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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Hypocrisy Squared: Scott Walker Wants a Constitutional Amendment To Prevent Congress From Budgeting Like Scott Walker

You probably have heard by now that Gov. Scott Walker, during a recent "telephone town hall," supports a constitutional convention led by GOP-gerrymandered state legislatures to amend the U.S. Constitution.

CapTimes Excerpt:
"Some have said, 'Well if you do that, doesn’t it open the floodgates to all sorts of wild ideas?' And the answer to that is no," Walker said. "The reason I support that is I believe, like our state and other states, that we should have a requirement to balance the budget that you can’t get around. I think it’s reasonable, particularly in Washington, to have term limits and to do other things that are responsible, and that if the Congress isn’t going to do it, I think it makes sense to have the call for an Article V Convention of the states."

Let's put it this way and capitalize it for emphasis. EVERY FEDERAL BUDGET IS BALANCED WITH BORROWED MONEY - JUST LIKE SCOTT WALKER'S BUDGETS. Period.

It's absolutely true. Walker has balanced every state budget he touched with borrowed money. In fact, it's worse than that for Scott Walker. His own GOP-party ruled legislature in 2013 proposed an "amendment" to SUSPEND a Wisconsin state statute that was practically the equivalent to the constitutional amendment he now proposes for Congress.

Let that sink in. Keep in mind those were not "tax-and-spend-liberal-democrats" proposing the above.

So we can confidently file that one under the, "Do as I say, not as I do" tab.

And term limits? From a career politician and chief executive of a state who is already in campaign mode seeking a third term for governor? That's rich.

But Walker must not know that the elected chief executive of many states including the federal government are limited to two terms. True, Walker wants term limits for Congress, yet members of both houses of the Wisconsin state legislature are not term limited.

So we can confidently file that one under the, "Practice what you preach" tab.

Scott Walker's hypocrisy on budgets and term limits for congress is obviously super thick. Truth is; Walker and state legislatures, of all people, should make the changes on themselves first, before proposing them for others.

That one is filed under, "Lead by example."


RNR - Wisconsin Republicans Propose Imbalanced Budget Amendment

1 comment:

Jake formerly of the LP said...

Good find, Lou. In fact, Wisconsin is on track to spend more than they take in for 3 of the last 4 fiscal years. The only year they didn't (FY2016) was only because they delayed $126 mil to K-12 schools until July, and Walker Admin skipped $101 mil in debt payments and kicked that into future years.

Guess that's why Wisconsin's debt is at an all-time high, eh?

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