Sunday, October 24, 2010

I Would Not Trust Walker To Mow My Lawn

The following is a transcription of a letter to the editor of the County Post West, which is the local paper for western Waupaca County:
I just finished watching the televised debate between Tom Barrett and Scott Walker, the candidates for Wisconsin's governor.

There is no doubt that both candidates want the best for Wisconsin and its citizens, but the difference is what they think is "best" and how to go about getting it.

The impression I got from the debate was that Walker sees the creation of jobs as the No. 1 priority that needs to be addressed by the governor. However, I do not recall him talking about what kinds of jobs he intends to create. Maybe I blacked out when he described the occupational fields he intends to enhance in the state, the types of positions, what the going pay rate will be, etc. I must have still been out when he described his plan of action to create jobs in Wisconsin.

I also find it amazing that he intends to create jobs as governor after all the Republican rhetoric I hear says the opposite - that "businesses create jobs, not government." He doesn't seem to be too worried about anything else at this point either, stressing the importance of the creation of jobs. His lack of ideas is as plain as his little brown paper bag.

Barrett on the other hand, provided some insight to his intended actions as he answered the questions. He was especially impressive as he took responsibility for his action as mayor of Milwaukee. Barrett tried unsuccessfully to get Walker to do the same as Milwaukee County executive. I would not trust Walker to mow my lawn let alone govern this state.

Yes, job creation is an important issue and may be the most important, but it is not the only issue. The quality and types of jobs is important as well. What good is creating jobs that just keep adults away from their children and below poverty level?

Kevin T. Schmoldt

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