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In Wisconsin it is a big deal when Walker is pushing a bill that will reduce property taxes by $100,000 million dollars!

"We are returning $100 million to working families with a property tax cut because that's who the money belongs to,” said Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, in a statement after the bill was approved by the state Senate earlier this week.Statewide, the tax cut — which is being delivered via increased public school aids — works out to about 8.8 cents per $1,000 of value, according to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau. "

When you figure it all out, the savings to taxpayers isn't worth the cost of paper and newsprint that it takes to enact and define the law. It is little more than Walker creating another powerful political sound bite to form a  "Walker lowers property taxes" headline.

The real headline should be:

The Walker, Tea party just screwed America

The property tax cut in the Wisconsin news today, doesn't amount to drop in a rain storm when compared to what the Walker-tea-party insanity has cost every American in the past week.

Government Shutdown Cost $24 Billion, Standard & Poor's Says

Luke Johnson Huffington Post  October 16

WASHINGTON -- The government shutdown has taken at least $24 billion out of the United States economy, the financial ratings agency Standard & Poor's said Wednesday.

Pictured left to right in the photo are Representative Paul  Ryan, Rep. Sean Duffy, and Senator Ron Johnson. They all voted "no" to raising the debt ceiling and opening the government. Republican Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner, Tom Petri joined in the "no" vote but are not pictured.

What did you lose?

While Walker is out front creating headlines that will save property owners the cost of a one topping pizza, Ryan, Duffy, Sensenbrenner, Petri, and Johnson voted to put the future of your children at grave risk.

It is impossible for the average Wisconsinite to get a hold on a figure like the 24 billion dollar figure that has been robbed from the country through the tea party's last stand. At the bottom of the photo is an illustration to help get a hold of how much just one billion dollars is. One billion is the amount of all of the power ball winners for all of 2007. That is one billion dollars. The tea party goof balls just cost a whole 24 times more than that, and they voted to continue to rack up that loss to an even higher figure. Isn't this loss above and beyond any ideological threat posed by a health care law? How does it make any sense hold the economy hostage to lower the debt, when the very act is raising the debt weekly, hourly, and daily by millions and billions of dollars? Is this not insanity?

Meanwhile we are to pat tea-party-Walker on the back for saving property owners a few cents? This is news when the tea-party-Walker padres just cost the same property owners umpteen times as much?

Please return leaders to the Congress who can compromise and accomplish the work of the people. Remember the names of the crazies and vote them out of office before they bring the country, the constitution, and the economy down and your children's future with it.

Originally posted to on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 08:44 AM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive.

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