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Rep. Barca Responds to GOP Finance Co-Chairs’ Attacks

"It almost appears as if Republicans are putting together a Nixon-style enemies list for anyone who dares to disagree with their agenda."

By - Feb 19th, 2015 01:34 pm

MADISON – This week Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette) and Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) accused UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank of “bringing Washington politics to Madison” for daring to suggest that there could be negative effects associated with the Republicans’ proposed $300 million budget cut to the University of Wisconsin System.

In response, Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca released the following statement:

“It almost appears as if Republicans are putting together a Nixon-style enemies list for anyone who dares to disagree with their agenda. As a result, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, our non-partisan elections watchdog, the co-owner of the Bucks and our university system have all been targeted by Republicans in recent months. It also makes you wonder who might be next.

“The reality is that the Republicans won’t accept anyone telling them the truth – that their policies have been destructive to our economy, our students and our communities. If Republicans spent more time finding solutions to the $2.2 billion structural deficit they created – and less time attacking our world-class institutions and the individuals who lead them – maybe our state would not be lagging in jobs, personal income and other priorities important to the people of Wisconsin.”

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One thought on “Rep. Barca Responds to GOP Finance Co-Chairs’ Attacks”

  1. Paul says:

    Does Barca realize that $2.2 billion deficit was $3.6 billion when Walker took over?

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