From Scott Walker Watch, Creator/Artist unknown?Would you believe it? Gov. Scott Walker, who has the personal wealth of Big Business billionaires tucked into his hip pockets, sent an email encouraging supporters NOT to buy gifts for their children during the holidays, but to use that money instead to support his re-election effort.
Walker Black Friday Email Excerpt:
Instead of electronics or toys that will undoubtedly be outdated, broken, or lost by the next Holiday Season, help give your children the gift of a Wisconsin that we can all be proud of. [...] Donate $5, $10 or $25 to help Governor Walker get reelected and save your children from a future of double-digit tax increases and billion dollar budget deficits.
It certainly looks like Scott Walker would steal candy from a baby if it meant one more dollar in his political campaign kitty.
Actually, his supporters should love the fund raising suggestion because in many ways, it's an austerity built on Act 10. This is where budgets are balanced by taking something away from one, in this case from the children, and giving the spoils, actually "savings" in Walker's eyes, to another - himself.
Sorry kids, but your parents are broke. It's a zero sum game and you knew this was coming, and the "haves," that's you kids, will have to forego your usual entitlement of toys and stuff you never really earned or deserved anyways, during the holidays. That's Act 10 on a Christmas card. More accurately, that's Scott Walker on a Christmas card.
I'm convinced that the core premise of the email was not developed by some over-exuberant campaign stooge, but by I-have-nothing-to-do-with-it Gov. Scott Walker himself.
The really crazy part is, is Scott Walker’s fanatical supporters are batshit enough to do it. Anything for the dear leader.
Cog Dis - The Walker-Grinch That Stole Christmas
Wisconsin Gazette - Scott Walker: Forget toys for the kids and give money to me
New York Times (Blog) - No Comment Necessary: Spend Money on Politicians, Not Gifts
Think Progress - Governor Tells Supporters To Forgo Buying Children Presents, Give Money To His Campaign Instead
UK Mail Online -Scrooged: Wisconsin governor asked parents to make campaign contributions INSTEAD of buying their children gifts on Black Friday
FreakOut Nation - Gov Scott Walker asks supporters to not give children Christmas presents, but donate to his campaign instead