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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    ...ion debt payment


    Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108 million debt payment. - The Washington Post

    This is the champion of fiscal conservatism and responsible governance? Oh My. Defaulting on a payment, costing the taxpayers' kids more in the future. This is my complete lack of surprise.
    Maybe if he just cut taxes some more?
    He is paying down the debt. So he is not only reducing the debt, but I will assume he has a budget surplus in order to do that. It was also the same tactic used by previous administrations, but the difference is he is reducing the budget.

    I may not have the whole story straight, so I am framing it up here.

    He is reducing debt, we just don't like the way he is doing it? Is that right?
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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    He is paying down the debt. So he is not only reducing the debt, but I will assume he has a budget surplus in order to do that. It was also the same tactic used by previous administrations, but the difference is he is reducing the budget.

    I may not have the whole story straight, so I am framing it up here.

    He is reducing debt, we just don't like the way he is doing it? Is that right?

    From the article, that you obviously bothered to intentionally NOT READ before commenting

    To help close the state’s $283 million budget shortfall this year, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) plans to skip a $108 million debt payment scheduled for May.

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    By November last year, the administration was estimating a $132 million shortfall. In January, the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau pegged it at $283 million. The Bureau, which does research for the Wisconsin Legislature, explained that tax collections were $173 million worse than the administration’s own estimates in November.

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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    From the article, that you obviously bothered to intentionally NOT READ before commenting
    That is why I asked the question.

    But this is the same tactic that was done by previous governors. Did you chastise them?
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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    That is why I asked the question.

    But this is the same tactic that was done by previous governors. Did you chastise them?
    Citations needed

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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    Citations needed
    From the article, that you obviously bothered to intentionally NOT READ before commenting

    Walker, a likely presidential candidate whose campaign message rooted in Wisconsinís fiscal record, has been struggling to balance the budget in his home state before the June 30 deadline. Pushing off debt payments is one tactic that he and predecessors have used in the past.
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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    He's doing as Norquist calls starving the beast. He wants to kill all government programs in order to privatize everything. It will make his wealthy contributors wealthier while hurting everyone else in his state. He's a perfect tool for them.
    As opposed to taxing everyone into poverty?
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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    From the article, that you obviously bothered to intentionally NOT READ before commenting
    Veey good. I got you to read it after all.

    Considering I joined here during his term, and I just learned about this today, no I have not criticised his predecessors

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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    As opposed to taxing everyone into poverty?
    The fastest way to poverty for the middle class is to privatize everything.

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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    The fastest way to poverty for the middle class is to privatize everything.
    How do you figure?
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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    ...ion debt payment


    Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108 million debt payment. - The Washington Post




    This is the champion of fiscal conservatism and responsible governance? Oh My. Defaulting on a payment, costing the taxpayers' kids more in the future. This is my complete lack of surprise.
    Maybe if he just cut taxes some more?
    Typical, just keep passing the buck to whoever gets the job next. Pay your damned bills, we have to, so should the states.
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