Policy Paper #2: The Road Back to Fiscal Responsibility


As an independent-minded Democrat, I am a rural progressive reformer who understands the importance of fiscal responsibility. Truth be told, practicing fiscal responsibility is completely compatible with a progressive political outlook. After all, working families make similar decisions for their household finances every day and expect the same from their government officials whether or not they have a “D” or an “R” after their name.

Unfortunately though, a lot of politicians ignore this reality and either shortchange or downright fool their constituents with flashy but irresponsible fiscal decisions that are anything but pro-growth. Look no further than the billions in tax breaks to Foxconn and the multinational conglomerate’s lackluster business presence in Wisconsin as a prime example...


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