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AFL-CIO: 11 Horrible Things Scott Walker Has Done

 
 
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 The AFL-CIO Now blog offers a list of what author Mike Hall presents as the most awful things done by Scott Walker in his tenure as governor. From AFL-CIO Now:

  • Scott Walker eliminated the collective bargaining rights of 175,000 public employees.

  • Scott Walker has led Wisconsin to last place in the nation in job creation.

  • Scott Walker has disenfranchised tens of thousands of young voters, senior citizens and minority voters with voter suppression and voter ID laws.

  • Scott Walker has put the health care coverage of 17,000 people at risk with unfair budget cuts.

  • Scott Walker has allowed the extremist, corporate-backed American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to exercise “extraordinary” influence in Wisconsin lawmaking.

  • Scott Walker has made wage discrimination easier by repealing Wisconsin’s Equal Pay enforcement law.

  • Scott Walker has attacked public workers’ retirement security.

  • Scott Walker blocked the path to skilled middle-class jobs for young workers by repealing rules on state apprenticeship programs.

  • Scott Walker killed the creation of more than 15,000 jobs when he rejected $810 million in federal funds to construct a passenger rail system between Milwaukee and Madison.

  • Scott Walker’s new tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations will cost the state $2.4 billion over the next 10 years.

  • Scott Walkers’ unfair budget cuts to the state's Earned Income Tax Credit will raise taxes on 145,000 low-income families with children

Full disclosure: I freelanced for the AFL-CIO Now blog from October 2011-February 2012.

 

AlterNet / By Adele M. Stan

Posted at June 4, 2012, 6:41am

 
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