LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Lana Theis, R-Brighton, issued the following statement Wednesday, after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration presented lawmakers with her fiscal year 2023 state budget recommendation:
“Perhaps the only thing worse than a governor drunk on power is one drunk on power with a fat wallet. Sadly, that is what we have today in Michigan.
“It seems Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is hoping Michiganders will forget everything she got wrong over the past two years with her failed policies that caused people to lose their livelihoods and even their lives, and instead look at all the money she wants to give away.
“We the people aren’t having it. Certainly, there are important areas that need investment — K-12 education and infrastructure, for example — but growing government while people’s budgets are stretched thinner and thinner in this economy is a terrible idea.
“The state’s wallet is flush with cash and it is up to us to ensure taxpayers’ money is spent effectively and efficiently in ways that don’t cause financial problems down the road. Instead of a spending spree, we need to reduce hardworking families’ tax burden and give them a refund while we’re at it.”