Wisconsin deficit is a made-up crisis

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    Is Governor Walker using Fuzzy Math?

    1. The deficit is a made-up crisis.
    Like most states, Wisconsin is struggling in the recession, but the state government isn’t actually broke. The state legislature’s fiscal bureau estimated the state would end the year with a $121 million balance. Walker claims there is a $137 million deficit — but it is not because of an increase in worker wages or benefits. According to the Capital Times, it is because “Walker and his allies pushed through $140 million in new spending for corporate and special-interest groups in January.” Nice. A man-made “crisis” as an excuse to push neoliberal cutbacks: Shock Doctrine, anyone?

    2. Even if there was a deficit, blame Wall Street — not the workers.
    The economy isn’t crumbling because state workers in Madison have decent pensions. It’s because Wall Street bankers stole our money, Bush and now Obama have us in two trillion-dollar wars, and states like Wisconsin keep spending more on prisons than schools. What do the rich pay? According to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, corporate tax income has fallen by half since 1981 and over two-thirds of Wisconsin corporations pay zero taxes.
     
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    Fuzzy linky?
     
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    Sadly, Scott "I barely even know David Koch!" Walker's friends are jumping ship.




    When the GOP recruited this clown to run for office, didn't they give him a heads up that its fucking stupid to attack firefighters, teacher, and nurses in the middle of a recession that was actually caused by banksters, billionaire tycoons, and wall street?
     
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    Yeah the deficits are all made up. Ignore the man behind the curtain!
     
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    It is all Booooooshs fault.
     
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    Facts.

    Republicans can't handle them unless it helps their argument.
     
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    Couldn't find a more partisan link than "Progressives for Obama"???

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    You're such a fucking tool
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    Let's see shitzo, you claim that the state is solvent but you would agree that the republican governor's response would be correct ...if the state was broke?
     
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    another shitstaino FAIL
     

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