Friday, May 27, 2011

Wisconsin is not broke.

Governor Walker came into office saying how the state was broke and we were all going to have to make sacrifices. What he failed to mention was that the state wasn't broke until he gave away tax breaks to corporations as one of the first things he did when he came into office. Here's several stories proving that Wisconsin is not broke & Walker is lying.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says Wisconsin is broke (Politifact)
Donna Brazile said that the Wisconsin governor proposes tax breaks for business (Politifact)
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he campaigned on his budget repair plan, including curtailing collective bargaining (Politifact)
Unions aren't to blame for Wisconsin's budget (The Washington Post)
Follow up article from The Washington Post:
Wisconsin's fiscal condition (The Washington Post)
America Is Not Broke (Michael Moore/Huffington Post)
Wisconsin's Pension Fund Among Nation's Healthiest (Huffington Post)
Wisconsin Power Play (Paul Krugman/NY Times)
Really Bad Reporting in Wisconsin: Who 'Contributes' to Public Workers' Pensions? (
Walker gins up ‘crisis’ to reward cronies (The Cap Times)
We're Not Broke: The Truth about the Wisconsin Budget, Taxes And Governor Scott Walker's Phony Fiscal Crisis -PDF FILE- (Institute For One Wisconsin-A local non-partisan research organization)
Legislative Fiscal Bureau general fund revenue and expenditure projections -PDF FILE- (Legislative Fiscal Bureau)

And in May the so-called deficit magically turned into a $636 Million surplus:
Wisconsin budget gets $636 million boost (Fox)
#Wisconsin finds $636 million in couch cushions (The Maddow Blog)

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