Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Resolutions Are Pretty Simple

Resolved: We won't have a political environment where questions like this are valid because dissembling has become a virtue:

*  How did a bill that would allow faster mining approvals and development spoilage to rivers, lakes and abutting land without sworn hearings get written, and have a hearing, without any sponsors?

*  How did one Green Bay land owner get the Governor make the Legislature adopt a special bill to fill in a wetlands while the permit review process was not completed?

* How can the Governor keep the trust of the people when 70% of his 39 statements vetted by PolitiFact throughout his first year in office are rated "mostly false," "false," or "pants on fire?"

* And how can the Governor keep the trust of the people when just a few days ago - - and after a tumultuous year begun with his hidden, deceptive plan to "bomb" collective bargaining - -   end the year by publicly misrepresenting why thousands of seniors and disabled would remain covered by a public health-care plan - - and make that misrepresentation with advocates lined up for the cameras at his invitation at a Capitol news conference where he took credit for the health-care coverage.

Coverage that he had earlier limited.

Coverage that had been ordered restored by the Federal government.

A sequence which Walker did not disclose.

This is why enough signatures have been gathered to get Walker's name on a recall ballot.

Call it the people's resolution for 2012.

1 comment:

enoughalready said...

Scott Walker may claim to have balanced the books, but his is a morally bankrupt administration.