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WI Gov. Scott Walker used phantom jobs to hand out pay raises

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Why oh why is Scott Walker supported by anyone in Wisconsin (or anywhere else, for that matter)? Have they not learned a thing since this happened in 2011?

He is, inexplicably, an early favorite for re-election (but not a lock) despite his voter suppressing, privatizing, union busting ways.

And don't get me started on his lack of ethics, including a years-long John Doe probe.

Including Walker's campaign and county staff collaborating after a teenage boy was killed by a 13-ton concrete panel that fell on him.

Including the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia warning Walker on giving misleading data on the WI economy.

Via JSOnline, we now see Scotty playing favorites/Checkers with jobs:

Madison Gov. Scott Walker's administration used phantom job transfers this year to give double-digit pay raises to two employees and a smaller raise to a third, quickly switching them from one post to as many as three others and then back to their original jobs.

The biggest pay increase — $14,416 a year — went to a longtime state economist who helped expose flaws in jobs statistics that were hurting the governor's recall election chances, a Journal Sentinel review has found.

Team Walker reversed the retroactive pay raise they gave to the head of the Capitol Police "after the newspaper reported that Chief Dave Erwin and his top deputy had been moved on paper to ghost jobs for two weeks and then back to their real posts at much higher salaries."

At last count, at least five state employees were given raises that skirted state limits. Five. And JSOnline is reporting that they were never expected to do any work at these shadow jobs.

He should never hold public office again. Wise up, Wisconsin (and potentially, all American voters).

More details at the link.

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VIDEO-- Meghan McCain: "I'm kinda done with Chris Christie."

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I've been writing about what a self-serving phony New Jersey Governor Chris "I Never Met a Photo Op I Didn't Like" Christie is for a long, long time:

I've done everything I could to open the eyes of voters-- especially Democratic voters-- who allow New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to bamboozle them into believing he's a charismatic, Just Like You moderate. Your kind of guy!

In reality, Gov. It's My Photo Op and I'll Verbally Abuse You If I Want To is a self-serving hypocrite. Let's expose him for what he is:

Now Meghan McCain is piling on. She was dishing the dirt with CNN's Piers Morgan, and guess who she is so over? That's right, Chris Christie, among others.

McCain:

"Gay marriage has already won."

"A lot of people in the Republican party that really want to cling to the past and every time people say, 'I'm a bad Republican and your father was too moderate, I challenge these people to tell me what's gonna happen if we nominate someone like Rick Santorum, an extreme conservative on social issues."

Jeb Bush "is much more conservative than people realize."

"I like Marco Rubio."

"I used to love Chris Christie. I'm kinda done with Chris Christie right now. Ever since his speech at the convention... he just talked about himself the entire time..."

But she's totally into her dad.

Hey Meghan, what a coincidence, I'm done with Christie too! Then again, I was never not done with him. Sadly, we still can't be BFF because of that "I like Rubio" thing.

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Chris Christie's guy: "I have no interest in paying for your health care. I'd hate to see you get cancer but that's your problem, not mine."

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For months I've done everything I could to open the eyes of voters-- especially Democratic voters-- who allow New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to bamboozle them into believing he's a charismatic, Just Like You moderate. Your kind of guy!

In reality, Gov. It's My Photo Op and I'll Verbally Abuse You If I Want To is a self-serving hypocrite. Let's expose him for what he is:

Last night Rachel Maddow zeroed right and did a little exposing of her own. This isn't very long, and is well worth a look:

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Rachel Maddow:

Steve Lonegan... has now become the Republican party's nominee for the United States Senate. The real one.

And of course, Democratic groups are gorging on the buffet that is Steve Lonegan's history of public statements. The group American Bridge has been circulating a reel that is essentially Steve Lonegan's greatest hits, circulating for its entertainment value, for its fundraising value, presumably, but also for nationwide Republican branding value. Because he's like Christine O'Donnell minus the witch! It is amazing that this is the guy who the Republican party has nominated for the United States Senate.

Lonegan:

"People are going to say, well doesn't this mean a tax increase for the poor? And the answer is yes, it does."

"I have no interest in paying for your health care. I'd hate to see you get cancer. But that's your problem, not mine."

"... Medicare and Medicaid... both of these programs are destined for destruction for the next generation, and I think they should be done away with and privatized. That's what I think."

Rachel:

So the way acutely image-conscious governor Chris Christie had to spend his afternoon was cozying up to that guy, talking about what a great Republican he'd be in the U.S. Senate and how much he supports him and hopes he wins!

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VIDEO: Glad you're amused, Mitt, but climate change isn't funny. Ask Hurricane Sandy victims.

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The other day I posted VIDEO flashback: Mitt Romney mocks “rise of the oceans” in which I asked, did he help the families who suffered as a result of Hurricane Sandy? Or just those in swing states? 

He pretended to care about those families at something he called a “storm relief event," but it was actually a self-serving prop dispensary disguising a campaign rally.

He doesn't care about anyone but himself and his own ambitions. This new ad effectively says it all in only 30 seconds:

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http://climatesilence.org/romneyjoke Mitt Romney's mockery of the threat of climate change came soon before the savagery of Superstorm Sandy.

Via LoudSauce.com:

Much of the nation is still reeling from Hurricane Sandy. Our thoughts are with those who have been struck by its fossil-fueled savagery. When Mitt Romney made climate change a punchline at the Republican National Convention, he mocked a real threat to the lives of Americans.

To remind Mitt Romney that climate change is not a joke, we're running this ad in the battleground states of Ohio and Virginia. With your contribution, we can increase the ad buy and put it on the air in additional swing states attacked by this superstorm.

Learn more at ClimateSilence.org

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