By Jeff Simpson
In the interest of transparency, and to give you all a reprieve from the never ending winter storms, I thought I would give you a peak into your taxpayer dollars at work!
Right wing Attorney Jim Troupis has done VERY well for himself since Scott Walker was elected. When you bill the Wisconsin taxpayers $395/hr and $50,000 a month, you can save quite a bit for a rainy day fund!
Since the beginning of the year, the Legislature has paid $50,000 a month - $25,000 each from the Senate and Assembly - to Michael Best and the Troupis firm, with a top rate of $395 an hour. That monthly payment was made last week, even though the new maps have been signed into law by Walker.Then when your good friend, the Supreme Court Justice David "Ike Turner" Prosser pays you $75000 right before you are to try a case in front of him, that sure helps the vacation fund!
More than $75,000 went to the Troupis Law Office, which is headed by Jim Troupis and has a major First Amendment case before the court Prosser sits on.Now Mr. Troupis would like to thank the taxpayers of Wisconsin, he has such gratitude towards the people of Wisconsin for padding his bank account that he has decided to
Three legal experts said judges and justices cannot hear cases argued by attorneys who have recently done work for them. Prosser plans to remain on the case regardless.
In addition to Troupis, other attorneys billed Prosser's campaign nearly $260,000 for the recount. Prosser's recount fund continues to raise money to pay off that debt.
Take a trip around the world!
41 days, 6 major destinations, 24,901 miles--more or less. Packing as the great test of one's manhood and womanhood. And tonight, at least, we may appear to succeed. But there remain 36 hours to foul this up by deciding we really need those solar lights, the desktop computer and the kitchen sink.
For those of you who have not scheduled your vacation yet this year, or maybe are more worried about buying groceries and keeping your house, Mr. Troupis was kind enough to start his own blog detailing his around the world in 41 days trip!
Check it out here!
Do not worry though, Mr. Troupis will be back soon, to continue to bill Wisconsin taxpayers $395/hr to give Scott Walker legal cover in cutting your wages!
(Edit note: I wonder how much Mr. Troupis cut his hourly rate, when we all had to share our sacrifice? I also wonder if Scott Walker put out sealed bids to decide on hiring Mr. Troupis?)
So to help during the long slog of winter, we know Mr. Troupis is enjoying his extended vacation that you paid for, share with us in the comments where you were able to take vacation this year thanks to the booming Wisconsin economy!
Extra Credit: For your viewing pleasure: sign up in advance as seats go quickly. Vicki Mckenna and Jim Troupis explain that the problem with our world is liberals: