Editorial: Misplaced priorities
MADISON, Wis. — Are Governor Walker and State Senate Speaker Robin Vos really willing to proclaim to the citizens of this state the issue worthy of a special session is welfare reform? Can they really be serious?
Of all the priorities facing this state, making it more difficult for poor people to get food and health assistance and requiring them to get drug tested to get barely enough aid to live on is not one of them
Walker claims the goal is getting willing workers on the job. Then why did his office put out a press release saying he was calling for a special session on welfare reform? Walker knows the words “welfare reform” are code for his party and his supporters to punish people they claim are lazy, dependent on the state, usually black, who for a variety of reasons are not working.
How about a special session on job creation? Or redistricting reform? Or environmental standards? Or public education? Welfare reform? Don’t waste our time punishing more poor people.
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