Weekly Democratic Radio Address
Madison – Senator Mark Miller (D-Monona) offered the weekly Democratic radio address today.
The audio file of this week’s address can be found here:
A written transcript of the address is below:
“Hello, this is Senator Mark Miller with this week’s Democratic Radio Address.
Wisconsin has long been a national leader in environmental protection. As we enter year seven of the Walker administration and Republican control over state government, that legacy has nearly vanished. Today, Wisconsin competes for national leadership in removing environmental protections and degrading science-based decision making.
For example, the Department of Natural Resources recently removed the truth about the human impacts on global warming from their website and replaced it with the language used by climate change deniers. The White House website went under a similar change when President Trump took office this past weekend.
There is no scientific debate as to the cause of climate change. The Walker administration finds this truth, as Al Gore might say, “inconvenient.” Their response? Erase reality, inserting instead language that fits their distorted view, a view not supported by science. Alternative facts, if you will. Alternative facts are more commonly known as lies when they intentionally deceive.
The Walker Administration, Secretary Stepp and President Trump, are perpetrating fraud on the people of Wisconsin and the entire country. By continuing to degrade and deny science, they are subjecting Wisconsin’s air, water and land to long term damage while hiding behind the cover of being “open for business.” As Gaylord Nelson famously said, “The economy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the environment, not the other way around.” In Walker’s Wisconsin, and Trump’s America, everything is the other way around.”