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Black Marks On Scott Walker's Veterans Record

Veterans, State

The Cognitive Dissidence blog post titled Scott Walker Wishes You a Happy Memorial Day discusses Walker's history of hypocrisy toward veterans.

In addition,  here's an excerpt from  Root River Siren's May 16 blog  post titled Scott Walker's Shameful Treatment of Veterans:

"When the news broke in 2012 that longtime Walker aide and confidant, Tim Russell, had stolen tens of thousands of dollars from a veterans charity that Walker had personally appointed him to lead - it should have been enough for veterans in Wisconsin.

Then, the arrest of another Walker appointee, Kevin Kavanaugh, stole even more. These guys wouldn't have even had access to stealing money from the veterans charity had it not been for Scott Walker.

As unsavory as the whole episode is, it largely remains forgotten by Wisconsin veterans as a whole.

Then legislation this passed March, which Walker signed into law, that makes it harder for people to pursue legal remedies and compensation for repeated exposure to asbestos.

Mesothelioma is the rare form of cancer which occurs - and disproportionately affects veterans.

Veterans groups condemned the bill, but Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce loved it - and even had a hand in writing it. See, many of their members are the source of these lawsuits and they really hate to pay out cash for killing people - even veterans.

A number of veterans groups have sworn they won't forget come election time. We've heard that before.

So, this week comes the news that Wisconsin ranks #10 in the top ten states for unemployment rates of veterans. Higher than the national average by a percentage point."

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