the “Peters Relief Package”

Gary Peters proposes six more years of government relief payments and non-ACA healthcare to fatten his own bottom line

Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox criticized Gary Peters for seeking six more years as a U.S. Senator so that he can extend his government-subsidized lifestyle while Michigan constituents suffer.

Peters’ term ends on December 31 of this year, but apparently the “Peters Relief Package” is just too tempting to give up.

The details of the plan include:

  • Extending Peters’ six-figure government salary six more years.
  • No pay cuts for Peters, even when state residents endure record unemployment.
  • Continue to pull-down a $50,000 annual State of Michigan pension from the earlier phase of his 30-year political career.
  • Exempt himself from the Affordable Care Act and instead take subsidized State of Michigan-provided health care.
  • Extend his ability to travel the world on the government dime. Throughout his tenure in D.C., Peters has traveled in 39 countries on multiple continents, costing taxpayers $125,643.02. 
  • Keep working toward tripling or quadrupling his personal wealth while in office. Congressional records show Peters has already doubled his wealth while in Washington, D.C.

“While Michiganders are desperately seeking relief, Gary Peters has made it his mission to extend the ‘Gary Peters Relief Package’ for another six years,” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. “Instead of seeking an extension of his own government-funded financial relief package, Gary Peters should focus on delivering much-needed assistance for the hardworking people of our state.”