According to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the reason he has failed to live up to his promise of 250,000 new jobs, which as we’ve discussed before will take him roughly 50 years at the current rate of growth to achieve, is because pro-labor protesters are blocking job growth.
He also says he’s pro-patient and pro-women. A claim which there’s more than a few problems with.
Yesterday, Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) stopped by Crosstalk, the flagship radio program of the far-right group VCY America (Voice of Christian Youth). While speaking with host Vic Eliason, Walker, who had pledged to create 250,000 jobs in his first term, tried to spin his disastrous record on job creation by deriding the protests by support[ers] of collective bargaining rights in Madison last Spring as “one of the biggest challenges” to job growth. [...]
Towards the end of the interview, Walker boasted of supporting “pro-patient, pro-women” policies. However, Walker made it more difficult for women seeking justice as a result of pay discrimination lawsuits by repealing provisions of the Equal Pay Enforcement Act, made it more difficult for women seeking an abortion and birth control, and defunded Planned Parenthood, which “cuts off 12,000 women who do not have health insurance from getting preventive health care” and hurts a program that saved the state money by focusing on preventative care.
In addition to his various assaults on the rights of women, Walker also cut over $500 million from the state’s Medicaid program, which also resulted in the loss of an additional $500 million in federal matching funds for a total of over a billion dollars.
That doesn’t exactly scream “pro-patient” to me.