Tuesday, June 14, 2011

WI fake democrats cost taxpayers $400K

Wisconsin GOP senators are going to cost taxpayers at least $400,000 when they run fake Democratic candidates to buy time on their recall elections. These are the same senators who claimed ending collective bargaining rights for government workers was about the budget (which it was not) and claimed to be concerned about spending. They are clearly not concerned about spending to save their political careers. From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:
Election clerks estimate the cost of a Democratic primary in the districts of the recalled GOP lawmakers as follows: Sen. Rob Cowles of Allouez, $86,000; Sen. Alberta Darling of River Hills, $69,700; Sen. Sheila Harsdorf of River Falls, $27,000; Sen. Randy Hopper of Fond du Lac, $84,200; Sen. Dan Kapanke of LaCrosse, $101,000; and Sen. Luther Olsen of Ripon, $60,200.
Those are only partial figures. Two counties in Harsdorf's district, two counties in Olsen's district and one county in Kapanke's district did not provide estimates. The figures also do not include the costs for some of the municipalities within those counties.
Six GOP recall elections were scheduled for July 12, but could be postponed to August 9 if fake Democrats run, making the July 12 date the primary.

There are only 202 days left to recall Koch whore Gov. Scott Walker!