State Rep. Andrew Beeler, R-Port Huron, on Thursday issued the following statement after a lawsuit was filed challenging the attorney general’s baseless opinion that wrongly claimed a new income tax cut will expire after 2023:
“Democrats fought tooth and nail to block the income tax cut this year, but Republicans secured relief for Michigan taxpayers. Then the attorney general manipulated the law in order to raise the tax rate again after a year. Michigan courts should put an end to Democrats’ dishonest distortion and defend the permanent income tax cut.”
Despite Democrats’ efforts to block an automatic income tax cut for every Michigander and small business, Beeler and legislative Republicans secured the tax cut this spring. However, Attorney General Dana Nessel in March disregarded the clear language, history, and legislative intent of the law and declared that the tax cut should only last for one year, meaning the new 4.05% income tax rate would go back up to 4.25% in January.
“I’m disappointed to see the Democrat majority wasting their time trying to squeeze every last nickel and dime out of Michiganders — just so they can waste the money on unsustainable programs and unnecessary projects,” Beeler said.
“With her emphasis on wasteful spending and costly policies, the governor announced in no uncertain terms that Democrats will keep pushing for higher costs this fall,” said Beeler, R-Port Huron.
“Democrats are allowing for the most barbaric practices related to abortion, none of which the voters consented to in Proposal 3,” Beeler said. “Pro-life and pro-choice Michiganders support common-sense licensure, inspections, and reporting for abortion facilities, but this extreme legislation would eliminate these medical standards.”
“This tax-hike-funded budget makes a mockery of Michigan taxpayers — demanding more of their incomes to pay for extravagant programs and projects benefiting Democrats’ partisan allies,” said Beeler, R-Port Huron. “With one-party control of the state, Democrats decided to balloon the size of our government to unsustainable proportions.”