Documents released in probe of former aide to Wisconsin governor

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moonhill wrote:

Scott Walker must be doing something right. He took over when the state had a 3.6 billion dollar deficit and turned it into a 500 million surplus. Dems can’t stand it when Republican policies work.

Feb 19, 2014 3:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Moonhill – especially when Walker uses a big portion of the $25 billion mortgage bailout money to aid in state spending…

http://www.senatedem.ilga.gov/index.php/features/2488-wisconsin-governor-wants-to-use-mortgage-bailout-to-prop-up-state-spending

Republicans can’t stand it when thrie policies are to expensive and need federal money to pay for their deficits!

Feb 19, 2014 3:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse

moonhill – Walker used federal bailout money meant for banks to cover his states spending gap, it is a lot easier to create a surplus when you can spend someone else’s dime. Repubs can’t stand it when their policies won’t work without federal money being handed to them.

Feb 19, 2014 3:55pm EST  --  Report as abuse

This guy will get NOWHERE if he runs for POTUS, well he might make some waves in GOP primaries, but no way he will get elected with his crusade against the workers of this country.

Feb 19, 2014 4:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
moonhill wrote:

I realize all the union democrats hate Scott Walker. The only problem is there is a very small minority of union workers these days. If Scott Walker could do for the whole country what he’s done for his state, we would be very wise to elect him.

Feb 19, 2014 4:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SunnyDaySam wrote:

Just wondering: how’s Walker doing with the 250,000 JOBS he promised?

Feb 19, 2014 4:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Scott Walker was able to balance the budget because he took bailout money from the US gov’t meant for banks and spent it on his state budget. Repubs don’t want to believe that Dem policies are the reason the state survived the recession.

Feb 19, 2014 5:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
4825 wrote:

I shake my head at the liberal tail chasing that goes on everytime they believe a GOP candidate might have a chance. You hear silly comments that you would never hear uttered when a democrat has the same or worse problems facing them. Like Obama’s failure to creat American jobs even with the trillions of dollars that have been spent under his administration. Or to hear that this person or that person can’t get elected even though in Walker’s case he not only got elected in a big union state but overcame a recall election. I can only chuckle.

Feb 19, 2014 9:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

Wisconsin’s GDP growth and job growth are below the national average. It is hilarious how the best that Republican policies can offer is a below-average performance, and Republicans have to praise such mediocrity because they have nothing better.

Compared to Scott Walker, Obama’s performance is stellar. The US economy is growing faster than the Wisconsin economy, and the creating jobs faster than the US economy, so why on earth would anybody choose the loser in this contest?

Feb 19, 2014 10:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
4825 wrote:

@Bakhtin- Could you compare the deficit of Wisconsin to that of the Federal government for us since you think obama is doing such a good job. Nevermind, Obama has the red ink flowing from his pen and Walker has Wiconsin well in the black. In other words, Obama has a trillion dollar deficit and Walker has a 500 Billion dollar surplus. You may want to look up the definition for the word stellar.

Feb 19, 2014 10:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

4825

You may want to look up how much of Wisconsin’s revenues are federal handouts from Obabama.

In fact, I will do it for you. Look -> http://www.wisconsinbudgetproject.org/budget-toolkit/revenue

28% – over one quarter – of Wisconsin’s economy is handouts from Obama. In other words, your latest hero is sucking at the federal teat to get by. It is so two faced of red states to whine about federal spending while holding out their hands for handouts to prop up their failed economies.

Feb 20, 2014 2:17am EST  --  Report as abuse
4825 wrote:

@Bakhtin- Your hero should stop giving money away.

As a state CEO Walker would be remiss to not manage all sources of, how do you liberals say it, revenue, or is it just taxes?

Feb 20, 2014 7:44am EST  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

You’re hero holds his hand out for money from Obama to prop up his failed economy – and you blame his two-faced greed on Obama?

Nobody is forcing Walker to rely on freebies for 28% of his revenue. Nobody is forcing him to cut taxes in Wisconsin and rely on tax payers from other states to make up the difference. He makes those decisions all by himself. Obama is not holding a gun to Walkers head. There is no coercion. Walker has free will and Walker chooses to suck at the federal teat instead of paying his way..

What happened to all the rhetoric about independence and and personal responsibility? I guess all that is forgotten when Republicans see a free lunch. Then they blame their greed on the lunch… you guys are hilarious!

Feb 20, 2014 9:48am EST  --  Report as abuse
4825 wrote:

Bakhtin-
Where do you think the money that the feds hands out comes from?

Feb 20, 2014 3:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

Who cares where it comes from? You are just trying to deflect the conversation away from Scott Walkers below-average economic performance because you have no answers.

The point here is that you are praising Scott Walker’s economic performance, but the reality is that his economic growth is lower than the US averages and lower than Obama’s, his job creation rate is lower than the US average and lower than Obamas, and the surplus you keep going on about is possible only because 28% of his revenue is handouts from Obama propping up Walkers economy.

This is the best performance Republicans can do? No wonder your guys wrecked the US economy…

I really hope this uneducated idiot (who couldn’t even make it through college…) runs for presidency. He is just a loser like Romney or Palin, all Fox soundbites and no substance.

Feb 20, 2014 11:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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