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Friday, June 07, 2013

 7:51 PM 

Larson says Walker and 'cronies' trying to keep ladder of economic success to themselves

Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson accused Gov. Scott Walker and his Republican “cronies” of trying to kick out the rungs to the ladder of success so others don't crowd them at the top.

Larson said Walker and GOP lawmakers have pursued a regressive agenda rather than a progressive one. He said that includes giving tax breaks without asking for jobs to be created and delivering the largest cut to education in state history to give tax breaks to the wealthy.

Being progressive, Larson said, means providing opportunities to climb the economic ladder of success. He urged activists to return Wisconsin to a state where having success in business and valuing families went hand in hand.

“It’s tough to get up that ladder in this state when Republicans and their wealthy friends who have been successful are trying to pull up that ladder after them,” Larson said.

Larson said the only good news in the budget the Joint Finance Committee approved this week is for those who are wealthy and have already found their way to the top. He asked activists for their help to stop Walker’s extreme, anti-middle class, anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-farmer, anti-environment and anti-Wisconsin politics by taking back the state Senate.

“This is our chance to make sure there is still a ladder to get to the middle class in the state of Wisconsin,” Larson said.

Listen to the speech.

-- By JR Ross

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