Last night Gov. Walker unveiled his 2013-2015 biennial budget. Tucked inside are some scary proposals. It is clear that Gov. Walker’s budget leaves Wisconsin’s middle class behind, doing more for his corporate donors than for the people of Wisconsin. Gov. Walker’s budget is chock-full of suspicious givebacks to private interests and does not adequately fund our public schools and services.
Scott Walker continues to perform his magic act of pretending ‘it’s working’ while making middle class jobs disappear and crushing the middle class.
It is important to look at the overall picture. Gov. Walker’s drastic cuts to programs in his first budget are in no way offset in this proposal. Gov. Walker’s first budget is still having a deep, devastating impact on the people of Wisconsin and this budget continues to suffocate our state’s growth potential. For proof, just look at our dismal job numbers. It’s time to stop playing partisan political games and get straight to the work of creating good jobs for Wisconsin.
Let’s set the record straight: this budget is more smoke and mirrors propped up by a few token improvements instead of a meaningful proposal to adequately fund our schools, health centers and community services.
Expanding private school voucher programs that have no accountability while starving resources for Wisconsin's public schools is reckless. Rejecting federal funds to expand Medicaid and kicking Wisconsinites off BadgerCare for a made-up plan which will cost taxpayers more in the long-run is irresponsible.
In his time as Governor, Scott Walker has set the bar so low in putting forth meaningful budget proposals that would in any way help Wisconsin workers that almost anything in his second budget would be an improvement upon the first. But instead, what we are seeing is that Scott Walker’s budget runs up the partisan score while leaving middle class families in the dust.