Friday, January 6, 2012

Walker Recall Proves To Be One Helluva Bargain

Four months ago, Representative Robin "Suds" Vos thought he had a talking point when he asked the GAB to look at what the cost of recalling Scott Walker would be.

Today he got his answer: $9 million.

But Mike Tate, DPW Chair was ready and hit that one out of the park:
“The $9 million cost of a statewide recall election is great, but the cost of doing nothing is far greater. This undertaking is the biggest investment in the future of our state and families we can make.

It would take more than 7 recall elections to equal the cost of Walker's tax increase on seniors and working families. It would take more than 11 recalls to equal the tuition hike Walker foisted on University of Wisconsin-System students and their families. And Walker's $2.3 billion in tax giveaways to out-of-state corporations and the super-rich would pay for more than 255 recall elections. Wisconsin simply cannot afford Scott Walker any longer.

At the end of the day, no matter how Scott Walker and his Republican Party try to spin it, the people of Wisconsin called for this election. There is no price tag on democracy.”
Yeah, the kid did alright.

But then again, so did I, and I did mine four months ago.

1 comment:

  1. He did a good job and I enjoy the measuring of everything in terms of recalls. Very Wisconsin, these days.