WMC: New WMC IMC ad targets high cost of inflation

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MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce – through its affiliate, WMC Issues Mobilization Council – is up with a new television ad that targets the high cost of inflation hitting Wisconsin families. 

“Thanks to Joe Biden’s inflation, everything costs more,” the ad begins. “And Tony Evers wants even more of our money.”

The new 30-second spot features real Wisconsinites highlighting their concerns with Gov. Evers’ agenda that tried to raise the gas tax, double the energy tax and hike taxes on manufacturers.

“Tony Evers has failed us,” the ad concludes. “Biden and Evers have failed us.”

The ad began airing on broadcast television last week, and it is part of a significant investment by WMC Issues Mobilization Council to educate Wisconsinites on issues important to our state’s economic competitiveness.

In addition, WMC Executive Vice President of Government Relations Scott Manley authored an op-ed highlighting the high costs of inflation.

“Just a year ago, gas prices were $2.85 per gallon in Wisconsin,” Manley wrote. “Today, we set a new record at $4.60. That is an increase of more than 60 percent in just 12 months…unfortunately, President Joe Biden’s policies have been a major factor driving inflation.”

The op-ed goes on to explain that costs would be even higher if Gov. Evers’ proposals made it across the finish line.

“Gov. Evers tried to raise the gas tax by more than 20 percent while tying automatic increases to inflation. Gov. Evers also attempted to double the energy tax and raise taxes on manufacturers that employ one in six people in Wisconsin,” Manley added. “The simple fact of the matter is that Wisconsinites are struggling, and we cannot afford more of the failed policies that are making almost everything more expensive.”

Click here to watch the ad.

Click here to read the column.