By Jeff Simpson
"There's a number of things from the stories we've seen and from other things that have come up since then we'll act on," Walker said when questioned at an unrelated event in Milwaukee last week....
Walker declined to disclose details about how he plans to tackle the issue other than to say changes would be rolled out.
I have the perfect way for Governor Walker to prove he is serious about cracking down on public assistance fraud and being a watchdog for Wisconsin taxpayer money!
Don't hire Scott Suder!
In an interview, Fitzgerald confirmed what other lawmakers such as Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) are openly acknowledging — that the grant was pushed heavily by former Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder (R-Abbotsford), who is any day expected to take a political appointment in Gov. Scott Walker's administration with a still undecided salary that could be $107,000 annually — more than twice his pay of $49,943 a year as a lawmaker.
As the May 13 letter shows, Fitzgerald said he understood that the grant was aimed at United Sportsmen, contradicting a past statement by Suder that the grant was meant to be competitive and wasn't being steered to one group.
"This was one item among a slew of items that we were dealing with at the end" of the budget, Fitzgerald said. "When we started horsetrading items back and forth, the Assembly had a list of things and Scott Suder — this was his thing and I think he'd be proud to say it was."Not appointing Scott Suder to cushy state job(after he orchestrated such a dirty deal) at double his old income would truly send a message to the people of Wisconsin that you do care about the budget and their tax dollars.
Going forward with the appointment would send the EXACT opposite message. It would show that the Governor has no interest in saving Wisconsin taxpayer's money. That anyone who would be in such a hurry to reward his friends with that much taxpayer money, and in the process almost cost the state $30 million dollars, does not deserve a promotion.
To go forward with this appointment, would send the message that the Governor is a placeholder to make sure the GOP establishment get taken care of and services and budget be dammed.
So Governor Walker, which one will it be?
Call/email the Governor and tell him NO to any appointment for Scott Suder!
Office of Governor Scott Walker
115 East Capitol
Madison, WI 53702
@scottkwalker and/or @govwalker
More on Scott Suder's forgettable career here!