The reasoning behind missing the payment is that tax cuts are a long term solution, not a short term solution. That means that there will have to be some sacrifice initially to see the results down the road. Tax cuts don't automagically create money, they take some time to help build the economy. This is why liberals just don't get the benefits of tax cuts - most liberals are short term oriented. If you don't see the results NOW, they didn't happen. I don't like the idea of missing that payment, as I'm sure Gov. Walker does as well, but I understand why it's necessary.
Our nation has not always lived up to its ideals, yet those ideals have never ceased to guide us. They expose our flaws, and lead us to mend them. We are the beneficiaries of the work of the generations before us and it is each generation's responsibility to continue that work. - Laura Bush
if it could operate with more efficiency and more autonomy then I am sure it wouldn't have the millions of dollar deficits that it does.
again shows that government can't run things
It's not normal for states to make huge tax cuts, and then to skip scheduled payments on debt, especially when the governor is trying to paint himself as a "fiscal conservative".
What's ashamed is that most of those voters who are considered "base" for either side, will never allow themselves to be exposed to the negative stuff about their favorite candidates, which probably explains why we keep electing idiots from both parties.