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fettpett
03-02-2011, 08:52 AM
The Journal-Sentential took and bullet pointed Walker's Budget proposal...


Provide $1 million for raises for prosecutors.

Provide $770,300 for more DNA analysts.

Set aside $1.04 million to investigate Internet crimes against children.

Cut $52.6 million from corrections.

Provide $993,800 for more public defenders.

Saves money by closing two juvenile correctional facilities - Ethan Allen School for Boys in the Town of Delafield and Southern Oaks Girls School in Union Grove - and consolidating operations at the Lincoln Hills facility in Irma.

Repeal all mechanisms that would allow any early release of state inmates from prison, extended supervision or probation.

Count on broad saving from lower prison population, which follows national trend.

EDUCATION

Cut $834 million in state K-12 education spending over the next two years.

Phase out income requirements and eliminate enrollment cap for Milwaukee school choice program, and make schools across county eligible.

No change in the "funding flaw" under which voucher expenses are deducted from Milwaukee's state aid, even though no aid is granted to Milwaukee for those voucher-school students.

Remove the requirement that MPS teachers reside in Milwaukee.

Eliminate the minimum 180-day requirement for public school calendars, a measure that could open the way for some districts to initiate four-day school weeks. Districts would continue to meet a minimum instructional hour requirement.

Repeal the limit on the numbers of students who could use the state's open enrollment system to attend a virtual charter school in another district.

Allow any four-year University of Wisconsin campus to sponsor an independent charter school.

Require that charter school teachers need only a bachelor's degree to teach, rather than a teacher's license.

Remove mandates that school districts employ reading specialists and only licensed nurses with bachelor's degrees; prepare indoor environmental quality plans; and require training on drug administration to be approved by the state Department of Public Instruction.

UW SYSTEM

Cut UW-Madison funding by 13% while giving the university autonomy from the UW System.

Cut funding to other UW campuses by 11%. Systemwide cut: $250 million over two years.

Spend $250,000 creating plan for UW-Milwaukee to split from UW System.

Cut $71.6 million from the state's technical college system.

BUSINESS

Completely exempt from state taxes capital gains stemming from long-term investments in Wisconsin businesses.

Allow deferral of tax payments on any capital gain as long as the money is reinvested in a Wisconsin business. Estimated cost over the biennium: $36 million.

Cut $46 million in business taxes over two years by allowing companies more liberal treatment of losses to offset tax bills.

Provide $196 million in funding for the new Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. The partly private agency will replace the state Commerce Department and, Walker believes, will help make Wisconsin more business-friendly.

MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT

Cut county and municipal aid payments by $96 million in 2012 calendar year.

Cap county and municipal levy increases at the greater of 0% or the gain in value due to net new construction.

Extend levy limits for two years.

Remove requirement that a municipality or county operate a recycling program to manage solid waste in compliance with disposal restrictions and eliminate financial assistance program for local government recycling programs.



TRANSPORTATION

Allocate $225 million to reconstruction of the Zoo Interchange. Money will cover engineering expenses, preparing for 2013 start of construction.

Cut general transportation aid for counties and municipalities by 10%.

Direct revenue from motor vehicle sales taxes into transportation fund instead of general fund.

Put $59.1 million into expansion of I-39/90 in Rock and Dane counties and authorize three other highway projects in Racine, Milwaukee, Winnebago, Calumet and Outagamie counties.

Provide aid to transit systems out of the state's general fund, instead of using gas tax dollars.

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Cut payments to W-2 participants by $20 a month and impose stricter work requirements.

Start waiting list for Wisconsin Shares state child care subsidy and increase co-payments by parents.

Tighten eligibility standards for Medicaid programs to slow state cost increases.

Limit Family Care program to current enrollees.

ENVIRONMENT

Move authority over soil erosion for commercial sites from DNR to a new agency, Department of Safety and Professional Services.

Provide $5 million to clean up contaminated sediments in the Great Lakes and their tributaries.

No change in the price of hunting and fishing licenses.

Make cuts in the stewardship fund, the state's land acquisition program.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/117212348.html

Wei Wu Wei
03-02-2011, 12:45 PM
lmao lower the capital gains tax and cut nearly $1 billion from education in order to "balance the budget"

what the fuck

Arroyo_Doble
03-02-2011, 12:54 PM
lmao lower the capital gains tax and cut nearly $1 billion from education in order to "balance the budget"

what the fuck

That was your WTF moment?

