JFC economic development briefings briefly gave me hope, and then not so much
"If voters in Iowa think our federal deficit is too high, just imagine what Governor Walker and his economic team in Wisconsin will do to it!"
MADISON – Today, the Joint Committee on Finance held its third and final day of briefings from handpicked Walker administration agency heads, including the Department of Revenue, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and the Department of Financial Institutions. After hearing from Walker’s economic team, ranking Assembly Democratic committee member Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) released the following statement:
“Governor ’s presidential bid gave me brief hope for what it means to Wisconsin. After all, wouldn’t a man who wants to be President of the United States of America want to turn his sluggish economy around before abandoning home for presidential primary states? Surely Governor Walker wouldn’t want to run on a platform of balancing a $2.2 billion deficit that he himself created by cutting education, cutting the UW system and exorbitant bonding to pay for Wisconsin’s major transportation projects while failing to create the jobs he promised.
“Even though Governor Walker can’t admit it to the primary voters in Iowa, I hoped his economic team would recognize that economic opportunities and prosperity for Wisconsinites doesn’t come from cuts and borrowing, but rather through investment and growth. If voters in Iowa think our federal deficit is too high, just imagine what Governor Walker and his economic team in Wisconsin will do to it!”