December 13, 2017

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Race to the Right: Schuette and Calley Both Support Trump Tax Plan

Plan Would Raise Taxes and Cut Health Care For Middle-Class Michiganders

The Republican gubernatorial primary in Michigan just took a giant lurch to the right.

Yesterday, Republican candidates Attorney General Bill Schuette and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley voiced their support for the ultra-conservative Republican tax plan in a press release put out by the Trump White House. Calley called the bill a “game changer” while Schuette said it is, “just what the doctor ordered.”

Just what the doctor ordered? Not for Michigan’s middle-class families. The GOP’s tax plan is projected raise taxes on the working families by 2026, kick at least 13 million Americans off their insurance, and raise the national debt by trillions. Meanwhile, big corporations and the richest Americans will get huge tax breaks.

But Schuette and Calley are more concerned with proving their far-right conservative credentials than fighting for Michigan families.

“Brian Calley and Bill Schuette’s support for the Trump tax plan shows just how extreme and out-of-touch they are,” said DGA Communications Director Jared Leopold. “This plan would be a disaster for Michigan families. It cuts access to health care and raises taxes on the middle class to pay for giveaways to giant corporations and the rich. But Schuette and Calley are too busy running to the far right to stand up for Michiganders.”

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