In less than two weeks, Michigan faces an important decision. The state can either continue to move forward and grow, or it can fall back on the failed policies of the past —policies that will hinder the state’s growth and slash opportunity for its citizens. Bill Schuette will take Michigan in the right direction, Gretchen Whitmer will hold it back.
As Attorney General, Schuette has fought consistently for the people of Michigan. From taking the Environmental Protection Agency to task over job-killing regulations; to leading the effort to prosecute convicted sexual predator Larry Nassar; to bringing corrupt public officials to justice, Schuette’s record speaks for itself. He is now seeking to use that experience to serve Michigan as governor.
Schuette has laid out a bold vision for Michigan, which he has named the “Paycheck Agenda.” A key component of Schuette’s plan is a repeal of the 2007 tax increase, championed by Gretchen Whitmer. Other top priorities in the “Paycheck Agenda” include bringing down auto insurance rates for Michiganders, improving infrastructure, and bolstering Michigan’s education system. Schuette Se has vowed to prioritize repairs for roads and bridges in the state budget, and improve the third grade literacy rate in public schools while expanding career training programs.
Gretchen Whitmer, on the other hand, has gotten into bed with the farthest left factions of her party. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I‑Vermont), a well-known socialist, recently came to Michigan and campaigned on her behalf. Whitmer supports the kind of tax-and-spend policies and excessive regulations that lead to job losses in a time when Michigan needs them more than ever.
Ironically, Whitmer’s economic agenda attempts to latch on to the strong national economic headwinds brought about by President Donald Trump’s policies. Trump was an early supporter of Schuette, and he continues to make his support of him known.
Michigan faces a choice on Nov. 6. Either it can embrace the pro-growth policies of Bill Schuette that will lead to more money in the pockets of Michigan families and more jobs and opportunities for everyone, or it can veer off towards the hard-left policies that have failed us in the past. For the future of Michigan, the choice is clear. Bill Schuette is the governor this great state deserves.
Connor Kaeb is a sophomore studying politics.