Shamefully, Wisconsin has been voted least likely to care about black children in our society:
According to a national report, Wisconsin has been ranked the worst state in the country when it comes to racial disparities for children.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation, a 66-year-old charitable organization concentrating on family issues and well-being, spearheaded the study. "Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children" scored states according to 12 different factors, from educational access to socioeconomic status and home life.
Wisconsin scored a 238 on its ability to prepare black children for educational and financial success, the lowest of all states (the average score was 345). Interestingly, Wisconsin was ranked 10th overall in its preparation for white children.
Since republicans have taken over our state, they have found the best way to address this is to end affirmative action and take a vote secede from the rest of the United States. Our own Governor, when he is not busy running for President of the United States, has taken a survey of the state of Wisconsin and has declared the fact that minorities can vote with few obstacles to be THE biggest problem facing Wisconsinites today. While many people in WI, if they knew were not busy worrying where their next meal was coming from, would vehemently disagree.
Scott Walker appoints people to work on these problems, the problem is the people he appoints. He gave republican lackey Joe Handrick the very important job of Equal Rights Division Administrator at State of Wisconsin - Dept of Workforce Development. With Wisconsin having the biggest gap of unemployment in the nation between African Americans and Caucasians, his work is done there.
Relax, I am not calling him a racist. Just pointing out, that as a public worker, in a very important job serving the public, has prioritized his responsibility as helping Scott Walker win election.
Here is Joe Handrick doing what he is actually being paid by our tax dollars to do - campaign for the republicans:
Winning one of those seats could be a tall order, according to an analysis by Republican strategist Joe Handrick, a redistricting consultant since the 1990 Census. The analysis is based on voting patterns in partisan statewide elections between 2004 and 2010. It projects which direction each seat leans and by how much, both before and after the district boundaries shifted in 2011.
Republican Strategist by day or Equal Rights Division Administrator by day? When exactly did Matt Defour interview republican strategist for this story? Should a republican strategist also be serving as Equal Rights Division Administrator? Since when was that a political position? Maybe we should just have every public worker who wants a raise, spend part of each day working on the "Friends of Scott Walker" campaign.
But Wait there is more!
A quick check of Joe Handrick's background and we see not only is he the Equal Rights Division Administrator and republican strategist, but he is also a lobbyist. Although are you a lobbyist, when the people you are lobbying for do not want you to do it?
Which now brings us to taxpayer republican's former Badger Advocate co-worker - Scott Tyre. Scott Tyre is the husband of Mary Burke's top political advisor Tanya Bjork and also her business partner in republican lobby firm - Capitol Navigators!
Yes, when you give $1000 to this guy, you are a republican lobbyist!
Now ask yourself, if you are surprised, when the person running for the Democratic nomination of Governor of Wisconsin, hires someone to be her top political adviser whose main source of incomes is partnership in a republican lobby firm and runs a listless campaign!
It is getting so bad that even Peter Barca had to weigh in!
“One mistake I think she’s made — and I told her people — she should be advertising now,” Barca, who represents Kenosha, told the Beloit Daily News. “She’s got the resources. People need to know who you are and feel comfortable with you and know your plan. Unfortunately the only way to get it out there is to advertise.”
Barca’s view is a common one. Former Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made a similar point months ago, urging the Democratic candidate “to spend a bunch of money to define herself right now before she gets swift-boated by the other side.”
Other Democrats (and some Republicans) have wondered what the point is of recruiting a wealthy candidate if she’s not going to pump major money into the campaign. They argue that the function of Burke’s personal fortune is not merely to provide money that the campaign would otherwise seek from donors, it's to stimulate more contributions by showing that she is serious about winning the race. Donors don’t like to give to lost causes.