Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Poor to Walker: Thank you, Scrooge

[Updated, 2:09 p.m., with Haynes tweet.]

And thank you, kind sir, for that $7.25/hr. 'liveable' wage:
 ‏@DailyReporter  4 minutes ago4 minutes agoWalker doesn’t support repealing minimum wage
I don’t think the minimum wage serves a purpose, says @GovWalker He    wouldn’t work to repeal it. #jselection 

11:51 AM

6 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Considering the amount of time Walker has been away from Wisconsin doing the Goat Rodeo Warmup Two Step, if he was being paid the minimum hourly wage he couldn't afford to live on it, even if it was raised...

Anonymous said...

I sure would like to see Walker live on $7.25 an hour.

I see a lawyer was chosen in the latest John Doe lawsuit. I don't know anything about that lawyer, but old articles on the internet make it look as if he has represented Prosser in the past. Maybe it's just another lawyer with the same name? Anyway, I hope Randa treats Chisholm and all more fairly this time.

http://hosted2.ap.org/WIEAU/d2ccb6c55bb549b287e32bed845fd969/Article_2014-10-14-WI--Campaign%20Finance%20Lawsuit/id-07662560f0934441b56e4650613283b0

Tess13 said...

Mary Burke should be running ads right now about giving Wisconsin a raise. Show Scott Walker saying Wisconsin doesn't have a job problem, it has a work problem and people could make it if only they would better themselves. Mary Burke could then say, "Scott Walker thinks that if only minimum wage workers would work harder they would be able to make it. I know that some of you work extremely hard at not only one but two and three jobs and still can't make ends meet. If elected I want to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 because unlike Scott Walker, I don't believe $7.25 is a livable wage."
There are 700,000 Wisconsinites living on poverty wages and many of them don't vote. If she wants to win, she needs to get some of these people out to vote for her. I think most people would make an effort for a $2.85 an hour raise. There are no undecided voters in this state, but there are plenty of opportunities for new voters.

Anonymous said...

Walker also talks in this interview about helping out Skyward. He and Wisconsin were all set to give the bid to a Minnesota company, even after Skyward lodged complaints of bid rigging. http://www.uwsp.edu/pointeronline/Pages/articles/Wisconsin-Bids-Against-Skyward.aspx

Jake formerly of the LP said...

And wasn't that bid-rigging under the first person to head WEDC, who left soon under, um, interesting circumstances.

Anonymous said...

Rep. Sean Duffy [R] WI 07 has said he has a hard time making ends meet at $174,000 per year. That seems to me enough evidence to completely make Walker's minimum wage statement laughable.