By Jeff Simpson
Yesterday I was accused of this:
" It is undeniable you are carrying water for Walker. You can claim your not, shout it from the rooftops if you like. Doesn't change the undeniable fact which is you are doing exactly what's the R's want."
All because I think we should set the bar at - not a career lobbyist who has been convicted of criminal activity in the biggest governmental scandal of our lifetime for people trying to get Mary Burke elected as our next Governor.
This morning I woke up to this in my emailbox from One Wisconsin Now:
Jeffrey -One Wisconsin Now is one of my favorite groups. They have been at the forefront of opposing this extreme right wing agenda that has happened in Wisconsin. They are truly a progressive group that is at the forefront of trying to make Wisconsin a better place. They truly are what you could consider, the base of the Democratic party!
Gov. Walker’s desperation tax scheme is on its way to becoming law, and for the average property taxpayer it adds up to a “savings” of all of $1.08 a month, for a total of $13 a year, in 2013.
Our research uncovered that Gov. Walker didn’t even start drafting the bill until the same day he had his press conference announcing it!
If you’ve had enough of this malarkey, kick in $13 to our Walker Rapid Response Fund and help us keep exposing the hypocrisy of Gov. Walker.
Now let's look at it. OWN is sending out a fundraising email on the back of Scott Walker's ridiculous, thrown together quickly, make me look good to the uninformed voters, kick the deficit can down the road, Don't spend your $13 all in one place "tax cut".
The problem that we have is who are they fighting here?
“The freedom that comes along with announcing you’re not running for reelection is that you can vote against crap like this,” said Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar, describing the property tax relief bill that passed the state Senate with bipartisan support on Tuesday.
Jauch and four other Democrats were the sole votes against the $100 million measure that Gov. Scott Walker called the Legislature into special session to approve. Even Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson, D-Milwaukee, a vociferous Walker critic who was first elected by ousting a conservative Democrat in a primary, grudgingly voted for the bill after arguing that property tax relief would not have been necessary if Republicans had not made such dramatic cuts in aid to school districts in recent years.
“If a Democrat is up for reelection votes against it, you can bet that becomes a major argument against that candidate,” explained Jauch, who said he believes the bill will go down as one of the “two most pathetic tax cuts in state history.” The other instance he pointed to was a $20 rebate championed by former Democratic Gov. Marty Schreiber 35 years ago
Let me tell you what is carrying water for Scott Walker and helping him get reelected.
When he comes out with "crap" and the Democrats to jump on board, allowing Walker to claim "bipartisan victory" in giving back to the people of Wisconsin. When the party leader votes for "crap" where exactly is he leading us too? An even smaller minority?
When as a politician if you can not explain to your constituents, why it is fiscal insanity to spend $100,000,000 to give Wisconsinites in Spring Green $.07 CENTS back, then maybe your in the wrong line of work.
Even Mary Burke jumped on the "crap" bandwagon(who the hell is advising her?)!
Burke says in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday that "there's no doubt tax cuts are very good." She says no one can argue with a tax cut, but she is looking at the longer-term implications.
Of course, looking at the long term implications, just not caring about the long term implications!
Talk about carrying water for Scott Walker!