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.
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.