For years, then-Gov. Tommy Thompson complained that he wasn't earning big bucks as a government official.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who called efforts by people like Tommy Thompson to deny their lobbying for special interests as a "Washington dodge," is now scheduled to campaign for Thompson.
Even though his family at one point had three homes in the Northwoods, federal disbursement reports show that Sean Duffy has stuck taxpayers with 27
hotel bills in his own district.
In anticipation of the first U.S. Senate debate, Wisconsin Democrats released a new web video featuring news coverage of Washington insider Tommy Thompson's vow to Tea Party extremists that he would "do away with" Medicare and turn it into a voucher program.
After a video surfaced this week of Tommy Thompson making comments to a Tea Party group promising to "do away" with Medicare and Medicaid, Thompson is now saying he wants to “reform” the programs with a plan to privatize medicare, replacing it with VoucherCare. Thompson's plan provides billions in new profits to big insurance companies, and for seniors he offers a voucher instead of the guaranteed coverage they earned and paid for, sticking them with a $6000 increase in out-of-pocket costs.
Last month Thompson said he would carry Wisconsin for Mitt Romney and that MU poll was “Gold Standard”
Three GOP Senate candidates and incumbents in tight races have so far distanced themselves from Mitt Romney's comments that 47 percent of the American public doesn't pay income taxes and is "dependent on government." But on Wednesday, Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate Tommy Thompson broke that trend and stood by his party's presidential nominee.
At Events Across the State Recently, Seniors Denounce Tommy Thompson’s Sweetheart Deal for Drug Companies and His Plans to Voucherize Medicare
Over the past week, seniors from across the state have gathered to hold round-table discussions on the sweetheart deal Tommy Thompson made with drug companies that made it illegal for the government to negotiate for lower prescription prices, which pushed that extra cost on to seniors and families.
Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate on today's circuit court ruling that declared a significant portion of Wisconsin Act 10 null and void.
The Washington Post is reporting that Paul Ryan and Congressional Republicans are advancing legislation that would allow states to consolidate all state-federal aid programs into a single “Workforce Investment Fund,” where work eligibility requirements could be completely eliminated.