Scott Walker’s Sham Savings Plan Creates Headlines, Not Savings

Jul 07, 2010

If Scott Walker Proposes Eliminating An Already Vacant Job, Will Anyone Hear?

MADISON — Even as his own County budget faces a $6 million budget shortfall after years of reckless budgeting, Scott Walker issued his latest sham plan: eliminating already vacant state jobs that aren’t funded, and will not create any new savings.

“Scott Walker needs some summer school math lessons. Eliminating jobs that are already vacant leads to zero savings. Scott Walker’s latest phony plan is nothing more than grandstanding,” said Mike Tate, Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. “But what’s really outrageous is that he still hasn’t said how he will pay for $2 billion in irresponsible tax cuts for the rich and big corporate fat cats when the state already faces a $2.3 billion deficit.”

Unlike Scott Walker’s phony plan to eliminate already vacant jobs, Tom Barrett has unveiled a detailed plan to Put Madison on a Diet, and create more than $1 billion in spending reductions every year while reforming the way state government works.