10 Days/10 Ways Leah Vukmir Sold Out WI

Oct 27, 2018

For Immediate Release
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Contact: Brad Bainum, bradb@wisdems.org

10 Days/10 Ways Leah Vukmir Sold Out Wisconsin

10 days out from election day, counting down 10 ways Vukmir has sold out Wisconsin:

#10. Vukmir Backs Earned Benefit Cuts To Offset Tax Breaks For The Top 1%

MADISON — With just ten days left until Election Day 2018, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin is counting down ten ways that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir has sold out Wisconsinites to the benefit of her corporate special interest backers.

#10. Vukmir Backs Earned Benefit Cuts To Offset Tax Breaks For The Top 1%

Last December, Leah Vukmir cheered passage of the Republican tax law that sends more than 83% of its benefits to the wealthiest Americans and large corporations like Exxon, Wells Fargo, and Pfizer.

At the time, Vukmir said the law would be “good for everybody.” But the truth is that while Wisconsinites have faced layoffs as a result of the tax law, powerful drug companies and health care and insurance industry firms, like the ones that Vukmir has worked for for years, have received tens of billions in tax breaks.

Now, as the tax law’s trillion-dollar giveaway to big corporations and the wealthiest Americans causes the deficit to increase, Washington Republicans like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hope to use the increases as an excuse to pursue deep cuts to earned benefits like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

If elected, Vukmir has made it clear that she would be a vote in the U.S. Senate to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, calling them “certainly on the table.”

Here’s how Leah Vukmir’s support for Republicans’ plans to cut earned benefits to offset tax breaks for billionaires would impact Wisconsin: