Conservatives are indeed as easily fooled as liberals.
By Jack E. Lohman
IF we were really broke, a smart Governor would not have given $137 million in tax breaks to corporations in January, as Scott Walker did. It’s what Reagan’s budget director called “starving the beast.”
Yea, we are now scared… though mad is probably a better description. But this “crisis” was manufactured to get us scared and we should not let the instigators drive its direction. The taxpayers must seize control.
It cannot occur any differently: when politicians overspend the tax dollars of the middle-class and under-tax the wealthier Fat Cats, it will always — 100% of the time and without exception — create a financial crisis. Walker cannot “fix” the system because he is part of the problem. But he can surely solidify our demise.
Interestingly, rescinding the Bush tax cuts will get us out of it.
Walker is not making many friends among voters
I actually support Walker on one issue: we must get rid of teacher tenure that protects senior teachers to the detriment of better, younger teachers. But he could have done that with a single bill that picked a fight only with the public union, rather than loading it with a bunch of provisions that will come back to bite the taxpayers; like the unilateral authority to privatize energy plants to benefit the Koch Brothers.
And I support ZERO taxes for corporations and ZERO health care costs, because BOTH are simply passed on to the consumers anyway. But the games Walker is playing are to satisfy only two groups: (a) his campaign contributors and (b) the voters who are not smart enough to figure this out for themselves. He is doing nothing to satisfy product “demand,” which is the only thing that drives jobs.
Here are a few Walker “recall” sites:
www.notmywisconsin.com (Citizen Action)
www.defendingwisconsin.org (Defending Wisconsin PAC)
www.scottwalkerwatch.com (AFSCME union)
www.unitedwisconsin.com (United Wisconsin PAC)
And Republican Senators
www.recalltherepublican8.com (ACT Blue)