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Tool of the Week: Tony Evers, let us count the reasons

Empower Wisconsin  | June 27, 2022

Gov. Tony Evers had another extremely tool-worthy week.

The Democrat’s latest special session show was rejected by the Republican-controlled Legislature, and his executive order attacking convenience stores proved to be another political exercise as pointless as his time as governor.

Republicans last week made quick work of ending Gov. Tony Evers’ “special session” on Wisconsin’s abortion law, calling it what it was: a political stunt.

“This is nothing more than a calculated campaign move and the exact reason why the Legislature isn’t in session during campaign season. He’s not fooling anyone with this disingenuous political stunt,” said Senate President Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) after gaveling in and gaveling out of the session.

It was the latest rejection of Evers’ special session shows. In February, the governor ordered the Legislature to take up his plan that would have handed out $150 to every Wisconsin resident, using the healthy state surplus to fund his re-election campaign gimmick. Republican leadership pushed aside that political charade, too, reminding the tax-and-spend governor that unchecked government spending is what has gotten America into the inflation mess it’s in.

In 2019, Republican leadership gaveled in and gaveled out of Evers’ gun control special session, which was nothing more than a gun show for his liberal base.

On Tuesday, Evers signed an executive order prohibiting price gouging on gasoline and diesel. Tough-talking Tony asserts the emergency order will help prevent “bad actors from taking advantage of Wisconsin drivers as they fill up…”

Contrary to liberals’ “corporate greed” talking points, many economists say anti-gouging orders and laws are aimed at solving a problem that doesn’t exist. But they sure make for loud politics.

The Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association blasted Evers’ order, saying it’s ridiculous to blame retailers for high gas prices.

“Retailers are required by state law to post their prices on big signs where a one penny difference can decide whether a retailer gets business or not,” the association said in a press release.

Larry Summers, Treasury Secretary under President Clinton recently told Bloomberg that price-gouging by Democrats is “dangerous rhetoric.” Summers, who also was director of President Obama’s National Economic Council, warned that an anti-gouging bill in congress could lead to shortages.

Evers issued a similar emergency order in the wake of the severe baby formula shortage.

His “help” is hurting Wisconsin.

His actions are driven by protecting his political power and placating his far left base.

This governor is a tool. He is Empower Wisconsin’s Tool of the Week.

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