DAILY WISCONSIN

Conservatives

Conservative Case Against WEDC

“Today, every state offers at least some sort of tax incentive for businesses,” according to the article by Jackson Brainerd, a research analyst for the National Council of State Legislatures. “Yet, despite lawmakers’ enthusiasm for corporation-specific incentives, many economists, experts and other observers, from the left to the right, doubt they are an efficient use…

Conservatives

“To be conservative, then, is to prefer the familiar to the unknown, to prefer the tried to the untried, fact to mystery, the actual to the possible, the limited to the unbounded, the near to the distant, the sufficient to the superabundant, the convenient to the perfect, present laughter to utopian bliss.” –Oakeshott Via Conservatism…

She says he’ll sign

Gov. Scott Walker would sign a bill repealing the state’s prevailing wage if it passes the Legislature, his spokeswoman said Wednesday. Laurel Patrick made the comments as an Assembly committee heard testimony on a repeal bill, which the committee later approved 5-4. Via Scott Walker says he would sign prevailing wage repeal @ State Journal.

Renewables

And yet, everybody’s always getting older, tending more toward conservatism, and, yes, eventually, dying. So the more conservative party is always dying, but it’s also always receiving new entrants, as the once-young become old. Via “The GOP Is Dying Off. Literally” @ Althouse.

Blaska calls for obedience

Pretty poor provender after 50 years of Great Society redistribution, federal mandates, and an alphabet soup of well-meaning programs. Today, America has more intractable poverty, fewer intact families, worse public schools, less hope, and more lawlessness — symbolized by Baltimore. Ah, yes! Body cameras are the answer! Every Sandtown will be transformed into a Georgetown.…

Effusive

“I think so, no question about it. You know, if enough Republicans have a thing to say, why, he’ll defeat her by a major margin,” he said, effusively praising Mr. Walker’s performance. “I thought he had a great message. Scott Walker is terrific and I really wish him all the best. He’s a tremendous candidate…

CPAC

“Unfortunately for him (the expectations are) rising now and it’s going to be a little tougher to surprise people than before he got a national spotlight in Iowa,” said Keene, a UW-Madison and UW Law School graduate who grew up in Fort Atkinson and is now opinion editor for the Washington Times. Via At national…