Wisconsin is going red, as in Republican, because of Gov. Scott Walker’s bold moves to keep the state from going red, as in debt.
Walker pledged to balance the budget without raising taxes or hurting working class families. By implementing reforms of the public sector unions’ collective bargaining rights, cities and school districts received the freedom to negotiate for lower contracts without going bankrupt or cutting core services. Even recall challenger Tom Barrett of Milwaukee grudgingly admitted that Walker’s reforms kept his city from going insolvent, and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel endorsed the Governor whom they had openly criticized.
Congressman Paul Ryan of Janesville has been at the forefront of budget and entitlement reform, an adult who knows how to talk to adults about the credit crunch and bankruptcy that will burst forth on this country if Congress does not take serious action to reform entitlements, cut spending, and streamline revenue increases to speed up economic recovery.
Not throwing Grandma over a cliff, but ensuring that this country does not fall off the fiscal cliff of spending unending, Ryan has the class to take on Medicare with free-market reforms, working with Democrats to ensure that there will still be enough for those who have paid into the entitlement programs in this country
Following the 2010 shellacking, in which progressive liberal Russ Feingold lost to Tea-Party backed Ron Johnson, now enters four-term governor, GOP Health Secretary and Presidential candidate Tommy Thompson.
As a four-term governor, Thompson enacted welfare reform before it became fashionable to discuss it at all. The federal government caught on and implemented a similar program throughout the country. First elected to the Wisconsin Assembly in 1966, he championed his opposition with frequent stalling tactics. As four-term Governor, he instituted BadgerCare and cut taxes 91 times ( Tommy's Tax Cuts.)
He also successfully partnered with a Democratic legislature to enact the first school-choice program in the country (Thompson's School Choice). Staunch conservatives should hail rather than assail Thompson’s record of working with the opposition to push an agenda which limits government and enhances the power and dignity of the citizen and the taxpayer.
Tommy has a record of cutting taxes and spending, both with voters. Despite partisan reports that spending doubled during his tenure, Thompson has
signed the Grover Norquist pledge to oppose any new taxes ( Thompson
Says No to Taxes).
Despite the distortions that Tommy glowing supported ObamaCare, Politifact reported that the charge was false. Regarding healthcare reform, Thompson has outlined a plan not only to repeal ObamaCare, including its huge tax increase, but to enact an extension of the Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration (HQID), a program which he implemented as Health Secretary under George W. Bush. Thompson also supports permitting insurers to purchase policies across state line while offering small businesses a tax credit to defray insurance costs. Tommy on Healthcare
Congressman Tammy Baldwin is one of the most liberal legislators in Washington (Liberal Tammy). Baldwin has voted against extending the Bush tax cuts, reducing bureaucratic hurdles for small businesses, the income tax deduction for small businesses, and payroll tax cut extensions (Tammy Anti-Tax Cut). Baldwin has resisted measures to increase this country’s energy independence, voting against offshore drilling.
Like many progressives, she voted for job-killing Cap and Trade (which thankfully died in the Senate). She also signed on to support ObamaCare, an outrageous entitlement which has robbed Medicare to the tune of $500 billion dollars. Native son Paul Ryan has outlined at length the many failure of ObamCare, including the rise in premiums and the decline in access. Hospitals are closing all over the country because of this legislation. (LA Times Report) (California Forecast) (New York Times Report)
Initial polls suggested that Tammy was beating Tommy. Now Tommy Thompson is polling ahead of Tammy by nine points. Another poll indicates that Thompson is ahead by four points. Either way, Wisconsin is tilting red, and there is no better man to represent Wisconsin in Washington than former Assemblyman, Governor, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson.
On November 6, vote for Tommy for the US Senate!