Walker's Budget Will Increase the Budget by 1%

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    Spending would increase 1% under Walker budget - JSOnline

    To be fair: This is the smallest increase in 20 years

    To be partisan: He lied, well if you believe that Obama lied about the stimulus keeping unemployment below 8% then you must believe that Walker is also a liar for saying his budget will be cut by 6%
     
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    You know......Walker was planning on being heralded a hero, and a lot of the other GOP governors were looking to him to see what happened.

    It was a miserable failure.

    However......based on Walker's performance, I'm betting the next election is gonna see some major ousting of the GOP.

    OF COURSE he's gonna increase the budget. Gotta pay for those corporate tax cuts somewhere.
     
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    When's the last time the overall budget decreased?

    Republicans and Democrats are equally fiscally liberal.

    We've given them the world's highest limit credit card too, and we're seeing the results.
     
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    To be fair, 1% over two years is way under inflation.

    I wish our spending since 1997 only increased at that rate. We'd be having a lot less problems.
     
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    The howler monkeys aren't interested in fair...They're interested in "neener-neener".

    Moreover, I don't see anything in the linked piece explaining how the increase relates to the overall balance of the WI budget.
     
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    He increased the budget when he said he would cut it. Whaddaya all of outrage today?
     
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    What?...Yet another politician didn't come across?

    Wow...Stop the presses.

    Now, answer the question...How does this relate to the overall balance of the WI budget?
     
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    Let us be really fair.

    Politicians have been saying for years that a decrease in planned spending amounts to a spending cut. You can cut spending even if you spend just as much as you did last year, hence the uproar over Obama's freeze on discretionary spending.

    If the Wisconsin budget is only increasing by 1% over last year, that is a draconian cut for a government that faced a multi billion dollar deficit. Not that I am surprised that suddenly all the cuts that he proposed amount to an increase in the budget.
     

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