Governor Doyle, during the "Fiscal Responsibility" portion:
We must always stay true to a basic Wisconsin value: living within our means. In the 1990’s, state government created a huge financial mess for us. It was a ticking time bomb of runaway commitments and excessive spending that exploded four years ago, and we are still cleaning up the wreckage.Somebody wake up Seth Zlotocha! There's a deficit after all, and it's only been shrunk by half!
We’ve cut the size and cost of government, eliminated overhead, balanced two straight budgets, and cut the so-called structural deficit in half. Yet we still have more work to do, or we’ll face a growing imbalance between what we spend and what we take in. In my budget, we’ll make some tough choices, and take the next steps to put our state on a permanent path of fiscal responsibility.
In the next paragraph, Doyle lists some "steps to fiscal responsibility":
But two priorities stand out above the rest: first, making quality health care affordable to all, and second, preparing our kids for the jobs of tomorrow.How is he going to pay for all of this?
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