House Republican Leader Matt Hall, R-Richland Township, on Wednesday issued the following statement:
“The public outcry from Michiganders across the state has blown up Gov. Whitmer’s attempt to bankroll corporations by raising taxes on people and small businesses. Now, she appears to be going back to the drawing board for several days to plot a new way to sneak through her secret tax hike. Democrat and Republican lawmakers alike should be united in opposing the governor’s plan to push around the Legislature and force a tax hike on the people of Michigan. When I chaired the House Tax Policy Committee, I would have strongly opposed any governor trying to shut me out of the process, but Democrat committee chairs have shrugged as she cut them out. Gov. Whitmer is moving a shell bill behind closed doors to keep pushing her shady shell games while advancing another secret spending bill. The people’s representatives — of both parties — must unite against the governor’s attempt to block the people’s tax relief just to benefit large corporations.”
“Despite efforts from the governor and her allies to block crucial tax relief for every single working family and small business in Michigan, the income tax rollback will happen this year,” Hall said.
“Gov. Whitmer and Democrats have hurt Michigan’s ability to compete to attract high-paying careers,” Hall said. Their pay cut plan has repealed our right-to-work law, forcing unionization on Michigan workers and taking the fruits of their labor.”
“Since the beginning Gov. Whitmer has tried every trick in the book to undermine this income tax cut.” Hall said. “After Republicans stopped the governor’s attempt to block the tax cut with accounting shell games, she and Attorney General Nessel are resorting to fringe legal theories to keep long-lasting relief out of people’s pockets.”
“I negotiated a bipartisan deal in good faith with Gov. Whitmer and Democrat leaders to protect Michigan small businesses from overzealous state tax bureaucrats,” Hall said. “But now that Democrats got the Republican votes they needed, Democrats are infighting and killing good policy that would help local job providers.”
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