Thursday, July 30, 2015

Menacing model; Walker's closed, corporate government

Scott Walker's Presidential pitch is based on his record in Wisconsin.

So read that record in detail, look at just two recent specifics and ask yourself if you think this is the kind of Presidency that would serve your interests:

a)  Do you want a President who would actively work to block access to public records and foundational, taxpayer-paid government oversight processes - - as he did and continues to do in Wisconsin - - complete with a story that keeps dribbling out without a full and clear and heart-felt assumption of responsibility?

Sound like the approach you'd like to see at the US Justice Department, or in agencies obliged to follow and implement the US Freedom of Information Act?

b)  Do you want a President who would make it easier for polluters to muck up the air and water as head has done in Wisconsin, especially since he has already said he would vastly curtail the US Environmental Protection Agency?

Walker has already installed what he called a "chamber-of-commerce mentality" atop the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - - formerly a nationally-recognized, science-based steward of the environment revered by the likes of giants John Muir, Aldo Leopold and Gaylord Nelson.

Where scientists have been targeted and laid off and remaining clean air and water specialists now report to a division that serves business?

Where else would you like to see that "mentality" installed nationally on your dime- - besides the EPA?

Interior? Labor? Health and Human Services? The National Parks Service?

The US Supreme Court?

The Walker campaign has to be made by media and analysts and other communications - - into more than his sandwich choices in Philly, a dollar sweater from Kohl's or Harley-Davidson rides in Iowa, with New Hampshire on his touring schedule, too.

Here is one summary of many facts about Walker's record in Wisconsin that are nod widely known beyond state borders.

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