In a recent press release, Republican Lt. Governor candidate Brett “Don’t call me a moderate anymore” Davis said it was “absurd” that the Wisconsin Department of Corrections is using paying for driver’s licenses and state-issued identification cards for prison inmates. However, while Brett Davis has busied himself attacking the program that enables inmates to get the driver’s licenses or ID cards, what he conveniently forgot to tell folks is that he actually voted for the state budget that put the new inmate driver’s license/ID card policy into effect. If Brett Davis were really concerned with using tax dollars to help inmates get driver’s licenses and iD cards, then perhaps he wouldn’t have voted in favor of the budget that put the policy into effect.
Now maybe Brett Davis didn’t read the entire state budget before voting on it, or perhaps he didn’t care what was in the budget, so long as a few soybean threshers found their way to his Assembly District, but the fact is, Brett Davis’s newfound opposition to tax dollars being used to provide driver’s licenses and ID cards to inmates is hypocrisy, plain and simple.