Friday, August 13, 2010

You Can't Get Something From Nothing

On Thursday, Scott Walker, instead of balancing the budget, or finding enough money to preserve the transit system or even keep buildings from falling down, or helping with the damage from the Brew Town Flood 2010, went campaigning in Stevens Point.

(Psst, hey Scott, Stevens Point is a progressive city and are way ahead of you on transit. Instead of telling them they should follow you, you should be following their lead.)

The Steven Point Journal covered Walker's forced suffering on his captive audience (emphasis mine):
Holding one of his trademark "brown bag" events in Worzalla Publishing Co.'s factory, Walker spent much of his presentation talking about his work to cut taxes and efforts to spur economic development in Milwaukee County. The campaign's paper lunch bags, emblazoned with ideas, "Don't spend more than you have," and, "I have to brown bag it so I can pay Wisconsin's taxes," lay on the folding chairs set up for company employees.

Walker didn't offer many specifics about how he would create jobs, but he said his plan to cut taxes, reduce government regulations to a handful of rules that are "science-based and predictable" and put an end to "frivolous and out-of-control lawsuits" would encourage growth.
For someone who made the claim of getting every single person in the state a job, you would think that he'd have an idea of how he would go about doing it by now.

But this is just another example of the adage "you can't get something from nothing," and there is nothing emptier than one of Walker's promises.


  1. Stevens Point is way ahead on transit? What do they have, 5 routes? Maybe, at most 10 and they don't run past say 10:00, for the most part.

  2. "Walker didn't offer many specifics about how he would create jobs,"
    Good, because govt is not in the business to create jobs...every job the government creates cost tax payers more money.

  3. Well the democrats in Bell, CA did a good job of creating jobs for themselves...

  4. No, the fools in Bell, CA only raped the tax payers. They didn't create one job.

    Walker did both. He made up positions for his cronies/campaign workers and then raped the tax payers to give them big raises.

  5. @Anonymous,

    You might want to fact check Walker's talking points before you parrot them. Now you just look like a bird-brain.

  6. @Dan,

    Stevens Point is indeed far more advanced that Milwaukee, re transit systems. And their growing economy vs. Walker's failing one is proof of who is doing better.

  7. But the democrats in Bell, CA told the voters they were there to help the working people...

  8. Speaking of bird brains, and as A side note stepping right too deflection step three; interesting.

    Government is not in the business to create jobs, as I said. Every job the government creates COSTS tax payers money...try the math it works every time. Any candidate that says they will have government create jobs is a fool. Kind of like saying we are in the middle of recovery summer.

  9. TerryN,


    He still did it.


    All jobs cost money. Who do you propose take care of the elderly, the disabled, who will cover the jails and patrol the streets, who will plow the streets?

    Grow up, troll, and face being part of a community.

  10. Little sensitive there government employee?

    Your game of presumptuous is getting lame; declaring positions I have never said anything about.

    Facts are facts, government jobs COST tax payers money...BUT, these are the only jobs government can create. They cannot create jobs anywhere else. Any politician that says so is a fool.

    To your stupid rant on civil service positions, since no one said anything about not having them, it shows further how far you like to deflect from the facts being debated, before trolloping into the treasure trove of your school yard language skills.