WisDems: Out-of-touch politicians shame opponents for working?

Contact: Courtney Beyer, courtneyb@wisdems.org

Career politician Kathy Bernier attacked State Senate candidate and doctor, Chris Kapsner, for doing his job this week. The comments, made on Facebook, attacked Kapsner because he – like the majority of Wisconsin working people – had to adhere to a work schedule and treat patients who came into his emergency room needing care. Romaine Quinn doubled down on the attack by chastising his opponent for having a full-time job as well.

“People in western Wisconsin are working two, sometimes three jobs just to get by,” said Courtney Beyer, Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesperson. “To attack someone because they have to work just shows how out of touch Kathy Bernier and Romaine Quinn are with western Wisconsin families.” 

In Madison, Kathy Bernier and Romaine Quinn voted to make it harder for families to get ahead while passing billions in tax giveaways for a foreign corporation. In 2017, Bernier and Quinn voted against child care tax credits, a paid family leave plan, student loan debt relief, and skills training for working families. And this year, they even voted to prohibit local governments from setting enhanced employment standards which would help working families, such as by raising minimum wages, combating wage theft, and ensuring access to predictable scheduling and paid sick leave in their communities.

“Rather than another out-of-touch career politician, we need to elect a senator that will fight for working families,” added Beyer. “Chris Kapsner does that every day as a doctor, and he will do so as state senator.”

 

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