Sep 29, 2008

50 Reasons Voters Don’t Want the Same Old Gard

MADISON – After being rejected by voters in 2006, career politician John Gard is running for the 8th Congressional District seat again on his same old extreme record with his same old unethical behavior. The hard-working families of northeast Wisconsin do not share his extreme values, and that’s why this Bush-Cheney Republican will lose again.

During the 50 days leading up to the general election on November 4, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin will list 50 reasons why voters should reject the same old failed leadership and same old out-of-touch agenda of Republican candidate John Gard – and send Democrat Steve Kagen back to our nation’s capital to represent northeast Wisconsin for a second term.

Reason #35

Gard Led Effort to Slash Stewardship Program

In 2003, John Gard led the Republican effort to slash the Stewardship program, voting to cut $245 million from a bipartisan program that has long protected our state’s precious natural resources for future generations.  If the Republican cuts had not been vetoed, the program would have been cut by 80 percent over the following two years. (Sources: 2003 Senate Bill 44; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7/16/06)

To read more about “The Same Old Gard”, please visit: http://www.wisdems.org/gard.asp.