Weekly Democratic radio address: "Invest in students, not special interests"


MADISON – Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) offered the Democratic weekly radio address today. In his radio message, Sen. Erpenbach highlighted the recent Republican proposal to raise taxes on middle class families to fund a new giveaway for millionaires in Wisconsin. 

"After historic cuts to our local schools, Republicans want to make it easier for wealthy special interests to cheat our system. Their plan is not only fiscally irresponsible, but it’s bad for our economy." - Sen. Jon Erpenbach
 

The audio file of this week’s address can be found here:
http://media2.legis.wisconsin.gov/multimedia/Sen27/erpenbach2radio6.17.15.mp3

A written transcript of the address is below: 

"Hi, I’m Democratic State Senator Jon Erpenbach. Over the past week, Republicans proposed a dangerous new plan that raises taxes on hardworking middle class families to fund a new giveaway for millionaires in our state.
 
"That’s right. After historic cuts to our local schools, Republicans want to make it easier for wealthy special interests to cheat our system. Their plan is not only fiscally irresponsible, but it’s bad for our economy.
 
"Wisconsin continues to lag behind our neighbors when it comes to job creation and family incomes are dropping. If we want to grow our economy and strengthening the middle class, we need to invest in our communities. Our top priorities should be restoring the historic cuts to our local schools and the university system while expanding economic opportunities for everyone.
 
"Hardworking families should not have to sacrifice more in order to give the wealthy an even larger break. Rather than selling out our families to benefit the special interests behind Gov. Walker’s presidential campaign, let’s work together to invest in our schools and get our economy moving forward."