Governor Walker is willing to layoff state workers to pay for his tax cuts for the rich. Entitlements are not to blame in Wisconsin. Governor Walker came in and gave away $142 million to the rich in tax breaks, according to the Senators who left the state for Illinois (see below), but then he complained he doesn't have enough money and needs to take money from the working class to give to the rich. As of January 31, 2011, Wisconsin's budget was balanced and it had no financial crisis. Following that, Governor Walker passed over $140 million in special interest legislation - from what I have read - $25 million to add to a "job creation" fund which hadn't spent the first $73 million still sitting in it; $48 million for health savings accounts for persons with incomes over $139,000/annual who were using them primarily as tax shelters and did not withdraw money for health expenses; and a $67 million tax shift scheme. Governor Walker now claims the state of Wisconsin has $137 million budget shortfall, which is $3 million under the $140 million he spent. Until Walker came in to office, there was no budget crisis in the state of Wisconsin. There may be some other areas where the budget needs cutting to balance it, but these cuts for the rich seem to be underreported in the news.

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