Walker Backs Off Casino Timing Pledge Made Thursday On Sykes' Show
What a difference a couple of days make:
On Thursday, during Obamacare, book tour and Christmas nut-roasting chit-chat with AM 620 WTMJ talker and GOP megaphone Charlie Sykes, Gov. Walker said he'd definitely make his decision on the possible Kenosha casino before the 2014 gubernatorial election.
"No doubt about it," he said at about the 2:40 mark here.
On Saturday, Walker's people were signing a different tune:
Gov. Scott Walker may postpone a decision on whether to approve the $800 million Indian casino proposed for Kenosha until after he stands for re-election in November, according to the governor's top aide.
The state is hiring outside attorneys and a financial adviser to examine the issue, and they may need the extra time to analyze the off-reservation casino proposed by the Menominee tribe, Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Backed himself into a corner again? I hope people are paying attention to how many times he has had to revise his timetable. I distinctly remember his very strong words on the eve of his first self-imposed deadline. But time after time, his expectations have proven incorrect. I think these repeated revisions probably reflect his lack of real-world experience, among other things.
Thinking back to when Jim Doyle would play the fence with major campaign contributors, and that the Potowatomi were major campaign contributors to Doyle, it makes sense that Walker would wait until after the election.
It also makes sense that a Kenosha casinio would bring in campaign contributions and votes from other states such as Florida in a national election.
I would wait until after the election too.
Strange. He was able to decide about Act 10 (the 'bomb') pretty quickly. And I do not believe he had to hire consultants ....
Nothing strange about it, Betsy.
Consider the Affordable Care Act and how quickly it was passed when Democrats had complete power.
The gutless poster has a point, the ACA had to be hacked out over a year of debate and committee meetings.
Of course this is a lame money-grab from Walker. "Unintimidated"?? HAHAHAHA!!!! Dude is completely OWNED, and can't do anything off-script
Does he really want to wait that long? I though "uncertainty" drives away investment.
"the ACA had to be hacked out over a year of debate and committee meetings."
Which Act has proven itself to be successful and vastly popular with the public in Wisconsin, Act 10 or the ACA? Act 10 of course.
Did Walker decide to hire outside attorneys and a financial adviser because he suddenly realized he doesn't know what he is doing? No, this tactic permits him to hold the Menominee and Potawatomi tribes as political hostages, in the odd chance that they hold any resentment over the Indian mascot decision, while at the same time trolling for campaign cash and passing out taxpayer money to crony Republican Attorneys and financial advisers.
It's a win-win-win for the guy who speaks to God. You have to admit that the Almighty is a cunning political player. However, extreme caution should be used when shaking-down tribes. In recent past this has been construed by nosy Federal Justice officials as extortion. How much greed is too much? Ask Jack Abramoff.
Yea, this notion that the ACA was "rammed through" quickly. . . I remember the point after a whole summer at least of "negotiations' when Charles Grassley finally admitted the GOP was playing cat-and-mouse and would never agree to single-payer. Right-wingers make up stuff because many of their followers don't read.
That's B.S. Bert.
Democrats could pass, and did, any legislation they wanted. You own it 100%. You want to blame Bush, do so if it makes you feel good. I understand.
Very funny to see the references to Jim Doyle and Obama's ACA! I don't think we would be hearing about either one in the context Walker's pending casino decision if posters did not realize that Walker so far has not distinguished himself on this matter, to say the least.
enough already- Isn't it obvious that the GOPs have absolutely nothing to defend Walker's weak act with? The bubble-boys really don't see what's coming in 2014, do they?
Or maybe they do, which is why they're the only ones without the guts to put their name on their posts. Don't want to be laughed at when reality sinks in, do they?
"which is why they're the only ones without the guts to put their name on their posts."
I suppose you sign checks as "Jake formerly of the LP"
Time for a reality sinks in fact check!
Jake has a blog (I like, btw) that he links to from this comment. He at least is unafraid to put his thoughts to words and has earned a right to post under his chosen moniker. You are simply a troll, anonymous, and useless.
Well o.k. then. My moniker is "anon".
By your standard, I have put my thoughts to words (not hate filled spew like Jake formerly of the LP) and have earned my moniker, anon.
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