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Old 01-23-2014, 05:25 PM
 
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Wisconsin budget surplus hits $977 million



Wisconsin budget surplus hits $977 million - TwinCities.com


And he is going to lower taxes!


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Old 01-23-2014, 05:28 PM
 
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Wisconsin budget surplus hits $977 million



Wisconsin budget surplus hits $977 million - TwinCities.com


And he is going to lower taxes!


Scott Walker is so boring he puts people to sleep, his administration has some corruption problems that may eventually get to him, plus the economy of Wisconsin has sucked under his governorship.

He will never be President.
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:42 PM
 
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Watching walker run would be fascinating. I wonder if he would win Wisconsin. Anyone know how his ratings are in his home state? Hmmmm...

46-51% approval rating. not the greatest, but not bad either. And Wisconsin is considered by some to be a democrat state.
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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I would easily and gladly vote for Walker over Christie. If Christie should, by some miracle, be the R nominee, I'll sit it out. Again.
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:00 PM
 
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Good for Wisconsin, I have no problem with the state lowering taxes as long as it paid off its debt.
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:14 PM
 
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Good for Wisconsin, I have no problem with the state lowering taxes as long as it paid off its debt.
Also happy with them reducing their budget for education?

Probably one of the things that would hurt him in a election. BUT...

Is his claim valid?
Gov. Scott Walker says he turned $3.6 billion deficit into a $500 million surplus | PolitiFact Wisconsin

Politifact marks it as half true. If you read their explanation, I think many would agree that its NOT half true. Its more then half true!

And what does he do? Tax cuts. OK thats fine, I mean hey you're positive in your deficit numbers so theres no debt ...... wait... deficit and debt arent the same. whats your debt?
State of Wisconsin Debt Clock

ALL stop! 90 years from now you could pay that off if you kept putting that 500 million towards it. Maybe you should start now? Deficits need to occur during bad times, and during the good times you pay down those debts. Not reduce taxes....pay down those debts!

So urbanlife-you're dead on. This is the time for Wisconsin to pay down debts, not cut taxes.
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:18 PM
 
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Wisconsin budget surplus hits $977 million



Wisconsin budget surplus hits $977 million - TwinCities.com


And he is going to lower taxes!



Except that, following the Republican playbook, renters will get shortchanged in the tax cuts.
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:19 PM
 
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Ouch. sooo Wisconsin ranked 11th in the nation in private sector job growth when Walker took control, but is now 44th.

That might hurt a bit too. Dunno, I suspect some of that might bite him if he ran.
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Texas
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No bid contracts to utility companies that just happen to be in the Kochs wheelhouse. I don't trust him.
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:22 PM
 
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Also happy with them reducing their budget for education?

Probably one of the things that would hurt him in a election. BUT...

Is his claim valid?
Gov. Scott Walker says he turned $3.6 billion deficit into a $500 million surplus | PolitiFact Wisconsin

Politifact marks it as half true. If you read their explanation, I think many would agree that its NOT half true. Its more then half true!

And what does he do? Tax cuts. OK thats fine, I mean hey you're positive in your deficit numbers so theres no debt ...... wait... deficit and debt arent the same. whats your debt?
State of Wisconsin Debt Clock

ALL stop! 90 years from now you could pay that off if you kept putting that 500 million towards it. Maybe you should start now? Deficits need to occur during bad times, and during the good times you pay down those debts. Not reduce taxes....pay down those debts!

So urbanlife-you're dead on. This is the time for Wisconsin to pay down debts, not cut taxes.

But wait there's more...Walker's Republican Brand Tax Cuts (TM) increase inequality because they shortchange renters, who fail to enjoy the same cuts as homeowners.
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