“Democrats are living in mortal fear” of the day this “huge” story is reported

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  1. Revmitchell

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    The New York Times. What is this, a tiny little paragraph? One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10 lines. National Briefing, Midwest. It’s page A14 of the New York Times today. Here’s the headline: “Wisconsin: Assembly Passes Governor’s Tax-Cut Plan — The Wisconsin Assembly has passed Gov. Scott Walker’s $504 million tax-cut plan. The chamber approved the bill on Tuesday by a vote of 61 to 35.” It wasn’t even close.

    “The Senate passed it earlier this month. Assembly approval sends the bill on to Mr. Walker for his signature. The governor wants to use a portion of the state’s projected $977 million surplus to pay for cuts in property and income taxes.”

    The solution to this country’s problems gets 10 lines in the New York Times. I’m amazed they even ran the story, but it gets 10 lines. I think this is one of the biggest and most under-commented on, including in conservative media, stories this year. This is simply huge, what Governor Walker has done.

    No matter how you look at this, A, let’s look at Wisconsin. One of the bluest of blue states. One of the bluest of the blue universities. One of the headquarter states for malcontent state unions. One of the headquarter states for malcontent Democrat Party union activism. They did everything they could not just to destroy Walker’s political career; they tried to destroy his reputation and his political life. They attempted to recall him a couple of times. The Democrats in the Senate walked out.

    He persevered. He overcame. He dominated, and he won. And in the bluest of blue states unemployment is around 3.5%. The schools have been reformed and so the unions do not control every aspect of it now. There is a surplus of nearly a billion dollars in this economy. There’s no oil fracking going on there like there is next door in the Dakotas. There is a near $1 billion surplus and he’s returning half of that to the residents of the state in the form of a property tax cut and income tax cut, and it rates 10 lines in the New York Times.

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  2. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    He's getting a little carried away. The Wisconsin State Assembly is 60-39 in favor of the Republicans. Only four Democrats voted for the budget, three Republicans against, and three representatives absent. Not that huge a story, nor is it indicative of any great groundswell toward the center by the Democrats. Unfortunately.
     
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  3. InTheLight

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    Agreed. It's not the "bluest of blue states". Democratic presidential candidates have garnered more than 50% of the vote only three times since 1964. There has been only two terms with democratic governors since 1984. Page A14 in the NYT is about where this story belongs. I do agree that Scott Walker has been to hell and back in Wisconsin and has done a fantastic job.

    Now, here in Minnesota, we are one of the bluer than blue states. The state house, state senate, and governor are all controlled by Democrats. Like Wisconsin, because of budget surpluses, they are voting on a $432 Million tax cut today. Should this be big news in the New York Times? No.
     

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