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(JSOnline)   GOP-dominated Wisconsin Senate decides that federal funds sent to the state for the Governor to appropriate cannot be appropriated by the Governor. Well I guess that'll show somebody something   (jsonline.com) divider line
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1739 clicks; posted to Politics » on 27 Jan 2022 at 3:10 AM (15 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-27 3:14:37 AM  
If somebody writes me a check for me to use it's nobody else's business what I do with it. This is an ultra viraes action.
 
2022-01-27 3:15:26 AM  
You just know that from now on every federally-contributed-to Wisconsin aid program is going to be "administered" by a church group and there will be millions of photo-ops of GQP politicians with those big prop cheques and local religious leaders in the coming years.
 
2022-01-27 3:18:03 AM  
It's like petty local school board drama writ large(r) on the state level.
 
2022-01-27 3:29:53 AM  
Doesn't a major constitutional amendment to the state's constitution require that kind of transfer of branch power?
 
2022-01-27 3:32:49 AM  
What? Did you not expect them to redirect that money to their friends? They do need their kickbacks after all. This is the only way now that Scooter was kicked out of office.
 
2022-01-27 3:46:36 AM  
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2022-01-27 3:55:32 AM  
It's Chief Executive to Chief Executive
 
2022-01-27 4:01:16 AM  
Bill author Sen. Dale Kooyenga, R-Brookfield, said the proposal is not intended to "slap down" Evers' authority.

Oh? The previous paragraph:

Such spending would instead be required to gain approval from a committee of state lawmakers under the proposal. It cannot be vetoed by Gov. Tony Evers

Yeah, you just said "to hell with checks and balances", Dale, you pissant. That's absolutely a "slap down" in your dim-witted parlance.
 
2022-01-27 4:04:47 AM  

Aussie_As: You just know that from now on every federally-contributed-to Wisconsin aid program is going to be "administered" by a church group and there will be millions of photo-ops of GQP politicians with those big prop cheques and local religious leaders in the coming years.


or we could just quit sending them Federal money.  Problem solved
 
2022-01-27 4:18:47 AM  
Don't the Feds get a say in this?
 
2022-01-27 4:33:46 AM  
No funds until they get their shiat back in order.
 
2022-01-27 4:40:11 AM  

whither_apophis: Aussie_As: You just know that from now on every federally-contributed-to Wisconsin aid program is going to be "administered" by a church group and there will be millions of photo-ops of GQP politicians with those big prop cheques and local religious leaders in the coming years.

or we could just quit sending them Federal money.  Problem solved


You do know that's what the Republicans actually want, right? That's half their agenda here, it's not like their politicians need the aid and they don't give a shiat about those who do, but that's how they win Wisconsin in the Presidential race. "They punished Wiscosinites (whatever that word should be) by cutting all federal aid, don't let it happen again" writes itself.
 
2022-01-27 4:40:13 AM  
Ask the question in general.  "Who should direct the spending of pandemic relief funds allocated to a state by the Federal government?"

Yes, whoever it is is bound be whatever constraints are stipulated by the Federal authority making the grant, but beyond that, who should direct the spending?
 
2022-01-27 5:32:48 AM  
Accepting and using that money is socialism.  Big government Republican socialism.
 
2022-01-27 7:58:51 AM  

mistahtom: Doesn't a major constitutional amendment to the state's constitution require that kind of transfer of branch power?


They did a scaled back version of this when Walker after was defeated and in his lame duck days.  It was like he sat packing up his desk saying "My all this power I was given isn't safe.  Better give it back to the permanent majority they have in the Assmbly and Senate."
 
2022-01-27 7:59:50 AM  
whither_apophis:
or we could just quit sending them Federal money.  Problem solved

Just send it all directly to Milwaukee just for the LOLs
 
2022-01-27 8:05:35 AM  
Colorado tried this shiat last year (Amendment 78), but the voters biatch-slapped it down (43% yes, when 55% yes was the threshold).
 
2022-01-27 8:24:03 AM  
And within a couple years they'll be blaming the rise of these diseases on "Libruls an Furriners!!!!" and using it as an excuse to attack and kill people like a bunch of farking troglodytes.
 
2022-01-27 8:32:58 AM  
In the federal government, the legislature allocates the funding it has to the executive branch.  If Wisconsin has the same breakdown of authority, this could actually make sense.  However, I bet they will lose out on money because of the time it takes for them to go through the process to spend it.

/unintended consequences
 
2022-01-27 8:53:02 AM  

Aussie_As: whither_apophis: Aussie_As: You just know that from now on every federally-contributed-to Wisconsin aid program is going to be "administered" by a church group and there will be millions of photo-ops of GQP politicians with those big prop cheques and local religious leaders in the coming years.

or we could just quit sending them Federal money.  Problem solved

You do know that's what the Republicans actually want, right? That's half their agenda here, it's not like their politicians need the aid and they don't give a shiat about those who do, but that's how they win Wisconsin in the Presidential race. "They punished CHEESEHEADS by cutting all federal aid, don't let it happen again" writes itself.


/dontchaknow
 
2022-01-27 9:04:07 AM  
wisconsin, land of cheese and granting broad powers to r governors & stripping them from d ones.

i forget what it was they gave to scott walker early in his term and then rushed to rescind during his lame duck period before the new guy took office. that's probably not even a unique enough description.
 
2022-01-27 9:20:13 AM  
Friendly reminder that Walker and the WI GOP are assholes, from 2018:

Gov. Scott Walker made a national name for himself in the Republican Party by cutting the power of public sector unions eight years ago, only weeks after he swept into office in Wisconsin. On Friday, he signed legislation to cut the power of the Democrat who defeated him, a final act of a tumultuous tenure that moved Wisconsin firmly to the right.

The new laws will curb the authority of Mr. Evers in the rule-making process and give lawmakers, not the new governor, most appointments on an economic development board until next summer. The measures also will limit early voting, allow legislators to intervene in some lawsuits and limit the power of Josh Kaul, the incoming attorney general.
 
2022-01-27 10:56:05 AM  

DoctorCal: Ask the question in general.  "Who should direct the spending of pandemic relief funds allocated to a state by the Federal government?"

Yes, whoever it is is bound be whatever constraints are stipulated by the Federal authority making the grant, but beyond that, who should direct the spending?


Wisconsin Congress: Definitely not a Democrat. Do you see how they spend federal aid?!! They give it to the PEOPLE! What monsters!!! Don't they know that federal aid is for the those downtrodden rich business owners to "create jobs" by doing stock buybacks and paying themselves handsome bonuses? I mean, this IS America after all!
 
2022-01-27 11:31:33 AM  
Wisconsin has like 37 of the top 40 counties in per capita alcohol consumption. It shows.
 
2022-01-27 1:49:05 PM  

fiddlehead: Friendly reminder that Walker and the WI GOP are assholes, from 2018:

Gov. Scott Walker made a national name for himself in the Republican Party by cutting the power of public sector unions eight years ago, only weeks after he swept into office in Wisconsin. On Friday, he signed legislation to cut the power of the Democrat who defeated him, a final act of a tumultuous tenure that moved Wisconsin firmly to the right.

The new laws will curb the authority of Mr. Evers in the rule-making process and give lawmakers, not the new governor, most appointments on an economic development board until next summer. The measures also will limit early voting, allow legislators to intervene in some lawsuits and limit the power of Josh Kaul, the incoming attorney general.


Republicans have been the asshole party since Nixon. Only an asshole would go along with a propaganda-driven party that has no interest in facts, and that's what it's been since the Southern Strategy.
 
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