Follow The Money -- In Reverse

Thanks to Chris Larson's request to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau  we can now see how much money the Walker administration returned to the Federal Government --- $904,484,196.  This does not even include the money rejected for Medicaid expansion or $75,000,000 paid to the Wisconsin Hospital Association to cover more nonpaying low-income patients who will end up going to emergency rooms when they become ill.

In addition to funds to implement the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, Wisconsin turned back $637,114 in a Consumer Assistance Grant to provide information and answer questions regarding health care and health insurance, $795,000,000 that would have brought High-Speed Rail to the State, and $22,978,367 to improve internet access to unserved and underserved areas including schools and libraries.

Jobs?  The Bureau estimates that Wisconsin lost 276 jobs in IT alone.  Add the thousands of jobs that building High-Speed rail would have created and Walker would have come a lot closer to the 250,000 jobs he promised to bring to the state.

Read the full report. . . 



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