Talking Points - Snyder’s budget proposal: ‘Shared sacrifice?’

Talking Points

  • In his budget speech, Gov. Snyder claimed to be in favor of “shared sacrifice.” But his budget plan calls for slashing education while giving massive tax breaks to big business and special interests. That’s not our definition of “shared sacrifice.”
  • Gov. Snyder claimed that the goal of his budget is to create jobs. You don’t do that by slashing funding to schools that are preparing our children for the workforce. Gutting education funding will not move Michigan or our economy forward or help us be competitive.
  • Instead of mortgaging our children’s future to give $1.8 billion in tax cuts for big business and special interests, Gov. Snyder should implement real, balanced solutions—like those proposed in MEA’s A+ Agenda – to help Michigan be a leader in education.