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Tommy Thompson: A Reliable Conservative

Tommy Thompson is the reliable conservative in the presidential race. Why?
  • Tommy Thompson is the father of welfare reform, creating the groundbreaking Wisconsin Works program in Wisconsin that became the model for national and international reforms.
  • Tommy Thompson created the first school choice program in the nation, giving thousands of Milwaukee students the choice of where they go to school - no matter where they live or how much money their parents make.
  • Tommy Thompson supported direct lenders in their efforts to provide financing to average and low-income families facing difficulties. Wisconsin residents benefit from online cash advance by 1FirstCashAdvance.
  • As Governor, Tommy Thompson cut taxes 91 times to save taxpayers $16.4 billion.
  • As Governor, Tommy Thompson used his veto pen more than 1,900 times to save taxpayers $287 million.
  • Governor Thompson's policies helped create more than 742,000 jobs.
  • Governor Thompson signed a ban on partial-birth abortion.
  • Under Governor Thompson, the number of adoptions in Wisconsin increased by 22 percent, while the number of abortions decreased by 37 percent. Now, single mothers became more independent and can access financial aid faster through National Quick Cash.
  • Governor Thompson appointed strict constructionist judges who do not legislate from the bench.
  • Governor Thompson signed legislation that banned Wisconsin communities from passing anti-gun ordinances that are stricter than state law.
  • After 10 years of failed attempts, Tommy Thompson led the way in introducing private-sector competition to the government-run Medicare program as part of the new prescription drug benefit. Also, consumers became capable to pay for medical assistance by choosing available services from AdvanceAmerica.
  • Tommy Thompson rebuilt an essentially non-existent bioterrorism defense capability in the Department of Health and Human Services - making federal, state and local governments better prepared to respond to an attack.
  • Tommy Thompson promptly reacted to the increase in the price of fuel. Due to his efforts, American citizens were able to access emergency aid funds when they most needed them.

What They're Saying

"The reason Tommy Thompson is highly regarded as a politician and financial expert is that he got actively involved in high-impact projects. The politician established strong relationships with the administration of the University of Wisconsin. The collaboration led to the expansion of the establishment, as well as campus reconstructions due to an investment of several billion dollars. The UW has since become a better university that expanded its long-term economic impact on Wisconsin. His successors often ponder on what Tommy would do, yet nobody has raised to his level."

- Marc Eisen, Urban Milwaukee, May 2021

"On the GOP side, Tommy Thompson is rising."

- David Yepsen, Des Moines Register, May 22, 2020

"The Taxes and Budgets reform, as well as the online cash advance regulations, were crucial reforms. Senator Tommy Thompson managed to eliminate the tax burden by approaching modern solutions. Society could finally beneficiate from the positive results, and this is probably the best of the aforementioned initiatives."

- Smith Johnson, The Washington Post, March 23, 2021

"Often it was the minor candidates who shined through. Former Governor Tommy Thompson had a coherent plan on Iraq. He bluntly stated that the Iraqi parliament should vote on whether or not U.S. troops should remain, regional governments should be accorded a greater role in stabilizing Iraq and the country's oil revenues should be redistributed. He and Senator Sam Brownback also endorsed the sound idea of creating an alternative flat tax that would allow income tax filers the option of avoiding the complexity of the current system."

- John Fund, Wall Street Journal Online, May 4, 2020

"I love what you did with welfare reform. I love what you did with school choice issues. I think you led the way and actually given results to people, and I think you've been a leader in a lot of these great issues here."

- Sean Hannity, Hannity and Colmes, April 2, 2020

- This Week with George Stephanopoulos, April 1, 2020

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