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Will Gov. Scott Walker Apply His Proposed Drug Testing for Public Housing to Himself and His Family?

‘Scott Walker Ought To Be At the Front of the Line’

By - Feb 2nd, 2018 10:59 am
Governor Scott Walker signs the 2015-17 State Budget into law at Valveworks USA in Waukesha. Photo from the State of Wisconsin.

Governor Scott Walker signs the 2015-17 State Budget into law at Valveworks USA in Waukesha. Photo from the State of Wisconsin.

MADISON, Wis. — As part of a politically motivated special session call, Gov. Scott Walker is proposing legislation requiring residents of public housing to submit to drug testing. One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross today called on Walker, and any other adults living with him in the taxpayer funded governor’s mansion, to also submit to drug tests.

“Gov. Walker has been in what he calls the government hammock for a quarter of a century. He’s taken over $2 million in salary and he’s living in a mansion on the lake, courtesy of Wisconsin taxpayers,” said Ross. “If he thinks people who get public housing assistance need to be drug tested, Scott Walker and any other adults living with him in the mansion ought to be at the front of the line.”

Ross noted that Walker has sold his own home in Wauwatosa and lives full time in the the expansive abode, located in the exclusive enclave of Maple Bluff. There the Walker’s have the run of a sprawling 16,000 square foot neoclassical home on 3.7 acres on the shores of Lakes Mendota. The grounds feature 10 manicured gardens though which they can stroll and inside they can avail themselves of 34 rooms, including 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and a remodeled kitchen.

According to drafting records, as panic was setting in on the eve of an historic electoral loss in a state Senate race, the Walker administration was scrambling to have bills ready to go for a politically motivated special session. The provision requiring people in public housing to take a drug test was added in the afternoon the day before the bills were unveiled in Gov. Walker’s taxpayer funded fly around tour of the state.

One Wisconsin Now is a statewide communications network specializing in effective earned media and online organizing to advance progressive leadership and values.

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8 thoughts on “Will Gov. Scott Walker Apply His Proposed Drug Testing for Public Housing to Himself and His Family?”

  1. roz says:

    i love this idea.

  2. will says:

    It’s a good start for this welfare queen.

  3. WashCoRepub says:

    I always think that Scot Ross’s latest can’t possibly plumb the embarrassing depths of partisan hyperbole to a greater depth, and I am always proven wrong.

  4. roz says:

    dear washcorepub, think about this idea a little more. why not have elected officials who live in housing supported by tax payers undergo the same tests proposed for all the poor people subsisting on food stamps, minimum wage and public housing?????

  5. Thomas says:

    Gov. W. may not be on narcotics, but he must be taking something that makes him robotic. There could be a seed for a limerick here.

  6. Terry says:

    Career Politician Scott Walker is the BIGGEST Big Government moocher in the entire state. He and all republicans who support drug testing the poor for food should themselves be regularly drug tested. If Walker and republicans don’t agree…

    Well what do they have to hide??

    It’s really simple republicans. You are taking taxpayer money and living like true Welfare Queens off of public money. Pee in a cup to prove to taxpayers, (aka your bosses, your meal ticket) that you aren’t strung out on drugs or alcohol. Prove it Walker! Prove it republicans!

    Again, if Walker and repuicans don’t agree…

    What do they have to hide??

  7. Terry says:

    Is Career Politician and professional hypocrite Scott Walker a drunkard? Is Scott Walker on drugs? How about the rest of Wisconsin republicans? What drugs are these people on? Are all Wisconsin republicans drunk or on drugs? They sure act like it. They are living off of taxpayer’s money. What the hell are they on? We need to know! What do Scott Walker and republicans have to hide? They need to start oeeing in cups immediately and regularly! Taxpayer money is a sacred trust. This cannot be abused. We cannot be lorded over by drunkards and druggies anymore! Start peeing republicans! Vukmir, Walker, Vos and Fitzgerald first! If they don’t agree…

    What do they have to hide??

    Dump Walker 2018

  8. Kriss says:

    Absolutley agree all elected should be randomly tested for drugs and alcohol. I have a question though are these going to be FDA approved drug screens because if they are not they should be refused as they are wrong more than 25% of the time. If they are not the same as those used on DOT employees than they are not good enough as a false test can effect many aspects of your life you may not even imagine.

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