To be fair, can any Governor rescue a state from financial implosion after the automotive industry collapse at the end of the Bush Administration? Michigan’s problems have been around as long as Detroit’s, and that is a very long time.
Looking at Rick Snyder’s resume, he is as strong or stronger than anyone running or planning to run for President in 2016. He is as close to the perfect model as have been reviewed of late outside of Meg Whitman.
- Private sector venture capitalist
- Successful in business
In fact, a Whitman and Snyder, Snyder and Whitman ticket would work quite well for Republicans in 2016.
The question is, how well are Snyder’s policies and actions working?
He assumed responsibility for Detroit, and that hasn’t gone well. So goes Detroit, so goes Michigan. Is it too early to tell?
Well, in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a governor only gets one four-year term. That is an absurdity beyond belief, but it is true. They can barely get an administration stood up before they are out the door.
So, should we expect Governor Snyder to accomplish something significant in two years?
He is scheduled to present a description of what he is doing in Michigan at the American Enterprise Institute on September 26, so maybe there will be news.
“Elected officials of every stripe have attempted to attract businesses by cutting tax rates and shedding excessive regulations, by providing incentives for certain industries, and by spending on education and infrastructure. These policies are a boon for business, but how do they affect taxpayers and the broader economy?
While Michigan’s economy was still reeling from the recession, Governor Rick Snyder instituted a series of tax and regulatory reforms including reducing and eliminating many targeted tax credits and industry favors. Join us for a keynote address by Governor Snyder on his efforts in Michigan, followed by a panel discussion on how states should compete for business.”
American Enterprise Institute