Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Chronicles Of Wanggaard: Chapter Two

Once upon a time there was a small town cop who got his neck wrenched in a car accident while on the job. His public employee union made sure he got disability pay and an early retirement and so he became a State Senator and voted to crush collective bargaining rights for public employee union members.


He lied to his friends and neighbors by saying he tried really hard to make it less of an evil bill...just before he voted in favor of it.


Now his friends and neighbors are recalling the State Senator from his job.
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"The Chronicles of Wanggaard" is a periodic look at the issues and promises Van used to win his Senate seat and how well he has lived up to the hype.


Chapter Two: Van Increased Spending

Back in the day when Van Wanggaard was a County Supervisor with big dreams of making his mark in Madison, the crown jewel of his campaign was a solemn promise to reign in Madison spending. He said in one of his ads:

"As your State Senator, I'll stop the out of control spending."
But he didn't stop out of control spending - he increased it. Wanggaard lied.


According to the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance spending in Wisconsin rose 5.8% in 2011 and it is scheduled to rise another 4.4% in 2012. Even behemoth, California reduced their budget in 2011.


Wanggaard doesn't mention the spending issue very often anymore - because he can't.
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Let's review:

1. Wanggaard Raised Taxes 
2. Wanggaard Increased Spending

So far, chocolate boy is 0 for 2 of failed campaign promises.