Thursday, May 24, 2012

Lori Compas!

Last night Lori Compas finally got the debate with Scott Fitzgerald, and we see why he was so hesitant to do so. Full Debate,in front of a full house, here:
Video streaming by Ustream Some local news coverage here, here and here. Of course when Fitz speaks, fact checkers get overworked! Let's overlook what he lied about and take a look at a couple things he actually told us.
1. “I think it’s a mistake to allow mining companies to write their own mining law. I think it’s a mistake to allow mining companies to bend the rules. I believe in job creation too, but not at the expense of our resources,” Compas said. Fitzgerald responded that the legislature needs to rely on industry expertise to help prepare legislation and said he was hopeful a compromise could be reached on a mining bill prior to the November election.
Here is a man who is interviewing for a job, in front of the people he wants to hire him, explaining that in one of the biggest issues in Wisconsin, and one that he is basing his campaign on, he has no expertise. Would you hire someone who admitted to no expertise in the job you hired him for?
2. Fitzgerald talked up the creation of the Wisconsin Development Corporation as well as tax credits and deductions tied directly to job creation, small business tax credits and tax credits for business relocations. He suggested Wisconsin should model its economic development efforts after North Carolina and Texas. “Get government out of the way with less regulation and less red tape,” Fitzgerald said.
Again, the man who is interviewing for a job to represent WISCONSIN voters, wants to make WI more like North Carolina and Texas. I think he needs to clarify what about North Carolina he is wants to replicate? This or this? Is this the Texas that Scott Fitzgerald aspires to?
1. Texas leads the nation in the percentage of its population without health insurance (2010).

2. Only one state covered a smaller share of its poor population with Medicaid (PDF).

3. It's also number 1 in the percentage of children who lack insurance (2009).

4. Texas ranks dead last in the number of women who receive early prenatal care (2010).

5. It has the sixth highest rate of infectious diseases in America (2010).

6. It ranked 35th in the share of its children being immunized (2010)...

7. ...And 40th in overall health (2010).

8. Those numbers shouldn't come as a surprise – Texas had the ninth lowest level of health care spending per person (2010).

9. Texas ranked 36th in the nation in terms of its high school graduation rate (2010).

10. It has the lowest share of the population aged 25 and older holding a high-school diploma of any state (2008).

11. Its students have the sixth lowest SAT scores in the country (2008).

12. But Texas ranks fourth in terms of teen pregnancies (2005).

13. It's got the 16th highest crime rate (2010).

14. It ranks 17th in occupational fatalities (2010).

15. It's tied (with Missouri) for 19th in terms of the share of its citizens requiring food-stamps (2009).

16. It leads the nation in the amount of recognized carcinogens released into the air (2002).

17. Has the fourth highest amount of toxic chemicals in the environment (2002).

18. Texas’ per capita income growth was the eighth slowest of any state in the country between 1998 and 2008.

19. It ranks 47th median household net worth (averaged from 2007 to 2009).

20. Only seven states have a higher percentage of children in poverty (2010), and ...

21. ... Only nine states have a higher percentage of people of all ages living below the poverty line (2008).
Would you hire someone who says he aspires to make your company more like the two competitors that are on the verge of bankruptcy? Or is an understanding of the United States something else Mr. Fitzgerald does not have the expertise for?

Finally if you want to learn a little more about Scott Fitzgerald, you can check out his year of low lights here, and also see how when he gets mad at women, the police have to be called here! Then there is his greatest interview here: Finally you can meet Lori Compas, mr. fitzgeralds opponent here: Please give to Lori Compas - I did!

21 comments:

  1. Interesting around the 7:05 mark, when Compas is asked "If she would have fled the state(referring to the 14 Democratic senators) if she had been in the Senate? Lori responds, "If I had been in the Senate, we wouldn't have had to go to Illinois."

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. From twitter---I laughed at this one also. She is one smart cookie!



