Today In Scott Walker History: He Acknowledges that Shared Revenue Cuts Led to Cut Services and/or Higher Taxes
One year ago today, Candidate Scott Walker slammed a rival budget plan that included cuts to shared revenue saying, "When local governments are unable to realize that massive amount of savings, local officials will either have to cut services or increase property taxes."
Flash forward one year.
Now-Governor Scott Walker has had a hypocritical change of heart and is packaging his $1.6 billion in education cuts as good for education (its kind of like Paul Ryan claiming his plan to end Medicare actually saves Medicare). All the while Walker pats himself on the back for giving localities "The Tools” to deal with his crippling cuts.
But in Walker-talk “tools” are simply cuts – and Scott Walker himself has already admitted that cutting revenues to localities will force them to cut services or increase property taxes.
More evidence "The Tools" are more about scoring political points than with helping Wisconsin.