ICYMI: Scott Walker Seeks to Privatize Food, Medical Assistance Programs

May 11, 2011

Privatization Plan Jeopardizes Federal Dollars, State Jobs

MADISON – Despite his previous failures privatizing vital services as Milwaukee County Executive, resulting in tragedy, dysfunction and enfeebled services, Scott Walker is now poised to privatize the operation of Wisconsin’s Medicaid and FoodShare programs, thus eliminating hundreds of jobs and endangering millions of dollars in federal funds allocated to assist the must vulnerable Wisconsinites.

Read more about Scott Walker’s abysmal track record on privatization here.

“Scott Walker has a track record of privatizing vital public services at a great monetary and social cost,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Thursday. “Given his previous failures and mismanagement, Walker can not be trusted to gamble with hundreds of family-supporting jobs and millions of dollars of federal funds that provide food and healthcare for Wisconsin’s most vulnerable citizens.”