Wisconsin’s working families gathered in Milwaukee, Racine and Eau Claire today to call on Congress to close tax loopholes for Wall Street and the richest 2% of Americans instead of cutting Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare for families. Participants demanded that fringe Republicans in Congress stop holding the economy hostage to push a radical agenda that decimates family-supporting programs.
“Voters in Wisconsin sent a clear message this past election,” said Mary Land from Racine. “We want our elected leaders to address the real problems facing our economy. Demanding benefit cuts to working family programs like Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security, rather than making corporations and the richest 2% pay their fair share, isn’t the way to go.”
In Eau Claire, residents gathered outside Rep. Kind’s office to urge him against cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
“Republicans are yet again holding the economy hostage with another manufactured crisis,” said Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. “It’s time for our elected officials to stop making drastic cuts to the services their constituents need to get back on their feet, and close tax loopholes that only further benefit the wealthy and profit corporations.”