Taxpayers Deserve Relief from High Inflation, Rising Prices in the Whitmer-Biden Economy

LANSING, MI – Governor Whitmer claims Michigan can’t afford to cut the state income tax for four million workers, but the Whitmer administration wasted more than $8.5 billion on unemployment insurance fraud during the pandemic, just gave a single corporation a $1 billion handout, and rewarded members of her administration with taxpayer-funded hush money payouts, including the director of the Unemployment Insurance Agency. The state of Michigan also has billions of dollars in surplus revenue, and families are struggling with record inflation and rising prices.

“The Whitmer administration wasted $8.5 billion on unemployment fraud during the pandemic and the state of Michigan has billions in unspent surplus revenue,” said Tori Sachs, executive director of the Michigan Freedom Fund. “Whitmer gave a single corporation $1 billion, bought the silence of her former department heads with taxpayer dollars, proposed Oprah-style giveaways to distract from her failed record, and now has the gall to tell families struggling to pay for gas that the state can’t afford to lower their taxes. It’s time for Whitmer to put taxpayers ahead of her special interests, put away her veto pen, and provide Michigan families with necessary relief.”

Republicans in the state Senate concurred with the state House revisions to their proposed income tax cut today. The bipartisan legislation would reduce the state income tax from 4.25% to 3.9%, and is now on its way to Governor Whitmer’s desk.The Michigan Freedom Fund works to advance conservative ideas, hold our government accountable to taxpayers, and protect Freedom, opportunity, and workers’ Constitutional rights. For more information, please visit