Today, the Wisconsin Builders Association (WBA), a statewide professional trade association representing over 6,500 small businesses in the housing industry, announced its support for former Governor Tommy Thompson in the U.S. Senate race.
"The American economy is struggling because of overregulation, overspending and overtaxation," said Gary Roehrig, president of the WBA. "America can no longer afford to be bogged down by burdensome regulation, which is why the WBA is proud to endorse Tommy Thompson for U.S. Senate. Like us, Tommy is a builder; but, instead of homes, he built a booming Wisconsin economy that created more than 740,000 jobs. He did it here, and we are confident he will do it again in Washington, D.C."
"I am proud to receive the support of Wisconsin's home builders," said Tommy Thompson. "The housing industry is a vital part of the American economy, and it is crucial that we give the industry the tools it needs to grow and expand. As Governor, I cut taxes 91 times, made regulatory reforms to help small businesses grow and gave home owners relief by cutting and capping property taxes. We must make the American dream of home ownership attainable through sound and responsible fiscal policies."