MADISON — Five days out from Election Day, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin is continuing to count down some of the worst examples from Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir‘s 16-year record working for corporate special interests at the expense of Wisconsin.
#5. Vukmir Sold Out WI On Paul Ryan’s Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security Cuts
As Leah Vukmir spends today campaigning with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, it’s worth remembering Ryan’s career-long advocacy of deep, dangerous cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security — and that Leah Vukmir backs those devastating cuts.
Last December, Vukmir embraced Ryan-backed cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security as “certainly on the table.” And Vukmir has since then, including today, often relied on Ryan’s enthusiastic support for her campaign to boost her electoral chances.
It’s clear that, if elected to the U.S. Senate, Vukmir is poised to pick up the retiring Ryan’s legacy of pushing for deep cuts to vital programs that millions of Wisconsin retirees, kids, people with disabilities, and nursing home residents depend upon.
Here’s how Vukmir-Ryan cuts to earned benefits programs would hurt Wisconsinites:
- Medicare: More than 1 million Wisconsin seniors count on Medicare.
- Medicaid/BadgerCare: 5 in 9 Wisconsin nursing home residents and 1 in 3 Wisconsin kids are covered by Medicaid.
- Social Security: More than 1.2 million Wisconsinites are Social Secur
Counting Down Ten Ways Vukmir Has Sold Out Wisconsin: