Press Release: Neumann Proposes Job, State Budget Blueprint

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Contact: Chris Lato

(608) 219-7231


Candidate for Governor calls for end to budget shell games, while cutting taxes and spending

WAUKESHA, Wis. - March 9, 2010 - Calling job creation and state spending two of the highest priorities forWisconsin, candidate for Governor Mark Neumann today presented details in his plan for job creation. More details can be found online at

“Jobs will return to Wisconsin when we honestly balance the state budget without shell games, reducewasteful government spending, and reduce taxes accordingly,” Neumann said. “Combined, this will spur real, sustainable growth. That is what I am committed to delivering for the people of Wisconsin.”

Initially, as Governor, Neumann will enact a policy leading to an orderly return to honest budgeting. For example, the practice of using gas taxes to spend on non-transportation-related projects will end, and dishonest accounting gimmicks will not be tolerated.

Once the budget is stabilized and its integrity restored, the Neumann administration will work to incrementally reduce state tax rates by 24% across the board over an eight-year period. With Wisconsin tax rates significantly lower and a plan in place to reduce the rates even further, Wisconsin will once again become competitive at a national and global level. Click here for details on the tax plan.

“As Governor, I will provide the blueprint that leads to job growth throughout Wisconsin,” Neumann said. “My record in Congress in the 1990s, and my decades as a small businessman and job creator are a testament to how strongly I believe in this solution for our great state.”

As a freshman member of Congress back in 1995, Neumann was viewed as an outsider when he fought for similar budget reforms at the federal level. Four years later, when Neumann left Congress and returned to the private sector, the federal budget was balanced for the first time in decades, debt was being repaid, and the largest tax reduction in American history had been passed, spurring the creation of millions of jobs.

One of Neumann’s opponents in the race for Governor recently claimed he will create 250,000 jobs in four years, with the other opponent saying today that with the help of hundreds of millions of dollars in spending on a new rail system in southeast Wisconsin, he can create 180,000 jobs in three years.

“Does this mean that if I promise to create 300,000 jobs in two years, I win the numbers game?” Neumann asked. “Candidates can make any political promises they want, but at the end of the day people and businesses create jobs, not the government.

“Folks on Main Streets across Wisconsin know this is no laughing matter. Those who have lost their jobs or have taken big pay cuts want real job opportunities,” Neumann added. “They understand that someone with an extensive record of real-world experience offers the best path to success for Wisconsin. That is the record I bring to this race.”


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