Gov. Walker, and the “Dump the news the day before Christmas” blues.

From here;

MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System will have to cut another $46.1 million over six months, on top of a previously approved $250 million two-year reduction, under a detailed budget-balancing plan Gov. Scott Walker’s administration released Friday.

The new cut to UW was part of $123.2 million in additional reductions ordered to be made across state government. The amount in cuts was approved under the budget passed in June but not specified until Friday.

These are cuts made into a budget that’s already running; contracts signed, people hired.

This bit makes me laugh;

Walker’s Department of Administration ordered agencies to make the cuts without layoffs, if possible.

Semi-related, and verging into a rant –

From “Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence,” through a forwarded email;

Sexual Assault Service Providers (SASPs) were recently informed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) that their SAVS grants will be reduced by 42.5% in 2012.

These cuts stem from three developments. First, the SAVS program was cut 10% in the 2011-13 state budget. Second, as a result of department lapses contained in the state budget, SASPs were informed last month by DOJ that an additional cut of 5.2% would be made to the SAVS program. Finally, revenue from the Crime Victim and Witness surcharge that funds SAVAS has been declining in recent years.

It isn’t pieces of paper that provide support for victims of sexual assault; it’s people. Federal funding is down, too (wonder why?). Local food shelf (serves three counties) is down $30G in funding and donations; they’ve cut hours of operations.

Tell me exactly how jobs won’t be cut, fuckhead.

(To be honest, I don’t think I even had this level of contempt for GW.)