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0647, 01 Feb 19

Wisconsin Government Awash in Taxpayer Cash

It looks like there’s ample money for another tax cut!

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and the GOP-controlled state Legislature will have about $1.8 billion in new state tax revenue as they craft the next budget, according to a report released Wednesday by the Legislature’s nonpartisan budget office.


In addition to new revenue projections, the numbers also show the state is projected to end the current budget on June 30 with nearly $700 million in the bank.


0647, 01 February 2019


  1. steveegg

    You won’t see this headline again, most certainly not in the next 4 years.

  2. Kevin Scheunemann

    Bet you will not see a “Thank you Gov. Walker” for being such a great leader from the usual liberal newspaper rags.

  3. MHMaley

    The voters had a chance to say “thank you”.
    They didn’t .
    Walker lost .
    Let’s see if Foxcomm ever delivers the jobs. Their history says they won’t

  4. Kevin Scheunemann


    Problem is: Many that voted for Evers are largely ungrateful for hard work and opportunity.

  5. Le Roi du Nord

    “Many that voted for Evers are largely ungrateful for hard work and opportunity”.

    Fact or opinion?  If you feel it is fact – prove it.

    If it is your opinion, >50% of the voters disagree with you.

  6. Kevin Scheunemann



    A larger % of Republicans embrace the Preamble to WI Constitution. It exudes gratitude on its face.

    In fact, many Democrats probably find WI Preamble downright repugnant. That would be “ungrateful” in attitude.

  7. MjM

    Nort boofs: “>50% of the voters disagree with you.”

    Fact or opinion?

    If you feel it is fact – prove it.

    If is your opinion, your opinion is demonstrably miscalculated.

  8. ACES

    Actually only 49.6% thought Evers was the better choice and the people returned strong Republican majorities to both chambers. Evers does not have a mandate and should work with the Republicans to give the tax cut he promised.

  9. Le Roi du Nord

    “A larger % of Republicans embrace the Preamble to WI Constitution. It exudes gratitude on its face.

    In fact, many Democrats probably find WI Preamble downright repugnant….”.

    Again, more factless claims from the master.

    True, <50% (1,324,307) voted for Evers.  But only 48.4% voted for walker.  Still a loss in anyones book.  My apologies for the confusion.  Perhaps you could assist k with defining the term “mandate”.


  10. Kevin Scheunemann


    So you fully embrace the WI Preamble?

    If you do, I will shocked! And stunned!

    You have not even read it.

    I can tell because you would have not made that previous post defending the WI Preamble with those statements.

  11. Le Roi du Nord


    I read the Preamble to the WI Constitution before you were born.  Get off your high horse and use some common sense for a change.  You are making a total fool out of yourself, and by association, those that may consider themselves conservatives or christians.

    Smart and rational folks won’t be goaded into answering a loaded and prejudicial question.  You are an even bigger fool if you attempt it.

  12. Kevin Scheunemann


    So you are telling me Democrat’s embrace the WI Preamble as much as Republican’s?

  13. Le Roi du Nord

    I made no claim one way or the other.  You are making stuff up to meet your self-serving agenda.  Grow up !

  14. Kevin Scheunemann

    You were challenging my claim that Evers voters are more ungrateful when it comes to hard work and opportunity.

    Are you now withdrawing that challenge?


  15. Kevin Scheunemann


    Here is WI Preamble, in case you have not read it:

    “We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings, form a more perfect government,insure domestic tranquility and promote the general welfare, do establish this constitution.”

    Are you actually claiming Democrats embrace this Preamble with same (or more) gratefulness as Republicans?

  16. dad29

    to Leroy, that preamble is void.  It mentions “God.”  No such person, ya’know.

  17. jjf

    Wisconsin Constitution. “Section 3. The legislature shall provide by law for the establishment of district schools, which shall be as nearly uniform as practicable; and such schools shall be free and without charge for tuition to all children between the ages of 4 and 20 years; and no sectarian instruction shall be allowed therein;..”

  18. Kevin Scheunemann


    Amazing how that item has destroyed our “gratefulness to Almighty God.”

  19. jjf

    Mostly it looks like plagiarism to me.  There are many similarities between the first constitutions of the states, even when it comes to virtue signalling.

  20. Kevin Scheunemann


    That does not matter.

    Republicans rarely fail to embrace WI Preamble because they are “grateful”.

    Liberals/Democrats, when I point the WI Preamble out, tend to scorn it, attack it, minimize it, and denounce it as “virtue signaling”…such as you are doing….total “ungratefulness”.

    You just proved my facts and Nord can now withdraw his challenge.

  21. jjf

    It doesn’t surprise me that there are passages in such an old document that we wouldn’t write today.  There are also passages like the one I posted where the state is clearly not following what’s there, and/or it’s been reinterpreted so many ways by courts and practice that it’s heading towards meaninglessness.

  22. Kevin Scheunemann


    Sounds like liberal ungratefulness to me.

    Timeless Truths do not change.

  23. jjf

    Keep digging, Kevin.  Tell me how you want to insure that everything thinks the same way, speaks the same way, prays to your god and no other.

  24. Kevin Scheunemann


    It’s not up to me to coerce, or force, only encourage toward the truth Christ.   If you want to throw your soul into the eternal chasm, that is your decision.  I cannot “insure” anything.

    Secular liberal humanism is the religion that demands coercion and force and is heavily revered in public schools.

  25. Le Roi du Nord


    here is what I think;

    You don’t know, nor do I, if R’s or D’s embrace the Preamble any differently.  For you to make such a claim either way is a) foolish, b) a lie, or c) the result of too much private school education.  Unless you have talked to every single voter, R or D, in the state, you are clueless as to the correct answer. For you to claim that knowledge would be a lie.

    Here in an anecdote for your perusal; one of my old college roommates is Jewish.  We talk politics and world events all the time.  He voted for walker in the last election as well as our R state senator.  I’m pretty sure the god you keep referring to isn’t the same one he would ascribe to.   What about republican Hindus, Muslims, or Buddhists ??

  26. Kevin Scheunemann


    The godless, by far, occupy, the liberal side. They cannot be “grateful” in the context of our Constitution by rejecting God completely.

    IF you dispute the hostility of the left toward God….that is another issue of your ideological blindness we will have to tackle.

  27. Le Roi du Nord

    “The godless, by far, occupy, the liberal side”.

    You are certainly entitled to your opinion, however poorly conceived or anti-factual they may be.

    I am truly grateful that I’m not as insensitive, willfully ignorant, and blinded by ideology as you are.

  28. Kevin Scheunemann


    Grateful Republicans are not doing this, it is ungrateful, hostile liberals:

    Documented hostility toward religion in America:

    Who is the one being ignorant here?

  29. Le Roi du Nord

    And you are openly hostile to religions other than your own version of christianity, and to those that may choose not to practice a religion.  What is your point, that you really don’t have a point??

  30. Kevin Scheunemann


    Openly hostile how?

  31. Jason

    LeRoy, all your statements are nothing burgers.

  32. Le Roi du Nord


    har, har.  But is a pretty low bar you set.

  33. Le Roi du Nord

    Should read, “But it is a….”.

  34. Jason

    >But is a pretty low bar you set.

    You’ll have to thank Pat for that.  If he set the bar any lower, he’d need a shovel.

  35. Le Roi du Nord


    Your nothing burger schtick is getting pretty stale.  Surely you have a better imagination…….

  36. Jason



    Your kevin schtick is getting pretty stale…  Surely… ah never mind, you don’t.

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