Scott Walker’s right hand man, Rep. Robin Vos, asked the GAB to tell us what all of
this democracy these ”unnecessary recall elections” will cost us.
(Please excuse Rep.Vos. He has some difficulty with concepts underpinning Wisconsin’s constitution like “the sovereignty of the people” ).
Friday the GAB said the recalls would run about 9 million dollars.*
As I recollect, that’s a little over 2 times the average corporate welfare hand-out to Spectrum Brands. As much as I’d enjoy spending the rest of my afternoon combing through Walker’s crony economics and spitting snark, I’ll instead submit this pretty darn good statement from the Wisconsin Democratic Party:
“The $9 million cost of a statewide recall election is great, but the cost of doing nothing is far greater. This undertaking is the biggest investment in the future of our state and families we can make.
It would take more than 7 recall elections to equal the cost of Walker’s tax increase on seniors and working families. It would take more than 11 recalls to equal the tuition hike Walker foisted on University of Wisconsin-System students and their families.
And Walker’s $2.3 billion in tax giveaways to out-of-state corporations and the super-rich would pay for more than 255 recall elections. Wisconsin simply cannot afford Scott Walker any longer.
At the end of the day, no matter how Scott Walker and his Republican Party try to spin it, the people of Wisconsin called for this election. There is no price tag on democracy.”
- Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate
* That $9 million pricetag includes costs to localities and the state. It does not include a possible Dem primary and the cost of senate recall elections if they occur on dates that do not sync with the governor’s race or other races. source