LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kim LaSata made the following statement on Wednesday in reaction to President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union address and the opposition response from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer:
“President Trump spoke to us about how, under his leadership, our economy has been energized, resulting in more job creation, rising wages and lower unemployment. I appreciate that he is steadfast in his pursuit to deliver real, meaningful results for all Americans.
“The president’s leadership and what he has helped accomplish for our country contrasts greatly from what we are seeing from our governor. In her response to the president’s speech, Gov. Whitmer said that we should not only be listening to what our leaders say, but to focus on what they are doing.
“While the president’s pro-growth agenda has fostered unparalleled economic successes, our governor’s tax and spend policies will lead to economic decline. Whereas the president’s broad agenda is benefitting many, the governor’s go-it-alone, borrow-and-spend roads agenda will only benefit parts of our state at the expense of the rest of us, saddling future generations with billions in unresolved debt and no plan to pay for it.
“Michigan came back from its lost decade of similar misguided philosophies through smart budgeting, strategic investments and efficient and effective governing. To continue that momentum and to make our state a better place to live, work and raise a family, Southwest Michigan residents expect and deserve leaders who work together.”