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Friday, June 07, 2013

 8:47 PM 

Pocan says GOP dysfunction in Washington 'almost impossible to believe'

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan ripped Republicans in Washington over their priorities, saying they have chosen to focus on attacking Democrats rather than offering a substantive agenda.

Pocan said that in his time in Washington, Republicans voted the 37th time to repeal Obama Care, voted to restrict voting rights and to ban Homeland Security spending on abortion, but not once to create jobs, prevent student loan interest rates from doubling or to protect LGBT rights.

“The level of dysfunction and futility of Republicans in Congress is almost impossible to believe,” Pocan said.

He said instead of focusing on a substantive agenda, Republicans are attacking Democrats, trying to drum up scandal.

Pocan said Washington needs to focus on making sure the middle class thrives and grows, addressing student loan debt, raising the minimum wage, providing incentives for companies to create jobs in America, and guaranteeing voting rights for all citizens.

“This is what a real substantive agenda looks like,” Pocan said.

He criticized Walker’s policies, blaming them for placing Wisconsin near the bottom in jobs and economic outlook. He said Walker is running for re-election on broken promises and a failed jobs record.

Pocan said that while he ran for Congress to bring “Wisconsin common sense to Washington,” Walker ran for governor to “bring Washington dysfunction to this state.”

Pocan said the state and nation needs more Democrats in office, and vowed that Democrats would compete in all of the state’s 72 counties.

“We will be there and we are going to fight for our values and the middle class,” Pocan said.

Listen to the speech.

 -- By David Wise


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