All the discussion of what a Democrat is in the thread below – the DNC isn’t sending money where it is arguably needed most.
MoveOn has a petition.
if Walker wins, it would be a huge setback to Democrats in races across the country this year.
You think wisconsin will be better off with a Dem in the govs seat? Just like California is doing so great, thanks to the Dems in sac. You want to keep spending money you cant replace without higher taxes. So the unions can give workers more pay and retirement. You know this will not work. Dont you. Open your eyes and see the social disaster around the Europe. You must be the same assholes we had to bail out your mortgage on, because you overspent your income.
Ponder Z, the last time I checked, the Democratic governor in California was more fiscally conservative than any Republican governor in the last 50 years. He’s quite willing to let public schools fall into bankruptcy because of the deficit.
…the Democratic governor in California was more fiscally conservative….
Not really. He strongly supports the High Speed Rail project which will likely cost more than the entire current state budget and give us nothing more than a new expense to deal with.
The High Speed Rail is being paid for with the proceeds of a 2 or 3 billion dollar bond measure already passed by California voters.
Plus the federal government is matching it with over $3 billion dollars already passed in their prior budget.
It may or may not be a wise use of taxpayer dollars but it will have no effect on California’s current budget deficit problem.
The cost of the HSR is well over the what the bond measure supposedly pays for, Hifi. You should know that. Federal funding is dicey to begin with and $3 billion will only pay for a small part of the initial construction.
The Governor wants to pay for HSR using the not quite figured out “cap and trade” fees from AB32- a new, very large tax on businesses.
The thing is, when you’re in a deep hole and can’t get out, the first thing you do is stop digging. HSR will be a drain on the state one way or the other. When you’re trying to fix a major budget deficit, you don’t try and come up with new things to spend money on.
“He’s quite willing to let public schools fall into bankruptcy because of the deficit.”
yes, but he continues to protect outlandish retirement and pay packages for state employees, reduce staffing at agencies, dissolve stupid commissions and boards, while holding the electorate hostage by threatening to get bankrupt schools, fire protection, and police. He balances his books by STEALING money required by law to go to schools to pay for employee perks, need more?
Anyone who points to CA as a role model of governance is not being objective, ans that’s putting it nicely.
And unless people realize that once-American companies that have off-shored themselves and the rich who stash their money and don’t pay a fair tax rate are the ‘enemy’ and not unions and other citizens we are doomed. Doomed I tells ya! Wake up!
This is the first real contest in our brave new Citizens United world, with massive money coming into one side of an election from outside the state. To have any chance to compete, now democrats also want massive outside money. Unlikely to match up, however, even with national party help.
I should have bought a newspaper and a couple of radio and tv stations in Wisconsin, I’d have gotten rich. Then I could lobby for tax breaks to shelter the income from newspapers and radio and tv stations.
Thanks Thorstein, we can expect such simple truths to never see the light of day in these “community” newspapers, radio and tv stations.
Today’s “dems” are also working to cut medicare and social security.
The HCDCC take-over is happening nationwide.
A call for dem supporters to sign a petition supporting a dem cause and almost every comment so far is from the the right wing anti-gov yahoos. Huh.
06em-The reason the right wing anti-gov yahoos are responding is because they are addicted to Fox News. If they would broaden there TV watching and maybe do a little reading, the world would be a better place. You realize, of course, that in Wisconsin, the yahoos are in charge, along with huge financial support from rich yahoos that want more control of just about everything.
Wisconsin has a $43 billion debt, California has a $361 billion debt.
The federal government has a $16 trillion debt, a $1.5 trillion defcit this year, and unfunded liabilities in social security of $16 trillion, in the prescription drug benefit of $20 trillion and in medicare of$82 trillion.
Whatever Gov. Scott Walker has done is the tip of the iceberg of what needs to be done.
California comes up 2.44 BILLION dollars short just in April, and you all are concerned about what is happening in Wisconsin ?? You should be watching Greece……that’s your future.
A billion here, a billion there. Pretty soon it adds up to real money.
I just want more free stuff other people need to pay for. If I don’t get it I’ll call you names!
I want rich people to pay even less taxes because someday I’ll be rich and mean time I can act like it.
California’s “MONEY PIT”
and you don’t think there will be a further conservative backlash in November?
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