MADISON-Following is the response of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate to news of Scott Walker’s announcement of $174 million in cuts, including additional cuts adding to the historic decrease in funding for the University of Wisconsin System.
“After gifting $2 billion in tax giveaways to powerful corporations and the super-rich, Scott Walker today announced that the working families of Wisconsin must endure even more pain to finance Walker’s radical agenda. The cuts being slipped under the transom at the start of the Christmas weekend show Walker does not believe in shared sacrifice. Instead, he believes that all but the very richest must suffer his extreme cuts, including debilitating blows to the University of Wisconsin System. This is not the Wisconsin that we built together, and it’s why Scott Walker must be recalled and replaced.”