Skip to comments.Huh? Trump unleashes BIZARRE attack on Scott Walker after Cruz endorsement
Posted on 03/29/2016 3:28:49 PM PDT by Hilda
"Far be it from me to understand the meteoric rise of Donald Trump, but many folks have been willing to overlook his not exactly iron-clad conservative bona fides because of his apparent determination to fix a broken government and upend the entrenched establishment. And who could disagree with stopping the flood of illegal immigration, strengthening our borders and making sure we make better trade deals?
However, conservatives willing to overlook his shifting opinions on social issues and unclear policies for repealing and replacing Obamacare may be having second thoughts after this latest attack on Scott Walker, after his endorsement of the very conservative Ted Cruz.
According to The Guardian, Donald Trump attacked Wisconsin governor Scott Walker for failing to raise taxes in order to properly fund schools and roads on Tuesday, in a startling new break from rightwing orthodoxy from the Republican frontrunner.
Walker became a conservative hero for his efforts to crush public sector unions and cut government spending in the Democratic-leaning state in Wisconsin, something that led to an attempted recall of the Wisconsin governor in 2012 and became a national cause célèbre. But, in a radio interview with talkshow host Michael Koolidge on Tuesday, Trump bashed Walkers administration.
Theres a $2.2bn deficit and the schools were going begging and everything was going begging because he didnt want to raise taxes cause he was going to run for president, said Trump. So instead of raising taxes, he cut back on schools, he cut back on highways, he cut back on a lot of things.
Um, well maybe this is a clever way to build a bigger tent and attract Independents and Democrats, but how is pushing for higher taxes going to appeal to skeptical conservatives? Gosh, Im not a billionaire businessperson, but even I know raising taxes isnt the only answer for funding crucial budget items. How about just cutting back on waste, fraud and abuse in other areas?
In any event, Mr. Trumps statement regarding the deficit isnt actually true, when you take into account Wisconsins budget rules, according to Politifact:
By law, Wisconsins two-year budgets must be balanced revenue equaling expenditures.
So, unlike the federal government, Wisconsin can never run an actual budget deficit by borrowing money that piles up as debt.
Trump said that under Walker, Wisconsin projected a $1 billion (budget) surplus and it turns out to be a deficit of $2.2 billion.
There was in early 2014 a projection of a $1 billion surplus heading into the 2015-17 budget period. Late in 2014, there was a projection of a $2.2 billion shortfall the difference between expected revenues and the amount of money being requested by state agencies. But the shortfall was never a deficit and some of the surplus was consciously spent by Republicans, as tax cuts.
For a statement that contains only an element of truth and ignores critical facts that would give a different impression, our rating is Mostly False.
And for a candidate trying very hard to compete for votes from committed conservatives, I would rate Donald Trumps comments about raising taxes mostly alarming.
Go Taxes! Go Trump!
Don’t worry, by tomorrow he’ll deny having said it.
You’ve been here long enough to know better.
This race has been his to lose. Maybe he already has due to the corrupt government/media complex. But he is not helping his own case. Not detailing key critical issues.
On the other hand, a good poker player keeps a straight face and does not show his hand until it is time.
I probably have, but I wasn’t aware that it was a violation (which I assume it was from your post).
Trumpsters are gonna be peeved for you posting something before "The Donald" has a chance to change it or deny it or say he was misunderstood...
Do you think Trumpsters have a pre-nup like Melania?
Your title is misleading and ignorant.
This site; this party; this election cycle no longer listens to your commonsense. It's all about The Donald saying stuff the conservative base is PO'd about and has NO clue how he's going to actually change things. Bless you, and thank you for your honorable service. Something The Donald know nothing about, as much as he supports the military.
Or a Muslim prenup like Marla Maples?
It’s not a violation of anything, we still have free speech here on FR.
But you will hear about it when you pee on the anthill, they will crawl up your leg from every direction and you will be made to regret your post.
Sorta like Obama’s minions, you are not allowed to say things about The King that they don’t feel good about. But good on ya for saying your peace.
I'm referring to things Trumps says with his own mouth.
But there are others who have maintained the capacity for independent thought. I hope its not too late.
And his supporters will agree he never said it.
I don't recall everything, but they have the details.
It's out there in Freeperland somewhere :)
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Yes, he's a bit of an ass. Yes, he's an egomaniac, but you don't care. The country is a mess because politicians are playing games and we are all sick and tired of Tweedledee and Tweedledum choices. The Democrats are killing us, the Republican Party is gutless, liberals dont have a clue, and illegals are everywhere. You want it all fixed! You don't care that Trump is crude, you don't care that he insults people, you don't care that he had been friendly with Hillary. You don't care that he's been married 3 times, you don't care that he fights with Megyn Kelly and Rosie O'Donnell, you don't care that he doesn't know the name of some Muslim terrorist. This country is weak, bankrupt, our enemies are making fun of us, we are being invaded by illegal's, we are becoming a nation of victims where every Tom, Ricardo and Hamid is a special group with special rights to a point where we dont even recognize the country we were born and raised in; AND WE JUST WANT IT FIXED. Trump is the only guy who seems to understand what the people want. You're sick of politicians, sick of the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, and sick of illegal's. You just want this thing fixed. Trump may not be a saint, but no person or company he has ever done business with has come forward and called him corrupt, or hard to do business with. He doesnt have lobbyist money holding him, and he doesnt have political correctness restraining him. All you know is that he has been well educated at the university of Pennsylvania business school, seems to have boundless energy, has been very successful, a good negotiator, he has built a lot of things, and he's not a cowardly, deceitful, professional, politician. And he says he'll fix it. You don't care if the guy has bad hair. You just want those raccoons gone. Out of your house!. Now!!!! THIS MAY BE WHY HE LEADS THE POLLS
Illegal to rewrite copyrighted headlines.
Bravado and willingness to fight back is good but it's not a platform.
The roulette wheel that is Trump’s brain will yield a different result tomorrow (or one hour from now).
Is there room for Allen West under the bus? I guess they’ll have to send him to the back, under the bus
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