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Democratic challenger says Election Year Walker cannot be trusted. His record is one of failures and corruption.
(Milwaukee) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Flynn responded with the following to Scott Walker’s State of the State Address today:
“In election years, Scott Walker makes promises he never keeps. Election Year Walker pretends he has Wisconsin’s best interests at heart. We cannot trust Election Year Walker.
Look at his record:
“Election Year Walker got taken to the cleaners in the Foxconn deal. We are paying $4.5 billion so a Chinese company can build a factory by the Illinois border. There are no guaranteed jobs and no protections for our wetlands.
“This is typical for a governor who transfers the wealth of taxpayers to his donors. He created a slush fund for them called the WEDC. He robs us of our tax dollars and of our heritage as a clean government state.
“Election Year Walker brags about the unemployment rate. He forgets that the policies of the Obama Administration created these jobs, and he forgets that Wisconsin still lags behind the rest of the country in wage growth. Adjusting for inflation, median wages today are lower than they were before he was elected.
“He denied 800,000 Wisconsinites health coverage when he turned down federal funds for BadgerCare. He did it because of his presidential ambitions. That was morally reprehensible. Now, Election Year Walker says he wants to fix the system he helped break.
“Here is what I will do differently. I will raise wages again by reversing Act 10 and Right to Work, restoring prevailing wage, and raising the minimum wage.
“I will accept funds for BadgerCare and create a ‘BadgerCare for All’ option. Health care is a human right.
“I will invest in Wisconsin’s future by fully funding education. We will provide up to two years tuition for Wisconsin students at state universities, colleges, or technical schools.
“We have had enough. As governor, my priority will be to rid Wisconsin of his corruption and malicious incompetence.”