Thursday, April 9, 2015

Walker's Wisconsin ruled by "No Climate Tax Pledge" to Koch's, and banning Climate Change Science.

It's all becoming so much clearer now, after I stumble on a curious Scott Walker reference and link in a recent Huffington Post story.

The nationally embarrassing story making the rounds? The Walker administration's copy cat Florida policy banning any mention of climate change at a Wisconsin state agency.

But that story has a history, like this one from the Cap Times' Steven Elbow back in July of 2013:
Scott Walker among signers of Koch-backed 'No Climate Tax Pledge:' You’ve no doubt heard about Grover Norquist’s “Taxpayer Protection Pledge.” Well, there’s a new pledge in town … This pledge is called the “No Climate Tax Pledge,” but it might as well be called the “Koch Brothers Protection Pledge,” since it was devised by a group co-founded and backed by the billionaire brothers.

Signers of the pledge, now numbering 411, promise to "oppose any legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue” ... They include all Republicans, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, U.S. Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner, Sean Duffy and Reid Ribble, state Sens. Leah Vukmir, Alberta Darling, Rep. Glenn Grothman and Mary Lazich, and state Reps. Dale Kooyenga, Don Pridemore, Jim Ott and Bill Kramer.Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch … for ideological reasons and because of the state's wealth of frac sand.
While Walker didn't openly suggest banning all references to climate change, he's made it clear the idea itself has no place in his government. These losers are okay with not playing it safe, you know, just for the heck of it. If they're wrong, they will be taking us down with them.

From Ed Schultz, Sen. Chris Larson and the Progressive's Ruth Conniff help the nation understand just how bizarre our Humpty Dumptyish state treasurer really is about climate change:



Here's Chris Hayes with the only person on a panel of 3, not to vote for the climate change ban, Secretary of State Doug La Follette:



Attorney General Brad Schimel wasted no time blowing any credibility he might have had left after his fumbling bumbling campaign for the top cop spot. Is he not a real life Homer Simpson?



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