Democrats’ Build Back Better: Promise Kept by Alice Benson

On Monday, August 30, the Democratic National Committee’s “Build Back Better” bus tour made a stop in Madison with Governor Tony Evers, DNC Secretary Jason Rae, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler, and Wisconsin business owner and farmer Tina Hinchley. During the stop, the speakers highlighted how President Biden and Democrats are delivering for the American people with the creation of more than four million jobs, tax cuts for middle-class families, and lower health care costs.

Chair Wikler discussed how President Biden’s leadership in Washington has benefitted families across Wisconsin. From day one, President Biden has shown us the importance of having a competent leader in the White House—something that was sorely missed over the last four years. His leadership has energized the economy, helped millions of Americans get back to work, and his administration has delivered on the priorities that are important to Wisconsinites, including putting more money in the average person’s pocket and ensuring access to vaccinations.

At the core of the Democratic Party is a commitment to supporting working families. Democratic leaders understand just how critical it is to value real people over large corporations, and they focus on enacting policies that provide meaningful help for all citizens.

Governor Evers spoke on this commitment saying, “The child tax credit policy is great because it’s all about our kids. There are no wealthy tax cuts or corporate giveaways involved, only tangible economic benefits being received by hardworking families.” 

DNC Secretary Jason Rae explained the significance of the expanded middle-class tax cut. He noted that in the state of Wisconsin, the tax cut is projected to lift nearly 50,000 kids out of poverty. Lifting kids out of poverty should not be a partisan issue — yet somehow Wisconsin Republicans in Congress voted against it. 

Wisconsinites are incredibly resilient, and we’ve seen that demonstrated many times over the past year. Tina Hinchley, a dairy farmer and health care advocate who represents the very best of Wisconsin business owners, called on Republicans in Congress to put partisan politics aside and actually work for their constituents. “The bottom line: While Republicans try to obstruct progress on issues that Americans care about, Democrats are delivering,” she said.

Democrats will continue to focus on programs and policies that produce positive results for working families in Wisconsin and work every day to build an economy that guarantees opportunities for all citizens, not just corporations.