Whilst commenting at an event hosted by Charlie Sykes the Clown, Walker has this to say:
"And if we fail to win, it will take us down the path we see, failing, people like the people in Illinois, down in Springfield, and I for one don't want that. Not because this job is that important to me, 'cuz frankly my wife in some ways would love it if I'd go back to the private sector and make some real money."Real money? Well, the Governor earns $145,000.00 a year, not exactly Koch money. Considering the median individual income in Wisconsin is $24,300 and in Racine, just over 20% of the population under 18 lives below the poverty level - it's a living most people would love to make.
For a guy who didn't bother to graduate college, Walker's prospects in the private sector are better than most of his fellow Wisconsinites.
Hmmm. Walker also claims he doesn't want to take "us" down the "path" of Illinois. Well clearly he is not...
Yesterday, it was reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that from January 2011 to January 2012 (Walker's first year in office) Wisconsin was one of only six states to have lost jobs overall for the year. Worse, Wisconsin not only lost the most jobs - 12,500 - the next poorest performing state was Missouri with an overall loss of 4,100 jobs - a third of Wisconsin's job loss.
Thank heavens we're not on the path to Illinois...they created 29,000 jobs overall in 2011.
The Siren thinks we should definitely send Scott Walker back to the private sector as soon as possible.