Saturday, June 02, 2012

"Wisconsin: 11 Good Reasons to Fire Scott Walker"

Mike Hall (
Why should Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) lose his job in next week’s recall election against Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett? Here are 11 good reasons:
  1. Scott Walker eliminated the collective bargaining rights of 380,000 public employees.
  2. Scott Walker has led Wisconsin to last place in the nation in job creation.
  3. Scott Walker has disenfranchised tens of thousands of young voters, senior citizens and minority voters with voter suppression and voter ID laws.
  4. Scott Walker has put the health care coverage of 17,000 people at risk with unfair budget cuts.
  5. Scott Walker has allowed the extremist, corporate-backed American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to exercise “extraordinary” influence in Wisconsin lawmaking.
  6. Scott Walker has made wage discrimination easier by repealing Wisconsin’s Equal Pay enforcement law.  
  7. Scott Walker has attacked public workers’ retirement security.
  8. Scott Walker blocked the path to skilled middle-class jobs for young workers by repealing rules on state apprenticeship programs.   
  9. Scott Walker killed the creation of more than 15,000 jobs when he rejected $810 million in federal funds to construct a passenger rail system between Milwaukee and Madison.
  10. Scott Walker’s new tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations will cost the state $2.4 billion over the next 10 years.
  11. Scott Walkers’ unfair budget cuts to the state's Earned Income Tax Credit will raise taxes on 145,000 low-income families with children.  
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