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Title: Guess wisconsin wants to be like Illinois
Post by: snopork on February 18, 2015, 01:26:52 PM
(Bloomberg) -- Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, facing a $283 million deficit that needs to be closed by the end of June, will skip more than $100 million in debt payments to balance the books thrown into disarray by his tax cuts.

The move comes as Walker, 47, mounts a 2016 bid for the Republican presidential nomination, and while his state is under stress from a projected shortfall that could exceed $2 billion in the two-year budget beginning in July.

Doesn't Walker know its like a domino effect?  Didn't Illinois former Gov Walker end up in prison?
Title: Re: Guess wisconsin wants to be like Illinois
Post by: Up Late on February 18, 2015, 08:04:57 PM
He's got a long way to go. I don't see 'Billion' or 'Trillion' mentioned.
Title: Re: Guess wisconsin wants to be like Illinois
Post by: CNC on February 18, 2015, 08:14:33 PM
Scott Walker is our new Illinois Governor's role model, he has said he will model his administration after Walker's. Illinois may be getting worse.
Title: Re: Guess wisconsin wants to be like Illinois
Post by: Up Late on February 18, 2015, 09:59:44 PM
Scott Walker is our new Illinois Governor's role model, he has said he will model his administration after Walker's. Illinois may be getting worse.

Does that mean that liberals won't flee to Illinois when Walker is president?
Title: Re: Guess wisconsin wants to be like Illinois
Post by: tony b on February 19, 2015, 08:46:45 AM
it'll take rauner 20yrs to undo what has happened here.  personally i don't think he can because the chicago machine will stop him.
Title: Re: Guess wisconsin wants to be like Illinois
Post by: snopork on February 20, 2015, 01:46:47 AM
He's got a long way to go. I don't see 'Billion' or 'Trillion' mentioned.
uh,  fourth line says "2 billion"
Title: Re: Guess wisconsin wants to be like Illinois
Post by: Kingpin on March 18, 2015, 03:09:27 PM
Rauner may or may not accomplish his goals, who knows.  However, this shit has got to stop...He served 1 day as a substitute teacher and gets 36000 a year for life.  It is coming to the point where rational people are not even thinking about how that is the exception not the norm.  People will get to the point and just say to hell with it, cut all the pensions, write a new constitution, etc. 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-pension-lawsuit-lobbyist-met-20150318-story.html#page=1 (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-pension-lawsuit-lobbyist-met-20150318-story.html#page=1)

A union lobbyist who qualified for a teacher pension windfall by subbing at a school for one day is now suing a state retirement board because his benefits were scaled back once his sweet deal was exposed.

Retired Illinois Federation of Teachers lobbyist David Piccioli, 65, is arguing that lawmakers violated the state constitutional provision that says a pension cannot be "diminished or impaired" once it is set.

Piccioli is already collecting $31,485 from the Teachers Retirement System. If he wins his case, his teacher pension could increase by more than $36,000, the Tribune estimated more than doubling what he gets now.

Piccioli also gets a second state pension worth just over $30,000 that covers time he served as a legislative aide. Both pensions are based on an average of his six-figure salaries as a union lobbyist.