Fwd: Democrat Gordon Hintz pioneers new method of criticizing Republicans

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Here they go again…

Republican hypocrisy run amok.  If it didn’t happen so often, it would be shocking.

It seems like every day, there is more bad news for Wisconsinites as we battle against Scott Walker and the Tea Party Republicans in the State Assembly.

One of the most recent examples?  The egregious mismanagement and failure of Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).

Oshkosh State Rep. Gordon Hintz cleverly used the Assembly Republicans’ own words against them, pointing out their hypocrisy.  An excerpt from the Cap Times’ coverage of the story:

“State Rep. Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, went to comical lengths to make the point. Here is an excerpt from a statement he released on Tuesday, in which he made some "edits" to an earlier press release from GOP leaders on the UW System. The bolded text is what he added:

Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau), Joint Finance Co-Chairs Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills)and Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette) and Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder (R-Abbotsford) Representative Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) issued the following statement regarding UW System surplus recent audit showing WEDC lost millions of taxpayer dollars and did not have sufficient policies, including some that were statutorily required, to administer its programs effectively.

We are outraged with the mishandling of taxpayer dollars and the pattern of incompetence shown by university system administrators Governor Walker's Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). We want the citizens of this state to know that we will examine the gross mismanagement of the system's finances state's economic development programs. We will demand accountability and transparency.

At a time when the UW System Governor is asking for more flexibility and funding from the state taxpayer funding for the economic development agency he chairs, this situation clearly illustrates the need for strong legislative oversight.”

Please stand with Rep. Hintz and all of the Assembly Democrats against Scott Walker and the Republican hypocrisy by helping us today with your contribution of $100, $50, $25 or $10.

As you know, our battle against Scott Walker and the Republicans doesn’t stop at the capitol doors.  The Assembly Democrats are hard at work already in districts across Wisconsin to expand our numbers in the State Legislature.  

Together, with your crucial help, will take this state back block by block, district by district.

The fight continues on.  We will prevail.
Take a page from the Rep. Hintz playbook and show Scott Walker and the Tea Party Republicans that this hypocrisy will not stand with your contribution of $100, $50, $25 or $10.


State Rep. Peter Barca (D-Kenosha)
Assembly Democratic Leader

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