Governor Declares State Needs Taxpayer Money More than Workers Trying to Pay for Gas, Groceries in Economy Devastated by Her Orders

LANSING, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer today vetoed a bipartisan income tax cut for Michigan workers that would have reduced the state’s income tax rate from 4.25% to 3.9%, denying families relief while gas prices and inflation are hitting record highs as a result of the Whitmer-Biden agenda. The vetoed legislation would have also provided families with a $500 child tax credit for qualified dependents and increased the annual individual deductions for seniors from $20,000 to $40,000, or $80,000 for those filing jointly.

Last week, Whitmer announced support for a federal gas tax holiday, citing the need to “do all we can to put money back in people’s pockets.” The Whitmer admin wasted billions of taxpayer dollars on unemployment fraud and the state has billions in surplus revenue, but Governor Whitmer claimed the state couldn’t afford to let taxpayers keep a little more of their own money.

“Prices are skyrocketing in the Biden-Whitmer economy, and that means we’re not only paying more for gas and groceries – we’re also paying more taxes to the government because of those higher prices. There was a bipartisan income tax cut on her desk, but Whitmer vetoed it, denying relief to Michigan families and seniors devastated by her lockdowns and mandates,” said Tori Sachs, executive director of the Michigan Freedom Fund. “The state has billions of dollars in surplus and the Whitmer admin has wasted billions more on fraud, hush money and handouts, but Whitmer chose a political veto over putting money back in taxpayers pockets.”

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