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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:13 PM

Wis. State Representative Jon Richards slices and dices Scott Walker.

Gov. Walker's Disappearing Act

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Walker also applied his disappearing act to his state budget -- or more precisely to the balance he brags about in his TV ads. Since last June, Walker has repeatedly crowed to the press about how he has balanced Wisconsin's budget (by slashing education, dropping health care and gutting collective bargaining rights, while giving away more than $2 billion in tax cuts breaks and loopholes to big corporations and the wealthy).

When he was running for governor, Walker promised to balance every state budget using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). In fact, he called our former governor 'a world champion liar' for saying his budget was balanced by GAAP standards it wasn't.


He broke that campaign promise, big time. Using GAAP principles and his administration's own numbers, Walker's budget will have a $3 billion deficit by June 30, 2013. Our non-partisan legislative fiscal analysts, however, say Walker's budget is balanced based on the accounting principles our state laws require we use for budget purposes.

Call him a 'world champion liar,' a 'master of the slight of hand,' or just a phony, Walker is using his talents to deny health insurance to people like the 59 year old woman from Sparta, Wisconsin with a condition that requires her to have several prescriptions to keep her out of the emergency room and the hospital. In the meantime, private sector jobs in Wisconsin have declined for six months in a row while the rest of the nation is starting to turn around.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jon-richards/scott-walker_b_1224849.html



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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:26 PM

1. so is this Jon Richards going to try for the Governorship?

or is he the one that lost to Walker before?

- "just askin'"

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Response to stlsaxman (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:31 PM

2. Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett ran against him for Gov before

I haven't heard Jon Richard's name mentioned as running during the recall.

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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:38 PM

3. kick

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:22 AM

4. K & R

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