Today, in the wake of the passing and publication of the revolutionary new budget repair bill, the Walker administration unveiled "Citizen Gamers", a new initiative for disseminating important policy and budgetary information to the public using video games.
Governor Walker announced: "In anticipation of declining literacy rates and with the recognition of an increasingly ignorant public, we have had the wisdom and foresight to put the highlights of the new budget repair bill in the form of a web based interactive video game, "Budget Blaster". Sure, you can download and read the full text, but what's the fun in that? We encourage all citizens to get more involved in state and local government by playing video games."
Senate majority leader, Scott Fitzgerald added "From this point on, this administration intends to put all state business and policy information relevant to the public in the form of accessible video games rather than opaque text documents. This signifies our commitment to transparency in government, and engaging in an open and thoughtful dialogue with the public."
According to Republican State Representative, Jeff Fitzgerald, "With the creation of video games such as this, we are demonstrating our ongoing commitment to the children and the future of the State of Wisconsin. While video games are not entirely a substitute for school, games like this will educate and engage our children, reducing the need for costly traditional educational techniques such as outdated brick and mortar schoolhouses and human teachers."
Scott Walker added "The future is looking bright, blindingly bright - and, of course, open for business."
To play the "Budget Blaster" video game, click here.