MADISON-Scott Walker blatantly misleads the public about his broken promise to return his executive pay in a new television commercial scheduled to begin airing Thursday that doesn't tell the public about the $40,000 raise he gave himself in 2008.
In the campaign commercial, Walker does not mention his broken 2003 promise of returning 47 percent of his pay, a practice he ended without explanation two years ago, giving himself a $40,000 pay raise to almost $120,000. [Source: “Walker would lower salary givebacks,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/19/08, http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/29505169.html]
In the commercial, Walker also continued his use of a "brown bag" campaign that was developed for him by an East Coast p.r. firm.
"Scott Walker promised to give back 47 percent of his pay and then broke that promise in each of the last two years. He also makes noises about working for the people who eat their lunches out of brown bags, while the tax cuts he proposes would benefit only the richest one percent of Wisconsinites," Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Thursday. "Again and again, Scott Walker promises one thing and does another. His first commercial of this campaign is chock full of such deceptions and show’s he’s a politician Wisconsin families can’t trust."