EVERS’ RELIEF PLAN VETO & BIDEN’S FIRST 100 DAYS

Evers’ Relief Plan Veto & Biden’s First 100 Days

Tony Evers’ Veto of the For the People Relief Plan is a Political Power Play

  • Last Thursday, Governor Evers still executed his political power grab by vetoing the Legislature’s 11-bill package designating how COVID-19 relief should be spent to best support Wisconsin families.
  • This comes as Tony Evers refuses to provide transparency in how he plans to distribute the rest of Wisconsin’s COVID-19 federal aid or work with the Legislature to ensure that Wisconsinites have a voice in the process.
  • By vetoing the Legislature’s For the People Relief Plan, Tony Evers rejected meaningful assistance for Wisconsin families, including:
    • $1 billion in aid to Wisconsin households
    • $500 million for broadband expansion
    • $50 million for rural economic development grants and $50 million for farmer support funds
    • $50 million for tourism grants
    • $150 million for grants for nursing homes and assisted living facilities and worker bonuses
    • $308 million in local road funding
    • $61 million for water infrastructure projects
  • Tony Evers’ entire COVID-19 response has also been a slew of failures:
    • His administration shut down the food assistance hotline designed to serve the parents of hungry children.
    • He refused to lead on reopening schools despite the scientific consensus.
    • He bungled the Wisconsin unemployment claims process, and the DWD hotline was still giving jobless Wisconsinites incorrect and contradictory information months into the pandemic.
    • His administration undercounted COVID-19 deaths in long-term care facilities, making his COVID-19 response appear better than it actually was and potentially diverting resources from Wisconsin’s most vulnerable citizens.
  • It is shameful that Tony Evers would rather play politics with COVID-19 relief, refuse to provide transparency and continue to fail at Wisconsinites’ expense than work with Republicans.

President Biden’s First 100 Days Marked by Weak Leadership and Broken Promises

  • This week marks Joe Biden’s 100th day in office.
  • The first 100 days of Joe Biden’s presidency have been marked by weak leadership and broken promises.
  • Biden has started a war on American energy.
    • Joe Biden has proven he is turning his back on American energy workers after saying he would not abandon fossil fuel workers.
    • On Day One, Biden crushed thousands of jobs by canceling the Keystone Pipeline, killing 11,000 jobs including 8,000 union jobs.
    • Biden directed federal agencies to determine how expansive a ban on new oil and gas leasing on federal land should be, the first step in implementing his proposed ban.
    • Biden also began the 30-day process to rejoin the disastrous Paris Climate Agreement. Economists estimate this move would kill millions of American jobs.
    • Democrats’ “Green New Deal” would eliminate fossil fuels, cost taxpayers up to $93 trillion over ten years, destroy our energy sector, and crush 10 million jobs.
  • Biden claims to care about infrastructure.
    • Only 7% of his $2.25 trillion so-called “infrastructure” plan is for roads, bridges, waterways, ports, and airports.
    • He killed actual infrastructure projects like the Keystone Pipeline and the border wall.
    • His infrastructure proposal will hit Americans with $2 trillion in tax hikes that would lower wages and shrink America’s economy.
  • A border crisis of Biden’s making.
    • The Biden Administration is refusing to admit there is a serious crisis and their policies are to blame.
    • Migrants are surging to the border in record numbers because of Joe Biden’s policies.
    • In March, over 172,000 migrants were taken into custody for illegally crossing the border –five times as many as last March.
    • There is a serious humanitarian crisis and border facilities are critically crowded.
    • Biden and his border manager, Kamala Harris, refuse to visit the border.
  • Taking credit for Operation Warp Speed.
    • On the campaign trail Biden repeatedly spread doubt about the vaccine, while Republicans led Operation Warp Speed which developed vaccines in record time.
    • The Trump Administration put in place a vaccine distribution plan.
  • A $1.9 trillion progressive wish list that does little to fight COVID.
    • Biden’s COVID bill has little to do with COVID relief. Only 9% goes to directly fighting the coronavirus.
    • Only 1% of his COVID relief bill is for vaccines.
    • Hundreds of billions of the Democrats’ bill will not be spent for up to a decade from now. This was not emergency spending like Joe Biden claimed.
    • Biden slow walked opening our schools and putting students first. He has refused to call out AFT boss Randi Weingarten who is leading the charge to keep our schools closed.
      • The Democrats’ $1.9 trillion wish list only spends $6 billion, 0.3% of the bill, on emergency relief for K-12 schools this fiscal year with NO REQUIREMENT that they reopen.
  • Biden’s foreign policy agenda is once again putting America last.
    • Biden is kowtowing to Russia and China so they cooperate with his Green New Deal agenda to destroy millions of jobs.
  • In 100 Days, Joe Biden has bowed to the far-left wing of the Democrat Party.
    • The Biden Administration is doing more outreach to China and Iran than to Republicans in Congress.
    • Biden has embraced the radical left and signaled his willingness to end the filibuster.
    • He is now open to court-packing, which he once called a “boneheaded idea.”
    • He has refused to call out radical rhetoric from Maxine Waters who said “we’ve got to get more confrontational.”
    • Biden repeatedly lied about Georgia’s voting bill.
      • His rhetoric robbed hard-working Georgians of $100 million in revenue from the All-Star Game.
  • Republicans are offering voters an alternative to the Joe Biden and the Democrats’ radical agenda, and in 2022 we will win majorities in the House and Senate.

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