Formula for Disaster

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  1. Doug Hughes profile image58
    Doug Hughesposted 7 years ago

    "But the state's Legislative Fiscal Bureau -- similar to the federal government's Congressional Budget Office -- reported last month that tax cuts passed late last year by Wisconsin's newly elected, Republican-led legislature had helped add more than $200 million to the state's budget shortfall."

    "Republican Gov. Scott Walker is looking to slash $131 million from the state budget. Walker has called on the 16 lawmakers to return to the state Capitol to vote on the measure Friday."

    The previous two quotes are from the same CNN article -

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/02/18/wiscon … tml?hpt=T2

    But look at the two financial facts - with the left hand, the GOP legislature cut revenue by cutting taxes (mostly for the rich) by $200 million. TO offset the loss, the governor wants to balance the budget on the backs of the state employees - particularly teachers - to pick up $131 million.

    Cut taxes and screw the worker.

    1. Huntgoddess profile image76
      Huntgoddessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      There are fourteen --- not sixteen, as stated --- Democratic state senators who have left the state. The reason they did so is that Walker was trying to rush it all through with no debate. There was no alternative.

      They're not Walker appointees, but elected legislators, accountable to constituents. Constituents did not want the bill to be voted without debate.

      One of the "Fab14" -- Senator Fred Risser --- is 83 years old. He's either the most senior or one of the two most senior members of the Wisconsin state legislature. Another of the fourteen is six months pregnant.

      The pro-Walker folks have already stopped direct deposit of their paychecks. Some are suggesting that $100 per day be deducted from their paychecks. Their staffs have already been barred from using the State Senate copying machines.

      One of the Republicans stated that a deal was brokered through a Democratic legislator's office that would deliver five or six of the Fab 14 to the Senate floor today. Senator Risser said that's not true, and no deal like that was ever mentioned. They already had a pact that they act together, and only together. They will either all return together, or all stay away together.

  2. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 7 years ago

    "But look at the two financial facts - with the left hand, the GOP legislature cut revenue by cutting taxes (mostly for the rich) by $200 million." So simple what you found.
    " tax cuts passed late last year by Wisconsin's newly elected, Republican-led legislature".. Most people don't have an
    attention span that long.
    Some call it class warfare. Republican warfare is usually on the lower classes.

    1. Huntgoddess profile image76
      Huntgoddessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I saw one sign that said, "They only call it class warfare when we fight back."

  3. lovemychris profile image67
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

    And then the people of Wisconsin will recall all those Repubs who tried to sell Wisconsin to the highest bidder...most likely Koch.

    I've had my fill of him already....

    10 years and counting big oil money has been blocking the Wind Farm off Nantucket Sound....

    10 years and buckoo bucks. Koch has a house looking onto the Sound.

    They really think they can BUY the earth and all the people on it!

    1. Huntgoddess profile image76
      Huntgoddessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, that's true, lovemychris.

      From what I've heard, it does sound like the Koch brothers are the highest bidder for Wisconsin.

      The no-bid sales of energy companies ---- another sneaky little problem with this bill.

      Apparently Walker is addicted to Koch.

    2. John Holden profile image62
      John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No, they know that they can buy the earth and all the people on it. . .and a good few of the people will stand on their heads to help them!

      1. Cagsil profile image82
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hey John, don't you mean some will bury their heads in the sand and stick their A$$ up in the air, so that they get the best F*** job of century? wink lol lol

        1. John Holden profile image62
          John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          lol lol lol

          Couldn't have put it better myself. Oh hang on, I didn't smile

          1. Cagsil profile image82
            Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            smile

            1. dutchman1951 profile image60
              dutchman1951posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              you get a standing ovation for that one Cag.....lolol

              1. Cagsil profile image82
                Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                I'm glad you approve. wink

  4. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Formula for disaster-

    Yes, politics is more certainly a formula for disaster, especially when the citizens themselves refuse to hold their representatives accountable. wink

    1. profile image61
      logic,commonsenseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Right on again!
      We need to kick them in the ass until their head hurts!

      1. Doug Hughes profile image58
        Doug Hughesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Ask them how they feel after the recall elections.

 
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