Oct 16, 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 #18 – Gard Flip-Flopped on Financial Regulation

After decades of supporting deregulation in the Legislature, including voting to deregulate banks and credit card companies, John Gard has been part of the culture of deregulation and corporate pandering that created our national economic crisis. Now Gard has completely flip-flopped, saying, “it’s time to have more effective regulation of the financial markets.” (Sources: Bill Text, SB 316, May 25, 1993; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10.10.93; Wisconsin State Journal, 6.15.93, Green Bay Press Gazette 10.17.08)  

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