Revisions/extensions (5:36 pm 10/23/2007) – Upon reflection, and a bit of a “nudge” from Jib, I’ve taken out a cheap shot on those of you north of Hwy. 10. I apologize for that.
I knew about the fees that shocked, SHOCKED the folks at 4th and State, which never really disappeared from any of the budgets. I am not even really surprised that outstate Wisconsin is getting yet another 4-lane bypass that is not needed in the form of Highway 23 in Fond du Lac County (I do believe I said, “Gotta keep on building those 4-lane bypasses of every
Podunk last north-Wisconsin town.” However, Christian Schneider delved in and found all sorts of “small-time” pork. Some of my “favorites”:
Short Course to Introduce Chinese Students to the Wisconsin Idea (p. 85) – What, the ChiComs don’t already know all about taxing and spending to death?
The Film Production Tax Credit for $1,000,000 (p. 113) – Ever since they took the stubs off the ends of the Hoan Bridge, Wisconsin hasn’t been on Hollywood’s radar screen. I mean, Scott Walker couldn’t even get them in to blow up the whaling wall.
$250,000 grant to the Painters and Allied Trades District Council 7 of the AFL-CIO for “training” (p. 447) – So that’s how Craps refunds his campaign contributors. Paging Mr. Biskupic. Paging US Attorney Steve Biskupic. Since that particular local is in New Berlin, and AG Kathleen Fal…er, JB Van Hollen won’t dig into anything related to Craps, you may as well go out with a bang.
Again, everybody who votes for this abomination of a budget need to be replaced forthwith.