Scott Walker is an interesting politician. For one thing, he is one of the only presidential nominees that didn’t graduate college. Besides Truman, William McKinley who died in 1901, was the last president not to graduate college. Wikipedia William McKinley article
Scott Walker’s governing skills have decimated Wisconsin. In fact, Scott Walker is a good blueprint on how NOT to be governor.
Walker’s story is so corrupt and so disgusting, I refuse to write about it again. I wrote this a few months ago, PoliticalHaze article.
Walker last saw The Donald on the primary debate stage. Walker was a nominee as well. As soon as The Donald won, Scott Walker raced to his side to see what gifts he could shake out of that orange tree.
“Too often, states have become mere administrative provinces of an all-powerful federal government in Washington,” Walker said in a statement. “Now is the time to reverse that trend. These requests are the first of many my administration will make as Wisconsin leads the effort to restore balance between state and federal government.” JSOnline article
You don’t have to be the sharpest political analyst to guess what was on Walker’s wish list. His wet dream list is the same as every shit-kicking Republican politician this side of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
1 – Higher costs for health risks – Impose new restrictions on adults in Wisconsin’s Medicaid program making less than the federal poverty level of $11,880 per year. Let them eat cake! Walker wants a higher premiums for those who engage in risky health activities, like smoking. Though, cleverly, what he means by ‘risky’ is left floating in the clouds.
2 – Wolf hunting – Walker also wants to bring back hunting seasons for wolves. His inability to go wolf hunting was one of Walker’s biggest grievances.
3 – Air quality – The governor also wants the President to lift limits on pollutants in Wisconsin. These environmental regulations make big Wisconsin factories have to pay a lot of money. In addition, the regulations that Walker is trying to get rid of drastically reduce cardiovascular illnesses.
Don’t hold your breath, but I’m curious to see if all of Walker’s elbow grease pays off. Wasn’t this the kind of backroom dealing that our virtuous president-elect campaigned on? His loyal supporters argued that Trump was so wealthy, he didn’t need to engage in those shady and secret and under-the-table meetings.
In thirty years, if you’ve grown up in Wisconsin, and you start coughing up blood, you’ll know who to thank.