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Wisconsin Budget Offends Libertarians and Small-Government Advocates

MADISON – Move over liberals. There seems to be enough discontent with Gov. Scott Walker’s budget to go around.

At least some Republicans hate the 2013-15 budget, too.

In the libertarian wing of the Republican Party, the $70 billion, two-year budget signed by Walker over the weekend is another example of big government getting bigger.

Todd Welch, state coordinator for the nonprofit Campaign for Liberty and a member of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, ran off a laundry list of complaints with the Republican-crafted budget.

“This budget grows government spending $2 billion. It includes DNA collection at arrest — a policy item that shouldn’t even be in the budget. It exempts a balanced budget requirement, which Republicans implemented two years ago. It adds government employees,” Welch said in a phone interview Monday.

Source: Wisconsin Reporter. Read full article. (link)

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  • Aresen||

    Wisconsin EVERY GOVERNMENT Budget Offends Libertarians and Small-Government Advocates

    FIFY

  • Todd Welch||

    Not so much Aresen, if this budget would have shrunk government overall I would be happy with it. Fact is this budget increases the size of government.

  • Jefferson's Ghost||

    What happened gov? Betray your base and you will pay politically

  • Todd Welch||

    FYI, Campaign for Liberty is not a political action committee. We are a 501c4 nonprofit organization.

    Most of the quotes in this article are correct except I do not recall saying someone SHOULD primary Scott Walker. What I said is that I would not be surprised if someone DID primary Scott Walker.

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