Sep 28, 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 #36

Gard Led Effort to Cut SeniorCare by $10 Million

As Speaker of the State Assembly, John Gard led the Republican effort to cut Wisconsin’s popular SeniorCare program by $10 million. Gard pushed through a GOP budget bill that raised drug co-payments in the program, which would have cost seniors $10 million if Governor Doyle had not used his veto pen to protect the program. (Sources: 2003 Senate Bill 44; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7/13/03)

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