Mine was the increases to criminal justice budgets but cutting the corrections department; investigate, capture, prosecute, and send to ..... where?

And, of course, the cross-your-fingers method of saving money that made me laugh:


Count on broad saving from lower prison population, which follows national trend.

txradioguy
03-02-2011, 12:56 PM
lmao lower the capital gains tax and cut nearly $1 billion from education in order to "balance the budget"

what the fuck

You're living proof that our education system needs to be reformed. And judging from your inane communist rants on here...what ever school or university system employs you isn't getting it's money's worth.

Wei Wu Wei
03-02-2011, 12:58 PM
Education reform = cutting education funding.

Wow guys we are really gonna compete great against China and other nations in 20 years, it's just so obvious.

lacarnut
03-02-2011, 01:03 PM
lmao lower the capital gains tax and cut nearly $1 billion from education in order to "balance the budget"

what the fuck

Thin the herd of lousy teachers. When 2/3 of 8th graders are deficient in reading, they are not doing their jobs properly. Get rid of unions so that these bad teachers can be fired. FYI, teachers still have Civil Service protection.

Here is a clue for you. Business create jobs which in turn increase revenues. Lowering capital gain taxes will encourage business to relocate to WI. Capiche.

Wei Wu Wei
03-02-2011, 01:09 PM
SO cutting taxes on the top 1%, lowering capital gains taxes and cutting the estate tax should all be creating jobs right?

Constitutionally Speaking
03-02-2011, 01:16 PM
SO cutting taxes on the top 1%, lowering capital gains taxes and cutting the estate tax should all be creating jobs right?

In 5 years those measures will be bringing in FAR more money than they lose in the short term. You will see SOME payoff in about 1 1/2 to 2 years.
(barring any huge disaster/ major Wisconsin event or overall decline in the U.S. economy)

Wei Wu Wei
03-02-2011, 02:21 PM
Why would the US economy decline? The Bush tax cuts have been in effect for a decade now. Obama has extended them.

Also the capital gains tax, the estate tax, and the corporate tax have all been lowered at the national level thanks to socialist Obama.

According to Republican doctrines we should be in economic heaven now. We have tax rates and an income inequality comparable to those in the 1920's, the economy should be fully booming right now.

Unless of course that's not about the economy and more about lining the wallets and portfolios of people with money who lobby congress? Noooo that could never be it! Sean Hannity told me so! and he's a Great American!

Apache
03-02-2011, 02:34 PM
Why would the US economy decline? The Bush tax cuts have been in effect for a decade now. Obama has extended them.

Also the capital gains tax, the estate tax, and the corporate tax have all been lowered at the national level thanks to socialist Obama.

According to Republican doctrines we should be in economic heaven now. We have tax rates and an income inequality comparable to those in the 1920's, the economy should be fully booming right now.

Unless of course that's not about the economy and more about lining the wallets and portfolios of people with money who lobby congress? Noooo that could never be it! Sean Hannity told me so! and he's a Great American!

Why do you even post here? You're not here to learn, and you SURE as hell can't teach. What is your purpose here?

lacarnut
03-02-2011, 02:38 PM
SO cutting taxes on the top 1%, lowering capital gains taxes and cutting the estate tax should all be creating jobs right?

Your boy Obama is anti-business. Egregious regulations, health care costs, new tax increases, cap and trade are not a recipe for creating jobs. dufus.

txradioguy
03-02-2011, 03:22 PM
Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei
SO cutting taxes on the top 1%, lowering capital gains taxes and cutting the estate tax should all be creating jobs right?

Yes. It's worked every time.

Tell me Wee Wee do you have any idea how much of the total tax burden for the U.S. the top 1% has?

NJCardFan
03-02-2011, 03:28 PM
Why would the US economy decline? The Bush tax cuts have been in effect for a decade now. Obama has extended them.

Also the capital gains tax, the estate tax, and the corporate tax have all been lowered at the national level thanks to socialist Obama.

According to Republican doctrines we should be in economic heaven now. We have tax rates and an income inequality comparable to those in the 1920's, the economy should be fully booming right now.

