Scott Walker is not a fiscal conservative

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There are a variety of factors that I believe will lead to Scott Walker’s electoral defeat next year. First, I believe his record as county executive will be easily tarred-and-feathered, despite his claims of prudence with regard to government services. Second, I do not believe he is as good looking or as charismatic as Barbara Lawton. And lastly, Scott Walker is not a fiscal conservative, as some members of the student press seem to believe, he is a Republican.

Walker is a pure-bred Milwaukee-suburb Repub. He’s not against big government, he’s simply against big progressive government. Take this year’s county budget. While Walker stood strong against increases in property taxes, he nevertheless raised government spending by more than six percent. Does that figure sound familiar? It’s exactly the amount the Democratic legislature increased spending in the state budget this summer. Walker of course used the stimulus funds that he railed so bravely against to offset shortfall created by his refusal to raise taxes, and just like the naughty Spendocrats, Walker raised a variety of fees, including the bus fare.

In case that wasn’t enough socialist tyranny, Walker has increased borrowing by leaps and bounds, and plans to triple county debt next year in order to finance a County stimulus plan. This would be the time to make a joke about Walker opposing that stimulus before taking the money, however, if you’ve watched Walker triangulate on the campaign trail, you know that apparently anything is possible.

Cory Liebmann gives a list of Walker’s contradictions.

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3 Responses to “Scott Walker is not a fiscal conservative”

  1. Eddie Leavie Says:

    Well stated. To take it a step further, ask Charles Sykes who has raised the property tax levy by more dollars is the last 5 years- Milwaukee County and Scott Walker or the City of Milwaukee and Tom Barrett? The answer may surprise…well, some suburb boy dumbass I guess.

    Walker’s (and his ilk’s) ideology is simple- self interest. That’s the ideology, nothing else matters.

  2. Clem Says:

    I think to get a better scope of what Mr. Walker has done, one should look a the history of dismantling of the Milwaukee County Park system along with the services that this county has provided for so many years. You don’t need to look far in to the past. I believe he sold off part of the Milwaukee County grounds to Wisconsin Lutheran College, at a bargain. Closed pools. Cut maintenance staff for the parks during his first 4 years. And now the latest is that he wants to privatize the zoo. The premiere attraction in this city for many people across the state and for some, the country. Please look into this issue and write your representatives to not do such a thing. I have.

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