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    Wisconsin Democratic candidate for governor,,,

    formally worked for Trek. Seems like all you bike advocates in Wisconsin should be working hard for her to get elected. You will have a real friend in the Capitol.

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    She is the daughter of Trek's founder, but we really haven't heard much from her yet in the race.

    She will have a tough row to hoe in the upcoming election....Wisconsin now has a budget surplus under Gov. Walker, and most folks here appreciate how much better it is to have your legislators arguing about what to do with the extra money, than to be in debt like many other states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thump55 View Post
    She is the daughter of Trek's founder, but we really haven't heard much from her yet in the race.

    She will have a tough row to hoe in the upcoming election....Wisconsin now has a budget surplus under Gov. Walker, and most folks here appreciate how much better it is to have your legislators arguing about what to do with the extra money, than to be in debt like many other states.
    She was close to 10 points behind and in a new Rasmussen poll, out yesterday, she is now tied, which is remarkable. Rasmussen is sighted as a Republican leaning poll. I think the bicycle advocates can help put her over the top.

    When people get to know Burke better, she has an excellent shot.

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    Let's hope she does well.

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    I ride a Trek, but will sure pass on voting for her. Very happy with Gov Walker.

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    Same deal here Herb.

    Quote Originally Posted by hguenther View Post
    I ride a Trek, but will sure pass on voting for her. Very happy with Gov Walker.

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    Not happy with Walker, but not a Walker basher either.

    I dont like how he cut the Collective Bargaining Power of various groups (except groups that supported him like Firefighters and Police), without campaigning on that issue.

    Also, by cutting the take-home pay of such a large group of people (mostly teachers by about 12%), there is no job growth, it is possible that trickle-up (my new word) econmics has slowed such growth.

    The state is also totally divided and kind of nasty to each other, not totally blaming him for that, but he does get some major blame.

    But it is nice not to have any state debt.

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    I heard you guys are getting a refund of taxes. Is that correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tandem Tom View Post
    I heard you guys are getting a refund of taxes. Is that correct?
    Minnesota has a surplus that they are trying to give back.
    "It doesn't get easier, you just go faster."

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    Gov Dayton here in MN will find a way to spend Any surplus we may have. The Libs always do. I'd Like to have Jesse back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yote223 View Post
    Gov Dayton here in MN will find a way to spend Any surplus we may have. The Libs always do. I'd Like to have Jesse back.
    I was living in Cannon Falls, MN and voted for "The Body." It was nice getting that extra check!
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    My next door neighboors are both teachers, so YES, they are getting a one-time tax break/refund that will amount to roughly $65.00. But their combined take home pay has been cut about 24% (according to them), a monthly cut of over $700.

    They have put off buying a car, remodeling their kitchen, and taking a vacation in Northern Wisconsin and we are wondering where the jobs are in Wisconsin?

    I do agree with the fiscal idea of NOT spending the tax payer surplus money, and Walker is doing well there obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennybenny View Post
    They have put off buying a car, remodeling their kitchen, and taking a vacation in Northern Wisconsin.....
    Most couples would be happy to do just one of these things every year....just sayin'

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    They werent going to do ALL of those things in a year, but 1 as you stated, but are not anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannwilliams View Post
    Minnesota has a surplus that they are trying to give back.
    Yeah, all of their new taxes brought in more than they could spend (Ha!) so they're giving the excess "back" to people who didn't get hit by the new taxes in the first place. Now the Democrats can run as tax cutters even though they're just scaling back their tax increase.

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