Stop cutting taxes!!!
Haven't we had it up to here yet, with this civil discussion over our self-destructive budgeting process. It's gotten so bad that two rural Republican legislators, apparently worried about keeping their jobs, want to save their own districts two year UW campuses from...their own budget cuts. Shameless:
Two Republican state representatives are proposing to exempt the University of Wisconsin System’s 2-year campuses and the UW-Extension from a proposed $300 million budget cut. They argue that both institutions are operating as efficiently as possible, and provide valuable services to rural communities.
Another Budget Shortfall, welcome Disaster Capitalism: Environmental bulldozer Sen. Tom Tiffany’s latest bullshit:
Thirty-five sites in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest will be closed or see reduced services this summer due to a roughly $300,000 shortfall. State Sen. Tom Tiffany, however, said there's a way to keep them open. "If they allowed us to manage the forest land on the Chequamegon-Nicolet here in the state of Wisconsin, we could keep all of those recreational facilities open also," said Tiffany. Tiffany said that could be done with money from additional timber sales.
Are we out of our minds? If cutting taxes makes it impossible to pay our bills and maintain our roads, the UW, K-12, and our parks system, why do we keep doing it? Wouldn't we have the revenue if we just stop cutting taxes?
Walker and his plundering republican pirates say we have no choice but to abandon decades of taxpayer investments in our state infrastructure and services. No, that's crazy talk.
Republican tax cuts are killing our state. Isn't it obvious by now conservatives will never be happy with any level of taxation? I call them plundering pirates for a reason; they take what they've been given (safe society, cleaner environment, public education), guilt free, and giving nothing back. My god these people are shameless.