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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:16 AM

Slippery Scott's at it again [Gov Walker is playing the SAVIOR after Slashing EDU & Health Care

He has basically cut cut cut--not that running for re-election--he is giving back.
I just hope wisconsinites have a LONG memory!




Plain Talk: Slippery Scott's at it again



http://host.madison.com/ct/opinion/column/dave_zweifel/plain-talk-slippery-scott-s-at-it-again/article_668f32eb-b0d4-5fe3-bea4-f96afc4f32da.html#tncms-source


By Dave Zweifel Mar 11, 2018
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His name, of course, is Scott Walker, who has spent nearly every day of his adult life on the public payroll, .......................................

Notice how clever he is. I don't call him "Slippery Scott" for nothing.

When he became governor in January 2011, his first act was to reduce the funding of the state's education system by a total of $1.8 billion -- $800 million from public schools, $250 million from the UW, and a reduction in the amount schools could collect from property taxes equaling another $800 million.



Now that he's running for re-election in what could be a tough political year for Republicans, he proposed and the Legislature approved a $639 million increase in K-12 funding for 2017-19 -- the largest increase, he brags, in the state's history
. ...........................................Forget about that $1.8 billion cut. Walker will trumpet the "largest education increase in history." Very clever indeed.

Then, there's the Affordable Care Act. From the day Walker took office, he's done his best to sabotage Obamacare. He was one of several Republican governors to turn down federal dollars to expand Medicaid, a feature of the ACA aimed at lowering premiums. He bad-mouthed everything about it and backed the "repeal and replace" Republicans. When Donald Trump became president, he cheered when Trump signed executive orders to undermine the insurance exchanges and create uncertainty in the marketplace, all combining to raise rates.

But as election time nears, Walker has suddenly seen the light. Like a gallant knight riding to the rescue, he now hopes to be seen as a savior, putting aside $200 million to stabilize the market for those who use the insurance exchange in Wisconsin. Seventy-five percent of the costs, incidentally, will be picked up by the federal government, which he found untenable only a few years ago.................




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Reply Slippery Scott's at it again [Gov Walker is playing the SAVIOR after Slashing EDU & Health Care (Original post)
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:02 PM

1. Oh excellent

Glad to see this article from The Capitol Times (Madison, WI) elevated to national attention.
Thanks Riversedge!
Congratulations Mr Zweifel !

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:07 PM

2. Slippery Weasel Scott

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:49 PM

3. Lyin Ryan... Please have everyone in WI read this paragraph...

Now that he's running for re-election in what could be a tough political year for Republicans, he proposed and the Legislature approved a $639 million increase in K-12 funding for 2017-19 -- the largest increase, he brags, in the state's history. ...........................................Forget about that $1.8 billion cut. Walker will trumpet the "largest education increase in history." Very clever indeed.

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Wed Mar 28, 2018, 07:06 PM

4. Flip flops on steroids

Setting a standard for double talk that will never be broken.

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