Where in the world is Gov. Walker? This week Gov. Walker travels to Naples, Florida and Washington D.C. Recent visits also include Texas, Tennessee, Illinois and Arizona. Walker is on the road again in an attempt to raise out-of-state dollars to defend himself in an imminent recall election.
One year after Gov. Walker told who he believed to be David Koch that he “dropped the bomb” on Wisconsin workers, Gov. Walker is traveling the country with stops in Naples, Florida and Washington D.C this week in an attempt to drown out the voices of Wisconsin working people with an influx of out-of-state dollars.
“With six straight months of job loss in Wisconsin, Gov. Walker has plenty of work to do at home,” said Phil Neuenfeldt, President of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. “Yet Gov. Walker continuously chooses to leave the state to garner the support of powerful special interest allies in an attempt to drown out the voices of the people in Wisconsin.”
“While Gov. Walker is hobnobbing with the country’s elite, people who work for a living, small businesses and entire communities across Wisconsin are struggling to make ends meet,” said Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO.
Check out this Capitol Report in the Capitol Times: We Know Walker's on the Road Again, Thanks to Protesters
(Top Right Photo: Floridians gather outside the Ritz Carlton in Naples to protest Gov. Walker's speech at the James Madison Institue (Feb. 9, 2012). Middle Left Photo: A protester in Austin Texas holds up a pro-union sign outside Gov. Walker's stop at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s 10th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature (Jan. 12, 2012). Bottom Right Photo: Union members protest Gov. Walker's appearance at CPAC Conference in Washington D.C. (Feb. 10, 2012).)