By Dylan Deprey
The clock is ticking with the Nov. 8 Presidential election looming in the distance. As early voting is underway in Wisconsin, delegates are fighting to get voters out to the polls. The roaring chants of, “It’s time…it’s time…it’s time for a women in the White House,” and “Russ for Us… Russ for us,” shook the Wilson Theater downtown.
U.S. Senate candidate Russ Feingold invited Mass. Sen. Elizabeth Warren to join his campaign for the Democratic ticket in Madison and Milwaukee Oct. 7.
The candidates stressed the importance to vote Hillary Clinton for president and Russ Feingold for U.S. Senate.
Warren has been vocal about her opinion of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, and held nothing back during the rally.
“He is a selfish little sleezeball,” Warren said.
As the second Presidential debate came to a close Sunday night, it seemed that the scandals circling above both presidential candidates buried the issues that have been seemingly lost in a multimedia firestorm.
Underneath the highly televised 2005 locker room recording scandal involving Donald Trump making elicit comments about women released later Friday evening, and the Internet trolling Hillary Clinton for her faltering health are just the tip of the iceberg for political mudslinging.
During the rally, Feingold said that over his travels across the 72 counties in Wisconsin he listened to middle class and working families and the biggest issue: just being able to pay the bills.
“They are working hard, they deserve it, its time to honor their work instead of just trying to divide people and demonize what people do,” Feingold said.
Sen. Warren attributed the current economic shut down of the middle class to the Republican Party during the Reagan administration in the ‘80s. The “trickle down” political economic system focused on business growth by cutting taxes and deregulation on Wall St. to incentivize big businesses and entrepreneurs to create more jobs.
Warren said that over the past fifty years the GDP has grown exponentially, but has left little to no money for those working for the top 10 percent.
Both candidates’ tax plans claim to focus heavily on rebuilding the working middle class.
Trump’s revised economic plan focuses on reducing taxes across the board, mandating that the top 10 percent pay their “fair share,” remove special interest loopholes to keep businesses in the US and reduce the cost of childcare by allowing parents to fully deduct their children.
Clinton’s plan slightly follows Trumps plan in changing the tax code and forcing a fair share surcharge for multimillionaires and billionaires to pay upfront.
Her plan is also similar in that it closes tax loopholes for big businesses and includes a tax relief plan for families. Her plan also involves cutting taxes on small businesses to allow for higher job growth.
According to a Tax Policy Center study released Oct. 11, Clinton’s tax plan would generate around $1.4 trillion in federal revenue over the next decade and around half the tax cuts would go to the bottom 80 percent.