LePage, Scott, Walker = Three Stooges

At least according to Stephen King:

“So, you’ve got LePage in Maine, Walker in Wisconsin, you’ve got Scott in Florida. Larry, Curly and Moe. That’s what we’ve got here,” he said, according to a video of the event posted on YouTube.

It’s a good one, but I liked this very straight-forward – and true – point King had to make:

“As a rich person, I pay 28 percent tax. What I want to ask you is, why am I not paying 50 percent? Why is anybody in my bracket not paying 50?” he said. “Well, you know what? The Republicans will tell you — from John Boehner to Mitch McConnell to Rick Scott — that we can’t do that. Because if we tax guys like me, there won’t be any jobs. It’s bull. It’s plain, old bull.”

King said he and his wife, Tabitha, try to make up the difference between what they pay in taxes and the 50 percent threshold they feel is appropriate by making charitable donations to support libraries, schools, fire departments and veterans.

But that wasn’t the best part:

He also sarcastically praised Scott’s decision to decline federal funding for a rail line in Florida.

“He’s probably right, probably it would be a bad deal, considering how low the price of gasoline is,” King said, referring to Scott’s decision. “Who would want to get on a railroad when they can ride scenic I-4? And wait in traffic? Maybe my next horror novel could star Rick Scott.”

Wisconsin boycott

Now that the Republicans have helped to further weaken the middle class so they can continue giving money to the wealthy without any significant economic return (except to their own campaign funds), I’m going to be sure I never buy a single thing made in Wisconsin for at least the next 4 years. I have no desire to help increase the income gap, even if it is in another state.

But isn’t it interesting how the Republicans are always justifying how ridiculous CEO salaries are okay because companies need to attract the best talent, yet when we’re talking about teachers that argument goes out the window?

Gov. Walker backs down on tax cuts

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker looks to be backing down on the massive tax cuts he wants to give big business:

Walker’s spokesman, Cullen Werwie, wrote in an e-mail Saturday that Walker wouldn’t publicly comment on the negotiations but was focused on balancing the budget and following through on his campaign pledge to create 250,000 new jobs. Walker has said he wouldn’t compromise on the collective bargaining issue or anything that saves the state money.

I can only presume by that final line that he isn’t going to waste everyone’s time by letting unneedy people hoard money.