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WI Gov.-elect Scott Walker to inherit projected $3.3 billion budget deficit
Madison Examiner ^ | 11/24/2010 | Paul Neuberger

Posted on 02/19/2011 4:19:25 PM PST by Republican Wildcat

Wisconsin Gov.-elect Scott Walker was the recipient of the unwelcome news that he will be inheriting a projected budget deficit as high as $3.3 billion over the next two years. Last week, the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) published a report announcing there would be a $1.5 billion gap between state revenue and state spending through June 30, 2013. It appears that the news is much grimmer than that, however.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: budget; budgetcrisis; maddow; rachelmaddow; scottwalker; unions; walker; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
In response to the latest liberal propaganda that Walker and the Republicans inherited a surplus from the Democrats, being spread by Rachel Maddow and the liberal blogosphere.
1 posted on 02/19/2011 4:19:29 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat
Regardless of what that little boy on MSNBC says, the people who DO know of this situation are living it up somewhere in Illinois on the taxpayer's dime, afraid to step foot back across the border.

Of course they will feign shock and surprise and say they had no idea.

2 posted on 02/19/2011 4:23:29 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (My State Senator fled to Illinois and all I got was a lousy union protest.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

I knew this “surplus” spew was crap. Like what state right now is running on a surplus with the unemployment rates so high and the debt so high? Ridiculous.


3 posted on 02/19/2011 4:27:10 PM PST by bcr100
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To: Republican Wildcat

$3.3B deficit? What a great time to bend over for the public worker unions.


4 posted on 02/19/2011 4:28:28 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Republican Wildcat
>>>>>>... through the assistance of the federal government, the state was able to proactively address this issue and save Wisconsin money.

The Obama stimulus at work. Barry to the rescue. What BS.

5 posted on 02/19/2011 4:33:04 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Republican Wildcat
Maddow is a total head case.
6 posted on 02/19/2011 4:34:02 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: erlayman

I don’t know whether this article is accurate, but it is a far cry from what you posted on another thread.

Rachel Maddow is spreading lies about Wisconsin possessing a surplus.


7 posted on 02/19/2011 4:40:00 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Steely Tom

This oughtta stiffen some conservative spines.


8 posted on 02/19/2011 4:57:33 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Reagan Man

The lala class had to know jolly well that move couldn’t last forever, or even more than one year.

Sorry chums, but all the unicorn skittles have been eaten.


9 posted on 02/19/2011 4:59:21 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Yeah, Rachel Maddow at it again. Where ever does she get her wrong facts from? BTW, she says she is a Rhodes scholar right? Shouldn’t she be saying that she’s a Zimbabweian scholar now? I mean being a Lefty Liberal cause person and all that.


10 posted on 02/19/2011 5:03:10 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White)
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To: Republican Wildcat

The next Republican President will also inherit a deficit from Obama that we will run out of zeroes to quantify.


11 posted on 02/19/2011 5:06:58 PM PST by Argus
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To: Republican Wildcat

I heard about the budget surplus lie yesterday. Some liberal was spouting it as if it was a complete matter of fact.


12 posted on 02/19/2011 5:15:26 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Without those Union Soldiers to do their fighting for them the Democrat Party, the Radical Socialist Democrat Party is dead meat.

The Unions have to go. They have to be totally eliminated from government of every State.


13 posted on 02/19/2011 5:29:04 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

The only Union should be the Union of the 50 States, er, or is that uh 57 States?


14 posted on 02/19/2011 5:30:51 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

WI Gov.-elect Scott Walker? He’s been governor for some weeks now. Gov.-elect only applies to the time from the election to the swearing in. Count on the MadExam to get in wrong... deliberately.


15 posted on 02/19/2011 5:57:46 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: PIF

Sorry PIF, you are wrong. Look at the tag on the original post for the thread: 11/24/2010. At that time he would have been Governor-Elect.


16 posted on 02/19/2011 7:15:37 PM PST by reg45
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To: Republican Wildcat
Obama and the Union sympathizers are spreading this lie to other states by getting on local talk shows and shoveling a load of B.S. to local audiences. I heard John Nichols from The Nation on the main station in San Francisco last night. He was spewing the same tripe as Maddow.
17 posted on 02/19/2011 8:05:25 PM PST by muleskinner
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To: PIF

This is from 11/24/2010 - posted in reaction to the liberal blogosphere spreading disinformation that he inherited a surplus and deliberately spent it all to have an excuse to go after the unions. Yes - there are people that crazy to be spreading that kind of disinformation as fact.


18 posted on 02/19/2011 11:01:11 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

Wisconsin Unfunded liability: $63Billion

Source:http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2010/04/interactive-map-of-public-pension-plans.html

Public Pension Plans Less Than 30% Funded

Illinois SERS - 23%
Indiana Teachers - 26%
Connecticut SERS - 27%
Oklahoma Teachers - 27%
Rhode Island ERS - 29%
West Virginia Teachers - 29%
Illinois Universities - 30%


19 posted on 02/19/2011 11:06:44 PM PST by kcvl
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To: HiTech RedNeck

So... I want more unicorn skittles!

Doesn’t everybody?

We are so screwed.


20 posted on 02/19/2011 11:09:49 PM PST by abner (I have no tagline, therefore no identity.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Here’s how it happened: in 1999, Wisconsin’s Legislature decided that state employees needed better retirement benefits, so we made those benefits richer at a cost of $4 billion.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:67rJOV4aDQUJ:www.newnorth.net/~micro/Lasee’s%2520Notes,%25208-22-02.htm+Wisconsin+unfunded+liability&cd=10&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=safari&source=www.google.com


21 posted on 02/19/2011 11:11:30 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Hey, I think FR should think about a ‘like’ button.


22 posted on 02/19/2011 11:16:13 PM PST by abner (I have no tagline, therefore no identity.)
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To: muleskinner
Some fact checking from Politifact -- done by the liberal Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, no less.

Maddow on the "surplus." FALSE

Ed Schultz: State employees will lose 20% of their pay. FALSE

Walker threatens to call out the National Guard on protesters. Pants on Fire.

23 posted on 02/19/2011 11:17:52 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: abner

Anymore I end up looking to click on it when I see a comment someone makes that I like...LOL.

There was at one time a “like” button for article, though...but that was brief and I guess they decided to scrap that feature.


24 posted on 02/20/2011 12:33:22 AM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

*like* with a thumb’s up

;o)


25 posted on 02/20/2011 12:35:53 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: abner

I like that idea.


26 posted on 02/20/2011 7:48:53 AM PST by painter (No wonder democrats don't mind taxes.THEY DON'T PAY THEM !)
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