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1620, 27 Aug 19

Give. It. Back.

There are only three acceptable uses for a government surplus. 1) return it to the taxpayers; 2) pay down debt; & 3) put it in the rainy day fund. In this case, the rainy day fund is already well funded. In this case, they should just give it back.

Wisconsin collected $76 million more in taxes than anticipated last fiscal year, prompting lawmakers from both parties to claim credit for a sign of positive economic growth in the state.

The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau on Monday announced general fund tax collections for the 2018-19 fiscal year, which ended June 30, were up 7.4% from the previous year.

The $17.3 billion collected in taxes was $75.5 million, or 0.4%, more than anticipated in May when the state was finalizing its 2019-21 budget.

Oh, and tax cuts work… just sayin’.


1620, 27 August 2019


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Scott Walker was a great leader.

    Why liberals demanded we trade down to Evers remains a mystery. It’s like liberals can’t stand prosperity

  2. Le Roi du Nord

    The voters made the choice. That is how democracy works.

  3. Jason

    Vos knows that very well Leroy.

  4. Kevin Scheunemann


    Yes, yes.   The point is: why do voters make obvious bad choices?

  5. Le Roi du Nord

    So you are right, and the majority of the folks that voted for governor in 2018 are wrong?  How arrogant of you to say such a thing.

  6. Kevin Scheunemann


    Yes, Evers was the wrong choice.

  7. Le Roi du Nord

    Fortunately for WI the majority of the voters last November felt differently.

  8. Kevin Scheunemann

    You forgot the “un” in front of “fortunately”.

  9. Le Roi du Nord


    You are entitled to your opinion, but your denying the democratic process reserves a special place for you in the annals of history.

  10. Kevin Scheunemann


    Yes. Yes, because I have an opinion on the election result, I am “denying the democratic process”.

    You must really be critical of Stacy Abrams then because she is a tantrum child who still has not conceded in Georgia. I at least acknowledge the result of Evers election, even though it is awful.

  11. Le Roi du Nord


    Yet you defend 45 at every opportunity, and he is a walking, talking tantrum who still can’t come to the realization that he lost the popular election, and like you, consistently blames others.  Your hypocrisy and double standards are amazing.

  12. Kevin Scheunemann


    I criticized Trump twice on Boots and Sabers just this week.

    Why do you continue to bear false witness against me?



  13. Le Roi du Nord

    Then criticize him for things that have meaning to you, like adultery, bearing false witness, coveting his neighbors wife, hubris, authoritarianism,…  all things that you blame on “liberals”.  And then live by what you try to force on others..

  14. Kevin Scheunemann


    Has he committed adultery since taking office? I ripped his past adultery during the primary. I constantly said it was awful baggage for a Republican nominee. Unlike Clinton, it does not appear this sin is ongoing, so I have forgiven him for those mistakes, since he appears to be repentant in action.

    What “authoritarianism” would you like me to criticize?

    Pretty weak Nord. You are upset because I fail to share your blinding hate?

  15. Kevin Scheunemann


    I see you have capitulated the lie at 7:57 AM that I defend 45 “at every opportunity.”

    Would you like to apologize for your false witness against me?

  16. Le Roi du Nord

    “What “authoritarianism” would you like me to criticize?”    Obviously you don’t keep up on current events.

    I don’t “hate” anyone.  I pity you for your narrow-mindedness.  There is a great big beautiful world out there, and all you want to do is scream about how awful the “liberals” are.  Or the media. Or anyone that would dare  disagree with you, or share your religious or political beliefs.   Like the voters of WI, the school board in Hurley, or a member of a city council in a place where you would never live.   You quick to call names, place blame, assess evil, and proclaim your victimhood.  There is so much more to life that you are missing.

  17. Le Roi du Nord

    You are defending him right now on another thread.  It must be hard for you to keep so many untruths straight….

  18. Kevin Scheunemann


    So you want me to criticize Trump when he does bad, (which I am willing to do) but I cannot praise him when he does good?

    Now who is “narrow minded”?

  19. Le Roi du Nord

    “which I am willing to do”.    But you don’t.

  20. Kevin Scheunemann

    Evidence Nord is fiull of crap #3.

    8/8/19 at 10:36 AM.

    I state that if Trump is as bad as liberals say, why don’t we warn these illegal immigrants away?  This is a pretty pointed concession and criticism of Trump.

    So just this month, I have critized president at least 3 times.

    I act rationally, issue by issue.   Criticism when he deserves it.  Praise when he deserves it.   Given liberal media hat, he deserves a lot more praise.

    Are you arguing I need to be blinded by your foaming hatred when it comes to Trump?

    Just curious.

    …and you can apologize for your continuing false witness on my commentary on the President.



  21. Le Roi du Nord


    There is no post Aug 22 at 3:09

  22. Le Roi du Nord


    You made fun of the Log Cabin Republicans, not trump.

  23. Le Roi du Nord


    There is no post Aug 8 at 10:36.

    You aren’t fooling anybody.

  24. kjanz1899

    Pay.Down.Debt. Why is paying down debt not given a second thought? In the long run it’s a much better strategy than giving it back.

  25. Kevin Scheunemann

    3:49 pm on first one

    August 7th on 3rd one.

    Making fun of nothing endorsements is not criticizing Trump?

    Do I need a certain level of vile and foa ing hatred like you?

    Not capable of that.

  26. Le Roi du Nord


    You also said this at 3:49PM:

    “Liberals and liberal media are generally are awful people.   They ignore their awful open hate, but then accuse others of the same hate they display.

    I sympathize with Trump given the foaming derangement he faces from the left.”

    Pretty limp denouncement of trump, pretty vicious (and unfounded) claims about folks that disagree with you.

  27. Le Roi du Nord


    This is the your complete post of 8-17:

    “That represents about 10 people in Party”.

    You didn’t mention trump, nor criticize him.  But you did lie about the Log Cabin Republicans.

  28. Le Roi du Nord


    And here is your post of 8/7 at 10:36 :

    “Socialist thugs telling America what to do.

    Do they think they are Democrats?”


    Do you truly think you are fooling anyone with this nonsense.  You didn’t say any of the things you said you did, but yet feel entitled to tell others they are wrong.

  29. Kevin Scheunemann

    Way to take my posts out of context…again.

    You are still upset my criticism is not close to your foaming hate of the President?

    I’m just a nice guy next to you on Trump.

  30. Le Roi du Nord


    They aren’t out of context, they are direct quotes.  And you provided them as evidence.  Now you want to back off that claim.  Waffle-waffle, flip and flop.  Your credibility is down the tubes k, and you did it to yourself. Absolutely hilarious.

  31. Kevin Scheunemann


    You quote some of what I said, while ignoring the crux of the Trump criticism I outlined.

    Please stop bearing false witness.

  32. Le Roi du Nord

    Then why don’t you provide the quotes rather than providing the wrong ones?  Or aren’t there any?

    And how can quoting you directly be bearing false witness?  Or don’t you really know what that means?

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