Friday, 3/20/15, Public Square

Minnesota’s Governor raised the minimum wage, signed an equal pay act, and raised taxes on the rich to fund K-12 schools and higher education. Minnesota now has the 5th highest job growth in the nation and median income is $8,000 higher than the national average.

By contrast, Governor Walker in the neighboring state of Wisconsin did the opposite: he gave the rich $2.1 billion in tax breaks, busted unions, and cut school funding more than any governor. Wisconsin now ranks 37th for job growth, median income is $800 below the national average, and the budget deficit is so large Walker has stopped making payments. 

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7 responses to “Friday, 3/20/15, Public Square

  1. But….but…Scott Walker is a fine upstanding and morally superior Evangelical Christian.

    Didn’t you get the memo that God sent out that Scottie is ‘the’ man?

  2. Asher Bob White

    Today’s post is the stuff that constitutes the basis for being well informed ,,, the kind of thing that “is educational” and should be what is taught in schools, fraternal/social clubs, churches and families. What is the “common good and the public interest”? This is it. Unfortunately, this is not the message from the “media”.

  3. G-Stir

    Do suppose forwarding this to George W Brownback , and his lackeys in the Kan Legislature would be futile? If they practice the kind of “Kansas Education” they preach, are they even literate??

  4. It’s really disgusting that Scott Walker is one of the leading candidates for the republican nomination for POTUS in the 2016 election. I don’t know when dumb and mean came into ‘vogue,’ but it makes me sick to my stomach.

    • Dumb came into vogue when Ronald Reagan actually tried to get ketchup classified as a vegetable for school lunches.

      Mean came into vogue when Nancy Reagan was in the White House. I’ve always thought Nancy looked like she is one mean little woman.