Monday, August 23, 2010

Walker Brags About Alienating 20,000 Voters

Scott Walker and his campaign team's meme du jour consists of bragging about more than 20,000 people seeing his anti-train, anti-jobs video.

That's a good thing.

Because that means 20,000 people have seen what a fool he is making of himself with his false promises and his willingness to destroy the state, like he is trying to destroy Milwaukee County.

Why do I say that?

From Channel3000, who did an independent fact check on it, and came up with this conclusion:
First, the state would subsidize Amtrak's operating costs for the line, but the Wisconsin Fiscal Bureau estimates it would cost $7.5 million, not $10 million. Taxpayers are already spending about $6 million a year on the Hiawatha line, which is the same rail line connecting Milwaukee to Chicago, WISC-TV reported.


But can he really stop the train? While Walker is claiming he can, he has not said how he would do it or what he is willing to sacrifice.Any federal money spent on the project, which could be anywhere from $60 million to $100 million by January, would have to be paid back to the government, and that would blow a large a hole in a new governor's state budget.
Lying to people and then threatening to make a bad economy unsalvagable is not a good way to impress and win over the voters.

In other words, keep up the good work, Scooter!

1 comment:

  1. That subsidy is not yet known. Sorry, there is no fact to check here.

    It simply is not known, but it is at the least $10 million, and that doesn't include local costs for stations, and noone has told us yet how much moving the Madison statation will cost.

    Nice try though.