A Quote Built for Radio & TV Spots

So I was scour­ing the Inter­net last night and this morn­ing from the after­math of the Assem­bly pass­ing the state bud­get.  Dur­ing that process, I don’t know if the man’s ego or anger of the process finally got the bet­ter of him, but JFC Co-Chairman Mark Pocan (D-Madison) may have given Assem­bly Repub­li­cans THE QUOTE when it comes to the 2010 races.

If (and given past Assem­bly race fights han­dled by the State GOP, that could be a BIG “If”) things pretty much go how they’re likely to go, this puppy could be rid­den for sometime.

Thank you Mark, seri­ously.  (via the Wis­con­sin Radio Network)

Madi­son Demo­c­rat Mark Pocan said the plan does what Democ­rats pledged they would do after gain­ing the major­ity in the Assem­bly: deal­ing with a record deficit, while pro­tect­ing schools, pub­lic safety and health care, and shield­ing work­ing fam­i­lies from big tax hikes. A fam­ily earn­ing the median state income, said Pocan will pay “about 128 bucks” in new taxes and fees. “Given a $6.6 bil­lion deficit, a his­toric deficit, I don’t think that’s all that bad.”

The Wis­Pol­i­tics Bud­get Blog has it that Pocan’s math put ‘the impact of the bud­get to the median fam­ily at about $128.10 annually.’

If you believe that local gov­ern­ments and school boards — espe­cially with the QEO about to be blown up — are going to keep their local prop­erty taxes down, or that the rest of the bud­get won’t top num­bers greater that “$128.10 a year,” you must be sniff­ing some­thing on State Street.

Wait a minute, this is a Madi­son Lib­eral I’m talk­ing about…that’s very likely what has happened.

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  • http://hasenpfeffer-incorporated.blogspot.com/ Heather­Radish

    I like how he starts it “given a $6.6B deficit.” Imag­ine if he was some­one with a real job…

    Given that we totally screwed up your brake shoe replace­ment, if you have to pay for new axles, that’s not so bad.

    Given that we spent most of the school year show­ing your child movies about sex and global warm­ing, if you have to pay for reme­dial sum­mer alge­bra, that’s not so bad.

    Given that we gave you chlamy­dia after we didn’t dis­in­fect the specu­lum (a real-world exam­ple of Doc­tor Gov­ern­ment, from Mark Steyn), if you have to pay for an antibi­otic, that’s not so bad.

    What are we sup­posed to say? “Oh, well, if we’re pay­ing more because you’re incom­pe­tent weasels, that’s OK, then”?

  • alyanon

    i only pray my health­care goes up by only $130 next year.
    how come noone ever wor­ries about that going up 10–15% every year?

  • http://hasenpfeffer-incorporated.blogspot.com/ Heather­Radish

    I like how he starts it “given a $6.6B deficit.” Imag­ine if he was some­one with a real job…

    Given that we totally screwed up your brake shoe replace­ment, if you have to pay for new axles, that’s not so bad.

    Given that we spent most of the school year show­ing your child movies about sex and global warm­ing, if you have to pay for reme­dial sum­mer alge­bra, that’s not so bad.

    Given that we gave you chlamy­dia after we didn’t dis­in­fect the specu­lum (a real-world exam­ple of Doc­tor Gov­ern­ment, from Mark Steyn), if you have to pay for an antibi­otic, that’s not so bad.

    What are we sup­posed to say? “Oh, well, if we’re pay­ing more because you’re incom­pe­tent weasels, that’s OK, then”?

  • alyanon

    i only pray my health­care goes up by only $130 next year.
    how come noone ever wor­ries about that going up 10–15% every year?