The blatant Truth about Scott Walker

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Please note: My answer is NOT about party vs. party politics at all.  I firmly believe that both parties are but two heads of the same deadly snake, so far as the Nation and Her Citizens are concerned. I despise and am disgusted by both parties equally for their blatant corporate fascist stances.  The ONLY difference I see between the two major parties is that the Democrats are just a little “better” with the quality of their sheep costumes.

That Walker is a Consummate Politician (that’s one of the worst possible epithets in my book as it involves the consistent use of “convenient” lies and omissions) on the order of Chris Christie.

Edit after reading other Answers:  Guys, I’m seeing a lot of unsupported assertions here, and lots of assertions of talking points; could we PLEASE have some Facts to back up those talking point assertions?

Here’s how that done:
HLMGTFY!

Did North Carolina’s Unemployment Really Fall Below 10%? (Brief Study on Labor Force Participation)
Based on this model, the July average labor participation rate in North  Carolina (2000 to 2007) was 72.5%. For July 2010, the BLS reported  participation at 67.9%, the lowest participation rate in more than a  decade.

This is a significant (conveniently claimed) difference from the applicable average, meaning that the corresponding unemployment rate (15.7%) is  significantly higher than published (9.9%).

Lessons to be taken:
From PolitFact.Com:
Gov. Scott Walker says he turned $3.6 billion deficit into a $500 million surplus
Results: About 1/2 true with a note that he “conveniently” (my word) skewed the actual numbers by 50% for his claim…(Consummate Politician)

I find it EXTREMELY interesting to note that his website refers to ALL legislation he sponsored by it’s (convenient) political title and there is (most carefully) NO mention anywhere of the actual text of the law; or ANY neutral analysis of what it’s effects are upon ordinary Citizens…. So let us GO THERE:

The Voter’s Self Defense System
Scott Walker – Voting Records
July 22, 2013                                             AB 82                                            Prohibits the Unauthorized Transfer of Food Stamps                                            Signed – Executive
Here’s what it does:
It makes it a felony to do ANYthing with food stamps (SNAP) other than buy “approved” food.  INCLUDING using those benefits to by bottled drinks with a refund on the bottle!  So it further criminalizes poverty.

July 5, 2013                                             SB 206                                            Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion                                            Signed – Executive
Mandates the legally “approved” medical RAPE of a patient seeking an abortion.

Sign                                                                                                                                                                    May 31, 2013                                             AB 85                                            Amends Milwaukee County Board Regulations                                           
Signed – Executive
                                        Highlights:                                       
Reduces the term of office for Milwaukee County Supervisors from 4 years to 2 years, beginning in 2016 (Sec. 3).  REMOVES power from the locally elected Board.
Prohibits the annual salary and benefits paid to a Milwaukee County  Supervisor from exceeding the annual per capita income of Milwaukee  County (Sec. 4). (VERY interesting in light of what the Legislature has done with THEIR salaries!) CUTS the Board Salaries. Thus reducing the likely hood that ordinary Citizens will be able to afford to take such a position.
Requires a binding referendum to be presented to Milwaukee County  voters during the April 2014 election to decide whether to reduce  supervisors’ pay to $24,051 (Sec. 41).
Limits the annual budget of the Milwaukee County Board to 0.4  percent of the total tax levy for that year to which the budget applies  (Sec. 23). Again.. takes MORE power from the locally elected board, and discourages Citizens from doing this work.
                                   

Sign                                                                                                                                                                    May 17, 2013                                             AB 15                                            Authorizes Work-Share Programs                                            Signed – Executive
Takes the State closer to a “Right to Work” State without actually passing the legislation to do so directly.  Will have the effect of BUSTING unions.

Sign                                                                                                                                                                    March 14, 2013                                             SB 2                                            Limits the Secretary of State’s Role in Legislation                                           
Signed – Executive
Highlights:                                      
Repeals the requirement that the secretary of state provide notice  of published acts to the legislative reference bureau following its date  of publication (Sec. 1). MEANS: NO more notice to the Citizens is required when a fiat law (like SB 206) is passed!!!
Defines “date of publication” as the day after a bill has been  enacted, whereas existing law defined it as the day designated by the  secretary of state (Sec. 3).

Sign                                                                                                                                                                    March 11, 2013                                             SB 1                                            Amends Wisconsin’s Iron-Ore Mining Regulations                                           
Signed – Executive  Not too terrible, but limits the time between completed application and granting of permit to 420 days regardless of whether or not the EIR is completed (which can take years to perform and challenge). Has the effect of limiting Citizen challenges to an E.I.R. by setting a hard time limit for appeals.

Sign                                                                                                                                                                    April 6, 2012                                             SB 386                                            Removes Voter Registration at High Schools                                            Signed – Executive  Makes it MORE difficult for Citizens (especially poor Citizens) to REGISTER TO VOTE!!!

Sign                                                                                                                                                                    April 5, 2012                                             SB 202                                            Repeals Punitive Damages for Workplace Discrimination                                            Signed – Executive  Seriously??!!? Do I NEED to say more?

