The Washington Post is reporting that Paul Ryan and Congressional Republicans are advancing legislation that would allow states to consolidate all state-federal aid programs into a single “Workforce Investment Fund,” where work eligibility requirements could be completely eliminated.
Reuters is today reporting that even fellow conservatives are hammering Mitt Romney over his unwillingness to level with the American people about details of his tax plan and the effects it would have on working families.
Statement of WisDems Chair Mike Tate on Scott Walker’s Address at the Republican National Convention
Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate on Scott Walker’s address at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL.
As he struggled to explain the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan plan to end Medicare, freshman Ryan protege Sean Duffy said seniors should be able to buy vital health care the same way they buy lawnmowers.
Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate following the adoption by the Romney-Ryan-Thompson Republican Party of restrictive language that would ban abortion nationwide, without exceptions for rape and incest.
A new report from the New York Times shows that under the Romney-Ryan plan, analysts say patients would "would immediately add hundreds of dollars a year to out-of-pocket Medicare expenses for beneficiaries" 
The report continues, "an economist and a longtime health policy analyst at the Brookings Institution and the Institute of Medicine, called Mr. Romney’s vow to repeal the savings “both puzzling and bogus at the same time.”"
 - Patients Would Pay More if Romney Restores Medicare Savings, Analysts Say (New York Times, August 21, 2012)
Wisconsin Democrats today released a brief video tribute to Paul Ryan after he was seen waving the Terrible Towel of the Pittsburgh Steelers at a campaign event.
Statement of WisDems Chair Mike Tate on the Republican Efforts to Reinstate Flawed Voter ID Legislation
Following the announcement that Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is requesting that the Wisconsin Supreme Court reinstate the Walker Administration’s flawed voter ID legislation in advance of the November elections, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate released the following statement.