Democratic Party of Wisconsin
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Mike Gallagher: Taxpayer Dollars Would Be Better Spent Buying Greenland Than Fixing Crumbling Roads, Ensuring Clean Drinking Water, Investing in Child Care

“Methinks [...] that you could buy Greenland, for that money [...] you could certainly install pull up bars in every airport in America, thereby solving the health crisis in America.”

By - Apr 16th, 2021 03:46 pm

(MADISON) — On The Dispatch’s Remnant podcast yesterday, Rep. Mike Gallagher brushed off the problems faced by struggling Wisconsinites, calling the American Jobs Plan “insane” and joking that taxpayer dollars would be better spent annexing Greenland and putting pull-up bars in every airport [13:38].

The infrastructure bill Gallagher thinks is “insane” includes desperately needed funding to fix highways, roads, and bridges; deliver clean drinking water and high-speed broadband to everyone; upgrade veterans’ hospitals; invest in child care and elder care; revitalize manufacturing; and create good paying jobs.

Poll after poll after poll finds that the overwhelming majority of Americans — including Republicans — support these common sense investments. Yet Gallagher smugly mocks them with lame jokes about Greenland and pull-up bars — managing to also dismiss America’s health care challenges in the process. [13:30]

“This is why Democrats won in 2020 – out of touch Republicans like Mike Gallagher just don’t understand the problems facing American families today. What’s completely ‘insane’ is Gallagher minimizing the challenges facing Wisconsinites,” said DPW Rapid Response Director Kayla Anderson. “Maybe instead of making fun of the infrastructure bill, he should come up with some actual policy ideas of his own – pull-up bars in airports don’t count.”

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2 thoughts on “Mike Gallagher: Taxpayer Dollars Would Be Better Spent Buying Greenland Than Fixing Crumbling Roads, Ensuring Clean Drinking Water, Investing in Child Care”

  1. Jeffjay60 says:

    Who was holding his beer? Besides resisting the temptation to move back to Appleton so I could vote against this misguided individual, I trying to figure out why Wisconsin has so many of these thoughtless and uncaring representatives.
    What is their answer to this obvious problem? As usual, somehow giving more tax breaks to already wealthy people will solve the problem? I don’t think so.

  2. Jake formerly of the LP says:

    This is the “sensible” Republican in Wisconsin, mind you. The one who told Trump to call off the Capitol Riot, and then refused to impeach Trump for that sedition.

    He’s so transparently trying to shore up the moron base of the GOP to run for Senate in 2022. Hey Mike, it ain’t working with the other 2/3 of us.

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