LANSING — On Tax Day, Mike Rogers, Peter Meijer, Sandy Pensler, and Justin Amash won’t be able to hide their record of support for the Trump tax giveaway which slashed tax rates for large corporations and the ultra-wealthy. 

Here’s where the GOP candidates stand on tax giveaways for billionaires:

  • Mike Rogers backed Trump’s tax giveaway bill, describing them as “core” GOP policies.
  • Peter Meijer supported the bill that cut taxes for the ultra-wealthy like himself. In 2022, he co-sponsored legislation to make those tax cuts permanent. 
  • Sandy Pensler praised Congress for approving the Trump tax giveaway bill that benefitted very wealthy individuals like himself, calling it “a generational opportunity.”

All of the Michigan Republican Senate candidates are out of step with working Michiganders. The Trump tax giveaway bill helped billionaires pay less taxes than the working class in 2018. People with the highest income reaped most of the benefits from the legislation. 

See for yourself:

American Journal News: In March, [Rogers] said on the PBS program “Off the Record” that former President Donald Trump’s deregulatory agenda and his tax cuts were core GOP policies.

Off the Record: Rogers: “The policy that happened on eliminating regulation, tax cuts, those are core, age-old Republican principles, right?”

Michigan Independent: Meijer advocated for Trump’s 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which slashed tax rates for the richest Americans while raising them for 10 million families. In 2022, he co-sponsored a bill to make those tax cuts permanent.

Detroit News: Pensler applauded the U.S. House for approving a major tax reform plan on Thursday.

Michigan Independent: [Pensler] endorsed the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which slashed tax rates for very wealthy individuals like himself and for corporations like his own, and called it “a generational opportunity.”

CNN: [Amash] did support the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, however, which the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projected will add nearly $1.9 trillion to the national debt over an 11-year period. He said at the time that he supported it because it reduced complexity in the tax code and broadly lowered taxes.


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