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

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

    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 missing the May payment, Walker will incur about $1.1 million in additional interest fees between 2015 and 2017. The $108 million debt will continue to live on the books; Walker’s budget proposal for 2015-2017 will pay down no more than about $18 million of the principal.

    “This latest accounting gimmick kicks the can further down the road and will end up costing taxpayers millions more,” State Sen. Jennifer Shilling (D) said in a press release yesterday.

    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?

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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
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    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'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.

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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
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    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?
    Are there any other governments that the Washington Post is reporting on?

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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 AliHajiSheik View Post
    Are there any other governments that the Washington Post is reporting on?
    Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis considering the top story at the moment is on the Ukraine, I'd guess so.


    Are there any deflections you won't use?

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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.
    cui bono?

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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
    Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis considering the top story at the moment is on the Ukraine, I'd guess so.


    Are there any deflections you won't use?
    Did you stop beating your wife? That's a cool one.

    How about the Washington Post do a story about how the state governments are doing in all the 50 states rather than singling out one state who has a governor who may run for President? Most of the time no one cares what happens in Wisconsin, what is the agenda now?

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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
    cui bono?
    His wealthy contributors. The same ones who preach market fundamentalism in publications such as the Heritage Foundation.

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

    And yet the debt that Obama continues to let bigger daily goes unheard of in leftist circles, unless of course Bush is brought up, because as we all know, it's always his fault. This might be his as well. Who knows? Maybe the left?

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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 AliHajiSheik View Post
    Are there any other governments that the Washington Post is reporting on?
    I'm afraid it's going to be hit piece after hit piece until election day or until the day he is no longer a candidate. Whichever comes first.

    The stories will be written and the little partisans will get all riled up and huff and puff and point their fingers seemingly oblivious to the fact that their own candidate's closets are bursting at the seams...

    Gotta love elections.

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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 chad1389 View Post
    And yet the debt that Obama continues to let bigger daily goes unheard of in leftist circles, unless of course Bush is brought up, because as we all know, it's always his fault. This might be his as well. Who knows? Maybe the left?
    What a germane rebuttal.

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