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October 24, 2014, from The Journal Times:
However, what The Journal Times and local Republican Robin “BOSS” Vos failed to mention was that Gateway Technical College would use that tax-shifting to:
1. Increase spending by 3% in their 2015 Budget.
2013-2014 Spending = $86,664,000
2014-2015 Spending = $88,466,000
2. Have their unelected Board borrow $10,000,000 without a referendum by issuing General Obligation Bonds, thus adding to their debt service and taxpayer expenses.
Since Act 145 was signed into law on March 24, 2014 by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Gateway Technical College’s unelected board has issued 3 General Obligation Bonds for a total of $10,000,000 without a referendum.
3. By lowering Gateway’s debt, Robin Vos enabled them to pull an end-around Wisconsin State Statute 67.03(9) , for Bryan Albrecht’s future planned expansion because property values have continued to decline in the District:
WI Stat 67.03 (9): For any technical college district, the bonded indebtedness for the purpose of purchasing school sites and the construction and equipping of school buildings may not exceed 2% of the value of its taxable property as equalized for state purposes.
Item 1: Straight from Gateway Technical College Budget:
2013- 2014 Gateway Budget:
2014-2015 Gateway Budget:
Item 2: Straight from Moody’s:
The Unelected Robber-Barons of Gateway Technical College thank District Taxpayers for accepting their role as Mushrooms – being kept in the dark, being fed Bullshit, and passively accepting it.
That’s $46,1000,000 since 2/17/2011, (3 years!) being borrowed by Gateway Technical College’s unelected Robber-Baron Board. Why did State Representative Robin Vos just enable Gateway to borrow more, increase spending, and further burden Wisconsin Businesses and Taxpayers? And where were the referendums? That’s right! There were none!
Except for the failed April 1, 2014 Gateway referendum which asked for $49M.
Item 3: From the Wisconsin State Statutes:
Which brings into play the Ratchet Effect – from Charles Hughes Smith Of Two Minds:
And now that the 2014 election is over, and Republican Governor Scott Walker and State Representative Robin Vos were reelected, the truth was finally revealed! WHOOPS!
Now that the Wisconsin 2014 election is safely over….
From The Cap Times, November 21, 2014:
Projected state revenues will fall $2.2 billion short of what state agencies have requested for the 2015-17 budget, Gov. Scott Walker’s administration reported Thursday.
Where Democrats see a “staggering” deficit in the Department of Administration’s budget memo, Republicans see “positive indicators” of Wisconsin’s economy recovery.
Agencies will not receive all the funding they ask for, which means the shortfall won’t be exactly what’s shown in the November report. But the current estimate also does not account for income and property tax cuts promised by Walker for the next budget.
And from Econbrowser:
And While Governor Scott Walker, prior to his re-election, bragged about cutting taxes and opening Wisconsin for Business, now that he is safely re-elected, it’s another WHOOPS!
November 15,2014, from The Wisconsin State Journal:
Drivers in Wisconsin would have to pay an additional $751 million in taxes and fees over the next two years if a new transportation budget request is approved.
Faced with a looming budget shortfall, the state Department of Transportation wants to create a fee for new cars, increase fees on electric and hybrid vehicles, raise taxes on diesel fuel and add a new variable gas tax.
The transportation department’s 2015-17 budget request submitted late Friday also calls for an increase in the use of the state’s general fund revenue. It came just over a week after Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who touted tax cuts on the campaign trail, won re-election.
While State Representative Robin Vos threatened to not fund a new Bucks Arena with public money because the owner met with Barack Obama. However “BOSS” Vos did add that funding to the tune of $150,000,000 in G.O. Bonds may be possible since the taxes that the Players currently pay $10.7M in jock taxes which would cover the bond expenses. But what Robin Vos failed to mention is that moving that $10.7M to debt service would leave a $10.7M hole in the general fund and those taxes would be placed on the backs of Wisconsin working families (many who can’t even dream of affording to attend a Bucks game – much less want to attend a Bucks game) and Businesses.
THAT’S JUST WRONG!
November 14, 2014, from The Journal Times:
ROCHESTER — After making headlines this week in the debate over a new Milwaukee Bucks arena, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Friday released a report showing a possible path forward for state support.
The Legislative Fiscal Bureau report showed that NBA players paid $10.7 million in income taxes to the state in 2012. That money, also called a “jock tax,” could support $150 million in state general obligation bonds for the new arena, the agency said in its report to Vos.
“This is one viable option that the Legislature could consider,” said Vos, R-Rochester, in a statement.
Vos found himself in the middle of the arena debate this week after comments he made about Lasry.
Lasry, a longtime Democratic donor, greeted President Barack Obama in Milwaukee last month, which Vos said “probably wasn’t the wisest decision” with the Bucks seeking public money and Republicans in control of state government.
