Asked whether it would be better to restore the draconian cuts made to education with the revenue surpluses, instead of a ridiculous $100-$200 tax cut, Darling gave us two choices. From Upfront with Mike Gousha:
Darling: "Well we have two choices. One is to help individuals get more resources, keep more money to themselves so they can spend it, or grow big government."Schools are big government. That helps clarifies why they want to privatize it, aside from the profit motive.
Darling: "Would we like to invests more in education, of course, but we have to live within our means. And if you compare Wisconsin with other states, we're much better off.""Living within our means" means returning revenue surpluses? SURPLUSES.
And we're not doing better. Democratic Rep. Jon Richards pointed that out, but Darling said that that ACTUAL FACT wasn't true. Big surprise. Darling, like Walker, quotes an opinion poll of CEO's cheering the state on to deregulate and cut taxes as proof we're doing better. Forbes Magazine had a different and more statistically devastating look at the state's low low business rankings.
A while back, when a reporter asked Darling what would happen if their agenda, service cuts and tax cuts didn't work, she shot back (and I'm paraphrasing), "We'll have to make more cuts."
That should tell you somethimg.