Friday, October 05, 2012

RELEASE: Tammy Baldwin Stimulates Tax Cheats With Federal Funds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Lisa Boothe 608-661-6363 or Lisa@TommyforWisconsin.com

Tammy Baldwin Stimulates Tax Cheats With Federal Funds
Another Day, Another Wasted Dollar By Tammy Baldwin and Her $825 Billion Stimulus


Madison, WI - Madison liberal Tammy Baldwin has a long record of supporting tax-and-spend initiatives, but one of the most egregious examples is her support for the failed $825 billion stimulus. At the same time Baldwin complained that small business owners - who are the engine of our economy - are not paying enough in taxes, she handed out $22 billion to contractors who cheat on their taxes.

Even more egregious is that Baldwin promised hard-working families that their taxpayer dollars would "create or save" 67,000 jobs in Wisconsin. However, since then, Wisconsin has lost over 50,000 jobs. As if the failure of her first stimulus was not enough for her to learn her lesson, Baldwin supported President Obama's second $450 billion stimulus bill.
 
"In her 14 years in Washington, D.C., Madison liberal Tammy Baldwin has found a lot of ways to waste taxpayers' money, but giving their hard-earned dollars to tax cheats is incomprehensible," said spokeswoman Lisa Boothe. "Baldwin's blatant disregard for our nation's fiscal state and the hard-working taxpayers who are struggling to make ends meet is what helped get our nation into its current financial mess. Unlike Baldwin, Tommy Thompson is a proven reformer who will work to balance our budget and get our country working again."

BACKGROUND

Baldwin Voted For The $787 Billion Stimulus Bill. (H.R. 1, CQ Vote #70: Adopted (thus sent to the Senate) 246-183: R 0-176; D 246-7, 2/13/09, Baldwin Voted Yea)

Baldwin Said The Stimulus Would Create Or Save 67,000 Jobs In Wisconsin. Baldwin: "In Wisconsin alone, this bill will create or save more than 67,000 jobs, and provide more than $1 billion in health care for the uninsured, Baldwin explained." (Rep. Tammy Baldwin, "Baldwin Votes For Economic Recovery Plan," Press Release, 1/29/09)

As Of September 2012, Wisconsin Has Lost 50,537 Jobs Since The Stimulus Passed In February 2009. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics Website, www.bls.gov, Accessed 9/26/12)

Baldwin Has Expressed Support For President Obama's September 2011, $450 Billion "Jobs" Bill, That Some Have Called A Second Stimulus
  • "She [Baldwin] Called For A New Federal Stimulus Plan Focused On Improving Schools, Roads, Bridges And Other Infrastructure In Order To Put People To Work Immediately. 'I Hope We Hear The President Calling For That Later This Week,' She Said." (Scott Bauer, "Democratic US Rep. Baldwin Joins Wis. Senate Race," Associated Press, 9/6/11)
  • Baldwin: "It Was Great To Hear The President Make A Strong Demand For Action Now. I Have Been Fighting To Put People Back To Work Right Away Rebuilding Our Crumbling Roads And Bridges And Schools." (Rep. Tammy Baldwin, "Baldwin Agrees 'It's Time We Take Bold Action,'" Press Release, 9/8/11)

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