#45 – Voted for Severe Cuts to the UW System

MADISON – After being rejected by voters in 2006, career politician John Gard is running for the 8th Congressional District seat again on his same old extreme record with his same old unethical behavior. The hard-working families of northeast Wisconsin do not share his extreme values, and that's why this Bush-Cheney Republican will lose again.

During the 50 days leading up to the general election on November 4, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin will list 50 reasons why voters should reject the same old failed leadership and same old out-of-touch agenda of Republican candidate John Gard – and send Democrat Steve Kagen back to our nation's capital to represent northeast Wisconsin for a second term.

Reason #45

As Speaker of the state Assembly, John Gard voted to pass a Republican budget plan that cut $34.5 million from the UW System – severe cuts that would have had a serious effect on the education UW students receive if Governor Doyle had not used his veto pen to restore the Republican cuts. (Source: 2005 Assembly Bill 100/2005 Act 25)

To read more about "The Same Old Gard", please visit: http://www.wisdems.org/gard.asp.