By Aaron M. Rodriguez
Scot Ross, executive direction of "One Wisconsin Now", wrote an article entitled, "Legislative Republicans AWOL on state budget fix". Why should anyone take Scot Ross seriously if his very first sentence is self-discrediting? The first sentence not only discredited Scot Ross, but Ross' website (One Wisconsin) as well. Here is the first sentence used by Scot Ross:
To dig us out of the historic economic crisis in Wisconsin, caused by disastrous policies of the Bush administration, our state legislators needed to come together.
Whoa!!! Big bad President Bush caused Wisconsin's budget crisis? Hey, Scot Ross, then why aren't Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Arkansas, Nebraska, West Virgina not doing that bad in terms of deficit per capita?
The reason why Wisconsin has the worst state deficit per capita has little to do with our current recession, but everything to do with Democrat spending. Scot Ross knows full well that Republicans are better off keeping their distance from radical Democrats while criticizing the budget proposal than meeting with Democrats that don't care about Republican input anyway.
So Scot Ross, keep your blinders on; you look much more fashionable with them.