This is what American governance might look like if Scott Walker were elected president:
Ease tax burden on the wealthy and corporations—but not for the Middle Class
Reduce regulatory practices that protect workers and ensure fairness and safety in the workplace.
Make eliminating collective bargaining a national agenda
Marriage is only between a man and woman
Supports the death penalty
Supports charter schools—this is one more way to lure the economically depressed into believing a voucher system benefits them instead of paid public education. Vouchers, like not having to pay union dues, put cash in the hands of Americans, but it also erodes the quality of public education disadvantaging those with lower income and the poor.
Instigates voucher systems to eliminate Social Security and Medicare
For me, Scott Walker is the king of “bait and switch,” which works for the casual, uninformed voter. And his speech about “making a name for the future” sounds more like a blast from the Barry Goldwater past. And we know how that ended.
In Goldwater’s book The Conscience of a Conservative, he builds the groundwork for an unwavering distrust of government. Then on the basis of distrust his arguments take root against graduated or progressive taxation and social welfare. Phrases used back in 1964 suggesting “distrust of government” have now been euphemized with “putting money back into the hands of Americans” and “letting states decide issues, instead of the federal government.” It’s the same conservative drivel repackaged to lure Middle Class voters struggling under the stresses of economic decline since the Great Recession—which they did not cause.
Goldwater’s economic propositions, regarded by many as tea party values, are being recycled by Walker the conservative with no conscience. Even though he wants to appear somehow “new” and “revised,” in reality he spouts the same anti-government agenda that has never won a national election.
Read part one here
is retired and lives in Clearlake, California. She has three grown
children and one grandson and a Bachelor’s degree in Health Services
Administration from St. Mary’s College in Moraga California. On the
home front Dava enjoys time with her family, reading, gardening, cooking
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