"The biggest piece of the proposal Walker introduced Wednesday is debt refinancing that would save $165 million."
The Republican echo chamber continually spewed about fiscal crisis in Wisconsin. Yet, simply refinancing debt is the biggest saver in the budget plan?
Sounds more like the "crisis" was just good old political posturing to me.
And, Democrats are already out selling the sanity of this milder Walker budget plan?
Maybe if Dems want to get their policies passed they should stop playing these juvenile games with Republicans. Speak to citizens like adults and call-out Republicans on their posturing and unproductive processes.
It turns out, the collective bargaining-stripping in the Walker agenda is not even necessary to balance the budget. (As overheard on NPR.) I believe it was the State Legislative Reference Bureau which forecast the numbers showing that excluding any consideration of collective bargaining's demise, we would already balance the budget.
This is a Republican-manufactured crisis intent on Republican-party cronyism, and Democrats need to stop goose-stepping alongside Republicans on this.