For far too long, far too many Republicans thought the only viable defense against destructive Liberal ideas was to implement them a little more slowly and finance them a little less generously than the Left preferred.  Thankfully, that’s over.

A fitting official holiday to mark the occasion might be the anniversary of then-Governor Elect Scott Walker saying yes, he really was serious about Wisconsin rejecting borrowed federal money for a not-so-high-speed rail line where one was least needed.

And now another celebration is in order, as the curtain closed last week on the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee (KRM) rail project.  Five years in the unmaking, this boondoggle would have become a steady drain on local taxpayers, but for the efforts of elected officials and constituencies that knew how to say no.

Coincidentally, the Wall Street Journal’s Holman Jenkins this week shared his take on why high-speed rail stands out in the Liberal Pantheon of Bad Ideas.  It’s not about transportation. It’s
about spending lots of money.


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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