Michigan had a chance to see their personal income tax decrease, which obviously would have been an amazing relief for the people of the state.
There was hope that things might get a little bit better for struggling American families.
And the Governor Gretchen Whitmer vetoed it.
The bipartisan bill would have reduced Michigan’s personal income tax to 4%.
The cuts would have been covered by the state’s current $6 BILLION surplus, but Whitmer decided that wasn’t enough for the government.
A frustrated Republican Representative, Steve Carra, summed up exactly what Whitmer is doing to her citizens with this decision.
“As opposed to the governor’s targeted relief tactics that will only result in more money being printed and worsening this economic crisis, our plan would have provided broad relief to all Michigan taxpayers during these extraordinary times of high inflation. Many of our neighbors cannot continue to bear the rising costs of gas and groceries, leading to both Democrats and Republicans supporting this plan. Our governor is simply choosing to work against our Legislature, and thus, not for the people of Michigan.”
Another Republican Representative, Ken Borton, agreed.
“High prices, raised by inflation, have distressed northern Michigan families and strained their budgets. While legislators approved a bipartisan, commonsense plan to save Michigan taxpayers their hard-earned dollars and cents, Governor Whitmer has again shown she is completely insensitive to the sting of inflation felt by working Michiganders.”
Donald Trump hasn’t liked Gretchen Whitmer for quite some time.
Now, it’s not hard to see why.
Source: Just The News