Governor Walker’s Budget Bends Over Backwards To Please Tea Party Extremists

Focuses On Short-Term Fixes For Special Interests At Behest Of The Middle Class

MADISON – We Are Wisconsin Executive Director Kristen Crowell released the following statement following Governor Scott Walker’s budget address to both houses of the State Legislature.

“Last night Governor Walker cast aside the best interests of struggling Wisconsinites in favor of an extremist agenda aimed solely at furthering his own national profile in advance of a 2016 Presidential run” said Kristen Crowell, We Are Wisconsin Executive Director.

“From rejecting federal expansion of the Medicaid program, resulting in higher costs while fewer people gain access to health care services, to increasing funding for unaccountable private school voucher programs, Governor Walker has yet again put politics and his own personal ambitions ahead of the people of Wisconsin” continued Crowell.

“Wisconsin needs a balanced approach and long-term strategies to grow and sustain our economy. Wisconsinites are calling out for reinstating funding for programs slashed in 2011 like public education and health care, not special interest giveaways and tax cuts for the rich that only serve to build up the Governor’s national prominence” concluded Crowell.