There has been a lot of rough news for Governor Scott Walker on the job creation front, here’s just the latest from the LaCrosse Tribune: Politfact: Walker’s job claims fall short. But apparently there are some jobs being created…
Oh but here’s a job: Scott Walker loyalist Cindy Archer starts high-paying job Monday
Of course, you would have had to be connected to Governor Walker’s inner circle to get it….
Oh and here’s another: Move to ghost job and back gives Capitol Police chief big raises
Gov. Scott Walker’s administration rewarded the new hardline Capitol Police chief and his top deputy with double-digit pay raises earlier this year after moving the pair on paper to phantom jobs for two weeks and then back to their real posts.
Chief Dave Erwin — who has overseen a crackdown on Walker protesters at the statehouse — received an overall salary hike of 11.7%, to $111,067 a year, the same rate as his predecessor. That amounts to an $11,680 annual raise.
That hefty raise was possible only because Walker officials transferred Erwin on Feb. 5 to a ghostposition in the state Department of Administration, according to a copy of the transfer letter obtained by the Journal Sentinel. Then, on the same day, he was shuffled back to his real job as head of the Capitol Police force.
Each of the moves, backdated to earlier in the fiscal year, came with a retroactive boost in pay for Erwin.
Ghost jobs! Do you think that this kind of paranormal rule bending is available to the average state worker? Hah!
I guess what bothers me most of all is the simple unfairness of the Scott Walker administration. He’s conservative, sure, so it’s not like I’m going to be happy with his regime regardless of what he does, but it would be nice if state government would at least be fair. Good government doesn’t have to be liberal or conservative, it can just be well-run and fair. No special favors for friends. But instead of that, we get government of, by, and for Scott Walker and friends. It’s bad for every Wisconsinite, right, left, middle, or indifferent.
I wonder if the newspaper editorial boards that claim to value good government will take Scott Walker to task during the next election?
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