Republican Cronyism – Nice Work For the “Connected”

04 Apr

What do you get when you donate $100k to a Rethugly?

Maybe a nice job for you underachieving get.

Corrupt government… Indeed.

Gov Scott Walker of Wisconsin - Dirty Deeds...And Dirty Money

Why isn’t Scott Walker in an Orange Jumpsuit yet?


No degree, little experience pay off big

Just in his mid-20s, Brian Deschane has no college degree, very little management experience and two drunken-driving convictions.

Yet he has landed an $81,500-per-year job in Gov. Scott Walker’s administration overseeing environmental and regulatory matters and dozens of employees at the Department of Commerce. Even though Walker says the state is broke and public employees are overpaid, Deschane already has earned a promotion and a 26% pay raise in just two months with the state.

How did Deschane score his plum assignment with the Walker team?

It’s all in the family.

His father is Jerry Deschane, executive vice president and longtime lobbyist for the Madison-basedWisconsin Builders Association, which bet big on Walker during last year’s governor’s race.

The group’s political action committee gave $29,000 to Walker and his running mate, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, last year, making it one of the top five PAC donors to the governor’s successful campaign. Even more impressive, members of the trade group funneled more than $92,000 through its conduit to Walker’s campaign over the past two years.

Total donations: $121,652.



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2 responses to “Republican Cronyism – Nice Work For the “Connected”

  1. elementalwolfess

    April 5, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    And there you have it folks — Governor Walker is the madam of the best little whorehouse in Wisconsin.


  2. nanakwame

    April 6, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    The background noise to the Tea Party

    As a result, America’s future will include a far more diverse young population, and a largely white older generation. The contrast raises important policy questions. Will the older generation pay for educating a younger generation that looks less like itself? And while the young population is a potential engine of growth for the economy, will it be a burden if it does not have access to adequate education?
    The population of white children fell by 4.3 million, or about 10 percent, in the last decade, while the population of Hispanic and Asian children grew by 5.5 million, or about 38 percent, according to the report, which was based on 2010 Census numbers.
    The number of African-American children also fell, down by 2 percent. Over all, minorities now make up 46.5 percent of the under-18 population.
    Whites are now the minority of child populations in 10 states, double the number from the previous decade, according to the report, and in 35 cities, including Atlanta, Phoenix and Orlando, Fla. Vermont had the largest drop in its child population of any state.
    Numbers of Children of Whites Falling Fast



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