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’.
From : http://wisconsinbudgetproject.blogspot.com/2012/04/tax-filing-season-brings-smaller.html
‘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;
From : http://www.ctj.org/taxjusticedigest/archive/2011/06/in_wisconsin_governor_walker_c.php
‘This is courage’?
From : http://ctj.org/taxjusticedigest/archive/2012/06/governor_walker_courageous_we.php