Sign                                                                                                                                                                    April 5, 2012                                             SB 237                                            Amending Sexual Education Guidelines                                            Signed – Executive  ENSHRINES theistic beliefs in Secular Law in direct and intentional violation of the 1st. Amendment to the US Constitution AND the Wisconsin Constitution!… OMFG are you KIDDING ME?!
Repeals provisions that require medically accurate information  regarding the following topics to be included in the local human growth  and development curriculum when age-appropriate (Secs. 10, 11 & 13):
Puberty, pregnancy, parenting, body image, and gender stereotypes;
Skills needed to make “responsible decisions” about sexuality and sexual behavior; and
The health benefits, side effects, and proper use of contraceptives  and barrier methods approved for use by the federal Food and Drug  Administration.
Requires instruction regarding abstaining from sexual activity to  portray abstinence as the “only reliable” method of preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, whereas existing law requires it  to be portrayed as the “most reliable” method (Sec. 12).
Requires a local human growth and development curriculum to include  instruction in “parental responsibility and the socioeconomic benefits  of marriage for adults and their children” (Sec. 24).
Repeals the requirement that notice be given to parents or guardians  if the local school board elects to not provide instruction in human  growth and development (Secs. 30 & 31).
Prohibits a volunteer health care provider from providing  instruction in human growth and development, whereas existing law  authorizes the instruction as long as the material taught meets  curriculum requirements (Sec. 34).  

Sign                                                                                                                                                                    April 5, 2012                                             SB 92                                            Prohibits Abortion Coverage through Healthcare Insurance Exchanges                                            Signed – Executive
AGAIN with the First Amendment VIOLATIONS!!!?

Sign                                                                                                                                                                    March 9, 2012                                             AB 450                                            Relating to Training for Unemployment Recipients                                            Vetoed – Executive Screws over the unemployed by vetoing a training bill.

Assembly Bill 450 establishes a pilot program to permit unemployment insurance beneficiaries to participate in specialized occupational training and receive a stipend to help offset the costs of participating in the training. This program will not only assist unemployment insurance beneficiaries in finding employment sooner, but businesses with skilled worker vacancies can train individuals to meet specific needs.

I’ll let you go through the rest of them yourselves…

Line Item Veto                                                                                                                                                                    Feb. 29, 2012                                             SB 368                                            Amends Wetland Development Regulations                                            Signed – Executive

Sign                                                                                                                                                                    Dec. 8, 2011                                             SB 95                                            Evaluating Teacher Performance Using Standardized Test Scores                                            Signed – Executive

Sign                                                                                                                                                                    Dec. 8, 2011                                             SB 12                                            Limits Attorney Fees in Consumer Cases                                            Signed – Executive

Sign                                                                                                                                                                    Nov. 23, 2011                                             SB 45                                            Administration of Medications to Students                                            Signed – Executive

Sign                                                                                                                                                                    Nov. 18, 2011                                             SB 116                                            Relating to Overseas Absentee Voting                                            Signed – Executive

Sign                                                                                                                                                                    Nov. 18, 2011                                             SB 23                                            Amends Tax Enforcement System                                            Signed – Executive

Sign                                                                                                                                                                    Aug. 9, 2011                                             SB 148                                            Legislative Redistricting                                            Signed – Executive

Sign                                                                                                                                                                    Aug. 9, 2011                                             SB 149                                            Congressional Redistricting                                            Signed – Executive

Sign                                                                                                                                                                    July 8, 2011                                             SB 93                                            Weapons Law Amendments                                            Signed – Executive

Sign                                                                                                                                                                    June 26, 2011                                             AB 40                                            2011-2013 Biennium Budget                                            Vetoed – Executive

Line Item Veto                                                                                                                                                                    May 25, 2011                                             AB 7                                            Voter Identification Requirements                                            Signed – Executive

Sign                                                                                                                                                                    May 24, 2011                                             SB 13                                            Repealing Regulations for Telecommunications Services                                            Signed – Executive

Sign                                                                                                                                                                    March 11, 2011                                             AB 11                                            Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Employees                                            Signed – Executive

Sign                                                                                                                                                                    Feb. 9, 2011                                             SB 6                                            Relating to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation                                            Vetoed – Executive

Line Item Veto                                                                                                                                                                    Feb. 7, 2011                                             SB 10                                            Wetland Regulations                                            Signed – Executive

Sign                                                                                                                                                                    Feb. 4, 2011                                             AB 7                                            Small Business Tax Credit                                            Signed – Executive

Sign                                                                                                                                                                    Jan. 31, 2011                                             AB 3                                            Tax Incentives for Job Creation                                            Signed – Executive

Sign                                                                                                                                                                    Jan. 27, 2011                                             SB 1                                            Tort Law Amendments                                            Signed – Executive

Sign                                                                                                                                                                    Jan. 24, 2011                                             SB 2                                            Tax Benefits for Health Savings Accounts                                            Signed – Executive

While he has done some, small,  good for the State, the bulk of the good he’s done has been for large and multinational corporations, as is true for any consummate Politician these days.

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