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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    http://urbanmilwaukee.com/2015/02/16...onomic-record/
    terrible compared to neighbors and nation

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    19th and 18th in unemployment

    but hey, don't bother looking things up. you with "belief" and "the gut".
    I have looked things up so would suggest you find a more objective source than your first link. Your second link pretty clearly shows Wisconsin to be doing better than the national average.

    Wisconsin was very slow to recover from the economic collapse of 2008 and hadn't been doing real well prior to that. Walker inherited a real mess. But Wisconsin does appear to have turned the corner and the economic outlook is pretty darn good for that state. I'm quite sure that no dedicated leftist wants to hear that or see that and will scour the internet trying to find anything to show Wisconsin is failing under Walker's leadership. But the truth is, it just isn't.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Vance Mack suggests Walker has done nothing new in Wisconsin. As per Vance Mack's suggestion I am looking closer at Scott Walker and will continue to look and compare his record with his predecessors. Up to this point I haven't been steady looking for Walker articles. My mind is already made up about him. But it won't hurt to spend some time reading about Walker.

    This today:

    Disability rights advocates in Wisconsin are concerned and surprised by a number of proposed cuts and changes to care services in Gov. Scott Walker's two-year budget.

    Both Disability Rights Wisconsin and the Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations released memos this month highlighting provisions of the budget that would affect people with disabilities, including changes to long-term care for adults and children, the elimination of several programs and decreased legislative oversight of managed care organizations.

    "We are really surprised by this, because there was no indication that changes of this magnitude were going to take place," said Beth Swedeen, executive director of the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. "This seems to be a surprise to everybody: managed care organizations, the IRIS program, participants. Nobody seems to have known that this was coming."

    The rest of the article here.
    A few things I noticed. No one who is or will be affected by Walker's proposed change in state long term care knew anything about Walker's proposed change. People who questioned the change including the press were told to contact the state Department of Health Services (DHS). Apparently DHS didn't know about Walker's big plans either. Seems Walker didn't do his homework, didn't talk to stakeholders, didn't talk to state agencies prior to announcing changes. He did apparently talk to insurance companies, however. Imagine that. If that is correct, it's playing it backwards, isn't it? Shouldn't the other people be the first to be contacted and shouldn't discussions have been held with stakeholders and service agencies first? Makes me wonder what Walker's priorities are and where his loyalties lie.

    It is going to save the state money? It doesn't appear that it will. While it does appear that it will adversely affect people with disabilities.

    It's early yet, but are we going to see a trend at state level where conservative extremists start going after services for people with disabilities? Yesterday they tried to severely restrict service dogs in restaurants in Arizona. Licensing, documentation, papers, training, fees and fees and fees. Disabled veterans, blind people and others attended the committee hearing, even the restaurant association was against it. The community response was so overwhelming that after a half day hearing the entire committee -including the bill sponsor - voted it down.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Vance Mack suggests Walker has done nothing new in Wisconsin. As per Vance Mack's suggestion I am looking closer at Scott Walker and will continue to look and compare his record with his predecessors. Up to this point I haven't been steady looking for Walker articles. My mind is already made up about him. But it won't hurt to spend some time reading about Walker.

    This today:



    A few things I noticed. No one who is or will be affected by Walker's proposed change in state long term care knew anything about Walker's proposed change. People who questioned the change including the press were told to contact the state Department of Health Services (DHS). Apparently DHS didn't know about Walker's big plans either. Seems Walker didn't do his homework, didn't talk to stakeholders, didn't talk to state agencies prior to announcing changes. He did apparently talk to insurance companies, however. Imagine that. If that is correct, it's playing it backwards, isn't it? Shouldn't the other people be the first to be contacted and shouldn't have discussions have been held with stakeholders?


    You have to understand.. this is the kind of stuff you learn in college.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Those particular 3 policies are more grounded in fact and common sense than the ones typically purported by the left side of the spectrum.

    Like the War on Drugs vs. Legalize all drugs - Which makes more sense, I mean in a practical sense?

    Like the War on Terror vs. Ignore terrorists flying airplanes into building - Which makes more sense, I mean in a practical sense?

    Like Trickle Down Economics vs. Massive government control and influence on the economy, ever increasing government debt and ever higher taxes - Which makes more sense, I mean in a practical sense?

    Thanks for proving my point.
    Your definition of common sense appears to be a matter of convenience.










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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    You have to understand.. this is the kind of stuff you learn in college.
    Walker was apparently applying common sense rather than theoretical governance. I'm sure it works for him and his insurance company financial backers, but his "common sense" seems to be screwing over his constituents and his employees.










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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Your definition of common sense appears to be a matter of convenience.
    No, not really. How are these not based on common sense? On the event flow form beginning to end. Let's pick trickle down, for example.

    The more a business grows, the more people they'll employ.
    The more a business has money to invest, the more it will grow.
    If the government takes less of their money, they'll have that to invest, and grow.

    Yeah, seems like a pretty logical flow from source to sink. Too bad they forgot the 'demand' part which isn't optional. This seems to make a **** more common sense than 'Tax the hell out of them, and then have the government spend it' which seems to be the mantra of the left end of the spectrum.

    War on drugs. Since these are illegal narcotics, and have been for a long time, would seem to make sense to try and prevent them from entering the country, as well as confiscating them from people who illegally possess them.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Indeed. One wonders that if he hasn't done anything about his 'agenda' from "Day One" by now, what makes us think he will focus on it in the next two years?
    Still bitter/confused/hurt by Obama's back-to-back wins?
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Still bitter/confused/hurt by Obama's back-to-back wins?
    2008 makes sense. 2012, did he win, or did Romney and the Reps lose?
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Still bitter/confused/hurt by Obama's back-to-back wins?
    More like dismayed that we have enough idiots in this country who would re-elect an unqualified person who performed miserably in his first term over an imminently qualified person with a really good track record.

    And I'm afraid if we try to run an imminently qualified person like Scott Walker against an imminently unqualified person with a dismal record like Hillary Clinton, it will probably happen again.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    It's only relevant to people who were never going to vote for him anyway.
    I would not dismiss Scott Walker's not having a degree so nonchalantly. We live in a complex global world where every presidential contender should be armed with every defense possible beginning with a college degree and not leave himself exposed to those who are better prepared. A degree teaches one to think and to do the best job possible armed with a brain that is confident and capable of communicating with all leaders from all countries -- not evade a trivial question like evolution because he's afraid of displeasing his puppeteers. George W Bush supposedly received an MBA, but the proof of how well he did is reflected in his often repeated malapropism. This just shows college is not for everyone, but then again, GWB should never have been president of the US because he was an unmitigated disaster for America and consequently for the world.

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