This just in: Wisconsin's not broke | WisCommunity

This just in: Wisconsin's not broke

Coincidentally, the news comes from two different sources this morning.

The New York Times, in an editorial:

Republican politicians like Mr. Boehner and Mr. Walker cry poverty and use it as an excuse to break unions and kill programs they never liked in flush years.

And the Journal Sentinel's which says Walker's "We're broke" claim is false:

Walker and other Republicans say the state is broke, so broke that there’s no money, and because there’s no money, they are unwilling to negotiate over the terms of the budget-repair bill.

Experts agree the state faces financial challenges in the form of deficits. But they also agree the state isn’t broke. Employees and bills are being paid. Services are continuing to be performed. Revenue continues to roll in. A variety of tools -- taxes, layoffs, spending cuts, debt shifting -- is available to make ends meet

What's that they say?  If it ain't broke, don't "fix" it? 


March 3, 2011 - 9:12am