You Need to Know: Severson Chooses Corporate Tax Breaks Over Jobs for Wisconsin Workers

Oct 18, 2010

MADISON – In an effort to highlight key considerations for Northwoods voters, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin is this week continuing its You Need to Know campaign. The series will share hard facts about Republicans Tom Tiffany, Mary Williams, Erik Severson, and Roger Rivard, facts voters must keep in mind when they go to the polls November 2nd.

Already, we’ve learned…

Fact #1: Tom Tiffany of Merrill has pledged to repeal tax reforms that have clamped down on giant corporations that used legal loopholes to avoid paying their fair share, shifting more of the burden to middle-class Wisconsin families.

Fact #2: Republicans like Mary Williams of Medford have the financial backing of big insurance companies, the same companies that hope to roll back legislative changes Democrats made to ensure Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions and kids with special medical needs – including hearing loss and autism – get the medical care for which they’re paying good money.

Now, you need to know…

Fact #3: While Wisconsin Democrats worked to direct more state contracts to American companies by passing the American Jobs Act, Republicans like Erik Severson of Osceola are fighting to defend tax breaks for big corporations that have outsourced jobs and devastated our manufacturing sector. 

“The Republican opposition to the American Jobs Act just goes to show how out of touch their party is with working families in our state,” said Mike Tate, Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.  “Wisconsin workers want to see local job growth, but it’s pretty clear that Erik Severson would rather help big corporations ship more jobs overseas than give our own homegrown small businesses a helping hand.”

Stay tuned for more facts you need to know!


Paid for by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Ben Wikler, Chair