In a recent “press release” (and I use that term very loosely), Republican State Senate candidate Jason “Red” Arnold shows a very poor grasp of the fact surrounding the implementation of Act 10, legislation enacted by Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his rubber-stamp Republican-controlled legislature. Here’s Arnold’s assertion:
It was a law which stated that educators and public employees now had to pay 50% toward their pension and 12.6% towards their health insurance from the previous contribution of 0
While it’s convenient for Republicans who support Gov. Walker and Act 10 to trot out that little nugget, repeating a lie simply doesn’t make it true. The fact is, many thousands of public employees had to pay into their pensions and health care premiums before Act 10, and Jason Arnold’s inability to get such a basic fact right makes me think he’s got a “FOX NEWS IQ” rather than a “MENSA IQ.”
Not content to get a basic fact about public employee benefits wrong, Arnold’s press release then proceeded to call African-Americans who support Democrats “pawns.”
The black pawns of the ruling class whose lives these people like to toy with have been living under the blanket of injustice that the Civil War supposedly fought to abolish.
Given how far out of the mainstream Jason Arnold’s views are, I’m gonna go out on a limb and say he loses to Chris Larson by twenty points.