Reality takes its turn

Of  all the things that have been said and written about Governor Walker’s budget since the beginning of this year, the vast majority have been things alleged, predicted, or simply imagined by interest groups determined to oppose whatever the administration might try to do.

But now the bill has passed and signed into law, everyone will have ample opportunity to see the reality of Scott Walker’s budget priorities in action.  Things are already looking very different from the grim picture painted by defenders of the old status quo. For instance:

  • The Walker budget is the first genuinely balanced budget in a dozen years.
  • It eliminates the second-biggest deficit ever projected by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, without raising taxes.
  • It’s expected to produce the first state revenue surplus in more than a decade, converting a deficit of $650 for every man, woman and child in Wisconsin into a $54 per capita surplus.
  • It puts the brakes on property taxes by limiting the growth of taxation on a median-value home to less than one percent annually.
  • It abolishes the unelected regional transit authorities big-government Liberals were counting on to impose higher taxes.

In short, the Walker budget liberates Wisconsin residents from a growing debt burden and curbs the ability of government to take more of their money, while protecting the necessary services people expect.  Some resolved long ago to never see it that way, but for most, the reality will be impossible to miss.


About Wisconsin Club for Growth
The Club for Growth is a national network of over 40,000 men and women, from all walks of life, who believe that prosperity and opportunity come through economic freedom. Wisconsin Club for Growth, Inc. is dedicated to informing, educating and rallying citizens of Wisconsin to embrace and enact policies that lead to sustained economic growth, limited government, and minimal taxation. Wisconsin Club for Growth can and will have an enormous impact on the direction of our state. Wisconsin Club for Growth believes that effective lobbying is done at all stages of the budget cycle, including when our leaders make public promises and can be encouraged to support policies that spur economic growth. Wisconsin Club for Growth believes we must support pro-growth policies and encourage public officials with backbones to remain truly committed to making our economy and our state stronger. Wisconsin Club for Growth believes our leaders must stand up to the tax and spend mentality in Madison and work tirelessly to cut taxes and unleash the power of the free-market.

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