Sunday, July 07, 2013

The VERY Short Memory of Lefties

A Left-o-Blog from Madison notes that Walker's transportation budget is heavy on borrowing (about $1BN, to be specific.)

They cite WISTAX, a non-partisan tax watchdog:

...As borrowing has increased, the share of the state transportation budget going to debt service has grown. WISTAX found that these mandatory debt payments rose 230% from $93.3 million in 2002 to $306.9 million in 2012. Debt service accounted for only 4.1% of transportation expenditures in 2002 but 9.5% by 2012....

Gee.  Who was Governor between 2002-2012?  And didn't that Governor steal re-allocate about $1BN from the transportation trust fund during his kleptocratic reign?

I'm no fan of Big Spending, nor Big Borrowing, and have noted that Walker's budget is laden with both.  But in fairness, Walker didn't put the State into the position it's in.

That was Diamond Jim Doyle.

Either way, the RoadBuilder Lobby scores again!!!


Anonymous said...

"But in fairness, Walker didn't put the State into the position it's in."

You suffer from Doyle Syndrome, similar to the libruls who today continue to blame Bush. Walker COULD put a stop to it. He has the power; the blame is squarely on him. Perhaps his coffers are not full enough.

Anonymous said...

Still blaming Diamond Jim for the drop-out's incompetence? Ahh, the rich hypocrisy!