Oct 13, 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 #21 – Gard Attempted to CutGreen BaySchool Funding by $7.2 Million

As Speaker of the State Assembly, John Gard authored a Republican education plan that would have cut Green Bay schools by $7.2 million – devastating cuts that would have led to teacher lay-offs, higher class sizes, and higher property taxes – if they hadn’t been vetoed by Governor Doyle. (Source: Wisconsin Budget Office Report, 9/5/06, http://www.wisgov.state.wi.us/docview.asp?docid=9370&locid=19.)
To read more about “The Same Old Gard”, please visit: http://www.wisdems.org/gard.asp.