The Assembly passes the budget bill and despite Representative Suder’s written statement: “The vote we took wasn’t the easy thing to do, but it was the right thing to do”, it wasn’t the right thing to do. Aside from killing union’s rights for collective bargaining, the Republicans have sold out our state. The no-bid for state owned energy assets means that the government can sell / lease them off to the companies they deem should have them.
Who gains from that?
Walker’s largest campaign contributor: Koch Industries.
Despite their blanket denials that they will not benefit, Koch Industries will benefit the most. How will Walker turn down his buddy? The punking of Walker by Ira Murphy showed that Walker is in the Koch brothers’ pocket and truly believes what is good for them is good for him.
The sad thing is that people who do not understand how the world works, don’t understand just how bad it will be for Wisconsin with Walker as our governor.
By the way, where are the jobs Walker promised? So far, he shut down the high speed rail which would have amounted to 4000 jobs (yes, some temporary) and Talgo Inc is moving to Illinois killing even more jobs. So far, Walker has killed unions and not created one job.
Can you say RECALL, boys and girls?
Show us the JOBS you promised, Mr. Governor. If anyone deserves to be laid off – it’s this lousy state government.
On July 5th, 2010, Wisconsin became the 26th state to ban smoking in public places. As I have mentioned before, Mark Neumann – if elected our state’s governor – wants to roll back the ban. According to an editorial in today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Scott Walker has joined the battle cry. He, too, if elected will roll back the ban.
Have these two gentlemen heard that 64% of Wisconsin residents support the ban. I don’t support mob rule and I think that laws and amendments should be decided by what is the right thing to do and not the most popular. But, I have to wonder, is it smart to pander to the 34% who didn’t support the ban? I’m one of the 34% who didn’t support the ban, but since I have never liked Scott Walker and I don’t trust Mark Neumann’s promise to cut taxes by 24% in this state, neither man has a chance to gain my vote.
The smoking ban isn’t the toughest decision facing our state. The lack of jobs – that’s facing every state – and the rising cost of everything are two of the big ones. I haven’t researched Scott Walker’s stance on these subjects, but I did look at Neumann’s site. At a quick glance – and just an opinion from the Top Of My Head – he’s all wet. I saw that he wants to support concealed carry, another issue we don’t have the time to discuss in these hard economic times, and he supports the 10th Amendment. But, I noticed that he doesn’t mention the First Amendment that guarantees everyone the right to free speech. He doesn’t mention the 14th Amendment, which states “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States”. Why doesn’t he place that one on his website?
Never mind. He only puts out the ones about which the right-wing “base” cares. That’s I want my guns and states have rights.
But, I’m getting off track.
I just don’t think that Neumann and Walker have thought this through.