Six things you need to know about Scott Walker

  • Walker PromotionScott Walker compared American workers like teachers and firefighters to brutal ISIS terrorists. (Dealing with Wisconsin workers standing up for their rights supposedly prepared him to “do the same across the world,” he says.)
  • Scott Walker has said he doesn’t think the minimum wage “serves a purpose.”
  • Scott Walker cut taxes for the wealthy in Wisconsin while shifting the burden onto poor and middle class families.
  • Scott Walker’s budget deficit was $2 billion, and Wisconsin sits at the bottom among other Midwest states in terms of job growth.
  • Scott Walker repealed an equal pay law and called it a “bogus issue.”
  • Scott Walker supports banning abortions in cases of rape or incest and even when the life of the mother is in danger. Scott Walker defended mandatory invasive ultrasounds by saying ultrasounds are “just a cool thing out there” and said “most people think ultrasounds are just fine.”

In response to Scott Walker’s announcement on Monday that he is running for president, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement: “With

today’s announcement, Scott Walker has indicated that he intends to bring his Wisconsin brand of politics to Washington, but the reality is that he’s already brought the worst of Washington to Wisconsin.

“To promote adherence to his rigid partisan views and to please the special interests that have backed his campaigns, Walker has pit the people of Wisconsin against each other in contentious ideological fights. He’s gutted education, refused investments in infrastructure and health care, and shuttered women’s health clinics, while pushing tax policies that have overwhelmingly benefitted the wealthiest few.

“Walker promised to eliminate the deficit but his state was $2.2 billion in the red, and Walker’s Wisconsin sits at the bottom in his region for job growth, while his job-creation agency is mired in mismanagement and questions about tax credits that went to his political donors. “It’s that type of divisive, ineffective politics, and mismanagement that middle class Americans don’t need any more of in Washington. Walker simply has the wrong priorities for America.”