With the recall election a little over two weeks away, I am going to do something a little different today. While this story is not directly related to wildlife I thought that I would share another example of how “ethical” the Walker administration is and how arrogant this guy truly is. Not only is Wisconsin the only state in the country that allows the brutal practice of using packs of dogs against wolves, they are now the only state in the country to now use a new method for counting job creation. Again neither the federal government or any other state in the country uses this method, but Scott Walker has decided to magically turn Wisconsin’s worst in the nation job figures into a miracle of job growth.
“With Wisconsin suffering the worst job loss numbers in the nation for the calendar year 2011, Governor Scott Walker promised yesterday that he will reveal newly revised numbers this week that will, effectively, change water into wine on the Wisconsin job front. And he’s done it just in time for the June 5th recall election.”
As we saw with the recently passed wolf kill bill this guy and his cronies will lie, cheat, and manipulate any number or fact to get their agenda passed. Now with his political future on the line Walker is making his dismal job numbers suddenly look completely different than reality. If Wisconsin voters choose to keep this guy in office then we deserve exactly what we get. What more do the citizens of this state need to show what kind of person this man and his administration are? John Doe? “Divide and Conquer?” “Drop the bomb?” Wetland destruction? Tax cuts for millionaires? DNR “pay to play?” Now this? I see signs and bumper stickers and yard signs everywhere that say “We Stand With Scott Walker.” Why? Why do you stand with a man who brags about dividing our state? Why do you stand with a man who turns the very public employees who are our neighbors, family, and friends into evil scoundrels who are responsible for for the budget problems in the state.
Wisconsin, it is gut-check time. Is the divisiveness and rancor that this guy has caused really worth it? Imagine how emboldened Walker and his goons will be if they survive the recall. Can Wisconsin really afford it? You decide.