Scott Walker's Open Letter Challenge: Budget Addition!

Take the Scott Walker/MoD Open Letter Challenge - 2013-2015 Budget Edition!
 
Rarely do the governor and I collaborate on a project, but I am totally on board with his letter to the editor suggestion!

Using this handy form, you can let your local
paper know what you think of Walker's budget!

Governor Walker had the fine idea of providing his supporters with an handy auto-form for sending "original" letters to the editors of their local papers, telling them how swell they think his new budget plans are.

Here's the propaganda template Walker's staff provides:
Governor Walker’s proposed budget puts the focus on Wisconsin families and presents a clear path to economic prosperity for our state.

The Governor’s optimistic plan highlights his continuing commitment to taxpayers by cutting income taxes for the first time in more than a decade, while maintaining a freeze on property taxes. Reducing these financial burdens puts money back into the hands of families who need it most.

His significant investments in education and workforce development renews his commitment to job creation, and by putting additional focus on infrastructure and government reform, he is ensuring growth of businesses as well as the personal economies of families across Wisconsin.

Governor Walker has laid out a plan that builds upon the firm foundation he and the Republican legislature put into place with their last budget; he has given us a viable path forward. Now, we must do our part to stand with Governor Walker by spreading the message of his reforms and encouraging our representatives to pass his budget. The Governor continues to stand up for the taxpayers of Wisconsin, so we must stand with him and help him keep Wisconsin moving forward.
Analiese Eicher had the fine idea of encouraging people to customize this form:
So Walker's budget website has a form letter for you to sent to you local newspaper. All you have to do is fill out your name, email, and zip code.

Oh, and the form letter? You can edit it.

Edit and send away, my friends.
I put this challenge to my friends at the MoD facebook page, and below are some of the customizations we've seen so far.  If you take the challenge, please post your letter in the comments below, on the facebook page, or send them to me by email and I'll add them in!  And be sure to send them by email to your paper...never know what "filters" might be at work on the governor's end.

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Governor Walker’s proposed budget puts the focus on handouts to corporations and rich political donors while completely ignoring the needs of Wisconsin families. His budget presents a clear path to widespread poverty across our state.

The Governor’s c
ynical plan highlights his total lack of commitment to taxpayers by a symbolic and largely worthless cutting of income taxes for the first time in more than a decade, while maintaining a freeze on property taxes so as to ensure that public education continues to wither under his administration. Reducing these financial burdens puts money back into the hands of his corporate masters who are always at the forefront of his thoughts.

His significant attacks against public education and restricting any workforce development renews his commitment to job destruction, and by putting additional focus on handouts to donors and partisan reform, he is ensuring the growth of corporate profits while destroying personal incomes of families across Wisconsin. The few jobs that Governor Walker HAS managed to create have all been out of state as he seems to favor awarding contracts in any state OTHER than the one he was sadly elected to serve.

Governor Walker has laid out a plan that builds upon the partisan and radical foundation he and the Republican legislature forced into place with their last budget; he has given us a viable path backwards. Now, we must do our part to stand against Governor Walker by spreading the message of his "reforms" and encouraging our representatives to vote against his budget. The Governor continues to stand against the taxpayers of Wisconsin, so we must stand against him and help turn Wisconsin around so she is once again moving forward. 
- Jeff Woosley
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Governor Walker’s proposed budget puts the focus on corporate interests and presents a clear path to economic prosperity for his campaign sponsors.

The Governor’s optimistic plan highlights his continuing commitment to road buil
ding lobbyists by creating more lanes of traffic for the first time in more than a decade, while maintaining a lock down on public transportation funds. Reducing donation obstacles puts money back into his hands rather than the hands of families who need it most.

His significant investments in pay-to-play charter schools renews his commitment to killing jobs that support Wisconsin families, and by putting additional focus on corporate sponsorship and donations, he is ensuring his national exposure to the Teabaggers across the United States.

