WAUKESHA, Wis. – June 2, 2010 – Scott Walker’s own proposed budgets increased government spending at a faster rate than Governor Jim Doyle. Both Walker and Governor Doyle proposed budgets from 2003-2010 and Walker proposed increasing spending by 29% more than Governor Doyle....“Over the last decade Republican politicians spent too much and strayed from our core conservative values of limited government,” Neumann stated. “I’m running because I’m a conservative who believes government spending is out of control. We must stand strong for cutting wasteful government spending and smaller government.”
FACT: It appears that Mark Neumann is using the same cooked up numbers from the bloggers at One Wisconsin Now for a “comparison.” What Neumann has conveniently left out, is that Scott had the foresight to take advantage of one-time, low interest federal government Build America Bonds by proposing three years of building in one – a move that saved the tax payers $3 million dollars. Without these bonds Scott’s 2010 capital budget reduces spending by 4.9%. Voters are smart enough to look at the hundreds of millions of dollars Scott has saved for the taxpayers, instead of listening to the rhetoric and skewed numbers coming from the Neumann campaign and One Wisconsin Now.
FACT: Mark Neumann has opposed capping property taxes, WPRI interview June 22, 2009.