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Gov. Scott Walker has failed to keep his promises about creating jobs. He has failed to open a state health insurance exchange, and he failed to expand health care coverage. He also has failed to find a mining (Gogebic Taconite) or corporate giveaway he has not supported.

In short, Walker has failed to campaign and govern with justice, equality and transparency, the values for which Wisconsin was once renowned. His record on campaign financing should frighten us all.

Let's look at his successes: He has carried water for the Koch brothers. He has achieved some of their agenda of decimating the interests of working, lower-income citizens. With Republicans in the Legislature, he has put in force much of the Koch-supported, far-right agenda, such as suppressing voters, denying an expansion of Medicaid, and damping worker rights and a fair minimum wage.

November is our time to rise up in hope and throw aside the dark money and corruption of Walker. Mary Burke tops Scott Walker in Marquette University polls. Do everything you can to get voters out for Burke.

It's time to restore Wisconsin's reputation for fair, clean, open, honest, compassionate government. Vote Burke. It's time to send Walker packing.

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I am a conservative but I still appreciate debate. I am aware that this letter has some truth in it but when you throw the Koch brothers into the mix, you slide down a rather murky slope of cliche' and liberal talking points.

Both parties have billionaire contributors i.e.,George Soros and Warren Buffett. They are powerful men who have donated millions to convince the American people to vote for liberals. They support abortion, social dependency and are part of the money group the liberals want to blame for the worlds problems. The only exception between them and the Koch brothers is their political affiliation. They made their money through speculation and their ruthless dealings left many people destitute.

Mr. Van Oss, I am not much different than you are. I have a strong work ethic, belief in God and live a very simple life. If you want to argue for the worker, you are arguing for me and thank you but don't fall for the liberal talking points. Vote!


Walker and my MIL,oh the smell

Daryl Rose

Yes, provide more people with free health care, raise the minimum wage 40%, increase corporate taxes, raise the income tax rate on people who make over $100,000 then sit back and watch the increase in Texas


I wax nostalgic for the days of Usenet, when Fooled By Folksy Republicans ruled the Interwebs (okay, technically, Usenet is not Interwebs, but I digress)...

Fooled By Folksy Republicans: Republicans Bungle Economy Yet Again, from 2003:!topic/milw.general/KEOGGGQFSI8

[Usenet beat these newspaper comment boards all to hell: no net nannies, you could say what you wanted when you wanted to say it. Someday Usenet will return (CNN has shut down most of its comment boards). BTW, bet the 'Uncle Sam' troll from Colorado still lurks on those boards! Tears: '''''''''']


Good letter it couldn't have been said any better


To me, the funniest part about Scoot supporters (heh) is that they can crow all they want about how wonderful he is, but the facts speak for themselves…they have no idea what he is running on.

They didn't the first time and they don't now.

Wisconsin could wake up the day after the election and be a right to work state. Scoot is willing to "drop the bomb" on his own constituents, done it once already.


Well said, Mr. Van Oss. I wonder how many minimum wage workers vote for those who are against raising the minimum wage.

Melowese Richardson

Looks like Joe accidentally swallowed a copy of today's Democrat talking points memo. Could someone check on him to make sure he's okay??


Mellow, it's an excellent summation of Dictator Snotty Wanker's reign. As for who needs checking on, get thee to a neurologist post-haste. The red dye in that Kool-Aid you keep drinking seems to have caused some organic damage to your cortex.


these are the facts wake up mel


Agreed. This is just a transcript of a campaign add. Surely the Trib can find someone who actually puts together an argument instead of a string of platitudes. I won't vote for Walker but I hate to see our discourse get sullied with cheap argumentation.

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