In 2009, liberal Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined President Obama in passing an $825 billion “stimulus” that failed to create the promised jobs. In 2010, Baldwin joined President Obama in passing a $2.5 trillion government health care bill that mandates every American to buy a health care plan. Two weeks ago, President Obama proposed yet another $400 billion in new “stimulus” spending.
And today, as Baldwin continues to double down on her support of the failed first stimulus and the rest of his tax-and-spend policies, President Obama proposed the largest tax hike in U.S. history – a $1.5 trillion tax increase on investors and small businesses that he says is needed to pay for their reckless spending agenda, which has already driven the federal debt past $14.6 trillion.
Notably – despite the fact that the Democrats’ health care overhaul already raised taxes by $570 billion and the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reports that it will increase deficits by $260 billion through 2019 – Baldwin not only doubled down on her support for the unpopular measure, she continues to express her support for an even more extreme, more costly version, telling a crowd of liberals last year that “I actually was for a government takeover of Medicine, I was for a single-payer plan!”
“Under the Obama-Baldwin economic record, America has lost 2.4 million jobs, the federal debt has skyrocketed past $14.6 trillion, government spending has grown to record levels, and the response from Obama and Baldwin is to pass a record tax increase on the backs of Wisconsin small businesses,” National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Chris Bond said today. “It’s painfully clear that President Obama and Congresswoman Baldwin simply don’t get it, but Wisconsinites will have an opportunity to bring some common sense and fiscal discipline to Washington by electing a Republican to the U.S. Senate next year.”
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