Scott Walker: My wife would like it if I went back to the private sector and make some real money

This is beyond absurd:

What’s truly absurd about Gov. Walker’s comment that his wife would like it if he went back to the private sector and made some real money is the fact that Scott Walker has never actually worked in the private sector. Scott Walker has been an elected official for 19 of the 44 years he’s been on planet Earth, and his only work experience as an adult consists of 4 years spent working full-time in marketing and fundraising at the American Red Cross, a nonprofit organization.

What’s also absurd is the fact that Scott Walker apparently thinks his six-figure salary as Governor of the State of Wisconsin isn’t “real money,” because I know a bunch of hardworking public employees who could only wish they made six figures to do their jobs.

Sure, Scott Walker could probably make some money in the private sector now that he’s spent virtually his entire adult life as an elected official, but it’s not as if Scott Walker was making a mint in the private sector before he ran for elected office.

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  1. What is interesting is that all of their money came from life insurance settlements from Tonette’s first husband’s death. They collectively have never worked in the private sector and/or made “real” money.

  2. didn’t he also “blame” his wife for the reason he stopped giving back a portion of his Milwaukee Co. salary? Seems to be a pattern with him… “my wife wants more money.”

    • I’m not sure about that, but I think it’s ironic that during the campaign he filmed an ad talking about taking a brown bag lunch to work….and he filmed the ad in his fancy kitchen with marble counters and custom cabinets.

  3. “Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker said Tuesday he’ll scale back the amount of his paycheck he returns to the county, if he’s re-elected to another term April 1.”

    “He joked today that his decision to continue giving back nearly 47% of his salary every year has been unpopular with his wife.” 3/19/2008

  4. It is laughable that Scotty said go “back” to the private sector but he is undeniably a made man in the right-wing world. If he left the gov’t sector, he’d be a multimillionaire w/in a few years. Guaranteed. His cronies would see to it.

  5. That’s odd – I thought public sector workers were way overpaid compared to the poor slobs in the private sector. So confused now…

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