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Old June 12th, 2015, 11:06 AM   #1
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There Is No Budget Surplus in Wisconsin

There Is No Budget Surplus in Wisconsin

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When grilled by Jonathan Karl on ABC's This Week about why he had failed to meet his 2010 pledge to create 250,000 new jobs by almost half, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker changed the topic. "Look we fixed the budget from $3.6 billion in a hole to surpluses," he assured America. According to Walker, Wisconsin is in the black, unemployment is down, and all is well.

But talk to the folks struggling to address the state’s staggering budget deficit and you get a different story.

"Maybe if Governor Walker was actually in the state he was elected to represent, he would know that this budget and this state is a mess. Cutting UW System by $250 million, taking hundreds of millions of dollars from our public schools and auctioning our state parks off to the highest bidder does not equal a surplus," said State Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison), a member of the state’s Joint Finance Committee which has been meeting in marathon sessions for weeks attempting to dig the state out of the hole it is in.

The facts are these: Walker does not have a surplus. He has a $2.2 billion deficit and a big problem. With his budget committee now caught up in a hot debate over how to fund the Bucks’ new arena and bankroll new road-building, Joint Finance is stuck, with no new meetings scheduled. The standoff could delay Walker’s much-anticipated announcement as a candidate for president.
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More teabagging "success" budget stories revealed. Whoopie doo...these guys know how to ruin an economy.
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Old June 12th, 2015, 12:54 PM   #3
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Go Bears. The Packers suck! However, Scott Walker rules!
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Great responses so far, LW....
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What did you expect. So many red states have huge deficits that they have absolutely NOTHING to say.
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