Governor Walker is taking us backwards by Richard Laddusire
Well, in less than 30 days the recall election should be over, hopefully. Please remember that the Republicans started the recall against the Democrats. The Republicans never complained about the cost of the recalls until it applied to them. Now the Republicans are running admittedly “fake” Democrats and causing an unnecessary primary, with that costing the taxpayers additional money. I see no outcry from the Republicans on this waste of taxpayer money. That says a lot about their concern for the taxpayers of Wisconsin, and the integrity and moral superiority they claim to have.
Governor Walker campaigned on balancing the budget and creating 250,000 jobs. In reality, Governor Walker’s budget is over $66 billion dollars, and is the highest is state history. Somehow I can’t thank him for spending more money than any previous governor, Democrat or Republican. But he balanced the budget, everyone said. First it is a state law to balance the budget, so every governor has done that. I find it hard to believe that finding $3.5 billion dollars (about 5 percent) out of the total budget of $66 billion, couldn’t have been handled without creating this dissention. Big government is alive and well under Governor Walker.
So where are the jobs? Governor Walker is taking us backwards in Wisconsin by having the most job losses of all 50 states. Even Governor Doyle in his last year created more jobs than Governor Walker. In reality, Governor Walker has raised over $12 million dollars from outside sources, while the Democrats have raised hardly $1 million dollars.
If you don’t worry about the influence those $12 million dollars will buy, I worry about that. Wisconsin is open for business, as Governor Walker said, and then cuts the technical college budget by a third. What company is going to come to Wisconsin when the people of Wisconsin don’t invest in educating and training potential workers?
We can’t afford to keep Governor Walker, and I am voting to recall Governor Walker and urge you to do the same.
Richard Laddusire, Rhinelander