STATEMENT FROM SEN. HANSEN:

RESPONSE TO GOVERNOR’S SOS

 "The Governor made a lot of promises in his speech today not unlike the promise he made in his 2010 campaign to create 250,000 jobs—a promise that remains unfulfilled to this day.

 

The upcoming budget should be watched closely.  As we have seen over the years, nearly every promise made by this Governor has a catch—just as the 77 listening sessions he mentioned in his speech were by invitation only.

 

Under his watch billions of tax cuts have gone largely to the rich and corporate elite while average families have seen pennies by comparison.

 

Under this Governor we have seen the rich get rich while the average family has continued to struggle more and more.

 

Governor Walker talks a good game, but like the old adage “the devils is in the details.”

 

We will see soon enough if he is serious about helping average families or if his promises, like his jobs promise, are a road to nowhere.”