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Leave it to Evers: Task Force Tony is at it again

Empower Wisconsin | Sept. 20, 2019

MADISON — “Task force” Tony Evers is creating another study committee, once more to see how his administration can expand government and bolster the dependency state.

The Democrat governor this week signed yet another executive order, this time manufacturing a retirement savings task force. And he put state Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, the Leslie Knope of a do-little agency, in charge. (Sources tell Empower Wisconsin that the Dem Party machine is trying to build the profile of Godlewski, who sees the treasurer’s office as a weigh station on the road to bigger and better political destinations.

Evers’ latest task force, like the others that came before it, is all about big-government solutions to problems in large part caused by big government. In this case, Task Force Tony aims to save working Wisconsinites from themselves. A majority of Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement. True. It’s a “crisis,” according to the executive order. What isn’t in Liberal Land? Evers thinks government can and must fix it.

“The task force will shed light and build greater understanding of the retirement crisis, listen to Wisconsinites on the barriers they face to retire with dignity, and work to bring realistic solutions to the table.”

Here’s a barrier to consider, governor: Burdensome taxation. How about easing up on Wisconsin taxpayers so they can, if they so choose, set aside the tax savings for retirement? How about getting government out of the way so businesses can expand and incomes can grow?

The retirement savings task force follows the Task Force on Caregiving, the Task Force on Reducing Prescription Drug Prices, the Task Force on Payroll Fraud and Worker Misclassification, and the Transportation Stakeholder Task Force, to name a few.

While the governor loves his task forces, he’s still not all that into transparency.

The administration long declined to make public the members of some of his previous task forces, particularly the Payroll Fraud and Worker Misclassification panel. That task force is loaded down with members from Big Labor, which spent a fortune to get Evers elected.

It looks like it could be a while before we know all the players of Task Force Tony’s latest task force.

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