Unless of course that's not about the economy and more about lining the wallets and portfolios of people with money who lobby congress? Noooo that could never be it! Sean Hannity told me so! and he's a Great American!

Sooooo, your solution to jump start the economy is to take more money from individual earners? :rolleyes:

Wei Wu Wei
03-02-2011, 07:50 PM
Sooooo, your solution to jump start the economy is to take more money from individual earners? :rolleyes:

That's not what that post says. What it says is that everything Republicans are claiming will fix the economy has been done in the last decades.

1. Income tax cuts for the wealthy,
2. estate tax cuts for the wealthy,
3. cutting capital gains taxes for the wealthy (who have a much larger percentage of their income in the form of capital gains than middle class people)
4. cutting the corporate tax rate.

These have been done by the Bush and Obama administration.

If Republicans were correct, we would be having a BOOMING economy with jobs coming out the wazoo, but of course it's not happening. After a decade of this kind of economic policy we are were we are today (and were in a much worse place 2 years ago). unemployment rate is sky-high, the top income brackets have been doing extremely well showing a consistent increase in after-tax income.

People love to talk about "supply and demand" as if it's some sort of law of nature, but the moment republican tax policy comes up they forget that demand is crucial to job growth because business owners don't hire new employees unless they have to. they want to keep labor costs low.

If you just cut their taxes they aren't going to create jobs unless there is demand for their business. Business owners dont just get a tax cut and hire a dozen people to stand around with their thumbs up their asses, they hire people to do work because there is enough demand to warrant hiring.

The entire republican dogma is based on the idea that if wealthy people just have a little bit more money at the end of the day that they will just hire people for no reason. NO!

While extremely high tax rates can impede hiring, they have to be very high and even a glance at historical tax rates will show you that we have some of the lowest tax rates today than we have during the last century.

"oh but there's no jobs so the tax rates must not be low enough!" - NO! you could reduce taxes to 5% and in the end that's just more profits unless businesses have enough demand that they need to hire more people to keep up

I admit that too high tax rates can impede hiring, does any republican here admit that increased revenue alone isn't reason for a business to hire? Does any Republican here admit that it makes no financial sense to hire more employees unless you have corresponding increases in sales?

Rockntractor
03-02-2011, 07:53 PM
That's not what that post says. What it says is that everything Republicans are claiming will fix the economy has been done in the last decades.

1. Income tax cuts for the wealthy,
2. estate tax cuts for the wealthy,
3. cutting capital gains taxes for the wealthy (who have a much larger percentage of their income in the form of capital gains than middle class people)
4. cutting the corporate tax rate.

These have been done by the Bush and Obama administration.

If Republicans were correct, we would be having a BOOMING economy with jobs coming out the wazoo, but of course it's not happening. After a decade of this kind of economic policy we are were we are today (and were in a much worse place 2 years ago). unemployment rate is sky-high, the top income brackets have been doing extremely well showing a consistent increase in after-tax income.

People love to talk about "supply and demand" as if it's some sort of law of nature, but the moment republican tax policy comes up they forget that demand is crucial to job growth because business owners don't hire new employees unless they have to. they want to keep labor costs low.

If you just cut their taxes they aren't going to create jobs unless there is demand for their business. Business owners dont just get a tax cut and hire a dozen people to stand around with their thumbs up their asses, they hire people to do work because there is enough demand to warrant hiring.

The entire republican dogma is based on the idea that if wealthy people just have a little bit more money at the end of the day that they will just hire people for no reason. NO!

While extremely high tax rates can impede hiring, they have to be very high and even a glance at historical tax rates will show you that we have some of the lowest tax rates today than we have during the last century.

"oh but there's no jobs so the tax rates must not be low enough!" - NO! you could reduce taxes to 5% and in the end that's just more profits unless businesses have enough demand that they need to hire more people to keep up

I admit that too high tax rates can impede hiring, does any republican here admit that increased revenue alone isn't reason for a business to hire? Does any Republican here admit that it makes no financial sense to hire more employees unless you have corresponding increases in sales?
I guess all there is left for you to do is pack up and head to a socialist country with a booming economy like Greece.

Wei Wu Wei
03-02-2011, 08:01 PM
EDUCATION

• Cut $834 million in state K-12 education spending over the next two years.

