Walker Hires Donor’s Kid With Two DUIs, No Degree for $81,500 Plum Job
April 4, 2011
(ChattahBox Political News)— Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is a hypocrite. Walker and his goon squad sold their constituents a bill of goods about the calamitous state of Wisconsin’s budget, after he purposely made the deficit worse by handing out tax cuts to the rich. Then using classic Shock Doctrine tactics, Walker decried that busting unions was the only way to balance the budget, because the state was broke and in a state of emergency. Well, being “broke” has not stopped Walker from handing out plum, highly lucrative government jobs to campaign donors on the taxpayers’ dime. The most egregious example, was uncovered by the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. Walker hired the 20-something kid of a campaign contributor, who has no college degree, two drunk driving convictions under his belt and no work experience to speak of. OK, well the kid must be running errands or something, right? Uh, no. Brian Deschane, pulls in $81,500 managing environmental regulation.
Do as I say, not as I do. So much for being broke. Not only is Brian Deschane unqualified for his position, he somehow managed to score a raise in just two-months. But teachers, and other public workers have to eat a pay cut and lose their collective bargaining rights.
The Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reports:
“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-based Wisconsin Builders Association, which bet big on Walker during last year’s governor’s race.”
Jerry Deschance denied that his son got the job because of his contributions to Walker’s campaign totaling $121,652. But the whole thing smacks of blatant cronyism.
Meanwhile, the campaign to recall eight state senate Republicans who voted to strip worker’s of their collective bargaining rights is gaining momentum.