"Flip-Flop" Scott At It Again

Oct 13, 2009

“Flip-Flop Scott” At It Again 

Walker criticizes federal stimulus again after supporting it… after opposing it… after supporting it… after opposing it


MADISON – Scott Walker is all aboard the flip-flop train again, re-re-reversing his position on supporting the federal stimulus package.

Walker today criticized the number of jobs created by Wisconsin’s share of the federal stimulus package, four months after admitting a Milwaukee County transit system crisis was averted thanks to stimulus dollars. (Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Doyle signs budget, vetoes proposed Milwaukee county sales tax increase,” June 29, 2009)

The flip-flop follows a string of never-ending policy reversals beginning early this year, when Walker claimed he wouldn’t seek stimulus dollars before promptly changing course and applying for $130 million worth.  Walker shortly thereafter claimed he never asked for stimulus funds in a fundraising letter to supporters. 

“Scott Walker may have set the all-time record for flip-flops on a single issue,” said Mike Tate, Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.  “Anyone paying attention to Walker over the last 10 months is probably now suffering from a severe case of whiplash, and it looks like there’s no relief in sight.”

A full timeline of the myriad of Walker flip-flops on the federal stimulus package can be found at

“Given his track record of flips and flops, it’s amazing Walker is even able to pick out his clothes in the morning before he leaves his house,” Tate said.  “At this point, his continued reversals on stimulus funds have left the state dizzy trying to figure out what he actually stands for.”