Now, here we are, four years later, and Wisconsin has an almost identical budget deficit as when he came into office. We're broke... Again! Accept, this time Wisconsin's budget deficit isn't because of a Great Recession brought on by Walker's banker friends. Nope, this time it's 100% Walker's fault.
Walker likes to use shopping at Kohl's to illustrate the old saw that cutting taxes will actually increase tax revenues. You see, he says, 100 sales at a low profit margin is better than 10 sales at high profit margin and taxes are exactly the same way. Except, when they're not.
The reality is that when you cut taxes, especially when it disproportionately benefits the super-wealthy, revenues are going to go down.
Yes, everyone agrees that taxing at 80% or higher would put a damper on incentives to earn money and tax revenue would go down, but this is a strawman argument to a situation that doesn't exist. Currently the effective tax rate of the super wealthy is less than 20% and their incomes at are at a historic high.
So, here we are again. This time, Walker is using it as an excuse to fire half of the scientists at the Department of Natural Resources... on Earth Day, no less.
Nevermind that the founder of Earth Day was former Wisconsin Governor and Senator, Gaylord Nelson. Or that the idea of having science-based government is the Wisconsin Idea... which... of course, he also literally tried to delete out of the Wisconsin statutes.
But, the fringe right wing that votes in the Republican primaries will like it and that's what its all about in Walkerland.