You have to remember that Wisconsin had a boatload of government sector employees – and Walker has begun culling the herd – and those employees are expensive. Baby steps – just like what it will take at the federal level.
We just might deserve it, I am sad to say. Too many of us anyway.
"Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people. When the people give way, their deceivers, betrayers, and destroyers press upon them so fast, that there is no resisting afterwards. The nature of the encroachment upon the American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching. Like a cancer, it eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited, and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity, and frugality, become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole society. " -- John Adams, Novanglus Letters, 1774
Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature…. If the next centennial does not find us a great nation … it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do
We reelected Oblamo (6 months AFTER the events in Benghazi) despite everything that we American’s knew about this administration including a list of scandals that would take about 27 pages to post. We reelected him despite the fact that he may very well go down simultaneously as the most corrupt, inept, oppressive, intrusive president in American history! We reelected him, and you ask this? Yes, we really do deserve this!
 February 28, 2015 at 10:22am
What, nobody or nothing blamed for this death? Will be waiting for the other shoe to drop.
 February 27, 2015 at 9:35pm
Groundhog’s Day part 1000.
 February 27, 2015 at 8:20pm
This is nothing more than the usual dog-n-pony show. It’ll eventually pass, with very little given up by the leftists.
It continues to baffle me why this continues to be news; it’s insanity – the same old, tired, bankrupt crap time and time again, yet the lemmings buy into it. I don’t get it, but then again, I seriously don’t understand people these days.
You don't understand it because you are not corrupt. I don't understand how American citizens allow our employees in Washington to continue to place American citizen's lives in danger and bankrupt America. I say, go to Washington and excuse all our employees and their staffs and send them all home. Replace with outstanding military leaders until we reconstitute the Republic; and I mean Republic. We are smart and capable and know Washington cannot be fixed, only reconstituted.
 February 27, 2015 at 6:10pm
I can’t believe anybody over the age of 30 still buys this shutdown nonsense. It obviously does not matter one way or the other.
 February 27, 2015 at 6:08pm
Color me impressed.
Normally, “the-ends-justify-the-means” ideology trumps any type of rational or reasonable behavior for these nut jobs. It must have been a real doozy in this case.
 February 27, 2015 at 6:05pm
The harbinger of our not-too-distant future.
Gitcha popcorn ready!!!
 February 26, 2015 at 6:30pm
Don’t hold yer breath. We’ll end up with a leftist or a RINO, which is a no-win situation for traditional Americans.
And, the managed decline ensues.
 February 23, 2015 at 6:31pm
”I question the patriotism of someone who questions the president’s patriotism.”
Yes, spoken like a true dyed-in-the-wool Bolshevik.
 February 23, 2015 at 6:30pm
“you’re trying to win the election, you can’t be stupid…you have to answer these questions effectively”
Seemed to work pretty well for Slick Willy and the Marxist-communist-fascist.
 February 22, 2015 at 7:58pm
Being a progressive, you’re more thank likely correct. He’s basically anything YOU want him to be at any given moment.
The chameleon is another appropriate description of the pos.
 February 20, 2015 at 6:06pm
 February 20, 2015 at 6:04pm
Typical behavior from leftists who are by nature highly undisciplined. They love to change the rules after the game has already begun.
 February 20, 2015 at 6:03pm
It’s not that the Marxist hates America, it’s more apathy that I see. What can you expect from a kid raised outside the Continental Unite States, without a non-communist father-figure? I mean, this dude had literally zero chance of feeling like a real American feels. Sad, but very obvious.