      Mary Erpenbach ‏@MaryErpenbach

      BAM! Deer Czar "didn't bother to show up for deer season this year, so I'm not sure why we're paying him $125K a year." #loriVfitz

      Delete
  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Scott Fitz responds like he was on the stump--over and over he repeats his lies and forgets there is a smart woman sitting next to him who will correct his errors and lies. It was beautiful to watch Lori in action.

    Look at Fitz's body language--playing with his pens and papers, sucking his water bottle and very seldom ever looking at while she is speaking. He was rude--just plain rude!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Scott Walker err Scott Fitzgerald doesn't expect the women to be bothering him when they could be baking or cleaning. He'd have a lot more respect for Lori Compas if she'd behave more like the woman in this picture.
      http://donstuff.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/bush-horsemen.jpg?w=500&h=351

      Delete
  4. It's interesting to note that Texas ranks 36th in high school graduation rate while Wisconsin ranks 1st, which is apparently why Republicans have to defund public education and wage a war against teachers, so we can be more like Texas, which also ranks 48th in teen pregnancies.

    http://www.americashealthrankings.org/Rankings

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Perfectly put, Gareth.

      Delete
  5. Downloadable audio is here:
    http://940wfaw.com/pages/6577935.php

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for the link. I listened while I worked this afternoon.

      Delete
    2. I must be a - are you not going to give us your opinion of the debate??

      Delete
    3. I like her, but, I don't know much about her or her politics outside of postings here and the debate. It seems she did a good job of distancing herself from the union movement, but as expected she is not as savvy on all the issues as the seated majority leader. I think she would be a good asset to have in the senate, but as a minority member of course!

      Delete
    4. Translated: Compas kicked Fitzie around the block, but she's a woman and shouldn't hold a position of authority.

      Delete
    5. The world according to Capper. I'll look for the book someday, in the fiction section.

      Delete
  6. It's interesting he chose North Carolina and Texas, as both are RTW states. With that unfinished Legislative agenda, could it be step two of the Walker plan to make Wisconsin RTW?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. These are not just RTW states, they are clusterfuck states. That is the plan of Scott Fitzgerald, Governor Scott "John Doe" Walker and their krewe; turn Wisconsin into a clusterfuck state. It takes shockingly little time to accomplish this, if there are enough clusterfuckers breaking and scrapping government.

      Delete
  7. I know the current gov does not have the balls to make wisconsin a right to work state but there are others out there who eventully will. Unions need to learn a simple fact the WORK for the employer the employer carries the power to decide what the will earn and who will earn it. Unions have no other right than they get to pay the same taxes as everyone else. They fear right to work because then companies will be able to hire people who will bring value to the company unlike the lazy unmotivated union worker today. And Jeff could you not fond stats for your rant that were not 10 years old? Little lazy on your part.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
      Abraham Lincoln


      Im sorry was 2010 and 2009 to far back for you?

      Delete
    2. I am offended by your generalization of the "lazy unmotivated union worker". I have been in the trades for nine years as a union member. Yes, we have a few lazy people. But sure enough when things get slow, they are the first ones laid off. It seems when the non-union people can't perform a task, we are sent to do the job. I work my tail off for every penny I earn! My motivation is my family, my house, and my retirement!

      Delete
    3. I've worked to many jobs where I was looked down on by the seniority because I put forth too much effort. I was "killing the job". I still see that mentality today on construction sites. I assume it is different with public unions, but from what I see lately, they feel they are better than the average taxpayer.

      Delete
    4. Do you want to allow minimum wage or does that lead to laziness too?

      Delete
  8. One question I would like to ask Senator Fitzgerald is, if, in light of his response implying that we should allow those with expertise at least be involved in writing bills, what he was doing to ensure that women were allowed input on the repealing of the equal pay law, and how outraged he was that the committee convened by the US House of Representatives to discuss women's contraceptives was not only comprised of precisely zero women, but also went a step further to deny an educated woman with directly applicable experience to testify.

    ReplyDelete