Walker handed over an $81,500 job overseeing state environmental regulations to the son of a wealthy campaign donor
Speaking of Wisconsin – a little-known provision in Scott Walker’s anti-union bill converts 37 government workers into political appointees to be handpicked by Walker himself. So what can we expect form Walker’s choices? Apparently not much…the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported yesterday that Walker handed over an $81,500 job overseeing state environmental regulations to the son of a wealthy campaign donor in what looks like a quid pro quo.
The son – who has previously been arrested twice for drunken driving and has dropped out of college – was somehow qualified for the position that manages dozens of commerce department workers. I guess over $120,000 in campaign contributions can make your resume look pretty impressive to Scott Walker.
So let’s get this straight – a Wisconsin teacher with a Master’s degree doesn’t deserve to take home $50,000 a year – but the drunken son of a big campaign donor with no experience or qualification whatsoever deserves $80,000 a year. Republican government at its finest.