Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Walker's Pleading Poverty Is A Classic Talk Radio Muff

Gov. Walker told the annual GOP love fest hosted by WTMJ-AM conservative talker Charlie Sykes Monday night that his wife Tonette Walker would like him to get out of the political world and go back to the private sector to earn some "real money."

And if we fail to win, it will take us down the path we see, failing, people like the people in Illinois, down in Springfield, and I for one don't want that. Not because this job is that important to me, 'cuz frankly my wife in some ways would love it if I'd go back to the private sector and make some real money.
Chuckle, chuckle. We're all among our 1% friends here at the Waukesha conference and water park where the Insight 2012 program originated, right?


In the middle of hard times and almost zero job growth over the year in Wisconsin, why sniff at a perk-laden (access to free airplanes, motorcades, staff, and an entourage) $144,000-a-year job paid for by taxpayers?

And "back to the private sector?"

Walker is a career politician and public employee, a college dropout with a short stint selling mainframe computer warranty agreements at IBM and a position at the non-profit American Red Cross?

Things that play well in the right-wing echo chamber fall flat in the real world, where they are duly noted.


Anonymous said...

His entire compensation package, not including mansion and butlers, gardeners, etc., is closer to $171,000.

Anonymous said...

but he's a state employe, and since he called the rest of us state employes "haves," that makes him one, too. so he must already be making "real money," mrs. walker.

Jonathan Swift said...

Real money in the private sector? Thought it was the over paid govt workers who made real money.