When I go and vote for a public official I like to think of it as the hiring of a job applicant. After all, they are paid by the taxpayer and should be be working for the taxpayer.
So let’s take a look at the remaining two applicants for governor of Wisconsin.
Applicant No. 1’s resume shows he’s a high school graduate. Personally, I think a governor of Wisconsin should have some sort of college degree, like in business administration or economics or even political science. but there is nothing. So, no college degree. Red flag.
Next, applicant No. 1’s previous work history shows that after being Milwaukee County Executive for six years the Greater Milwaukee Committee, comprised of both Republicans and Democrats, suggested that lawmakers push through legislation to allow Milwaukee to apply for bankruptcy because of its dire financial situation, a situation brought about through poor, radical decisions by applicant. Red flag.
Applicant No. 1 has been governor for well over a year. He was elected on the promises of balancing the budget with GAAP (generally accepted accounting practices) and creating 250,000 jobs over four years. He is not even close to being on pace with reaching that number and did not use GAAP to develop his budget as promised. He is telling Wisconsin voters (employer) that the state budget is balanced ,but telling the federal government that the state budget is not balanced so he can cut 53,000 people off of health care assistance. If he used GAAP as promised it would show a budget deficit of $3 billion. Red flag.
Applicant No. 1’s county administration is currently under investigation for illegal activities that involved campaigning at the taxpayers’ expense and a secret email server less than 25 feet from his office. He has also created a criminal defense fund that is only legal if he is the one who is under investigation. Red flag.
Applicant No. 2 earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He is currently serving h third term as Milwaukee mayor after many years of experience in the Wisconsin Senate and U.S. Congress. Applicant hasn’t called on National Guard before introducing post-election agenda.
After much research on both applicants I know who I plan to hire. But don’t rely on opinion letters or 30-second commercials to make your decision. Do your own research, consider the sources, and get out and vote for who you think is better qualified to lead Wisconsin.