FEBRUARY 24, 2015
Posted By: Chris Martin
Russ Feingold Prepares for Senate Redo to Push Failed Tax-and-Spend Policies
RadicalRussFeingold.com will highlight Feingold’s out of touch record
[Madison, Wis.] – As Radical Russ Feingold delivers his final speech today as an employee of the Department of State, it’s widely expected that he will seek a return to the U.S. Senate. Despite his rhetoric, Feingold was consistently one of the most liberal members of the Senate, advocating for policies that increased our country’s debt and hurt hard-working families.
It is rumored that Feingold has been plotting a return to power for months. In a recent interview, Senator Jon Tester (D-Montana), Chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, said that his conversations with Feingold date back to January.
As a Senator, Feingold accomplished nothing in 18 years. Now, he wants voters to believe things will be different the second time around.
Feingold was consistently on the wrong side of hard-working families – supporting big-government policies that dramatically increased taxes and spending. Among others, the three issues outlined below are hallmarks of his failed legacy.
Balanced Budget Amendment
Russ Feingold voted four separate times against a balanced budget amendment as a U.S. Senator. While many Americans spend time around the kitchen table making tough choices to keep the lights on, Feingold actually believes that increasing taxes and spending without balancing the budget is fiscally responsible.
The 2009 stimulus bill that President Obama proposed to supposedly lower unemployment and create jobs came with a big price tag – costing American taxpayers $787 billion. Russ Feingold voted in favor of this failed effort, saying it would create millions of jobs and balance the budget.
Continuing his record of voting for massive increases in taxes and spending, Feingold acted as the deciding vote on Obamacare – which imposed nearly $1 trillion in new taxes and fees on hard-working Americans. The law is a boondoggle, and it has been riddled with errors, delays, and additional costs from the start.
“Russ Feingold is too radical for the US Senate, and Wisconsin voters should be wary of his voting record of supporting one disastrous policy after another,” said Joe Fadness, Executive Director of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. “His desperate attempt to return to power is nothing more than a repackaged effort to push failed policies that are wrong for Wisconsin.”