Scott Walker's record on mismanagement: A Total Failure

During Walker’s eight-year tenure, county residents have the seen the takeover of the county welfare office and call center, the House of Corrections, the nationally-recognized health care program, GAMP -- for the low-income and homeless -- and an economic development office was turned over to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett by Governor Doyle. Walker has proposed eliminating county government completely, urged the state to take over the county court system, offered up privatizing the successful and income-generating Milwaukee County airport, and contracted with courthouse security and prison transport companies who knowingly employed perpetrators of sexual assault.

That’s on top of gross negligence at the Mental Health Complex throughout his eight years that has led to deaths by starvation and patients becoming victims of sexual assault. Walker has steadfastly refused to fire his administrator in charge of the complex.

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Walker Failure Files Quick Fact

Less than 5% of calls answered for county assistance, 1 in 5 FoodShare recipients cut from program in error

“Milwaukee County has demonstrated a sustained inability to successfully provide services to its (poor) customers,” state Health Services Secretary Karen Timberlake said in a letter to Walker detailing the reasons for the unprecedented state takeover of Milwaukee County’s public assistance programs.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/3/2009

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