Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate in response to Scott Walker's efforts to float a plan to further rig Wisconsin elections.
Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate on today's Act 10 ruling.
Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate on December’s jobs numbers.
WALKER CLAIM: Create 250,000 jobs in first term in office
FACT: Back in December 2010, Walker went so far as to say, "I want my Cabinet secretaries to have branded across their heads, `250,000 jobs.' I want them to know their job is on the line because my job is on the line to create 250,000 jobs in the private sector."
WALKER CLAIM: Middle-Class Tax Cut: "With the introduction of my proposed budget next month, I will lay out a clear plan for reducing the burden on hard-working families by lowering income taxes on the middle class. We want to continue to put more money in the hands of the hard-working taxpayers and small business owners in our state."
WALKER CLAIM: Making Educational Opportunities Accessible: "Every child should have access to a great education. We continue to expand the number of choices for families in Wisconsin—be it a traditional, a charter, a voucher, a virtual, or a home school environment. Moving forward, we want to continue to dramatically improve existing schools and give parents the opportunity to choose legitimate alternatives to failing schools."
WALKER CLAIM: Mining for Jobs to Improve Life for Our Friends and Neighbors: “Our top priority is helping the people of our state create more jobs… A mine would be a lifeline to people in northwestern Wisconsin, where the unemployment rate in Iron County is the 2nd highest in the state at nearly 12 percent. But the benefits will be felt all across Wisconsin."
WALKER CLAIM: Tough, But Prudent, Decisions Mean We Can Invest in Wisconsin: "We made tough, but prudent, decisions to get our fiscal house in order. Today, unlike the federal government and many of our neighboring states, we have a surplus, which will allow us to invest in our priorities."
In advance of tonight's State of the State address, where Scott Walker is expected to duck and dodge any accountability for the fact that what he's doing on job creation isn't working, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin has six questions for Gov. Walker.