Scott Walker: Broken Promises
Over and over again, Walker says he kept every single promise that he made while running for county executive. But did he really?
In a new Web video released today by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, three of Walker’s “promises” are highlighted. Not surprisingly, all three promises were broken.
When running for County Executive in 2002, Walker promised to give $60,000 of his salary back per year. In 2008, he reduced the sum he would give back from $60,000 annually to $10,000. This $50,000 raise to himself was given in the midst of a national economic recession, and it coincided with his new in-ground pool. Bottom line, Scott Walker did not follow through on his promise and he instead increased his paycheck by $50,000.
Scott Walker also lied about his promise to limit the terms he would serve. In 2002, Walker said that he would not serve for more than one full term, meaning he would not serve longer than 2008. Currently, Walker is in the middle of his third full term year as county executive.
Finally, Walker promised to create a Community and Economic Development (CED) fund to help create jobs. But, you guessed it, he broke this promise, too. Owing to his lack of leadership, the CED fund never got off the ground and in 2009, he eliminated the Community and Economic Development Division altogether.
The bottom line? Scott Walker cannot be trusted. He will say and do anything to get elected, including making promises he does not hesitate to break.