At a recent appearance before the Milwaukee Press Club, Republican Milwaukee County Executive candidate Jeff Stone said, “I am neither for nor against Walker, but I have a different approach,” adding that instead of the drastic changes to collective bargaining for public employees proposed by Gov. Scott Walker, Stone would have preferred changes to the mediation and arbitrator process.
However, while Jeff Stone says he’s neither for nor against Gov. Walker and that he would have preferred changes to the mediation and arbitrator process instead of drastic changes to collective bargaining for public employees, his actions paint a much different story. In his capacity as a State Representative, Stone voted against every single amendment proposed by Assembly Democrats to Gov. Walker’s proposal to gut collective bargaining for public employees, offering no amendments of his own to alter Gov. Walker’s proposal to make it less drastic.
While Jeff Stone says he’s neither for nor against Gov. Walker, let’s not forget that Jeff Stone was literally and figuratively standing behind Gov. Walker when Walker unveiled his proposal to gut collective bargaining for public employees.
And while Jeff Stone says he’s neither for nor against Gov. Walker, it’s pretty clear from Stone’s Tweets that he’s not opposed to Gov. Walker’s help in raising money.
One thing is pretty clear: while Jeff Stone’s words say he’s neither for nor against Scott Walker, Jeff Stone’s actions make it abundantly clear he’s 100% for Scott Walker, and Milwaukee County can’t afford someone just like Scott Walker as our next County Executive.
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we had a dane county executive/Madison mayor combined debate last night and the hard core right wing candidate Eileen Bruskewitz was distancing herself from Walker every chance she got. Very interesting how they are running for the hills….
IN a side note, the best line of the debate came from Mayor Dave Cieslewicz “When Scott Walker said he was going to create 250,000 jobs, I did not know they were all going to be at Ian’s pizza.”
I think you missed the point of the fund raiser with Walker and Sykes…IT WAS HELD IN WAUKESHA COUNTY!!!! Aren’t there any satisfactory hotels/banquet halls, etc in Milwaukee County available?
I didn’t miss where the fundraiser was held; in fact, I mentioned that when I blogged about the fundraiser.
Stone said when he announced that he wanted to continue to use the Walker template for county government: http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/111938364.html
There are times in history when we come to a crossroads — when each of us is faced with a choice so fundamental, so clear, that we must look deep within our hearts and find the courage to stand up and be counted.
Today is such a time.
And that is why I come before you now and say — from the bottom of my heart — that I AM NEITHER FOR — NOR AGAINST — WALKER!!! (stormy applause)
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