“It makes it harder for me to sell to our caucus,” Vos said on WISN’s “Up Front with Mike Gousha.” “They’ve got to be a lot smarter with their technique.”
So with Wisconsin on the path to a “coming soon to you” $2.2 Billion + economic disaster under Governor “Wrong Way” Walker, in the ironies of irony, State Representative Robin “BOSS” Vos attacks political opportunist and Democrat Racine Mayor John Dickert for engaging in the same political deception, tricks, and treachery:
October 29, 2014, from The Journal Times:
RACINE — State Rep. Robin Vos is asking for details about a city plan to use borrowed funds to pay for $550,000 in engineering department wages next year, and raising concerns that the proposal might violate the state’s property tax cap law.
In a letter sent to Mayor John Dickert on Wednesday, Vos, a Republican from Rochester and the Assembly Speaker, wrote that the proposal appears to “skirt levy limit regulations.”
“As you know, state statutes authorize bonding for capital projects, including associated design costs,” the letter states. “Based on your proposed budget, it is not readily apparent to me how the city plans to make this transfer and remain in compliance with state law.”
The letter from WI State Representative (R) Robin “BOSS” Vos to Racine Mayor (D) John Dickert is below:
And Racine Mayor (D) John Dickert’s Reply, which basically states that; Who cares if it hurts Wisconsin Working Families and Businesses or that it may be against the law – Wisconsin Republicans and Wisconsin Democrats are both doing it and Wisconsin taxpayers are only dumb Cows to be milked and bilked.
And so the Cognitive Dissonance rages in Wisconsin as the (R) Fascists argue with the (D) Socialists and Wisconsin continues to slide towards economic ruin. Have you had enough of the lies, cheating, stealing by the Wisconsin Republicans and Democrats yet? There is not an ounce of difference between them – except for how they plan to economically destroy Wisconsin! It’s killing Wisconsin’s Working Families and Businesses.
From Against Crony Capitalism:
Most people who read this website probably know where we land on this question. The two ideologies have the same father and are not really that different from one another. Both are collectivist dreams. Both venerate the state over the individual. Both are obsessed with works projects and managing the economy. Both see the ends as justifying the means.
And yet by some bizarre accident (actually it’s not really that much of an accident) of history fascism has somehow become associated with the “Right” and socialism with the “Left.” Part of the problem is that the terms “Right” and “Left” don’t really make much sense. There are those who are for more statism and there are those who are for less statism. Both Nazis and Communists are for ever more power to the state. Those with a classically liberal drift are on the other end of the political spectrum (assuming we want to be intellectually honest).
Steely Dan – Chain Lightning: Watch the video images as you listen to the audio.
“Chain Lightning” by Steely Dan off “Katy Lied” featuring Wilhelm Reich’s “The Mass Psychology of Fascism” in poster form as preformed by The extraordinary New York Surveillance Camera Players a combination theater and protest performance group that performs to the surveillance cameras. Photos of include Stalin*, Nixon, Bush and Clintons.
According to a group member, a liberal estimate of the number of surveillance cameras in operation in Manhattan is now more than 10,000. This pales in comparison to London, the city with the highest concentration of surveillance cameras, where it is estimated there are 10,000 cameras in operation in London’s financial district alone.
The location of surveillance cameras is noticeably peculiar considering their perceived purpose of crime prevention. Cameras are installed in predominantly rich zones of the city and markedly not in zones where there is high crime (the predominantly poorer zones). Cameras are also installed predominantly in crowded thoroughfares rather than in back alleys. Cameras are frequently installed within private property (though technically legal) but are obviously directed at monitoring public space.
*Josef Stalin, once said, “If I could control the medium of the American motion picture, I would need nothing else to convert the entire world to communism.”
Most people know that jazz and swing were immediately banned upon Hitler’s ascension to power in 1933. Swing represented the decadent society of America, while jazz threatened the racial purity of the Aryan race. A deep-rooted anti-Semitism underlay these attitudes: Swing was one component of modernism (“the refuse of a rotting society”); and jazz was being used by the Jews to corrupt the Aryan race through “musical race defilement.” Music at the home front had to conform to the traditionalist tastes of Hitler and the Nazi elite, but when it came to propaganda aimed at foreign countries, swing and jazz seemed the perfect bait. Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels was always sensitive to the enormous influence of the radio, which he viewed as second only to the press as the “most effective weapon in our struggle for existence.”
- Krikus review of “Hitler’s Airwaves: The Inside Story of Nazi Radio Broadcasting and Propaganda Swing” by Horst J. P. Bergmeier (Author), Rainer E. Lotz (Author)
Democrat (Socialist) Jim Doyle was bad - Republican (FASCIST) Scott Walker is worse! Democrat (SOCIALIST/COMMUNIST) Mary Burke would have been complete disaster! It’s time for a CHANGE that matters.