Excerpt:Neumann too also proposed raids on the general fund.
Walker also said he would divert sales tax revenue from new cars into the transportation fund. That money — estimated to be about $516 million for 2011 — now goes into the general fund. Its removal could force cuts to other state programs.
Excerpt:How they can bitch and moan about Democrats "raiding" so-called segregated funds and propose diverting and earmarking general fund money for special interest purposes in the same article in the same breath without challenge is totally mind-numbing.
And like Walker, he supports a constitutional amendment to protect the transportation fund.
Neumann also said he would divert sales taxes generated from other transportation-related items such as auto supplies — which now go to the general fund — into the transportation fund.
Clearly, Republicans proved without a doubt they never had a problem about diverting or raiding so-called segregated tax revenue streams if it benefits their pothole filling campaign donors. What they propose is exactly what they have disingenuously complained about for the past eight years - only worse.