DNC on Mike Pence’s Visit to Michigan

DNC Midwest Press Secretary Mandy McClure released the following statement on Mike Pence’s visit to Michigan today:

“Today Mike Pence descends on Michigan to tout the Republican tax law that is causing health care premiums to skyrocket for working families while giving corporations and the wealthiest 1% massive tax breaks. Mike Pence has proven time and again that he cannot be trusted to tell Michigan voters the truth about his administration’s scam of a law. Pence has continued to claim that the Trump tax cut will benefit American workers, even though the bill is already causing health care costs to rise, unlikely to create jobs, and failing to raise wages. And despite Pence and the Trump administration's promises that the tax bill would pay for itself, the Congressional Budget Office concluded that the law will add more than $1.8 trillion to the national debt by 2028.


“The Trump-GOP tax is clearly a bad deal for Michigan families, and despite Bill Schuette and the Trump administration’s best efforts to deceive Michiganders, they aren’t buying it. This November, Michigan has the opportunity to elect Democrats who will fight for solutions that actually help Michigan families, not just corporations.”


Here’s how the Trump-GOP tax scam actually impacts Michigan families:


  • The top 1% of Michigan taxpayers are set to receive 30% of the tax cuts next year.

  • By 2027, the bill will raise taxes on average for lower-and middle-income Michiganders, while the top 1% of income earners would continue to get a large tax cut.