04 June 2017

From the packet "Democratic Party of Wisconsin 2017 Resolutions," provided to attendees of this weekend's convention.  "Resolutions are considered active for four years after adoption and the 2017 adopted resolutions will be used to advise the DPW Platform drafts in 2018 and 2020."


17-ELE-11:  OPPOSE MEANS-TESTED PROGRAMS (8TH CD, 85 WORDS); ADOPT

WHEREAS, governmental policy should unify and not divide the American people;

WHEREAS, means testing has often been used to determine eligibility for basic human services such as healthcare, support for children, and housing;

WHEREAS, means testing has created a wedge between "the deserving poor" and the "not quite poor enough"; and,

WHEREAS, this division of working people has been exploited politically;

THEREFORE, RESOLVED, DPW supports the universal provision of essential human services funded by a system of progressive taxation based on income and wealth.

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