• Phase out income requirements and eliminate enrollment cap for Milwaukee school choice program, and make schools across county eligible.

• No change in the "funding flaw" under which voucher expenses are deducted from Milwaukee's state aid, even though no aid is granted to Milwaukee for those voucher-school students.

• Remove the requirement that MPS teachers reside in Milwaukee.

• Eliminate the minimum 180-day requirement for public school calendars, a measure that could open the way for some districts to initiate four-day school weeks. Districts would continue to meet a minimum instructional hour requirement.

• Repeal the limit on the numbers of students who could use the state's open enrollment system to attend a virtual charter school in another district.

• Allow any four-year University of Wisconsin campus to sponsor an independent charter school.

• Require that charter school teachers need only a bachelor's degree to teach, rather than a teacher's license.

• Remove mandates that school districts employ reading specialists and only licensed nurses with bachelor's degrees; prepare indoor environmental quality plans; and require training on drug administration to be approved by the state Department of Public Instruction.



BUSINESS

• Completely exempt from state taxes capital gains stemming from long-term investments in Wisconsin businesses.

• Allow deferral of tax payments on any capital gain as long as the money is reinvested in a Wisconsin business. Estimated cost over the biennium: $36 million.

• Cut $46 million in business taxes over two years by allowing companies more liberal treatment of losses to offset tax bills.

• Provide $196 million in funding for the new Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. The partly private agency will replace the state Commerce Department and, Walker believes, will help make Wisconsin more business-friendly.


In 21st century America, during a time when there are new rising superpowers in the world (China), people think it's a good idea to gut public school funding, limit charter school access, so badly fuck up education that kids can only go to school 4 days a week, and force schools to hire unlicensed teachers? They say it is because the budget needs to be balanced, and in the exact same bill, they cut capital gains taxes?!

If you can read this and still think it is a good thing then we truley have no hope as a nation.

Rockntractor
03-02-2011, 08:06 PM
In 21st century America, during a time when there are new rising superpowers in the world (China), people think it's a good idea to gut public school funding, limit charter school access, so badly fuck up education that kids can only go to school 4 days a week, and force schools to hire unlicensed teachers? They say it is because the budget needs to be balanced, and in the exact same bill, they cut capital gains taxes?!

If you can read this and still think it is a good thing then we truley have no hope as a nation.

We're not worthy! Move to China.

fettpett
03-02-2011, 08:27 PM
In 21st century America, during a time when there are new rising superpowers in the world (China), people think it's a good idea to gut public school funding, limit charter school access, so badly fuck up education that kids can only go to school 4 days a week, and force schools to hire unlicensed teachers? They say it is because the budget needs to be balanced, and in the exact same bill, they cut capital gains taxes?!

If you can read this and still think it is a good thing then we truley have no hope as a nation.

wow...you are a complete idiot. He's not limiting Charter schools, he's LIFTING restrictions (do you not understand the word "Repeal"?). Lifting the requirement that kids be in school for a set number of days really isn't that big of a deal. My freshmen year we had a fire in my High school about a month before the school year started. we were delayed by a month from starting. but guess what? we didn't go to school any longer in the spring because they extended the school day by 15 mins (5 in the morning, 5 at night and took 5 mins from lunch). It had no effect on how well the teachers taught.

You couple the collective bargaining restrictions and increase in pension and health care monies that they are still protesting over with the founding cuts and they make up the money being cut.

They aren't making schools go to 4 days a week, they are giving schools the OPTION of only going 4 days as long as they meet the state required hours. It's called FLEXIBILITY.

so what that a Teacher at a Charter school only has to have a bachelor's degree to teach, what difference does it make? they have the same education as someone with a license.

lacarnut
03-02-2011, 09:33 PM
SO cutting taxes on the top 1%, lowering capital gains taxes and cutting the estate tax should all be creating jobs right?

Do you have a reading disability or just a liberal mental midget?

lacarnut
03-02-2011, 09:38 PM
owhat that a Teacher at a Charter school only has to have a bachelor's degree to teach, what difference does it make? they have the same education as someone with a license.

Dumb, dumb probably thinks that a teacher with 3 or 4 degrees makes them a better teacher. Just the opposite is true in my experience.