Musings from a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack.
Give Tony Evers begrudging credit. Wisconsin’s Democrat(ic) governor can throw long. His budget would:
- Increase total state spending by 9.5% to $91 Billion!
- Suck dry the rainy day fund! Empowering the City of Madison to levy sales tax of 5 cents on the dollar ($1,500 on a typical new car)! (On top of the county and state sales taxes!)
- Pay in-state tuition for illegal aliens!!!
- Stuff “equity” re-education officers into every state agency. Throw another $50 million at private employer equity czars.
- Force unwilling workers to join a union.
- Increase the minimum wage to $10.15.
- Reduce juvenile detention for “minor” offenses.
What would liberal Christmas be without rescinding Act 10! Not going to happen, which is why it cost nothing for Jah Tony to submit that request to the Make A Wish Foundation. The only thing Tony forgot to ask for was A BRAND NEW CAR and a Trip to Disney World!
Makes legalizing weed almost mainstream. Sell it, tax it, and fund the rehab centers with the tax revenue.
Blaska Werkes does endorse one Evers initiative: replace Lincoln Hills juvenile prison with smaller, county-run hoosegows. Price tag: $18 million. We still say, convert a portion of the Oscar Mayer plant into an industrial arts/ farm/ pre-college center for juvenile delinquents. (When is the last time you heard that term?) See “Work and learn at Anisa Scott Prep.”
Anyone watch the Biden lovefest?
At Milwaukee’s beautiful Pabst theater last night 02-16-21 on CNN? Bill Richardson comments:
A careful invitation-only controlled “ town hall” with President Biden in Milwaukee. Keystone pipeline, frozen windmills blackouts, immigration changes that will explode illegal entries, the “ science” dictating opening the schools? None of these topics came up. Huh? Why would that be so?
Babylon Bee replies: “Adorable picture of Biden picking up his dog’s poop is just what America needs right now.”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: What was missing from Tony’s State of the State? HINT: How about REOPEN THE X*!!♠∑¤!! SCHOOLS!