Mike Rogers: Biden’s EV plan will kill Michigan jobs

In case you missed it, Mike Rogers penned an op-ed in the Detroit Free Press laying out the traumatic effects that Joe Biden’s EV mandate will have on Michigan’s economy. 

From lost UAW jobs, to environmental missteps, to reliance on the Chinese Communists, Biden’s EV mandate is bad for Michigan no matter how you cut it. 

Read more from Mike Rogers below.

Republican Senate candidate Mike Rogers: Biden’s EV plan will kill Michigan jobs

Detroit Free Press

September 26, 2023

With the UAW strike expanding against the Big 3 automakers, it’s clear we are at a critical point that will determine the future path of our state’s most important economic sector. Not only are the futures of General Motors, Ford and Stellantis at risk, along with countless Michigan-based suppliers that help uphold the industry, our national security is put into question as well.

There is a lot on the line as Biden Administration red tape forces auto companies to transition to electric vehicles. What does this mean for workers? Estimates show that over 175,000 people in Michigan are employed directly for auto companies or parts suppliers, and since building electric vehicles requires at least 30% less labor, that could mean tens of thousands of good paying manufacturing jobs here in Michigan could be eliminated.

Does anyone in Michigan trust putting our economic future in the hands of Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party? That’s exactly what Biden Administration policy is forcing on the American auto industry, threatening our jobs and our economic future.

I stand with American workers and American consumers against this shortsighted plan, which only seems to benefit China. Let’s build American-made hybrids that cut our emissions while strengthening our auto industry right here in Michigan.

Continue reading at the Detroit Free Press.

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