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A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘Courageous’ Governor Scott Walker

‘Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker survived yesterday’s recall attempt. Walker has often been described as courageous by his supporters, like New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and Senator Ron Johnson’.

‘Walker seems to think of himself as courageous, too’.

‘In his victory speech he reprised a theme he’s struck before, in which he becomes the bearer of a legacy that dates back to the founding fathers and “men and women of courage” throughout history “who stood up and decided it was more important to look out for the future of their children and their grandchildren than their own political futures.”

‘He stops just short of calling himself one such “leader of courage” but it’s clear that’s what he’s getting at’.

‘And how does he display this courage’?

‘By picking on people nowhere near his own size. People like the state’s working poor whose low wages can’t support a family and who rely on the Earned Income Tax Credit to make up some of the difference. Walker cut that.
See : ‘Over 140,000 Wisconsin families will get smaller tax refunds from the state while businesses and higher-income residents were receiving about $210 million in new tax breaks’.
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‘He also cut medical programs and property tax credits that the state’s poor and elderly depend on’.
See : •Funding for Medicaid and BadgerCare will be cut by $500 million;
•Funding for Child Care will be cut by $15 million;
•Funding for the Property Tax Circuit breaker will be worth $13.6 million less;
•Funding for technical colleges will lose $71.6 million, or 25% of its total funding;
•Funding for Public Transportation will be cut by $9.2 million;
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‘This is courage’?
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2 thoughts on “A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘Courageous’ Governor Scott Walker

  1. i don’t know what we can do – we can’t lower the deficit, because they don’t want to tax the millionaires – we can’t spend our way out, because we have a debt – we have a debt because we have spent trillions on war, medicare that wasn’t in the budget, and those darn bush tax cuts.

    • On a National level – we spend.
      Yes it will raise the debt but it gives us the only hope of also putting people back to work which in turn will create tax revenue.
      If cutting taxes created jobs, after the last 12 years of tax cuts, we should only have 1 person out of work in America.
      Again if cutting spending created jobs, after the last two years, we should have thousands, million of more jobs.
      Only 60 years ago we had the ‘American Spirit’ defined. Not to make light of it but Mr Spock summed it up – ‘The need of the many outweigh the need of the few’.
      The Government spent. WPA, interstate highway system, Bonneville Dam, TVA. And private business jumped in, more then willing to take the risks to reap the profits.
      And those that made money, paid higher taxes. They understood ‘paying it forward’. The more taxes they paid, the more Government could spend and the more we as a Country would grow.
      And private business would prosper.
      It’s called ‘growth’.
      Now we have austerity. The Conservatives would cut spending just to ‘balance the budget’ regardless of the consequences to people. And the Conservatives would reward private business
      for NOT creating jobs with tax cuts.
      Someone has to spend money to grow the economy.
      If private business won’t – then then Government must.
      Either that or we will fail as a Nation.

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