Sunday, September 14, 2014

About the poor; let Walker explain

People are asking why Walker would go after the poor seeking food stamp and/or public assistance with mandatory drug testing (among other things).

Without comment, a relevant explanation, in his own words:
Interview: Gov. Scott Walker Talks Faith, Compromise and Helping the Poor


Gareth said...

Apparently Walker doesn't read the news or is too desperate for someone to demonize to care:

Why Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Is a Waste of Taxpayer Money | TIME

in Tennessee, where drug testing was enacted for welfare recipients last month, only one person in the 800 who applied for help tested positive. In Florida, during the four months the state tested for drug use, only 2.6% of applicants tested positive. Meanwhile, Florida has an illegal drug use rate of 8%, meaning far fewer people on services are using drugs than their better-off counterparts. The drug testing cost taxpayers more money than it saved, and was ruled unconstitutional last year.

MadCityVoter said...

From the interview:

"The idea that people, particularly in politics, act as though nothing could ever be done wrong, to me, we made some mistakes throughout this process, we owned up to them, talked about what we did, why we did it. In the end, I think people appreciated it."

Priceless. Governor Walker has done so much wrong to Wisconsin in the last three and a half years that it's hard to know where he would start his process of owning up to all of it. I certainly would appreciate it he did, though. And he could keep right at it full time after Mary Burke becomes Governor.