Friday, March 4, 2011

Scott Walker's Finest Budget Fix: The $20 Teachable Solution

And you say Scott Walker's budget dumps on education!


He may not have finished his degree at Marquette University, but the man is a teacher.

The Walker budget narrative explains without a whiff of paternalism how the Teacher-In-Chief wants to make Wisconsin's poor in the W-2 program grasp the complicated but important relationship between motivation, personal responsibility, job success - - and fasting.

Walker knows you don't want to get out in the job market with a full belly. You gotta be a little hungry for work - - well, actually maybe really hungry - - to sniff it out and land that job.

And the one-step Walker life lesson only costs $20!

It's right there in the budget, on page 65, in the "Health and Human Services" section:

"To further encourage W-2 recipients to recognize that the goal of W-2 is for participants to secure unsubsidized employment, reduce the monthly benefit check by $20."

Right: Walker knows that by taking away that $20 bucks worth of luxuries every month, like that cow's milk by the gallon, and imported canned tuna fish from the ocean and macaroni with cheese, he'll light a fire under those welfare queens so they find a full-time job.

And Pater Walker is sending that same message of frugality and accountability to the kids these 'parents' so irresponsibly addicted to food, even in childhood: just because there's peanut butter in the house, little mister, doesn't mean you get sliced bread so you can make one of your fancy sandwiches.

Who do they think they are: people in River Hills or Chenequa who have been cooling their heels and waiting for that capital gains exclusion on Wisconsin investments to finally hit 100%?


Geoff Davidian said...

Has NATO been asked to step in?

enoughalready said...

Walker is asking too much if he expects us to take lessons in virtue from someone who has scored so many false ratings on the Truth-O-Meter. Btw, exactly how much "real world" (favorite phrase of local talk radio conservatives) experience does Scott Walker bring to our state's highest political office?