Reader bemoans Repubican wrecking crew
In early 2011, Gov. Scott Walker took over Madison and the wrecking crew took over the Legislature and the decree went out: Eliminate public employee unions, reduce public employees’ income by 8.6 percent, and slash the public education budget.
School administrators across the state eliminated positions in order to cover their expenses. This caused Wisconsin to lose many qualified teachers.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has lost its authority to protect our state lands, due to legislative action and changes in policy, which has been advantageous to certain commercial interests.
Some property owners may have saved a couple of dollars a month, but I wonder if it’s worth it when we have denied our children a first-rate education to serve business interests.
Our executive branch and the entire Legislature have proven that they are unable to manage the affairs of state here in Wisconsin. It is obvious that changes need to be made so Wisconsin can once again be run by sensible and thoughtful lawmakers.
Where is the gain, folks? The state still has a deficit, but it’s hidden with borrowed money.
Why can’t we have a fair tax system, where everyone pays their fair share, instead of shifting more of the burden onto people who are working for poverty level wages. Under the current state government, it is inevitable that our esteemed political representatives will have lowered all wages in Wisconsin, while neighboring states have rising wage levels.