Friday, January 8, 2021

Sen. Marklien, not the sharpest tool in the shed...

Well, this explains just how bad Republicans are at their jobs, understanding state law, and managing money. In fact, this is a real head scratcher. 

First, there's this:
Trump's campaign forwarded $3 million to (state) officials to cover the costs of a recount in Dane and Milwaukee County.
So as to look competent and smart-like, Sen. Howard Marklien held up paying for the recount because he was "concerned" about...this?
not the sharpest tool in the shed
Marklein, R-Spring Green, said committee members were specifically concerned about what he labeled "the high hourly rate paid to workers," as well as "expensive rental costs when we have county-owned buildings sitting empty."

Again, this is Trump's recount money here, not taxpayer dollars. 

What should be an embarrassingly clueless comment, Marklein actually said:
"We plan to consider options for the future. This committee will protect the state's checkbook."
What? As the article pointed out...
But under a law signed by Republican former Gov. Scott Walker following the 2016 election, state dollars can not used to pay for recounts when the margin of victory is over 0.25%. The difference in Wisconsin was 20,682 votes, or just over 0.6%.

Republicans have set the bar for governance pretty, pretty, low. Good move Republicans...

Sen. Howard Marklein to replace Sen. Alberta Darling as co-chair to powerful state budget committee ·

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