Merry Christmas: Children Kicked off BadgerCare While Scott Walker Takes Raise

Nov 10, 2011

MADISON-Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate following the nonpartisan estimation that 65,000 Wisconsinites, about half of them children, would lose their health care as a direct result of Scott Walker’s plans.

“To take away a child’s health care coverage to pay for tax cuts for the richest one percent requires a set of values that does not jibe with the Wisconsin most people know. It is certainly not a partisan issue, given that the BadgerCare coverage upon which these children rely was initiated by a Republican governor, with bipartisan support. Only in this season of division and extremism could someone take a raise of $7,300 at the same time insisting that because someone was not rich, they should not enjoy the same claim to health and well-being.

Scott Walker made sure that we call it a Christmas Tree. And yet, as we enter the Season of Light, how does hurling children from BadgerCare honor the Man for whom the season is named?”

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