In a truly bizarre campaign strategy, Scott Walker is travelling into the future to campaign on a prediction since he certainly can’t run on the devastation he’s actually caused in the present.
MADISON — Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s administration said Thursday that its new revenue projections show the state will finish the 2011-2013 budget years with a surplus rather than the deficit predicted earlier this year.
The projections were based on stronger-than-anticipated personal income growth last year, Walker officials said.
The numbers, which are highly suspect, come not from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, a non-partisan operation, but from Walker’s own Department of Revenue which, in true Kathy Nicklaus fashion, just happened to plan on finding money in the future that Scooter can use in his campaign today. Imagine that!
What’s curious to me is how the revenue numbers can go up when the tax base continues to shrink at the same time they’re claiming they’re reducing taxes without reducing services. As usual with Walkernomics, the number simply don’t add up (unless you make them up!).
When the Legislative Fiscal Bureau reviews the numbers and concurs with the Department of Revenue, then I’ll believe it. But until then, this is just another desperate attempt to use whatever means necessary to cling to power. Walker is getting quite desperate.