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2211, 30 Dec 18

Compromise vs. Gridlock

Eh, from my perspective, Hintz has this almost completely backwards.

“It’s fresh, it’s pretty significant and it’s pretty toxic,” Hintz said. “The best-case scenario (going forward) is compromise and the worst case scenario is gridlock.”

Compromise for the sake of compromise only benefits the politicians. We actually elect those politicians to advance the policy objectives that we support. It is through the contest of competing interests that we try to advance those policies.

At this stage in Wisconsin’s history, we are at the tail end of a tremendous period of conservative policy advancement because the voters kept electing conservatives to office. Now the voters are taking a different path and have elected a liberal to be governor, but still elected conservatives to run the legislature.

As one of those conservatives who reelected conservatives to represent me, I expect them to continue to advance conservative policies where they can, and protect those that have already passed. Given that Governor Evers is unlikely to sign conservative legislation, gridlock sounds like the order of the day. The legislature is not obligated to pass a single liberal initiative, nor is Evers obligated to sign any conservative initiatives.

And, thankfully, the State of Wisconsin’s budget process does not allow for a shutdown. If the legislature fails to pass a budget, the current budget just continues on at current spending and taxing levels. Frozen spending and taxes sound pretty awesome to me – especially if the alternative is to compromise with the liberals by increasing spending and taxes, even if not as much as they would like.


2211, 30 December 2018


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    I like gridlock.

    Generally, gridlock keeps new, awful, liberal policy from hurting the productive.

  2. Kevin Scheunemann


    A radical leftist rag is not a good place to get your news.

  3. Le Roi du Nord


    Do you dispute what was reported in the article?  If so could you provide even an iota of proof to contradict what was reported?

    And the similar stories appeared in Madison and Green Bay press, and on a number of radio stations.  Are they all wrong as well?

    FYI: That radical leftist rag supported walker in his first two campaigns.

  4. Le Roi du Nord

    “Citing attorney-client privilege, Vos spokeswoman Kit Beyer refused to release the contract to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.”

  5. Kevin Scheunemann

    Stop it with liberal Red Herrings.

    If you liberals would stop suing everything in site none of this money would need to be spent.

    I grant grace to anyone under oppressive liberal assault, legally, like Vos.

    You should be denouncing the sore loser, leftist shame on this story.

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