What to do with that state surplus!

Man on the Street interview

Republicans under Gov. Scott Walker crafted a balanced budget that cut taxes and encouraged economic development. That prudence is paying off with a $2.6 Billion surplus. The Policy Werkes told our unpaid intern to hit the hot pavement of Madison WI to ask the usual assortment of idiots and malcontents:

What should the state do with all that money?

Satya Kemble

“Pardon my guilty white skin! Reparations to atone for this racist evil country. More free money! Abolish work!”


“Tax collector, he’s got  lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll’s eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn’t seem to be livin’… until he bites ya.”

Tony Nevers

“Blow it all on new spending to create more government dependance and new Democrat constituencies.”

Free on Bail

“Hand it over. Watch and smart phone, too. And get out of the driver’s seat. This isn’t a stick, is it?”

Token Republican

“Then why am I being sentenced for tax evasion? To hell with Defund the Police! Defund the government!”

Ransom E. Ware

“Deposit the $2.6 billion in Bitcoin to my account or I will encrypt the entire State of WI — every road, jail cell, campsite, and outhouse.”

What would YOU do with the surplus?

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5 Responses to What to do with that state surplus!

  1. sentient7 says:

    two expenditures:
    1. build boat landings to each Wisconsin lake over 100 acres so that the boating public could access THEIR waters. Currently, citizens are denied access on at least 800 lakes which we ALL own.
    2. Remove discrimination from the Sr. Pharmacy Benefit program that now excludes many Sr’s by income levels. Too many heart medicines are outrageous in price. We are not equal before this state law. Remove Discrimination and financial bigotry.


  2. old baldy says:

    I would go down to 40 acres for public boat landings.


  3. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    I’ve never been good at math, so I’ll let someone else come up with the exact sum. How much of the $2.6 billion would each WI resident 18 years or older get in the form of a tax rebate?


  4. One eye says:

    High speed rail!

    Just kidding …. but just watch others will say it with a straight face.


  5. Bill says:

    I’ll tell you what to do: Incentivize those who are willing to work by giving the money to them. Those who are not working but are able to work should not see a penny of the surplus. This State should have a declaration of truth that those who work hard should be the ones who benefit when times are good.

    In olden times, when the sowers would sow and the reapers would reap, when the grape growers would plant, the laborers would prune, the harvesters would harvest, the grape crushers would crush the grapes, the fermentors would ferment the wine and then and only then it would be drank by those who did the work to make all of that happen.

    I work many long hours with my hands to make a living. On top of that I volunteer my time to worthy causes. Sucks to see so many just sitting there, who are able to work yet get a living on the government dollar when I have to work. Been working since I was a kid and am now in my 60’s. Yet, I feel better off than I would if I was just sucking off the government tit.

    At least I am a MAN.

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