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Gov. Snyder Not Surprised By Storm Of Criticism

DETROIT (WWJ) - How is Michigan Governor Rick Snyder feeling about things after two months on the job? Speaking before a packed room of 300 at the Detroit Athletic Club, Snyder said he wasn't shocked by the storm criticism surrounding his budget proposals.

"It's not a surprise. I knew this would happen, because I knew the honeymoon would end, as it was described... Because, what happens is everyone jumps to the line about them, instead of looking at the whole package," Snyder said.

"It's just one of those things about continually tuning, learning to be more sensitive to these kinds of issues.  Overall it's going well. I feel it a worthwhile experience. It's a chance to really get out there and do things. I'm trying to make the best of a very tough situation," he said.

Snyder said its human nature to resist change,  but we must continue efforts to reinvent Michigan and make sure the state has a successful future.

"This is what I ran on. This is what I said I was gonna do and I'm following through, and that's the way it's supposed to work. People like the idea of change until they're asked to change or to be part of the process, and that's the normal response of all of us," the Governor said.

Snyder said he will continue to push for his plan to re-invent Michigan, cut spending and balance the budget.

Snyder was the featured speaker at Thursday's Pancakes and Politics event, presented by Real Times Media with sponsorship support from WWJ Newsradio 950 and WWJ-TV.

Hear Governor Snyder's Full Remarks:


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