Scott Walker's base $144,423 salary is nearly three times the median household income in Wisconsin. Add in his annual $9,604 in taxpayer-funded pension contributions and $17,688 in taxpayer-funded healthcare benefits and Walker's total compensation package balloons to $171,715.
You heard that right. Your hard-earned tax dollars pay Scott Walker's $144,423 per year salary and his healthcare and pension benefits. But he doesn't think $144,423 is "real money."
Rep. Chris Taylor (D- Madison) wrote a hard-hitting editorial this morning highlighting the GOP’s repeated assault on women’s rights.
Scott Walker's latest ad, "Promises Kept," is a retelling of the same distortions and half-truths that Walker and his echo chamber have been pushing for months. Walker and his Koch Brothers-financed friends, Americans for Prosperity and the MacIver Institute, have spent millions to convince Wisconsinites that "Its Working," but with Wisconsin leading the nation in job loss - six straight months of loss – and a Republican Legislature more focused on banning birth control than providing economic relief for working families, its clear Its NOT Working.
After months of hysterical claims, Scott Walker acknowledged last Monday that his campaign failed to produce any challenges to the more than one million signatures our grassroots volunteers submitted to force a recall.
Now, despite Scott Walker's failure to challenge even one signature, he has asked the Government Accountability Board to accept challenges from an extreme, right-wing Tea Party group from Texas called the King Street Patriots, whose supporters believe that registering the poor to vote is "un-American" and will "destroy the country."
In an effort to keep our readers ever-more informed about the important issues facing Wisconsin, the DPW is beginning a weekly blog roundup linking articles from a few of our favorite political sources from around the blogosphere.
As Wisconsin leads the nation in job loss, having shed jobs every month since his draconian budget was signed into law, Scott Walker is working hard to make sure his political cronies won’t feel the burden.
WARNING: The following memo contains graphic, NSFW language. Please read at your own risk.
Despite Scott Walker’s frequent whining about the “out-of-state special interests” spending “tens of millions” to push him out of office, the only out-of-state special interests involved in Wisconsin politics are those who support Walker.
Scott Walker's announcement that the year 2012 will be the “Year of the Veteran” flies in the face of the ongoing scandal in which he is embroiled. Central to the criminal corruption investigation into Scott Walker's administration is that his former Deputy Chief of Staff and his former Veterans Commission appointee are alleged to have embezzled funds intended for the widows and children of military servicemembers killed in action.
The ad is called "Walkergate" because it highlights the eery parallels between Nixon's Watergate scandal and the criminal investigation into Scott Walker's current and former top-level aides that has already uncovered the theft of more than $60,000 intended for the widows and children of Soldiers killed in action, child sex crimes, secret email networks, illegal campaign contributions, and the abuse of taxpayer resources for political gain. Prosecutors have brought a total of fifteen felonies and three misdemeanors against six of Scott Walker's closest aides and associates -- with one conviction and two guilty pleas to date.