Saturday, September 23, 2017

WI GOP's no-name, Soviet-style budget writing procedures

How is it that in 2017, in a democracy (albeit, a purported one) the State of Wisconsin allows public-paid legislators to slip amendments into the public-paid budgetary process which effect public spending and public policy without a sponsoring legislator's name being made public?

We know of the amendment which stripped local communities of the authority to build bike trails, sidewalks and paths.

And another which further devalued the teaching profession by opening classroom certification to applicants who can pass a relatively less-demanding online skills and knowledge review.

But none of the authors have come forward to acknowledge their handiwork.

No doubt proximity to special interests or conflicts of other interests is the cause for shyness rarely seen from politicians who live by publicity that advances their name recognition.

Curious, no?

This in the GOP-led state whose leaders kept saying because you have to show ID to rent a movie then you need to show ID to vote, or variations on that non-sequiter/solipsism - - yet the state allows GOP legislators to amend budgets, write laws and spend our money anonymously - - no papers required! - - while praising themselves

Alberta Darling at Ann Romney rally.JPG
for "more transparency" [Sic].

As they say, the cover-up is worse than the offense.

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