Saturday, January 12, 2019

Scott Walker's toxic legacy: Addiction to political slogans

Other Scott Walker toxic legacy posts:
The first 3 chapters:  environment, transportation, corrections.
Chapter 4:  Wisconsin families can't afford basic necessities edition.  (12/12/2018)
Chapter 5. Scott Walker's shameful legacy: The black-white high-school graduation gap edition.  (12/12/2018)
Chapter 6. Scott Walker's shameful legacy (the higher education edition).  (12/13/2018)
Taking credit where no credit is due.  (1/7/2019)
Not telling the whole story.  (1/7/2019)
Gliding over the disparities.  (1/7/2019)
Voter suppression.  (1/7/2019)
Teacher bashing compounded by cuts to education.  (1/8/2019)
Just fine and dandy with treading water over high school graduation rates.  (1/8/2019)
And then, to make matters worse, he apparently hacks his son's Twitter account.  (1/9/2019)
Dear Scott Walker, You forgot to mention this part of "OUR LEGACY".  Best, Retiring Guy.  (1/12/2019)
Scott Walker's toxic legacy: "Power to the people" hypocrisy" (Taking away local control).  (1/12/2019)
Pay to play the groundwater contamination way.  (1/12/2019)

5/9/2018 #WInotworking UPDATE, "Our sloganeering governor takes credit for tackling opioid epidemic, ignores fact that opioid deaths have doubled during his 7 years in office", starts here.

With another record year of opioid overdose deaths, Wisconsin eyes fixes.  (Wisconsin State Journal.

Is that a pun?

Original 3/11/2018 post, "#WInotworking:  Our sloganeering governor trumpets drop in opioid prescriptions, ignores huge spike in ER visits", starts here.

In other words, he focuses on what is essentially meaningless.

@ScottWalker (highlight added)

If this is 'reform', then it's definitely #8isenough time.

Emergency room visits for suspected opioid overdoses increased 109 percent in Wisconsin from July 2016 to September 2017, the highest spike among 16 states closely tracked, federal health officials said Tuesday. 
The ER data show trends in the opioid abuse epidemic before deaths do, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which conducted the study.

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