How bad can it get?
...Illinois’s comptroller, Daniel W. Hynes, faces an ugly balance sheet. Precisely how ugly becomes clear when he beckons you into his office to examine his daily briefing memo.
He picks the papers off his desk and points to a figure in red: $5.01 billion.“This is what the state owes right now to schools, rehabilitation centers, child care, the state university — and it’s getting worse every single day,” he says...--quoted at Legal Insurrection
At the end of the current budget cycle, Wisconsin will have an 'overdraft' of ~$3 billion. Scott Walker will have a hard job.
But if he needs support, pitchforks, ropes, and hot tar are easily available. There ARE cures for the (D) malady.