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Joe Heller

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  1. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 3 years ago

    I hope Wisconsin is using the new surplus to pay any/all debts. I wish Illinois could achieve the same budget surplus but it would take a very long time to pay the unbelievable debt in the “state of Chicago”…..and there doesn’t seem to be any reform of government worker pensions in sight. Democrats and Unions have bankrupted most of the “Blue States”….

  2. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, over 3 years ago

    according to republicans, a budget surplus means the government is stealing from the people.

  3. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 3 years ago

    I just found a very interesting article "State “Recovery” is Figment of Blue Imagination" at this url=
    http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2013/06/01/recovery-is-figment-of-blue-imagination/
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    NYT (Daniel Lippman) reports…many of the budget surpluses being ballyhooed are far weaker than announced…”
    .."as much of the “extra” cash has already been claimed by unfunded health care and pension costs."
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    “California, for example….expects a surplus of $1.2-4.4 Billion this year….the state’s teachers pension fund is owed $4.5 Bilolion in unpaid promises….”
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    the GOP is not the party of state government unions ….
    it is the Democrat controlled states that are the leaders in bankruptcy and unfunded promises. I know from living 80 years in Illinois that state pensions are the biggest reason for this state’s bankruptcy. We GOP voters did not vote for giving state unions their promised featherbeds.

  4. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “they’ll spend any surplus and take you back into debt”
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    Yes! Just like they did back in 2000! Those damned ‘taxocrats’ came in, and spent our national surplus until we were in debt again! That’s what those Dems did! Wait, that was the Dems, right???….

  5. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, over 3 years ago

    ^yes, it was that damn liberal democrat Ronald Reagan, who turned the good ole’ US of A from the worlds largest creditor nation to the worlds largest debtor nation.

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