Baldwin Supported The Liberal Progressive Caucus’ FY 2012, FY 2010 and FY 2009 Budget
After supporting some of the most radical tax-and-spend budgets ever in Washington, last week liberal Madison Congresswoman claimed that she’s fiscally responsible.
Yet Baldwin has been a staunch supporter of the liberal Progressive Caucus’ budget proposals. In 2011, she voted for their $3.9 trillion budget that increased spending and raised taxes on every working Wisconsinites because it attempted to wipe out the ’01 and ’03 Congressional tax cuts. Additionally, she’s on record supporting their FY 2010 and FY 2009 budgets, which too raised taxes and increased spending.
Notably, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has reported that Baldwin has the most liberal voting record of any Wisconsin lawmaker in the last 40 years.
“It’s sad that liberal Madison Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin has gone to such lengths to deceive voters about her reckless spending habits,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “These misleading statements prove that even Tammy Baldwin knows her record is just far too liberal for Wisconsin.”
LIBERAL MADISON CONGRESSWOMAN TAMMY BALDWIN HAS SUPPORTED THE FAR-LEFT’S PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS BUDGET
Baldwin Voted For The Progressive Caucus’ Fiscal 2012 “People’s Budget”
Baldwin Voted For The Congressional Progressive Caucus Substitute Amendment To The Ryan Budget Called “The People’s Budget.” “Grijalva, D-Ariz., substitute amendment that would allow $3.986 trillion in new budget authority for the federal government for fiscal 2012. It assumes the end of emergency supplemental appropriations for overseas contingency operations beginning in 2013, consistent with withdrawal from Afghanistan and Iraq. It assumes increased tax revenue, in part by returning to Clinton-era rates and indexing the alternative minimum tax, rescinding upper-income tax cuts, creating a progressive estate tax, and taxing capital gains and qualified dividends as ordinary income. It calls for changes to the health care system, including the creation of a public plan, and increased spending for education, infrastructure, housing, and research and development. It projects a budget surplus within 10 years.” (H. Con. Res. 85, CQ Vote #274: Rejected in Committee of the Whole by a vote of 77-347: R 0-239; D 77-108, 4/15/11, Baldwin Voted Yea)
The Congressional Progressive Caucus’ Budget Raises Taxes Across The Board. “The legislation would let most of the Bush tax cuts expire — a major difference from Obama’s budget, which would extend most of the Bush tax cuts — and add a few new brackets for millionaires and multimillionaires, not to mention a stronger and more progressive estate tax. Capital gains and dividend income would be taxed as normal income, corporate taxes would be raised, and a financial transaction tax would be passed. The payroll cap would be raised on the employee side and abolished on the employer side, taking care of most of Social Security’s shortfall, and the Defense Department would see $1.8 trillion in cuts over 10 years. There’d be a public option added to the health-care system and Medicare would get more power to negotiate drug prices. There’s room for $1.4 trillion in new investments, and according to the HPC’s numbers, their budget does more deficit reduction over the next 10 years than either Obama or Ryan’s budget. Paul Krugman calls it ‘the only major budget proposal out there offering a plausible path to balancing the budget.’” (Ezra Klein, “The House Progressive Budget,” The Washington Post’s WONKBLOG, 4/25/11)
· The Congressional Progressive Caucus’ Budget Raises Taxes By $3.9 Trillion Over Ten Years. (The Congressional Progressive Caucus Website, www.cpc.grijalva.house.gov, Accessed 9/5/12)
Baldwin Voted For The Congressional Progressive Caucus’ Fiscal 2010 Substitute Budget
Baldwin Voted For The Congressional Progressive Caucus’ Substitute Budget That Would Have Raised Taxes. “Woolsey, D-Calif., substitute amendment that would cap non-defense, domestic discretionary spending at $991 billion for fiscal 2010. It would cap defense spending levels at $479 billion and accelerate the redeployment of soldiers and military contractors in Iraq. The substitute also would assume a repeal of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for the top 1 percent of U.S. households and the elimination of certain corporate tax provisions. It would call for increased funding for health care, education, veterans issues, poverty reduction, foreign assistance, combating global warming and creation of renewable energy projects.” (H. Con. Res. 85, CQ Vote #188: Rejected in Committee of the Whole by a vote of 84-348:R 0-176; D 84-172, 4/2/09, Baldwin Voted Yea)
The Congressional Progressive Caucus’ Budget Would Have Recklessly Raised Federal Spending. DIAMOND: “And as you were talking about, we also expect that, potentially, from Congressman Paul Ryan, as you were mentioning, with that budget version from the Republicans, more of the tax cuts, and you know, revising Medicare. And then we also have the Progressive Caucus of the Democrats, where — you know, we keep on saying, Rich, how much this budget is. It’s mind-boggling, $3.6 trillion. Yet you have the Progressive Caucus wants to even add on top of that I think another $469 billion.” (Fox Businesses’ “Happy Hour,” 4/2/09)
Baldwin Voted For The Congressional Progressive Caucus’ Fiscal 2009 Substitute Budget
Baldwin Voted For The Congressional Progressive Caucus’ Substitute Budget That Would Have Raised Taxes. “Lee, D-Calif., substitute amendment that would set non-defense, domestic discretionary spending at $551.7 billion for fiscal 2009. It would project surpluses in fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2018. It would assume a redeployment of U.S. military personnel and contractors from Iraq by Sept. 30, 2009 and an extension of tax credits for investment in renewable and alternative energy. It also would assume a repeal of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for the top 1 percent of U.S. households and the elimination of certain corporate tax provisions. It would call for increased funding for transportation, global warming efforts, education, housing, health care and job training.” (H. Con. Res. 312, CQ Vote #138: Rejected in Committee of the Whole by a vote of 98-322: R 0-191; D 98-131, 3/13/08, Baldwin Voted Yea)
The Congressional Progressive Caucus’ Substitute Budget “Pushes For A Second Stimulus Package.” “The Congressional Progressive Caucus is using its alternative budget to build support for a second stimulus package that includes many of the items that were cut following negotiations with Republicans from the stimulus package signed into law last month. ‘We knew that the stimulus had to happen,’ said Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), a co-chairwoman of the Progressive Caucus. ‘We also know there are provisions that are not included that can be put forth.’ Talk about a second stimulus had died down in recent weeks, but liberals say it’s time to start pressing again because the economy needs more of a boost. They argue that increased spending on their priorities will not only help people in need, but put in money in consumers’ pockets and stimulate additional economic growth.” (Mike Soraghan, “Progressive Caucus Pushes For Second Stimulus Package,” The Hill, 3/5/08)
And She’s The Most Liberal Wisconsin Lawmaker In The Last 40 Years
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Baldwin Has The Most Liberal Congressional Voting Record Of Any Wisconsin Lawmaker In The Last 40 Years, According To One Respected Academic Rating System.” (Craig Gilbert, “Senate Race May Have No Middle Ground,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9/15/11)