Wednesday, October 22, 2014
13 Days: I Haz Fixt Wisconsun
Thanks to Mark Pocan for reminding us of all the opportunities Scott Walker has squandered - most recently missing a deadline to apply for a Federal Preschool Development Expansion grant.
Wisconsin was invited to apply (with the possibility of receiving up to $60 million) along with 34 other states for preschool expansion. Walker blew it off.
Wisconsin is rated the worst state in the nation in the achievement gap of African American children - and Scott Walker didn't think it was worth his time to apply to expand one of the most effective ways to close that gap. He was too busy campaigning.
Toss it on the heap with all the other federal programs Walker took a pass on over the last four years:
Medicaid Expansion - $500 million+
Broadband Expansion - $23 million
High Speed Rail - $810 million
Food Stamp Increase - $276 million
That's a fucking lot of our money that ultimately went to other states instead of our own.