Friday, March 24, 2017

Walker's 'run-like-a-business' gov't. faces 49% more red ink

Talk about sticking it to the people.

Right-wing WI GOP Gov. and breaker of economic promises Scott Walker now knows his proposed 2017-'19 state projects a deficit of $1.1 billion, up from the $740 million he'd led us to believe:

Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal for the state’s next budget creates a larger structural deficit than previously thought, nearly $1.1 billion, in the ensuing budget cycle beginning in 2019, the state’s nonpartisan fiscal office said Thursday... 
A previous estimate from Walker’s office pegged the number at about $740 million.
That's a 49% increase in red ink.

So get ready for cuts I said last fall were coming

Next WI budget could be Walker's harshest yet
The bottom line is that Walker needs to serve his road-builder and business donors who are demanding bigger and better roads, while at the same time Walker needs to firm up his conservative credentials with one, possible two elections on his Ronald Reagan impersonation itinerary.
For Wisconsin residents, that means a budget balanced on the backs of low-income citizens who have the least clout to resist it.
And if some Democratic cities and Mayors and University towns feel the heat, a Walker-GOP-and-suburban win-win-win. 

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