On his 100th day, Governor Scott Walker jokes, “Some days it seems like 100 years.”
Walker touts his accomplishments after being at the helm for 100 days. Among other things, Walker says the $3.6 billion deficit will be eliminated without passing the debt on to the next generation. “Overall we’ve been quite effective, I think, in pushing an agenda that shows when we say ‘Wisconsin is open for business’ it’s more than just a slogan; it’s more than just a bumper sticker or billboard, it’s a way of doing business.”
While on the Assembly floor Tuesday, Scott Suder (R-Abbotsford) touts the GOP agenda. He says they are balancing the biennium budget without raising taxes, raiding funds or relying on accounting gimmicks. However, State Representative Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) counters by saying Republicans are raiding funds despite having run their election campaigns on promises not to do so.
“This issue is you raided funds. It’s too bad you broke that promise. I’m hoping that after we saw the elections on Tuesday that you’ll quit walking off those planks for the governor. You know, if you walk off too many of those planks and pretty soon it’s going to be 20,000 leagues under the sea.”