Mitt Romney's Campaign Makes Clear His Out-of-Touch Policies Put the Burden on the Backs of Wisconsin's Working Families

Apr 02, 2012

Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate on Mitt Romney’s victory in Wisconsin’s Republican Presidential Primary.

“Mitt Romney has made it clear after five straight days of campaigning here that his policies would continue with tax giveaways to millionaires and billionaires, while placing the burden squarely on the back of Wisconsin’s working families. Romney would give tax cuts to the wealthy at the expense of the middle class, his policies would take away rights from women to make their own healthcare decisions and strip away the economic security our seniors rely on.

Romney’s gaffe-filled romp through Wisconsin included an applause line for de-funding Planned Parenthood, an embrace of the Paul Ryan budget plan to end Medicare as we know it and a story self-described as “humorous” about closing factories that cost thousands of jobs.

Like his dear friend Scott Walker, Mitt Romney can’t be bothered to acknowledge the real economic pain in Wisconsin caused by some on Wall Street who want to roll back the clock on regulations and write their own rules.

Scott Walker may no longer be governor when or if Romney returns as the nominee, but he can be certain that Wisconsin will remember a candidate whose plan makes drastic cuts to women’s health and Medicaid, will end Medicare as we know it, while giving massive tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires.

We look out for our neighbors in Wisconsin and that’s why we will reject Mitt Romney this November.”