Governor 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.”