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What Governor Walker Is Not Telling Us About Union Busting Bill

February 17, 2011

There is no need to tell my readers that the union busting bill is moving at lightening speed through the Wisconsin State Legislature.  By all accounts, and to no ones surprise, the Republicans have the votes to alter the labor landscape of the state, and drive a wedge into every community from the Mississippi River to the Lake Michigan.

But along the way Governor Walker has forgotten to mention that in spite of the $137 million budget gap for the rest of this budget year, he has added tons of red ink to the problem.  In fact, the Republicans in the legislature passed over $140 million of favors, perks, and tax credits for corporations and businesses. They did so in the special session bills that were taken up last month.

And the state and public employees are supposed to pick up part of the tab.

A large part of the remainder of the debt will be refinanced, an old budget trick.

One Comment
  1. Solly permalink
    February 18, 2011 1:07 PM

    Silly wabbit, all kinds of small businesses are going to takes that $92 per job credit and create tons of jobs! It only cost exactly what Governor Mubarak said our deficit is, requiring a job tax on public employes…..want your public job, pay this tax!

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