It’s Working in Walker’s Wisconsin

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    Signatures not withstanding, Walker will not lose his job.

    It's Working in Walker's Wisconsin by Christian Schneider, City Journal Winter 2012
     
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    I think the voters of WI will appreciate that its workiing.

    The Unions not so much.
     
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    This bullshit again? What, do you think if you keep repeating the lie people will believe it?

    Walker's budget reforms had NOTHING TO DO with what the unions are upset about and the reason for the recall. All of the budget cuts he proposed had ALREADY BEEN AGREED TO BY THE UNIONS before he introduced his union-busting bill. The purpose of that bill had NOTHING to do with balancing Wisconsin's budget.

    Conflating the two is a liar. You are either lying, or repeating lies from someone else.
     
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    liar.
     
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    BS. The union didnt come around until after the hammer was set in motion.
     
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    MADISON — Wisconsin's state budget is balanced — depending on the measure used to analyze it.

    Gov. Scott Walker has said for months that he and the state's Republican government balanced the state budget through the normal measure of cash accounting.

    But the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Monday that Walker's administration also told the federal government last month the budget is not balanced when using a different accounting method that considers pending expenses.

    Under that method, known as "generally accepted accounting principles," the state has a deficit. That has been the case for years, including the previous Democratic administrations under Gov. Jim Doyle. Nevertheless, Democrats accuse Walker of using budget double speak.

    If Wisconsin can show it has a deficit, federal law will allow the state to drop tens of thousands of adults from Medicaid programs to save money on health care costs. Walker has said he wants to cut health care spending in other ways, but if the federal government doesn't approve those, he said he has not ruled out dropping coverage for 53,000 adults.

    To keep that option alive, state Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch wrote in a December letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that the state would have an undisclosed deficit from Jan. 1 of this year through June 30, 2013.

    "It's nothing more than what we've been saying all along," Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie said. The administration already had acknowledged that it had a GAAP deficit in state financial documents, estimated at $3 billion for this fiscal year and next fiscal year, Werwie said.

    But when Walker campaigned for office in 2010, he called for the use of generally accepted accounting principles to balance every state budget.
    Status of Wisconsin budget depends on method of measure | Green Bay Press Gazette | greenbaypressgazette.com


    Gee, this says something ENTIRELY different, doesn't it?
    And golly YOUR article is written by a CONSEVATIVE THINK TANK HACK, in case you didn't read the bottom of your cited article. Citing an OPINION piece is hardly proof of anything is it?

    No wonder the country is in such dire straits. Thinking that a 3 BILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT is "working"
     
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    Wisconsin Policy Research Institute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Wisconsin Policy Research Institute is a non-profit conservative think tank advocating free market economics in the state of Wisconsin. The organization is based in Hartland, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee.

    It has played a prominent role in the development of the State's school voucher program and has formulated recommendations for state prison policy.[




    dear op this is a biased piece right from the very same people that support Walker.
     
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    No, actually that's the BS. The changes to the actual budget in the Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill had already passed negotiations with the public unions when the bill was introduced into the legislature, and it was only when it was introduced that the anti-collective-bargaining provisions became known.

    If you were interested in knowing something rather than just scoring points, you'd realize that already.
     
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    Not interested in the revisionist version.

    Like many we watched it unfold.
     
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    It is nothing but propaganda you silly little man
     

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