Walker Flip-Flop Timeline:

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March 25, 2009
Walker
: “I will not compile a stimulus ‘wish list’”
(Title of Walker’s Milwaukee Small Business Times column, 
http://www.biztimes.com/blogs/milwaukee-biz-blog/2009/3/25/i-will-not-compile-a-stimulus-wish-list)

March 31, 2009
Walker
 releases list of stimulus projects
(Walker press release, http://www.wispolitics.com/1006/090331StimulusProjects1.pdf)

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Jan. 6, 2009
Walker: “I'm not asking for any new projects or things to be done here”
(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/37167414.html)

March 31, 2009
Walker
 applies for $130 million in stimulus projects
(Walker press release, http://www.wispolitics.com/1006/090331StimulusProjects1.pdf )

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Feb. 28, 2009
Walker: “Why I’m not lining up for stimulus handouts”
(Title of Walker’s Wall Street Journal column, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123578396175298389.html)

March 31, 2009
Walker
: "We're going to go after stimulus money”
(WISN, http://www.wisn.com/politics/19058846/detail.html)

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March 25, 2009
Walker: “Let me clearly lay out our position … no matching funds required by Milwaukee County”
(Milwaukee Small Business Times column, 
http://www.biztimes.com/blogs/milwaukee-biz-blog/2009/3/25/i-will-not-compile-a-stimulus-wish-list)

 

March 31, 2009
Walker: “I didn't say 'never' on match" 
(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3.31.09, 
http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/42200247.html)

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April 13, 2009
Walker: “I was supposed to be giddy about feeding from the federal trough. But I refused”
(Walker fundraising letter: http://libertycontrol.net/uploads/wisconsin_dems/sc001a4c27.pdf)

March 31, 2009
Walker: "We're going to go after stimulus money”
(WISN, http://www.wisn.com/politics/19058846/detail.html) 

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And now, to cap it off, Walker thanks the Democratic leadership for the federal stimulus investment.

June 29, 2009
Walker
: The county can get through 2011 without a major crisis in transit funding, thanks to an infusion of federal stimulus funds.
(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/49434702.html)

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Walker jumps back on the "Flip-Flop" train and criticizes the stimulus that he thanked Democrats for only months ago.

(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/49434702.html)


 

 

 

“Flip-Flip Scott”: The Hits Just Keep On Comin’
 
Walker admits his county can now get through 2011,
“thanks to an infusion of federal stimulus funds”

 
MADISON – Gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker has once again been caught flip-flopping on the federal stimulus. This week, Walker admitted the funding infusion will actually save his county from a transit crisis after months of labeling the stimulus as wasteful and unnecessary.
 
In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel yesterday, Walker states that the county can “get through 2011 without a major crisis in transit funding, thanks to an infusion of federal stimulus funds.”[1]
 
The comments come in stark contrast to Walker’s remarks in a Jan. 6 interview with the very same newspaper, in which he declared, “I’m not asking for any new projects or things to be done here.”[2] Walker went as far as to pen a column in the Wall Street Journal Feb. 28, titled “Why I’m not lining up for stimulus handouts.”[3]
 
“The hits just keep on coming on the Scott Walker ‘have it both ways tour,’” said Mike Tate, Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. “Scott Walker railed against the federal stimulus for months. Now, five flip-flops later, Walker is literally thanking our Democratic leaders for saving Milwaukee County’s transit system.”
 
To help keep up with Walker’s hypocrisy, the DPW has added his latest 180° turn to the “Walker Flip-Flop Timeline,” which can be viewed at http://www.wisdems.org/free_details.asp?id=56.
 
“It’s a good thing, for Walker’s sake, that Democrats are in charge at all levels,” said Tate. “Scott Walker clearly doesn’t have the ability to lead on his own.”
 

[1] Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Doyle signs budget, vetoes proposed Milwaukee county sales tax increase, http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/49434702.html
[2] Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Walker says no thanks to federal stimulus dollars, http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/37167414.html
[3] Wall Street Journal, Why I’m not lining up for stimulus handouts, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123578396175298389.html

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