This Sunday, Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) will be signing into law his budget bill at an event at a local Wisconsin business. The budget radically reshapes Wisconsin’s priorities, slashing investments in Main Street Wisconsin, raising taxes on the poorest Wisconsinites, and actually continuing to give tax handouts to some of the state’s richest and special interests.
Given that Walker has all but given up on the idea that the richest Wisconsinites should be paying their fair share in these hard times, it is appropriate that he actually will sign the bill at a business owned by Greg DeCaster, a convicted tax evasion felon. The signing will be held at Badger Sheet Metal Works.
In United States v. DeCaster, DeCaster was convicted of multiple felony tax crimes in 1995, and sentenced to three months in prison:
While none of this should cast aspersion on Mr. DeCaster, who served his time in jail dutifully and has paid his debt to society, it is fitting that Walker would choose to sign a budget that absolves the rich from paying their fair share at a business owned by someone who was once convicted of the felony of tax evasion. (HT: Mike Elk)
When asked about choosing such a location for the bill signing, a spokesman for Walker replied, “I know nothing about that” and told the press he hasn’t looked into the details of DeCaster’s felonies.
Walker has canceled his plans to sign his budget at DeCaster’s business.