Dec 02, 2017

U.S. Senate Passes Historic Tax Relief Despite Tammy Baldwin’s Best Efforts to Obstruct It

Post by Freedom Partners

Wisconsin Senator maintains decades-long record of making life more difficult for her constituents

Arlington, VA — The U.S. Senate today took another step closer to pro-growth tax reform by approving passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation which would enact a simpler and fairer tax code, make businesses more competitive and provide historic tax relief for Wisconsinites — and all Americans — struggling under the rigged system where well-connected special interests profit at everyone else’s expense.

But with the promise of greater opportunity for ordinary Americans to succeed, save and plan for their family’s future under a tax code that works for everyone now on the cusp of reality, Tammy Baldwin proved once again with her ‘no’ vote why she’s the wrong person to represent the best interests of Wisconsinites in the U.S. Senate.

Freedom Partners spokesman Bill Riggs issued the following statement:

“Tammy Baldwin could have chosen tax relief for working families, more jobs, bigger paychecks and greater financial security for the people of Wisconsin; instead she chose to protect today’s broken tax code that puts special interests ahead of ordinary Americans. At every step of her public career, Tammy Baldwin has made life more difficult for the very people she claims she’s helping. Wisconsin deserves better.”

Freedom Partners recently launched a campaign highlighting Baldwin’s support for higher taxes at every step of her public career, in clear contrast with her public concern for “reward[ing] hard work, rais[ing] incomes and help[ing] working families keep more of what they earn.” Nowhere is that made clearer than her vote against pro-growth tax reform.

In one Freedom Partners TV ad, Chris, president of Northwest Builders Inc. in Wisconsin, put it this way: “If Tammy Baldwin opposes tax reform, it’s proof that she opposes jobs. She opposes higher wages.”


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