Michigan Cannot Afford Driskell

Gretchen Driskell is at it again, trying to convince voters that they’d be better off with less money in their pockets.

Despite losing her bid for Congress in 2016 amidst Donald Trump’s stunning victory in Michigan, liberal Democrat Gretchen Driskell is back to convince voters that it’s a good thing to give up the tax breaks President Trump fought hard to deliver.

Driskell’s approach to politics can be summed up in three words: taxes, taxes, taxes. It’s actually hard to imagine a tax hike she wouldn’t like. She’s advocated for higher property taxes, and supported a gas tax hike in 2010.

She’s also been vehemently opposed to President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act since he proposed it, calling it a “scam” that actually “raises our taxes.”

But she’s wrong once again.

Right here in Michigan’s 7th Congressional District, the average person is saving nearly $1,500 per year in taxes, and the typical household has an extra $2,640 to spend thanks to the President’s historic tax cut policy.

Indeed, over 90 percent of Americans nationwide has brought home bigger paychecks in 2018, a fact that conflicts with Driskell’s fear mongering claims.

President Trump’s tax cuts also opened up new opportunities for businesses and brought jobs back to Michigan, which helps to explain why our unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been since 2000.

America is competitive again thanks to President Trump’s tax cuts, and Michiganders from across virtually every sector are reaping the
benefits.

Michigan’s industrial sector, for instance, is thriving with companies from around the world in countries such as Japan, France,
and Germany pouring investments into our state.

Gretchen Driskell, meanwhile, insists that tax cuts are a bad idea, but incumbent 7th District Congressman Tim Walberg, knows better.

That’s why voters sent him to Washington in the first place, and why he voted for the tax cuts. As a conservative, he trusts that you know
how to spend your money better than Washington does.

And Congressman Walberg has been proven right since then. Since the tax cuts were passed, small business optimism is at an all-time high, consumer confidence is at its highest level in 18 years, and jobless claims nationally are near all-time lows.

That’s why this November is so important — people’s very livelihoods and their families’ futures are at stake.

Democrats like Gretchen Driskell believe that Washington is entitled to your money. Republicans like Congressman Tim Walberg believe you’re better off with that money in your own pocket to determine how to spend and invest as you wish.

We’ve tried both ways in this country over the years, and the results are clear: lower taxes mean more jobs and higher wages for American families.

Gretchen Driskell wants to go to Washington so she can raise your taxes. Let’s make sure she knows what a bad idea that is by reelecting Tim Walberg on November 6th.

Kenneth Kurtz is a former member of the Michigan House of Representatives

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