Out-of-Touch Millionaire Kevin Rinke Doubles Down Against Historic GM Investment that Will Create Thousands of Good-Paying Jobs in Michigan

During a speech today in Lansing, out-of-touch millionaire Kevin Rinke once again “denounced” the bipartisan economic development fund that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle credit for “help[ing] convince General Motors to invest $7 billion to expand its electric vehicle and battery production in Michigan.”

A “big win” that represents GM’s “single largest investment announcement” in the company’s history and creates 4,000 good-paying jobs, Michigan has become “the ‘hub’ of electric vehicle development and manufacturing” for decades to come – thanks to SOAR.

This isn’t Rinke’s first time standing against working families and Michigan’s economy. Showing up outside the GM announcement event where Governor Whitmer spoke and Republicans like Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey praised the deal as a “historic” job-creator, Rinke voiced his disapproval of GM’s decision to invest in Michigan.

Meanwhile, Governor Whitmer’s proposed budget includes a $500 million allocation for SOAR for the 2023 fiscal year to ensure Michigan can remain an attractive place to do business.

MDP spokesperson Rodericka Applewhaite issued the following statement:

“Out-of-touch millionaire Kevin Rinke just can’t stop complaining about working families and Michigan’s economy getting major wins thanks to Governor Whitmer and legislators coming up with bipartisan solutions to keep Michigan’s economy first. Michiganders deserve a leader who will stay committed to continuing to build a fertile environment for businesses from all industries to invest in this state, creating good-paying jobs across Michigan, and keeping our economy strong while getting Michiganders back to work – not kneejerk criticisms from gubernatorial candidates that can never seem to offer alternative solutions.”

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