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Snyder and Wealthy CEO Buddies Playing ‘Michigan Monopoly’

Jun 01, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2011

Snyder and Wealthy CEO Buddies Playing ‘Michigan Monopoly’
Governor and Corporate CEO Friends Celebrate on Mackinac Island While Everyone Else Loses

LANSING – The Michigan Lottery just announced a brand new Monopoly game last week, but Governor Rick Snyder and his fellow GOP lawmakers have been playing “Michigan Monopoly” ever since they took office in January.

“In Governor Snyder’s ‘Michigan Monopoly’ game, Snyder and his corporate buddies hold all the cards and get rich while everyone else in Michigan suffers,” Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer said. “Corporations are taking money from seniors, kids, middle class families, and low-wage workers just so CEOs can enjoy a nearly $2 billion tax windfall. Snyder and his buddies are busy hoarding Boardwalk and Park Place while everyone else is stuck on Baltic Avenue.”

“Snyder and the wealthy are passing ‘go’ and collecting $2 billion while the rest of us are left to pay the higher taxes, and endure cuts to public education and public safety,” added Brewer. “That’s not how we ‘reinvent’ Michigan, that’s how we ruin Michigan.”

The Michigan Democratic Party will be reminding people on the island about Snyder’s “Michigan Monopoly” by handing out Snyder’s “Chance” and “Community Chest” cards attached to Monopoly money.

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