Governor Walker has laid out a plan that builds upon the firm foundation he and the Republican legislature have been bought and paid for; he has given us a viable path backwards. Now, we must do our part to stand with Governor Walker by spreading the wealth amongst his closest campaign donors and corporate sponsors. The Governor continues to stand up for the corporate interests of Wisconsin, so we must stand with him and help him keep Wisconsin moving towards even greater debt and division.

- Daniel Lyons
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Governor Walker’s proposed budget puts the bull's eye on Wisconsin families and presents a clear path to economic ruin for our state.

The Governor’s cynical plan highlights his continuing commitment to corporations by cutting services for the first ti
me in more than a decade, while maintaining a freeze on property taxes. Reducing these financial burdens puts money back into the hands of richest 1% who need it least.

His significant cuts in education and workforce development renews his commitment to corporations, and by putting additional focus on infrastructure and government subsidies, he is ensuring growth of profits as well as the personal fortunes of millionaires.

Governor Walker has laid out a plan that builds upon the foundation he and the Republican legislature put into place with their last budget; he has given us a path downward. Now, we must do our part to battle against Governor Walker by spreading the message of his abuses and encouraging our representatives to oppose his budget. The Governor continues to stand up for the corporations, so we must stand up to him and keep Wisconsin moving forward.
- Tim Stachoviak 
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Governor Walker’s proposed budget puts the burden on Wisconsin families and presents a clear danger to economic prosperity for our state.

The Governor’s plan highlights his continuing commitment to his overlords by these financial burdens. It puts mo
ney back into the hands of his business cronies, while cutting income taxes in amounts that do nothing for the majority of the people.

His significant disregard for one of the finest education systems in the country, now a disaster, as he continues his goose-stepping to privatization. Workforce development consists of job creation in, well actually nothing. He is a plague to the families across Wisconsin.

Governor Walker has laid out a plan that builds upon the firm foundation he and the Republican legislature put into place with their last budget; divide and conquer. Now, we must do our part to stand up to Governor Walker by spreading the true message of his reforms and encouraging our representatives to show some spine and represent their constituents. The Governor continues to be controlled by outside influences, so we must stand up to him and help Wisconsin from becoming worse than a third world country.

- Jim Ross
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GovernEr Walker’s proposed budget puts the focus on placing average Wisconsin families at a further disadvantage as he continues to gut public education and healthcare. It represents a clear and present danger as the path to economic disparity continues to widen the distance between the haves and have nots in our state.

The GovernEr's unrealistic plan highlights his continuing commitment to his wealthy masters. By cutting income taxes for the first time in more than a decade, which will amount to almost nothing for the average tax payer, while maintaining a freeze on property taxes that caused a decrease in public services, he is able to fool the tools. Reducing these financial "burdens" puts money back into the hands of families who need it least and further disadvantages families already floundering in his jobless economy.

His insignificant investments in education underscore his commitment to privatization favored by his handlers. His focus on non-existant mining jobs give away our resources and concentrate profits to an unaccountable out of state extraction corporation that will destroy the environment, deplete our water supply and leave Wisconsin citizens with the bill for mitigation of the devastation. His mismanagement of 52 million dollars in workforce development funds, lack of focus on infrastructure and concentration on dismantling of individual civil rights, ensure the further degradation of small businesses, as well as the personal economies and freedoms of citizens across Wisconsin.

GovernEr Walker has laid out a plan that builds upon the firm foundation he and the Republican legislature put into place with their last budget to destroy the State of Wisconsin; he has put us on a path to poverty and illiteracy with the intention of making Wisconsin a southern style red state. Now, we must do our part to stand against GovernEr Walker by spreading the message of his "reforms" and encouraging our representatives to vote against his budget. The GovernEr continues to lie to the taxpayers of Wisconsin, so we must stand against him to prevent him from moving Wisconsin further backward.

Thank you to Friends of GovernEr Walker for providing this handy editable form and encouraging me to submit a letter to the editor. http://walkerbudget.com/letters-to-the-editor/
Sincerely,
- Chrissy Morrissey
  

 

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