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The evil polices of that evil Republican Scott Walker has now produced a $1 billion budget surplus in Wisconsin.

The evil polices of that evil Republican Scott Walker has now produced a $1 billion budget surplus in Wisconsin.

Senate Republicans Tuesday narrowly passed Gov. Scott Walker’s $541 million tax cut proposal in a vote that guaranteed the cuts will become law.

The tax decreases — the third round of cuts by Republicans in less than a year — passed 17-15 with GOP Sen. Dale Schultz of Richland Center joining all Democrats in voting against the proposal. The proposal now goes to the Assembly, which passed a different version of the tax cuts last month with two Democrats joining all Republicans in supporting it.

With growing tax collections now expected to give the state a $1billion budget surplus in June 2015, Walker’s bill will cut property and income taxes for families and businesses, and zero out all income taxes for manufacturers in the state. [emphasis mine]

Why is it that even with gigantic and yearly surpluses Democrats still oppose tax cuts? Or do we already know the answer?

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

 
The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.


He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

 
Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at amazon, Barnes & Noble, all ebook vendors, or direct from the ebook publisher, ebookit.
 

2 comments

  • Cotour

    In government, progress is not measured in how much of the peoples money you save but how much you spend. That is what the entity government is charged with doing as their foundation model of operation. Governments tendency is to always spend too much and take too much of the peoples individuals rights. It is the nature of the beast. Hence the Constitution.

    It a is mistake to apply the peoples common sense to what government does, there is no equivalency. That is the fundamental problem with drawing logical equivalency contrasts in story’s like this. The only counter balance to this counter intuitive activity is for the people to change how they see government and politicians and constantly confront the people who the people have empowered through their vote to limit how much of the peoples tax money is appropriated and spent.

    Scott Walker is an anomaly in these regards, which does not mean that he should be loved, adored and not watched like a hawk. He is a politician and must always be watched and confronted to justify how and why he is spending (or not spending ) The peoples tax money.

    Fall not in love with any politician, ever. This is what I have forced myself to learn over the past eight years, I have taught myself to think differently, based in reality and not what I would like reality to be.

    As you know from my comments here I see Scott Walker as the best bet for the 2016 presidential contest.

  • Kelly Starks

    And Walker is so hated by lots of folks here in Wisconsin. No good deed (that violates sacred cows) goes un hated I guess.

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