I watched the Governor’s news conference today. He tried to convince all of us what a horrible position we are in. He can say we are broke a million times and every time he does I think about the tax breaks he gave his cronies. What he really said were half truths and lies. I get that he is trying everything in his power to convince the citizens of Wisconsin that he is being truthful and trying to do what is best for Wisconsin. He comes across as a slick used car salesman.
I watched the Democrats’ response to the Governor’s news conference. I think they were genuine in their response. I listened to the Republicans attempt to bully the Democrats and realized that they were doing their best to stand up to them.
Walker says that the stimulus money was misappropriated. Where is his proof? I worked for the DOT and I know how careful everyone was for making sure about how the money was spent. I know that we let (this means to put out for bid) a billion dollars worth of contracts which is twice what we normally do in a year. We worked our asses off to get that money out to the contractors. I’m offended that he would accuse us of spending it unwisely or erroneously.
Walker said nothing new in his speech. He just spewed more of the same rhetoric. I saw Republicans yelling at Democrats because they weren’t getting their way. It is sad that adults who are supposed to be leaders act like bullies on the playground.