Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A New Year's Resolution For Scott Walker

Scott Walker sent out a last minute please-give-me-your-money-before-the-end-of-the-year fundraising emails.  He's done such a Gish Gallop, I don't even know where to start:

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To make it easier to read, here it is formatted to fit the blog:

As we close the chapter on 2013, I can't help but reflect on all that we have accomplished together over the past twelve months.

Together we cast partisanship aside for results. In the past year we:
  • Reformed the state's tax system so Wisconsin tax payers will see nearly $1 billion in tax relief for families and small businesses.
  • Signed an additional property tax-cut relief bill that saves taxpayers $100 million.
  • Helped Wisconsin's unemployment drop to 6.3% in November - the lowest it has been since December 2008.
In 2010 and 2012, your support made it clear that we are ready to move Wisconsin forward again. We stood up to the politicians, bureaucrats, and Washington interest groups that want to take us back to the days of Jim Doyle - days marked with rampant job loss and skyrocketing taxes.

As this year comes to a close, I ask you to join me again in this fight.  Despite our success in the last election, national special interest groups have already committed to spend tens of millions of dollars to defeat me next year. They will be watching to see how much support we have by the end of the year.

Our support comes from grass roots [sic] leaders in every corner of Wisconsin - that's why we need your help today.

The reporting deadline ends tonight and every dollar is vitally important to our efforts to keep Wisconsin in the hands of the hard working taxpayers. Please consider contributing to our campaign today. You've stood by my side over the past three years and look at what we have accomplished together.

Thank you for your unwavering support.

Your friend,

Scott Walker
Apparently "families" is code for the Koch Brothers and "small businesses" is code for the Bradley Foundation, because they are the only ones raking in that kind of cash. Most of the people I know have seen their taxes go up and their wages go down or get stopped altogether because of layoffs.

I would hope that the gentle reader also noted that he is staying way clear of his failed 250,000 job promise.  The most generous tally I've seen says he's only 42% of the way there, but this number is a lot smaller if one is honest and gives credit for a large part of those jobs coming from Jim Doyle's budget and policies.

And don't even get me going about that grassroots nonsense.  Not only can't he spell the word, he can't tell grass from astroturf.

I would strongly urge Walker to make one New Year's Resolution - Start telling the truth.

As it is now, I don't even know if he knows how to do that anymore.

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