Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Great Scott! Walker's The Biggest Spender

Looks like Scott Walker will have a hard time running as anything but The Biggest Spender.

Hat tip, One Wisconsin Now (I sit on one of its boards, fyi).

3 comments:

jpk said...

Stop the press! The comparison's flawed. The time periods are not the same. The Barrett data looks at % change over 6 yrs, while the Walker data looks at % change over 8 yrs.

Walker's percentage increase is only 26% if you use the same six time periods used in the Barrett data.

Bad mistake.

Still, with a 26% increase, Walker shouldn't be claiming to be such a tightwad.

Sam said...

The "D'oh" heard 'round the State of Wisconsin.

James Rowen said...

One Wisconsin Now will be tweaking these numbers, along the line suggested by sharp-eyed jpk.

Here is the group's website, where a correction will be posted:

http://www.onewisconsinnow.org/