Saturday, September 21, 2013

Rehashing the Walker crack down on public assistance, what's old is new.

Come on news media, ask Scott Walker just what's so new.

The truth is Gov. Scott Walker is working his image. Cracking down on public assistance? Don't think so. 

Having been on BadgerCare for the last four years, I know that these tough “new” rules, are old rules, with the commas moved around. BadgerCare has been requiring all of this information for years.

The in-the-tank fellows at the MacIver Institute welcomed the rehash and reselling, as a way to bolster Walker’s image, and as a distraction from Walker’s jobs and business failure.

When in doubt about the majority party's accomplishments so far, repeat “protect taxpayer dollars” over and over, because the panting conservative talkers love it.  
MacIver News Service | September 20, 2013: Madison, Wisc... Governor Scott Walker directed the Department of Health Services (DHS) on Friday to begin implementing six new strategies aimed at increasing fraud prevention for public assistance benefits. The Governor said his plan will protect "taxpayer dollars and make sure only those who are truly eligible are receiving benefits and services through the state's public assistance programs."

 What a hero. Time to belittle the poor:
Sen. Alberta Darling and Rep. John Nygren, Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee on Finance, were happy to see Walker renew his efforts to battle waste, fraud and abuse in Wisconsin. “Unfortunately, some take advantage of the system which in turn hurts taxpayers…” said Darling.
It’s those jobless poor people again, and not Walker, Darling or Nygren, who should be blamed for their lousy administrative performance so far?

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