In a pre-emptive strike, the new house Democratic leader is warning citizens that the upbeat message they will hear from GOP Governor Rick Snyder Wednesday night does not fit the reality of where Michigan is today.
"One being a low grade and ten being a high grade, [Snyder] gets probably a two or a three," said Representative Tim Greimel.
Suffice it to say the republicans in the legislature will give the governor much higher marks as he appears to deliver his third state of the state. The house democratic leader complains that the governors $2 billion tax break for business has not produced the jobs the governor promised, given that the jobless rate here is still higher than the national average.
"The governor is all about big corporations and has done nothing for everyday people in the state," said Greimel. (Reporter) He says that will grow jobs. "That's a perfect example of the governor's promises, but where are the jobs?" asked Greimel.
The republicans point to the comeback in the auto industry, but democrats claim that had nothing to do with the governor's tax policies and everything to do with the auto bail out pushed by the Obama Administration.
"Snyder hasn't done anything for us," said UAW 652 President Mike Green. "He's not pro worker and working people as a whole. He doesn't seem to stand up for us."
"This is a fairer system in terms of making it simpler, fairer and efficient," said Governor Snyder. "These steps all add up and have us on the comeback path."