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Old 08-15-2015, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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What is the priority when tax payer money is diverted from education to fund a sports arena instead?

Walker implemented an enormous $250 million budget cut to the University of Wisconsin and gave it to wealthy hedge fund managers to build a new basketball arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.

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On Wednesday, Walker signed a bill that would spend $250 million of taxpayers’ money to build the new arena. Last year, the team TISI +% was purchased by two billionaire hedge fund managers, Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens.

One of the team’s other owners is Jon Hammes, one of Walker’s top campaign fundraisers. Hammes’ son recently donated $150,000 to a pro-Walker super PAC. For the Hammes, this must feel like a pretty good return on investment: $150K plus some fundraising work in return for $250 million.
Scott Walker Takes $250 Million From U. Wisconsin, Gives $250M To Billionaire Sports Team Owners
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Old 08-15-2015, 10:26 AM
 
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both should be funded privately, but I don't expect you want your cause touched.
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Old 08-15-2015, 10:34 AM
 
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Sounds awful. Maybe you should vote to recall him.

I keep hearing it would be a sure thing.
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Old 08-15-2015, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Sounds awful. Maybe you should vote to recall him.
Walker is the male version of Sarah Palin. Believe me, he will not get reelected in WI. The state is finally realizing he lied to them all along.

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The statewide poll also shows the public overwhelmingly opposes Walker’s proposed cuts to K-12 education and the University of Wisconsin System
Scott Walker approval rating makes 'significant drop' in Wisconsin : Wsj
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Old 08-15-2015, 11:04 AM
 
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Why is OFA worried about Walker today?
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Old 08-15-2015, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Lightbulb Not at all surprising.

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What is the priority when tax payer money is diverted from education to fund a sports arena instead?

Walker implemented an enormous $250 million budget cut to the University of Wisconsin and gave it to wealthy hedge fund managers to build a new basketball arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.


Scott Walker Takes $250 Million From U. Wisconsin, Gives $250M To Billionaire Sports Team Owners
Walker is a drop-out. He's cut funds for public schools and Wisconsin's universities. He's been very consistent in his opposition to education.
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Old 08-15-2015, 03:09 PM
 
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Oh the government won't teach my children, what are we to do???!! Pathetic.
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Old 08-15-2015, 03:24 PM
 
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Walker is the male version of Sarah Palin. Believe me, he will not get reelected in WI. The state is finally realizing he lied to them all along.


Scott Walker approval rating makes 'significant drop' in Wisconsin : Wsj
Hey eventually you will be right.
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Old 08-15-2015, 03:33 PM
 
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Walker is a drop-out. He's cut funds for public schools and Wisconsin's universities. He's been very consistent in his opposition to education.
We have had this discussion before here.

Long story short this is nothing new around the country.

Only reason we're discussing it is because in this case they can score political points.

When it's happened everywhere else? Zzzzzzzz

Since you are so concerned I'd urge you to read up on the topic but frankly you probably will lose interest when you find out it's a non-partisan action.
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