Another attack on Scott Walker boomerangs
You know what the biggest surprise in Walker’s financial status is?
It seems that attacks on Scott Walker seem to boomerang and simply add to his political persona of being a regular guy.
Did you hear the one about how Scott Walker never graduated college? #Fail.
The latest attack on Walker is that he has “up to” $50,000 in credit card debt to — wait for it — Sears.
We don’t know exactly how much because financial disclosures only are made in broad ranges, so it could be as little as $10,000.
Regardless, it’s SEARS!
The Daily News does the hit on Walker, from the angle of it proving he’s not really a fiscal conservative:
2016 hopeful Scott Walker has tens of thousands of dollars in credit card debt, owing money to a list of banks and stores including Sears and Barclays, a new report alleges.”
Hello, it’s SEARS!
The Daily Beast actually puts it in proper context, Scott Walker Is Just Like You! In Debt:
Scott Walker owes Sears up to $50,000.
According to his most recent financial disclosure forms, the governor owed between $10,000 and $100,000 to credit card companies in 2014. One of the cards listed is a Barclay Card, and the other is a Sears MasterCard.
“Over the years, the governor has given $370,000 of his salary back to taxpayers,” emailed AshLee Strong, a spokesperson for Walker’s Our American Revival PAC. “He has two kids in college, parents who live with him, a mortgage, car payments, and small credit card use. All in all, pretty ordinary stuff.”…
The Boston Globe noted that Walker has the lowest net worth of any serious presidential contender: -$72,500.
That’s vastly lower than the next lowest, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who clocks in at $330,507….
With his negative net-worth, Walker could be the anti-Romney—and then some. Most Americans are much more familiar with hefty credit card debt than they are with dressage.
I don’t see how any of this hurts Walker.
The Boston Globe article linked by The Daily Beast was titled, Baggage of Wealth Burdens Presidential Candidates.
Walker doesn’t have that baggage.
You know what the biggest surprise in Walker’s financial status is? SEARS still exists!
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His net worth is about one fourth what Hillary or Bill get for EACH speech. Most Americans will find themselves having much more in common with Walker financially than with the Clintons.
Walkers net worth is listed as -$72,500……that is MINUS, like in NEGATIVE, 72,500! What ARE you talking about!!!!!!
In these economic times, most Americans are not working. The ones who are are under economic stress. Walker’s net worth is comparable to that of the average American.
Teflon Walker – oh and The Daily News is stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is why I like Scott Walker best, among an outstanding bunch of potential Republican Presidential candidates: This kind of thing keeps happening, despite the best (or worst) some very determined and unethical opposition can do.
He is a man whose character, as Machiavelli once said, suits the times. He’s not just smart, and experienced, and blessed with good staff who have developed good policies. There is another element of appropriateness about the way he handles the issues of the times.
This is good information. Thanks!
I think Walker is going to grow on America.
By the way, did you know he’s Cherokee?
Walker’s cheek bones are not that pronounced, so it seems that’s not true; at least using Princess Liawatha as a benchmark.
That is so racist.
What’s your point?
Ditto for mine!
Henry, do you mean 1/37th Cherokee like Lizzie Borden Warren, or authentically Cherokee?
Are they the ones who popularized scalping or was it the Comanches? I keep getting those C tribes mixed up.
This is the problem with attacking Walker: over the last few years of Wisconsin battles over his reforms which restrained union power, they pulled out all the stops. Money and demonstrators flooded in from all over the country to stop him – and you can be sure there were more sleazy investigators than Bill Clinton could name.
If Walker had had so much as an unpaid parking ticket from 20 years ago, they would have found it and used it against him already. No stone was left unturned and nothing held back in that fight.
The guy’s so clean he squeaks. Suck on it, Chomsky.
They only “investigate” the good looking ones that are basically conservative. See Palin, Sarah. Now it’s Walker, Scott.
Too bad they didn’t dig into Roberts’ past. They might have found whatever it is that he’s being blackmailed with.
Well, it’s considered completely outrageous to notice that Roberts’ two Irish adopted children were adopted through Central America because it is illegal to take Irish children and adopt them from Ireland. So it is completely unethical to notice that Roberts and his wife purchased their adorable children, and thus he is at a great blackmail risk because of it, but no one mentions this or notices it. He’s completely and utterly compromised. And no one will say a word on the left or the right.
Note the astounding lie in the Hillary Clinton number — net worth $15 Million? Really?
She made over ten times that *just* on the Russian Uranium bribe. It’s just sheltered in the “Clinton Foundation” money she controls rather than in her personal bank account.
Also, eventually they’ll come up with something.
A gay guy who went to school with Walker’s third cousin remembers a homophobic remark when they were all kids. A tweet about staying home with the Mrs. doing house cleaning can be interpreted (if you squint really, really hard) as a misogynistic comment about a woman’s role in a marriage. He pretends to be an ordinary middle class guy, when everyone knows Rethuglicans are all plutocratic gaia-killing racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-science, Bible-thumping, gun-loving chickenhawks — so clearly he’s a liar. He’s a straight, white man, and we’ve had way too many straight, white presidents already — it’s someone else’s turn.
They’ll come up with something that 43% of Americans will believe makes him completely unqualified to be President — and which, indeed, makes anyone supporting him a horrible, horrible person deserving to be scorned and shunned.
I’ll be fascinated to see what it is.
I agree. Jeb Bush will come up with something.
What’s the going rate for signing a false declaration under penalty of perjury?
Did he have a lemonade stand as a child and was it watered down? s/k
No, but he didn’t have a permit, he didn’t report the income, and he underpaid his little sister for helping.
Worse, he added dihydrogen monoxide to it and then covered up the bitter flavor with sugar!
And it wasn’t even carbon-free sugar.
I understand he trained as a mime.
It may make a lot of sense for Scott Walker to have debt more than most people, because his income can be expected to be higher when and if he leaves office.
Unanswered question: What’s his interest rate?
Did he take advantage of balance transfers or others promorional offers?
Sears by the way, often offers 0% interest if an entire ourchase is paid for in X number of months.
Why yes, he uses Kohls cash.
That’s a heck of a lot better than Bernanke Bucks.
It doesn’t. The difference between Walker and someone, say Obama, is that he runs deficits with the rational and reasonable expectation of repayment. This includes the majority of Americans who are saddled with mortgage, education, etc. debt, and the unauthorized capital (e.g. savings) destruction caused by the federal government’s liberal debt habits in the tens of trillions.
That would be a total hoot if Scott Walker got elected President. The elites would have a hissy fit that would make a two year old spoiled brat look like a total angel. That includes the state controlled media.
Obamas carried $120,000 student loan debt for decades
Nice to see the media finally getting interested in the financial background of politicians. Maybe they can now tell us who paid for Obama’s college and if he received aide through the foreign student program as we suspect….
Um, why do you suspect that? There is no foundation at all for such a suspicion, so voicing it just exposes you as a paranoid nut. Reasonable suspicions deserve to be addressed; wild foundationless speculation does not.
if he has a mortgage its all over.
Walker is supporting his family and his extended family and the economy. Only Sally Kohn of Accidental College would have a problem with that.
Its kind of refreshing to see a politician who owes money, instead of getting rich from his office way beyond his salary due to corrupt deals. It kind of puts a lie to the bought by Koch bs, since Walker himself never personally saw any of the money.