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0655, 09 Feb 17

Walker Introduces Budget Proposal


Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday called for nearly $600 million in reduced taxes and fees along with significant new spending in areas where he made sizable cuts in the past as part of his $76.1 billion two-year budget proposal.

Total spending under the plan would grow by nearly $2 billion, or 4.2 percent over the previous two-year budget. Taxpayer-supported spending would increase nearly $600 million. The total number of state employees, who would receive two 2 percent raises and have their health care managed and paid for by the state, would increase by about 262 positions, including about 20 taxpayer-supported positions.

The budget includes several changes to state government, including proposals to self-insure all employees, centralize more agency administrative functions under the Department of Administration and eliminate printing and mailing requirements in several areas.

There’s a lot to unwrap in this proposal. There’s some good stuff in it, but my overall reaction is that it is a budget that still spends too much. Wisconsin is a high tax state because it spends too dang much. Not a single one of the budgets under Walker actually cut spending. They held back on the rate of growth, but every budget spent more than the last. Now this budget is increasing spending even more and “paying” for it with hopeful economic projections.

When does Walker actually cut spending and justify the hatred of his opponents? I’d like to actually see a real cut, but I fear that the only way I will ever live in a state that actually controls spending will be to move to one that does. It isn’t in the Wisconsin DNA.


0655, 09 February 2017


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Islam is at war with the world.   The central goal of Islam is: make everyone Islamic or kill the infidel.

    Liberals like to believe there is tolerance in Islam, but Islam does not teach grace.   In Islam the only sure way to salvation is jihad.    Outside of that you can be the best Muslim, follow Allah, give to the poor, convert millions to Islam, and Allah can still throw you into hell.   So the best of the best Muslims can still be punished for their actions while the violent get reward.    That is why Muslims have the look of hopelessness in their pilgrimages to Meccca.   Suggest reading:
    DREAMS AND VISIONS: Is Jesus Awakening the Muslim World?
    In this excellent book it takes you on the journey of recent secret Muslim converts to Christianity (after receiving a vision of Jesus telling them Islam is false and evil) journeying to Mecca, AT RISK OF DEATH, to detail the hopelessness in the souls of Muslims making the required journey to Mecca.   It is an eye opening account of the hopelessness of Islam.

  2. Kevin Scheunemann


    This should have been in the Islamic pirates post.


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