Governor Snyder’s campaign to raise taxes by $2 billion per year has centered on his claim that he is concerned about road safety in Michigan. His claim flies in the face of reality as he recently pardoned a political appointee for drunk driving.
On WXYZ – TV, Mother Against Drunk Driving (MADD) issued this statement in response to Snyder’s pardon:
"MADD is disappointed anytime someone chooses to drink and drive, especially someone in a position of authority or considered a community leader. Drunk driving is a violent crime and 100% preventable."
Statistics published by the Michigan State Police show that in 2013 there were 9828 alcohol-involved crashes, with 257 of those involving fatalities. Apparently the Governor is unfazed by these deaths and injuries.
The Governor has gone around our state attempting to scare voters into increasing Michigan’s sales tax by 16.7%. The Governor implies that if you don’t vote to saddle Michigan with the second highest state sales tax in the nation, then you don’t care about road safety.
Well Governor, your actions speaks louder than your words. Pardoning your political ally for drunk driving shows us how little you care about road safety. It is obvious that your embrace of the mantle of road safety is nothing short of Michigan’s Biggest April Fool’s Joke!
In recognition of his phony behavior, RetakeOurGov has selected Governor Snyder as Michigan’s Biggest Joker. We've also put together a two minute video in recognition of the Governor. Unfortunately for the Governor, the jokes on him as Michigan voters have seen this type of stunt before.
The Governor’s April Fool’s Joke has backfired on him.