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Wal-Mart Family Member Gives $50,000 To Scott Walker For Recall Election

May 30, 2012

This should make all those who work at Wal-Mart proud.  Do Wal-Mart employees still do that ridiculous cheer that once was shown on 60 Minutes?  If so they now have something to scream about–rather than cheer for!

Scott Walker has created, and continually pushes for public policies that undermines the very type of people who work at Wal-Mart.  Then to rub salt into the wound a rich old heiress–in most parts they are called an old crone— gives a large cash donation to the very person most responsible in Wisconsin for the hard times.

The Wal-Mart workers are supposed to smile through all this as Scott Walker swaggers as he tries to hold his head in such a way so the cameras can not glimpse the ever-growing bald spot that reminds me of a glacier melt.  Meanwhile their lives are adversely impacted from the policies of the Walker administration.

Gov. Scott Walker took in six contributions above the normal $10,000 limit during a recent four-week period, including one from the richest woman in the world, according to a newly filed report.

Christy Walton, a Walmart heiress active in the school voucher movement, gave Walker $50,000, the report shows. Forbes lists Walton as the richest woman in the world, with a net worth of $25.3 billion.

The other donations above the usual limit were: $25,000 from Grant E. Nelson of Prescott, Wis., who heads a large foundation; $25,000 from Richard Uihlein, CEO of Illinois packaging company Uline; $25,000 from Fred Fehsenfeld, chairman of the executive committee for the Heritage Group in Indianapolis; $25,000 from Robert McNair, CEO of the Houston Texans football team; and $20,000 from Gary Reynolds, CEO of GMR Marketing of Delafield.

Normally, donors can give a maximum of $10,000 to a candidate for governor. But donors can give any amount to defray expenses incurred from the time recall petitions are taken out to the time a recall election is called.

Walker’s Democratic opponent in Tuesday’s recall election, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, has had to comply with the normal limits throughout the campaign.

One Comment
  1. Lisa permalink
    May 30, 2012 1:38 PM

    It’s amazing to me that no one in this state wonders why over 10,000 of Walmart’s employees and their family members are on Badgercare and Foodshare. A total of 452,000 participants in these programs work for multi-million and billion dollar companies, but Walmart is number one. The Tea Baggers want people to fend for themselves and not help the poor, but they think nothing of this.

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