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Raw Video- Speaker Boehner Lights Christmas Tree at Capitol

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I'm guessing there was a lot of blue, since that's a pretty dark tree. But pretty.

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Wisconsin Capitol cleanup will cost a whole lot less than Gov. Scott Walker estimated

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Remember the millions of dollars of damage all those stinky, uniony protesters supposedly did to the Wisconsin Capitol building?

And remember the battle of the damage-to-the-Wisconsin-Capitol costs (State says damage to marble at Capitol could hit $7.5 million vs.DOA now estimate Capitol damage as low as $350,000)?

The Walker administration quickly acknowledged the $7.5 million cleanup cost was overstated, and had little more than some figures written on a sheet of notebook paper to back the estimate.

Hey, me too! But, oops, there's been another revision. The Sheboygan Press is reporting that... well, I'll let them tell you:

MADISON — Cleaning and restoring the state Capitol after last year's massive protests will cost about $200,000, according to the state Department of Administration, a total that's millions of dollars less than a state official's initial estimate of $7.5 million.

So, let's see... 7.5 million minus 200K, times GOP fail, plus anti-union bias, divided by idiocy, carry the talking points... Walker was only off by about $7,300,000.

Anybody could have made a tiny error like that. Scotty's made a bunch of 'em.

So the actual costs from those “slobs” practicing their First Amendment rights were even less than the first correction indicated. And a whole lot less than the RWNJ falsely claimed.

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About the $7.5 million in damages to the Wisconsin Capitol...

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Remember the battle of the damage-to-the-Wisconsin-Capitol costs (State says damage to marble at Capitol could hit $7.5 million vs.DOA now estimate Capitol damage as low as $350,000)?

Now a Wisconsin source, via email, shares an update and says there will be more soon at WisPolitics.com. At the moment, I have nothing specific to link to, and I don't subscribe to WP:

Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch today estimated the protests at the Capitol in February left about $270,000 in damage, a fraction of the $7.5 million he originally floated.

But with the costs for law enforcement to guard the building and grounds around the clock factored in, the total costs are $8.1 million.

Huebsch said at a news conference he was working with lawmakers for an appropriation to cover the costs.

So the actual damage from those, you know, "slobs," was even less than originally reported. And a whole lot less than the RWNJ falsely claimed.

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That claim of $7.5 million worth of damage to WI capitol? It was calculated on 1 sheet of notebook paper

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Remember the "Tale of the Dueling Wisconsin Capitol “Damage” Costs"?

State says damage to marble at Capitol could hit $7.5 million v. DOA now estimate Capitol damage as low as $350,000

Now TPM has one more headline to add to that: Walker Admin.'s Claim Of Multi-Million Dollar Capitol Damage Calculated On...Single Sheet Of Notebook Paper

Oh my. And that notebook paper is right up there for you to see, at the top of this post.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has unearthed the source of Gov. Scott Walker's (R-WI) administration's claim, made in court, that alleged damage to the State Capitol from the massive protests against the new anti-union law would cost $7.5 million to repair. It's a single sheet of notebook paper, prepared by state architect Dan Stephans on the same day the claim was made in court. [...]

Now, through open-records requests, the Journal Sentinel has obtained the single sheet of notebook paper that was apparently the basis for the request.

More here.

Scotty the WonderWank better be looking over his shoulder, and when he does, he may notice Mr. Recall is only a few steps behind him now.

H/t: bxknits

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