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Governor, legislature failed to pass responsible budget Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

I believe John Huebscher’s State Budget 2009 article was politically motivated and does not belong on the pages of the Catholic Herald. The positive attitude this article bestows on the Democrats who control the governor’s office and legislature I also believe is unwarranted.

They are not controlling spending at all. If not for the stimulus money coming in, this budget would have somewhere in the neighborhood of a $2.2 billion deficit that will need to be managed again in two years. This administration has just prolonged the problem.

We need a balanced budget now, and they failed the citizens of Wisconsin for not doing this. Meeting a deadline with a garbage budget and then applauding them in my religious newspaper is irresponsible journalism at its finest.

Jeffrey Gibbons, Albany

 
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