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Ellipsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 03:05 PM
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Scott Walker's Top Ten Lies - - Wisconsin State Representative Mark Pocan
1) Weve said it before, but well say it again. The need for a budget repair bill is manufactured so that Governor Scott Walker can bring in a Trojan Horse of bad conservative ideas promoted nationally by the far right. The non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau said no statutory trigger was met to require a repair bill.

2) Governor Walker has said, "This is not a shock." The Republican who took office in January said "The shock would be if we didn't go forward with this. He was referring to his claim that during his campaign he said he was going to do the things that are in his budget repair bill. Not so fast, Governor. This one is a make-your-own project: Google ANYTHING about getting rid of collective bargaining, allowing a single committee oversight over sweeping reductions of access to Badgercare, etc. No, really. Try it.

3) The question isnt so much whether its a lie or not, but the size of the lie. Walker claimed if we didnt pass his repair bill, either 1,500 or 6,000 workers would be laid off. Why its not 2,500 or 4,000, I dont know but I do know its a lie. The total brought in by the changes to health care and pensions are $30 million. According to the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau, the average salary for a state employee is about $50,300 annually plus benefits. At that salary alone, the total would be $301,800,000 for 6,000 employees a total cost way more than the policy changes about employees benefits would bring in.

4) He also stated that close to 200,000 children who would be bumped off Medicard-related programs. More manure. Legally, the state does not have the option to change eligibility requirements or remove kids from Medicaid according to the federal health care law until the year 2019. And by then, trust me, Walker will not be Governor.


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snacker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 03:14 PM
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1. oooohhhh....I LOVE him.
Edited on Mon Feb-21-11 03:16 PM by snacker
Wish he would move to my district---I'm stuck with teachers-should-carry-guns-to-school Lasee as my state senator and a tree-stump as my representative. :(
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 03:16 PM
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Ellipsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 03:38 PM
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 05:57 PM
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4. K&R Nice to know his lies are being enumerated for others to read...
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Ellipsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 09:17 PM
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