"You don’t have a $9 billion deficit, you have a $9 billion overspending program, where politicians spent other people’s money and made commitments from other people’s money," Norquist said. "I’m really tired of politicians creating a train wreck and then looking at everyone else and saying ‘and what are you going to do about this?’"
Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, said the state’s shortfall results from politicians’ over-spending and financial mismanagement and isn’t taxpayers’ problem to solve – it’s lawmakers’ responsibility. ‘If this were Enron, they (lawmakers) would all be in prison,’ Norquist said.”
“It gets worse. First, Rep. Kevin Petersen (R-Waupaca) reports that the Joint Finance Committee raided $11.2 million of the USF fund for public libraries. Second, forget about that “next-gen” E911 system – Doyle wants to raid that to directly pay for police and fire.”