09 March 2009
Last Updated on 24 February 2011
Scott Walker on Tax Cuts, Early Release
By Walker Weekly
Scott Walker - Willing to Answer the Tough Questions
Scott Walker recently sat down with one of the toughest interviewers in Wisconsin, Mike Gousha. Highlights of his interview include:
· His proposal to use the stimulus money to cut property taxes and suspend the state sales tax for the remainder of the year.
· A critique of Democrat Governor Jim Doyle's budget proposal
· A breakdown of his "Blueprint for Economic Prosperity"
Catch and Release - good for fishing, bad for public safety
If you assumed that Governor Doyle found a way to pay for public safety with his $2 billion tax increase - you assumed wrong. Doyle has proposed a repeal of Wisconsin's tough Truth-in-Sentencing law, which requires convicts to serve their entire prison sentence. Scott co-authored Wisconsin's Truth-in-Sentencing initiative and worked to pass it into law in 1999.
If Doyle succeeds, up to 3,000 criminals, including convicted drunk drivers and drug offenders, would be released back into the streets and our neighborhoods. That's why Scott sent a letter to Democrat and Republican District Attorneys and Sheriffs across Wisconsin asking them to join him in fighting Doyle's attempt to repeal this important public safety law.
Winnebago County D.A. Christian Gossett criticized Doyle's repeal, calling it "absolutely ridiculous" and "a disingenuous and dangerous way to cut money from the budget." Winnebago County Judge Barbara Key was quoted saying that the result of Doyle's proposal "will probably be an increase in offenses because offenders are getting out sooner."