Whitmer’s Disastrous Interview With The Detroit News Editorial Board

November 2 2022

Whitmer’s Appearance With The Detroit News Shows She Has Lost All Touch With Reality

“The reality is that Gretchen Whitmer is too extreme for Michigan,” said Gustavo Portela, MIGOP Deputy Chief of Staff & Communications Director. “She can’t answer basic questions that every Michiganders are interested in hearing, and she knows what we know, Tudor Dixon caught her in the middle of a lie when it came to schools reopening at the last debate. We will continue to expose her for the fraud that she’s been.” 

REALITY: Schools In Michigan Were Closed For Two Years. 

  • Whitmer shut schools down on March 12, 2020 for three weeks. 
  • In April 2020, Whitmer expanded the order closing the schools down for the rest of the academic year. 
  • In July 2020, Whitmer announced that she will not be reopening the schools until she felt it was safe. 
  • In August 2020, Whitmer issued guidance to schools but did not require them to reopen. 
  • In November 2020, Whitmer forced any school that opened in September to close. 
  • In April 2021, Whitmer asked schools to halt in-person learning. 
  • In January 2022, Whitmer finally called on all schools to reopen to in-person instruction. 

REALITY: Whitmer And The Democrat Party Are Out Of Step With Most Americans On Abortion. 

  • Whitmer supports prop 3 which permits unlimited and unregulated abortions. If prop 3 passes: 
    • Parents will not be informed or have the opportunity to consent to their daughter get an abortion. 
    • Abortions will be sanctioned by the state all the way up to the point of birth and the baby can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all. 
    • Allows abortions to be performed by undefined “health care professionals” instead of just doctors. 
    • Parents will not be informed or have the opportunity to consent to their child having life-altering sex-change operations. 
    • The sexual whims of the progressive lefts will trump fundamental constitutional rights such as freedom of speech and exercising religious conscience. 
    • Age of consent laws designed to protect minors from predatory adults will be weakened. 
  • Americans overwhelmingly support pro-life policies. 

REALITY: Whitmer Has Supported The Practice Of Partial-Birth Abortion 

  • Whitmer promised to veto any legislation that will end “dismemberment abortion.” 
    • Dismemberment abortion, also referred to as dilation and evacuation is a later term abortion procedure which involves the barbaric process of cutting apart the infant in the womb. 
  • Whitmer told former Barack Obama advisor David Axelrod in a podcast that an abortion is a “life-sustaining measure.”   
  • In 2008, Whitmer spoke out against a ban on partial-birth abortions. 
  • In 2003, Whitmer voted against a ban on partial-birth abortions. 

REALITY: Whitmer Has Always Wanted To Raise Your Taxes 

  • In June 2022, Whitmer vetoed Republican legislation to cut Michigan’s income tax rate.
  • In April 2022, Whitmer vetoed Republican legislation to suspend the state gas tax to help alleviate the cost of rising gas prices.
  • In March 2022, Whitmer vetoed Republican legislation to provide a $500 per child tax credit. 
  • Whitmer’s 2022 budget included raising $27.6 million in new fees for normal everyday services as getting a traffic accident report from the state police, requesting a driving record, fees on obtaining x-rays and mammograms and waste removal. 
  • In July 2021, Whitmer vetoed business tax breaks for s-corporations 
  • June 2021, Whitmer vetoed giving a tax break for businesses for the purchases of PPE 
  • Whitmer’s 2020 budget proposal included a 41 percent tax on small businesses known as “pass-throughs.” 
  • In 2019, Whitmer indicated that she would support House Democrat bills that would move Michigan’s income tax from a flat tax to a progressive tax state.
  • In 2019, Whitmer called for a 6 percent business tax. 
  • In 2019, Whitmer threatened an income tax increase if her 45-cent gas tax plan was not approved. 
  • During her 2018 campaign. Whitmer called the notion that she would raise the gas tax “ridiculous” and “nonsense,” However, in her third month in office, Whitmer called for a 45-cent gas tax, effectively doubling it.
  • Whitmer campaigned in 2018 on repealing the pension tax promising she would get it done in her first year in office.  
    • Whitmer is now in her fourth year in office and failed to get it done in 2019 as promised outraging many retirees 
    • The repeal had bipartisan support. 
      • Detroit Free Press’ Paul Egan: “…but more than a year after Whitmer took office, the tax remains in place, despite the fact majority leaders in both chambers say they support its repeal in principle.” 
    • Whitmer poisoned the well by tying the pension tax repeal to an increase in taxes on Michigan’s businesses.
  • In 2014, Whitmer voted on a bill that would have doubled Michigan’s gas tax.
    • This came after admitting that a gas tax increase would hurt the poor.
  • In 2014, Whitmer supported Prop. 1 which would have increased the state sales tax to seven percent as well as hiked fees.

REALITY: Whitmer Ignored The Advice Of Medical Experts And As A Result 8,000 Long-Term Care Patients Died And Then Tried To Cover Up The True Extent Of The Deaths. 

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