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Wisconsin budget surplus projected to grow to $484 million
| Scott Bauer
Posted on 01/24/2013 8:37:43 PM PST by george76
Wisconsin's budget picture brightened Thursday, with new estimates that show a surplus will grow to $484 million, giving Republicans and Gov. Scott Walker even more room to pursue their tax cutting agenda.
The estimate from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau was nearly $137 million better than one Walker's administration released in November.
In 2011, Walker took office facing a roughly $3 billion budget shortfall and
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: budget; scottwalker; surplus; unions; walker
posted on 01/24/2013 8:37:47 PM PST
And the dramatic reality of this will not imprint itself on any liberal state or the Feds....
The treason of governmental over-spending is not that painful to stop.
posted on 01/24/2013 8:44:12 PM PST
(Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
Why can’t/won’t Tom Corbett do that for Pennsyltucky?!
posted on 01/24/2013 8:45:49 PM PST
I’m more surprised that the AP (administration propaganda) made this article..
posted on 01/24/2013 9:09:11 PM PST
by max americana
(Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
Good thing the unions and liberals were able to re-call Walker of this would never have happened.
Wait. Guess they didn’t recall Walker.
posted on 01/24/2013 10:11:12 PM PST
(Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
Maybe some of Walker’s success will trickle down to Illinois.
posted on 01/25/2013 3:58:55 AM PST
(First, Do No Harm)
Well, they can start fully funding their pension now, making them nearly the only state to do so...if they can do that.
posted on 01/25/2013 4:57:54 AM PST
by MSF BU
To: 1010RD; All
posted on 01/25/2013 5:46:21 AM PST
(And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.)
The spirit of Chainsaw Al lives!
posted on 01/25/2013 5:49:36 AM PST
by Jack Hydrazine
(It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
To: max americana
scotty bauer fell on the ice and hit his head?
posted on 01/25/2013 5:51:44 AM PST
(Looting the future to bribe the present)
Sounds like it is time to do away with the state tax.
posted on 01/25/2013 5:57:02 AM PST
(GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
Is this the state that B-slapped the union thugs?
posted on 01/25/2013 5:59:04 AM PST
(Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
In 2011, Walker took office facing a roughly $3 billion budget shortfall and attacked the problem with deep cuts to education, local governments and other programs.
Even in a grudgingly pro-Walker article, the AP still has to throw these lies in there. What were the "deep" cuts? How "deep" were they? More AP BS.
posted on 01/25/2013 6:35:53 AM PST
by Opinionated Blowhard
("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
On hearing this news Sharpton said, “That’s racist!”
Porky Trumpka said, “It’s unconstitutional!” and the GOPe called Walker a dangerous extermist ten minutes before the White House did.
posted on 01/25/2013 6:38:41 AM PST
(Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
posted on 01/25/2013 7:04:15 AM PST
However, maybe some other states surrounding Illinois will do it.
Then Illinois will be its only little, broke island.
Too bad the rest of the state, which I understand is a bit conservative, can’t just push Chicago into Lake Michigan and start over.
posted on 01/25/2013 9:05:11 AM PST
What Chicago is to the rest of Illinois:
posted on 01/25/2013 9:32:53 AM PST
(More dizzying than a Tilt-a-Whirl is an around-a-circle argument with a liberal about gun control.)
I see spending will be increasing 8.5% in Minnesota way more than the rate of inflation and somehow we have to raise taxes.
posted on 01/27/2013 11:01:01 AM PST
(Looting the future to bribe the present)
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