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.

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Diana Frank's picture
Diana Frank 11 years 43 weeks ago
#1

It's back to Tammany Hall days. Robber Baron days.

dianhow 11 years 43 weeks ago
#2

They have their loyal FOX BECK GOP fan club convinced that Obama is a secret Muslim, a Kenyan, hater of whites, fascist, Socialist- Hitler like dictator and...the Anti Christ ...who wants to take away their precious guns- kill their babies and kill old folks .

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Mojavelyn 11 years 43 weeks ago
#3

Let's see here... this "kid" has 2 DWIs, drops out of college, can't get a "real" job, so Daddy has to buy him one. WTG GOP!! Well Bless his heart! He can't help it, Daddy wipes his hiney everytime he turns around.

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reasonjr 11 years 43 weeks ago
#4

How do they get away with it? Everybody is asking stupid ass questions instead of doing anything, that is how they do it and that is my final answer.

johnbi's picture
johnbi 11 years 43 weeks ago
#5

holy cow!!!!!!! i never heard of a politican give a job to the to someone who didn' t deserve it

you think things like that go on . i'm shocked

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producer1 11 years 43 weeks ago
#6

They get away with it because they don't have a thing to lose and it enhances their personal power. If Scott Walker loses his job in the recall, the day after he'll be a corporate lobbyist or a fellow at one of their think tanks making a lot more money, and he doesn't have a college degree either.

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PLSzymeczek 11 years 43 weeks ago
#7

Same as it ever was - it's not what you know, it's who you know.

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Duncan MacLaren 11 years 43 weeks ago
#8

How do they get away with it ? They get away with it because voters aren't paying attention. They get away with it because Republicans LIE.....and they lie a lot !

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David Abbot 11 years 43 weeks ago
#9

The question, "Will the republicans get away with it," presupposes that there is no such thing as karma, which is what those sociopaths believe. However, belief isn't necessarily the same thing as truth. There are things we can do that will speed the process of them getting faced with the facts, but even if we do nothing, they are creating their own hell world in their own minds. I feel so sorry for those miserable fools.

PriusJockey 11 years 43 weeks ago
#10

They get away with it because 'money talks' and you ain't got enough to join the conversation...
The (R) plan is worse than the Palin 'death panels' because the (R)s don't care if they kill your granma, they don't have to care, they own the TV networks and they can blame it on the 'illegal immigrants'... after all, if it wasn't for them danged illegals, the muppet populace would be happy to lay down for their benevolent corporate masters... well I wouldn't, but you probably would, for an iPad II, don't you watch Colbert?

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leighmf 11 years 43 weeks ago
#11

Outrageously injust!

I studied my head off throughout college making A's in Marine Geology, Phytoplankton, Marine Chemistry, Coastal Pollution, and Wetlands Protection, as top of my class in two colleges, and I clear $12,000/yr. if anything at all. Plus, I don't drink or even dine out.

"Walker handed over an $81,500 job overseeing state environmental regulations to the son of a wealthy campaign donor...drunken son of a big campaign donor with no experience or qualification whatsoever deserves $80,000 a year."

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gurjeet 11 years 43 weeks ago
#12

They get away with it because the plain poor American citizens are too overehelmed to meet their both ends ..................... to bring the basic needs of the family together......................... they don't have the energy left at the end of the day to read, listen or watch what these 'R'ascals are doing. .................... and that is where the 'R' ascals want average American to be so that they cannot be brought face to face with the Average Educated American and have to Answer them!..........................

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NPTPETE 11 years 43 weeks ago
#13

Outrageously unjust INDEED! How out of touch are these republicans, and how long will the American people stay silent?

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John Defalque 11 years 43 weeks ago
#14

Hey the former premier of British Columbia, Gordon Campbell was caught drinking and driving while on vacation in Hawaii a few yrs back.He was only forced to resign a few weeks ago over lying about the Hated Sales Tax (HST).Had he not lied about it, his party the Greasy Fiberals (BC Liberals), would have either barely won or lost and not won re-election by the landslide they did.This big lie has lead to many recall campaigns throughout the province.The worst Cdn politician ever was the drunken ex premier of Alberta, Ralph Klein, who yelled at guests of an Edmonton homeless shelter after a midnight drinking binge, threw coins at them and told them to get as job.He admitted afterwards that he had been in a drunken stupor for 30 yrs of public service.Not as bad as ex Saskatchewan premier Colin Thatcher who hired a hitman to kill his ex-wife, but pretty bad nonetheless.This pisstank has retired with $500 million due to his support of the petroleum industry.Good news is that he is dying of emphysema.

fdavid 11 years 43 weeks ago
#15

Blatent unfair/illegal actions induce a 'shock response': "This CAN'T be true or actually happening!?!". This initial response delays or mutes outrage; and, more often than not, this delay allows time for our personal life-events to distract our attention from the issue. Bottom line: yeah, Walker will probably get away with this...at least until the time the reportedly drunken, incompetent son screws up enough so that thoes who work under him gather together and revolt.

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rbd171 11 years 43 weeks ago
#16

American politics have become nearly completely corrupt and bastardized to benefit the haves and to tax the have-nots.

There needs to be a revolution.

The question is, can the revolution be successful without a shot being fired?

dnarnadem 11 years 43 weeks ago
#17

This is sick! Next thing you know this nut-job will be selling public office jobs on the open market!

This is what is called blatant arrogant contemp for Americans, The Constitution, our system of laws, and the United States. This man is not an Ameirican. He is a traitor to our American ideals and way of life. There are many other things I would like to call him, but I would guess that most of you reading this know what they are.

And he is the poster boy for the neo-cons and the the robber corporations he stands and gets paid by - THERE IS NO LONGER any SHAME of PATRIOTISM involved here - IT IS ALL about MAMMON and money and power. They are all TRAITORS! Sick!

edmondsjh 11 years 43 weeks ago
#18

Republicans are insane.

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florina2017 11 years 42 weeks ago
#19

This is A Mafia style democrasy!!!

What is wrong w/ our so called democrasy?

We have enought money to pay &sypport the Dictators of the World,we are not broke to keep stuyffing money up the 2% Elite Class &they are going to take more out of us little people??

There is lots of things wrong w/ this Picture!!!

Im so fed up w/ the GOP & there ubsuerd ways of runing our country.

This is NOT DEMOCRASY!!!

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