Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Leah Vukmir, "spending hawk?" Please.

A political action committee heavily-funded by Beloit billionaire Diane Hendricks and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - - details, here - - is funding a TV ad backing GOP State Sen. Leah Vukmir for US Senate.
State Sen. Leah Vukmir speaks at the Racine Tea Party event on Jan. 13, 2013. (8379730772).jpg
The ad ties Vukmir to Gov. Walker - - whose campaigns have strong links to Hendricks and the MMAC - -  and awards her "spending hawk" status.

What kind of spending hawk would consistently back Walker's budgets and policies that regularly overspend on state road projects, roll up borrowings with their long-term debt obligation, fuel Legislative paralysis, and create persistent transportation program deficits?

All while keeping the roads we have in a persistent state of disrepair?

A separate radio ad that backs Vukmir US Senate bid also says she'll support building Trump's border wall.

There are conflicting estimates for the wall's cost. Here is one article containing projections of $8 to $67 billion.

Ask yourself when any massive project like this came in under budget, and name any advocates who took any red-ink responsibility.

And what kind of a spending hawk flatly commits to such an ill-defined, logistically-challenged, open-ended, multi-billion-dollar proposal?

1 comment:

Jake formerly of the LP said...

So the MMAC is paying $600K to support a candidate that has backed every regressive Walker measure.

Since that started in 2011, the Milwaukee metro area has flatlined for job and population growth, falling well behind the Twon Cities and even Madison. Roads have fallen apart, making the state even more non-competitive.

And the MMAC says "We want more!" and thinks Vukmir should be promoted? These are the best business minds of the state's biggest metro area?

No wonder why we are losing.