Walker’s budget

He’s telling the world he’s cutting the levy in Milwaukee County by $1 million! Of course, that’s just what he’s proposing, not what he’s been able to pass through that big bad county board. And there aren’t any details yet, but you just have to believe it.

As the paper says:

This year’s tax levy is $258 million. A $1 million cut is about 4/10ths of 1% of that.

It’s going to take a lot more than that to keep the tax RATE from going up, property values are down, and Milwaukee County taxes are likely to increase for taxpayers.

Oops. Didn’t mean to burst that campaign stump bubble.

State property values are down 3.1%. The same article shows Milwaukee County down by 5.1%. It’s going to take more than a 4/10ths of 1% cut in spending to keep taxes down.

Does Scott Walker not understand that, or is he hiding it from voters until after the 14th?


  1. John Sawyer says:

    In 2002, Walker proposed a budget with the property tax levy at $218,734,713. Now he’s proposing a property tax levy at $258 million.

    Please tell me where he “held the line?” It seems to me that if he really held the line on property taxes, his new budget would have proposed $218,734,713.

    Plus, I guess it’s not hard to cut the levy by $1 million when you borrow $400 million from the federal government.

  2. John Sawyer. I am borrowing your brain and comment response to edify out-state Walker supporters who don’t get the damage he’s done in MC.

    Walker was a bumbling politician this AM on Sykes. Getting a big floppy-eared bunny out of a pair of earmuffs is more real than Walker’s pitiful million dollar promise he pulled out of somewhere to spread across the airwaves.
    Having his buddy Sykes touting it made it no more believable.

    Sandwiched between boasts of dominance, Walker whined about his competition and came across as weak, weak, weak. And scared hamless.

    Neumann sounded like he was already our governor.

  3. Okay, that’s a new one for me – hamless ?? 🙂

  4. Sorry, too big of a mental leap, I guess. I meant sh*tless, but I tend refrain from potty words for the most part. 🙂 He talked so long, was so focused on putting down Neumann that even Charlie had to interrupt him and redirect. I think when someone talks without breathing like that and is on a personal rant, they are freakin’ scared.

    Stare down any 12 yr old kid who you know is lying about something and you get the same response.

    You know, ham sandwich between wheat. Everyday. The whole gimmickry of that campaign just annoys me. The facts, just the facts, please. And not made-up facts like this latest budget promise.

    I happened to be at both Neumann’s and Walker’s campaign stops within 24 hours of each other. Neumann’s was a blast! Great vibe, enthusiastic supporters. He was real, personable, talked to individuals, and communicated like a real person.

    Walker’s was orchestrated, controlled, (supporters there were actually reminded to cheer for Walker when he got off the motor coach) and Walker didn’t have sentence in his ‘talk’ that wasn’t in campaign rhetoric style delivery ala Big Party Politicians. There was even a bit of fist-shaking going on. So, so, tired of that type of politician. It was meaningless content.

  5. Jonas Wilkerson says:

    I heard that the brown bag bus is running on ham and cheesiness, can anyone confirm?

  6. Nope, just a big bag of bologna.