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State of the State

Postby Shorty » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:27 pm

I wonder what gems bozo Walker will give us in his State of the State speech.

"I've given us a surplus (by borrowing hugely and mortgaging our future)".
"There has been job growth (at a snail's pace, nowhere near the 250,000 jobs I promised)".
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Re: State of the State

Postby manoletters » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:17 pm

I'll certainly TRY to be there in protest. Walker's agenda will definitely include his lunatic idea of eliminating the state income tax. Other proposals will PROBABLY include re-instating capital punishment, mandating a seven-day work-week, and bringing back indentured servitude.
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Re: State of the State

Postby minicat » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:00 pm

It should be retitled "Lies of the State" as long as Walker is involved.
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Re: State of the State

Postby Zoti Bemba » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:27 pm

After listening to Brian Schimming on the Joy Cardin show this morning I am expecting lots of "Forward! Into the future!" nonsense and the strong, strong, pay-no-attention-to-the-man-behind-the-curtain implication that only Scott Walker's political opponents could ever possibly be associated with those darned "failed policies of the past." Like we aren't living Scott Walker's failed policies of the last three years, with more downhill on the way. But, hey! Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain! Forward! Here's a hamburger today instead of the hamburger you would have gotten next Tuesday, and a free soda for everyone who earned up to $10,000, or more... but you only get fries if you paid property taxes on the roof over your head.

I can hardly wait to hear the latest "property tax relief" scam double counted as aid to the technical colleges, by the way, just like the last one got double counted as an increase in school aid. I probably ought to make it a drinking game, just to make the listening tolerable.
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Re: State of the State

Postby O.J. » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:31 pm

The faces of an improving economy in our state.

"These are the faces of an improving economy in our state," Walker said of Barber and others. "Wisconsin is going back to work."

But there is a reason that Barber -- a resident of Two Rivers -- has had trouble finding steady work in the past.

Records show that he is a registered sex offender with two felonies and three drunken-driving offenses. Because of his checkered past, Barber has been in and out of jail and prison for much of the past decade, with his probation having been revoked at least twice.


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Re: State of the State

Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:04 pm

Sending a large surplus back to the people? Excellent.
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Re: State of the State

Postby rabble » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:08 pm

Yeah, great news. I can't foresee any contingencies where the state might have need of a nest egg. We're better off without an emergency fund.
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Re: State of the State

Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:11 pm

Asteroid? Chicom invasion? FIB economic refugees pouring over the border?
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Re: State of the State

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:28 pm

What does Minnesota do with its surplus?
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Re: State of the State

Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:38 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:What does Minnesota do with its surplus?

We build trains! Lots and lots of trains!

And stadiums! Lots and lots of beautiful stadiums!

All aboard!
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Re: State of the State

Postby rabble » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:40 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:Asteroid? Chicom invasion? FIB economic refugees pouring over the border?

School system? Jobs training? Recession? Natural Resources and Tourism? Infrastructure? Tornado? Floods? Forest fire? Chemical spill?
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Re: State of the State

Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:43 pm

rabble wrote:
Ned Flanders wrote:Asteroid? Chicom invasion? FIB economic refugees pouring over the border?

School system? Jobs training? Recession? Natural Resources and Tourism? Infrastructure? Tornado? Floods? Forest fire? Chemical spill?

Shouldn't those events be built into the budgets of the plethora of state agencies that deal with these issues?
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Re: State of the State

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:46 pm

Recently the New York Times did a comparison between Minnesota and Wisconsin. Guess which state came out on top.

Right vs. Left in the Midwest
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Re: State of the State

Postby Stebben84 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:52 pm

Hey, I might get $40 bucks extra a year off of my taxes.

And I'm gonna get $520 extra dollars in money on my paycheck. That's a lot of, oh, wait...

That part of the plan allows people to keep more of their money upfront — a potential boon to a struggling family — but over the long run won't mean any more money for taxpayers or less for the state. That's because the change would also reduce the refunds taxpayers receive starting in the spring of 2015.

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Re: State of the State

Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:58 pm

Um, so?
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