We have reached a point in United States politics where we are face to face with one of the worst candidates for the presidency. Of course, I could say this about nearly every Republican seeking the 2016 nomination (with some minor exceptions). However, this time, arguably the scariest candidate has a realistic shot at the White House – if not the best shot. I'm talking about Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. A man whose economic record is riddled with false promises, failures and economic ruin.
For example, in 2010 Walker said that his strategies as governor would create 250,000 private sector jobs. In the four years that followed this promise, he didn't even come close. Only 145,000 jobs were created under Walker in those years.
However, the voters did not seem to care, and he was reelected in 2014.
Last year, Walker and his GOP allies passed legislation that cut taxes by $800 million. As a result, Wisconsin is set to cash in on only half the initially projected amount of revenue. Walker also destroyed labor unions, and recently signed the absurd so-called "right-to-work" bill that delivered unions the ultimate blow. Adding to Walker's disparaging economic record, Wisconsin is ranked near the bottom in job growth, a category which he promised would explode with him as governor.
Aside from the fact that Walker could send the US economy spiraling out of control, there is also the fact that, if he were elected President of the United States, he would have to make foreign policy decisions as well. How would he handle Iran's Nuclear Program? How would he work with our allies? How will he handle ISIS? Well, Walker was asked that last question in February at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and he said, "If I can take on 100,000 union protesters, I can do the same across the world.".
Not only is comparing unions to ISIS insulting to the millions of hard-working union members across the nation, but it goes to show just how out-of-touch he is. He didn't back down either. Asked later to clarify his response, he said, "Let me be perfectly clear, I'm just pointing out the closest thing I have to handling this difficult situation is the 100,000 protesters I had to deal with." Exactly. My point has been made. You sir are absolutely not qualified to be President.
Scott Walker has destroyed Wisconsin's economy. And he has run his political career based on a desire to gain more and more power while completely ignoring the needs of the people in his state, and his record proves it. Yet, if voters don't get out and vote in a little over a year, then we could be sitting on the threshold of a Scott Walker-run United States.
And that is scary. #News