During Governor Jennifer Granholm’s Administration, Michigan has experienced job losses, declining personal incomes, diminishing home values, and the highest unemployment rate in the nation. By proposing a massive $3,000 per taxpayer tax increase, Democrats in this Congress are following the same failed blueprint that Governor Granholm used to drive our state economy into a ditch and destroy Michigan jobs.
Instead of working on tax hikes that ultimately make America less competitive, I believe Congress should stop this $683 billion money grab from taxpayers. Congress could better spend time establishing a commission to end and eliminate ineffective and inefficient government programs.
This week is just the beginning in a long battle over America’s economic future. By making tax relief permanent and continuing to grow our economy, Congress can go a long way to restore the trust of the American people, build a better, brighter future for our country — and avoid the economic suffering now felt in Michigan.
Tim Walberg is currently in his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving Michigan’s Seventh District, which includes Branch, Eaton, Hillsdale, Jackson and Lenawee counties and parts of Calhoun and Washtenaw counties.